I didn’t test Sonar on the Surface Pro 4 back in the “Mega test” so this is the first time I’ve really put it through its paces. It certainly didn’t disappoint. I was able to get full use of the Pro Channel effects over my 16 track test song plus a bunch of other CPU […]
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 […]
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.
This is how you get the Surface Book to behave for music and audio production. A full in-depth guide to the Windows tweaks that are going to matter. Every setting is fully explained so that you know the reasons for and the results of every tweak. I will be releasing a quicker, simpler cut of […]
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 […]
Featuring the Arturia V Collection here’s some in depth testing on how well virtual instruments run on the Surface Pro 4.
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 […]
This is part 2 of my Bitwig Studio review concerning the multi-touch features. For a general overview of the key Bitwig features check out part 1 which is on the Molten Music Tech blog here – http://moltenmusictech.com/bitwig-studio-1-3-review-part-1 I’ve been banging on about touch for about 4 years now and in the last year we’ve finally […]
The new version of PreSonus’ Studio One brings a lot of class and finesse to the sometimes brash and noisy world of digital audio workstations. It’s an accomplished piece of software that has caught up with its older rivals and has begun pushing some innovations of its own. One of those innovations is its support […]