I wanted to try to demonstrate how Windows tweaks have a positive effect on music software. So in this video I show Pro Tools, Cubase and Reaktor running on an out-of-the-box, untweaked Surface Book – there are some issues. I then tweak the Surface Book and come back to the tests to see what’s improved. […]
Microsoft have leant me a Surface Book – woohoo! I’ve got it for a month or two and I hope to be able to install a lot of music software and run a load of tests to see how well it behaves. In my last video I demonstrated how Pro Tools seems to be running […]
Pro Tools ran really poorly in my “Mega Test” back in May, so I’ve returned to see if the Windows and Surface updates have improved things. The idea is to see if it will record 8 tracks of audio and let me run a bunch of effects. Will it work? At the same time it […]
One annoying issue I’ve had ever since I got the Surface Pro 4 is that the Wi-Fi connection would drop every time I plug in a USB3.0 device. It could be a USB3.0 hub, a USB3.0 drive or thumb drive. Everything worked perfectly through it but the internet would disappear. After a lot of faffing […]
On the 26th October Microsoft threw the Surface Studio into the party as the ultimate all-in-one desktop creative station. It pushes down into a console or drawing table and has this fascinating Surface Dial thing that could have all sorts of knobby features. It’s certainly killed the iMac but is it any good for music […]
This is the first in a series of off-the-cuff videos highlighting whatever I’m currently working on with the Surface Pro 4. When I make videos I like to spend a lot of time on it – getting the script right, testing the subject, the gear, making sure it’s all making sense. So doing something a […]
It’s been three years since I seized the opportunity to become independent and gave birth to Molten Music Technology. Even in that short amount of time the landscape of computer music has changed considerably. And what we do here at Molten Music Technology and Surface Pro Audio has continued to evolved to meet those challenges. […]
I ran some tests before and after the Windows 10 anniversary update dropped to see if anything had changed. Here’s the results from my Surface Pro 4 and my desktop running Cubase, Pro Tools, Reason, FL Studio, Bitwig and Ableton Live.
I’ve been working on getting deeper into Reaktor Blocks and integrating it with external gear. I want to show how great touch works with the modular parts of Reaktor. It becomes it’s own instrument. You don’t have to mess about with a mouse, just get your fingers in there. The Circuit feels like a great […]
Featuring the Arturia V Collection here’s some in depth testing on how well virtual instruments run on the Surface Pro 4.