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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
Welcome to Surface Sessions number 5. Reason 8 has just arrived and so it seemed rude not to jump straight in and see how well it runs on the Surface Pro 3. Full text beneath the video. Installation Reason 8 is downloadable as a 3.6GB zip file – pretty weighty but much more conservative than […]