Is the Surface Book suitable for music production and live performance? After two months of exhaustive testing I can finally give my view on the Microsoft Surface Book as a platform for music and audio production. Spoiler – the results are good! I’ve testing all sorts of music software such as Cubase, Pro Tools, Bitwig, […]
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 […]
Back in the “Mega test” video I did back in May 2016 Pro Tools was the worst behaving DAW on the Surface Pro 4. Now, things may have changed. Previously it would click and pop and glitch on the most basic projects. Now it seems to be stable loading up plug-in after plug-in until the […]
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 […]
How well does Ableton Live run on the Surface Book? Let’s find out! I build a big project on the i7 Surface Book and keep adding stuff until it crackles. I then compare it to the i5 Surface Pro 4 and see how they differ. Specs: Surface Book i7 6600U 2.6GHz 16GB with Nvidia Surface […]
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.
Welcome to Surface Sessions number 8 and what must be the most requested session to date – Ableton Live. It’s one of the most obvious pairings but it’s taken me a bit of time to get here because there were a few other key bits of software to sort out and I wanted to have […]
One of the key reasons behind my purchase of the Surface Pro 3 was to use it for live performance – and now that time has come. I’m performing both music and visuals at a series of events at Norwich Cathedral over the coming year. The first one was on the 23rd November 2014 and […]