Sneak preview of music and audio production performance testing the Surface Pro 2017

Posted on Posted in Article

I’m currently in the middle of testing audio and music production performance on the Surface Pro 2017. It takes a long time to do so I wanted to update you on where I am and give you a sneak preview of the sort of results I’m getting. Full report coming soon!

2 thoughts on “Sneak preview of music and audio production performance testing the Surface Pro 2017

  1. Just wanted to chime in and let you know how much I appreciate your efforts here. Outstanding research. I’ve gone from SP3 to SP4 (i7, 1TB, 16GB, tricked out) and I’m trying to decide whether to upgrade or not.
    A couple of questions … for maximum portability, I’ve been using the ‘internal’ audio and ASIO4ALL. Also, I’ve put everything on the SSD. Obviously, doing this for maximum portability but I hit performance glitches from time to time.
    If one of your videos (that I’ve watched and forgotten) outlines the ‘best way’ to set the SP4 up for optimum road warrior performance (dedicated audio interface?, placing VST instruments on external drive?, ‘settings’ tweaks?, etc.), I’d love to hear your opinion.
    Finally, if there is some way to contribute $ to your research (if that’s appropriate), I’d certainly be willing to donate.
    Thanks …

    1. Hi Michael,
      I don’t see any problems with running everything on the internal drive. It should give you better performance than an external USB drive. ASIO4ALL can work well if you need it to – I always go with a USB audio interface myself. I have a video on tweaking – nothing specific about being portable because we want all the power all the time. Running on battery might have negative consequences. I hope to set up a Patreon page at some point.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *