Is the Surface Pro 7 suitable for music production and how far can you go? This video aims to answer that question and demonstrates virtual instrument and plug-in performance on the i5 8GB Microsoft Surface Pro 7. Featuring Cubase, Bitwig, Ableton Live, Studio One, Kontakt, Massive X, Arturia Synths and VCV Rack. Sorry about the […]
So you’ve got your SP7, updated Windows, installed your music software and your USB audio interface – does it work? Well, yes and no. In this video I’ll show you the problems you may encounter when you first run your SP7 and what you can do about it. This is not a deep dive into […]
Are you having trouble running low latency audio software on Windows 10? This is the guide you need to tweak your system. Newly updated and revised for the Fall Creators Update (Oct 2017). Full explanations included in the video of what you need to do and why it’s important.
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. […]
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.
The key tweaks you need to do to Windows 10 on your Surface to give you the best performance. Applies to all models and is even handy on your desktop. I’ll write this out at some point some but for now it’s all on the video.
When a new OS comes along it can be a bit scary for those of us running professional audio software – there’s no knowing what will work and what won’t and the industry as a whole tends to sit around waiting for someone else to do it first. If your livelihood is tied up in […]
Windows 10 is upon us so I thought it would be good form to be sensible and attempt to backup my Surface Pro 3 before I let Microsoft completely overwrite the system. What I’m talking about here is not data backup – like saving photos to the cloud or syncing folders – I’m talking about […]