Surface Session Ep13 – PreSonus Studio One and Surface Book performance testing

Studio One on the Surface Book

How well does PreSonus Studio One run on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4? Well let’s find out. In the last testing I did back in May 2016 Studio One struggled on the SP4. It would glitch and pop unless you disabled multi-processing and ran it on one Core. That worked but didn’t exactly give you access to the SP4’s full potential. Testing now in January 2017 there have been some massive improvements to both the Surface, Windows and Studio One. This has resulted in much better audio and virtual instrument performance – and with multi-processing fully enabled.

I run some of the Studio One demo projects so that you can get a useful comparison to your own system. I also run a 16 track test audio project and a load of virtual instruments. Check out the video below for all the details.

Specs:
Surface Book i7 6600U 2.6GHz 16GB with Nvidia
Surface Pro 4 i5 6300U 2.4GHz 8GB
PreSonus Studio One 3.3.3
K-Mix USB Audio interface running ASIO drivers at 256 samples.