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 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 […]
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 […]
I wanted to try to demonstrate how Windows tweaks have a positive effect on music software. So in this video I show Pro Tools, Cubase and Reaktor running on an out-of-the-box, untweaked Surface Book – there are some issues. I then tweak the Surface Book and come back to the tests to see what’s improved. […]
Microsoft have leant me a Surface Book – woohoo! I’ve got it for a month or two and I hope to be able to install a lot of music software and run a load of tests to see how well it behaves. In my last video I demonstrated how Pro Tools seems to be running […]
Featuring the Arturia V Collection here’s some in depth testing on how well virtual instruments run on the Surface Pro 4.
Or… how you can support us in the making of these awesome videos! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/robinvincent/surface-pro-audio-music-production-youtube-channel I’ve really enjoyed making these videos and writing this blog. I’ve enjoyed working with the Surface Pro 3 and spending time with music software. I love how it’s pushed me into making more music and learning more about making music. I’ve […]