How well does the Surface Go run Cubase, Pro Tools and Ableton Live – the industry standard of music production software? Intro – 0:04 Windows 10 S Mode vs Windows 10 performance – 03:23 Running a demo project in each DAW – 6:25 DPC Latency testing – 15:13 Tweaking the Surface Go for music production […]
Cubase Pro 9 was just released from Steinberg and so I dropped it onto the Surface Book to see what’s new and what works well for touch. I’ll be making some music with it really soon to see what it can handle.
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.
UPDATE: 6 months later things have changed dramatically. There have been numerous updates to the Surface firmware and Windows 10 which have resulted in a marked improvement in performance and the problems I encountered being largely smoothed away. I was also leant a Surface Book from Microsoft so I was able to run tests on […]
UPDATE: Check later posts for news on how the PS4 has improved greatly over time. Sorry for the long gap since my last post but it’s been a bumpy ride. When I got the Surface Pro 4 back in January I absolutely assumed that this was going to be an awesome music making machine. The […]
Welcome to Surface Sessions number 6 and in a change from the usual look at some DAW software I’m going to take you behind the scenes of a couple of toolbar solutions I’ve been playing with. The problem is very simple – when you’re using the Surface Pro 3 as a tablet, without the keyboard, […]
Now we all know that the Surface Pro 3 is totally capable of running desktop software – so it shouldn’t be remarkable that Cubase or Pro Tools as in my last video or other DAWs run fine on it – it should be expected right? Totally, yes, but that’s not the whole point of what […]