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View Poll Results: Would you like to have a Surface Book to produce music on?

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  • Definitely!

    4 66.67%
  • I would give it a try

    1 16.67%
  • No, my MacBook does the job just fine

    0 0%
  • Don't know

    1 16.67%
  1. Lobbie1978's Avatar
    So I'm a music producer for quite some time now. I don't own a laptop, just a desktop but I would love to have one to be able to lay down dome quick ideas when I'm on the road.
    I know almost everyone in the music industry uses a MacBook for this purpose, but I'm curious how a Surface Book or a Surface Laptop would stand out. Especially the built-in audio is something that works quite well with a MacBook, but how would it do on a Windows machine like the Surface Laptop in terms of latency and sound quality?

    Does anyone here have experience with music production on a Windows Surface device like the Surface Pro 4 / Surface Book / Surface laptop and like to share their thoughts?
    Last edited by Lobbie1978; 05-15-2017 at 01:36 PM. Reason: replaced wrong word
    05-15-2017 01:34 PM
  2. Jim_Shu's Avatar
    I would like to hear opinions on this myself. I am looking for a laptop for the same reasons as Lobbie1978. I've always been more of a Windows user than Mac, so would like to know how this compares.

    Thanks all.

    Jim
    Lobbie1978 likes this.
    05-15-2017 02:38 PM
  3. Drael646464's Avatar
    Oh yeah, I definitely would like it for this purpose.

    The long battery life, light weight, and high performance (especially at the highest end), Should suit applications like live performance quite well (whether DJ'ing or using ableton live etc) . USB 3.0 is certainly plenty fast enough for keyboards and so on.

    I'm told the sound quality on this device is good by reviews, although I've never heard it myself. Would be interesting to hear a specialist review actually, or check one out in person.

    No doubt the processor itself would stack up very nicely for on the go effects and vst heavy composition.
    Lobbie1978 likes this.
    05-16-2017 02:14 AM
  4. Jeffery Holderness's Avatar
    It's official. We need a music producer to purchase a highly looked down upon OS for a strictly Apple only industry. Review it, honestly, and post the results for the world to see. I'm thinking this is highly unlikely unless one of you get it and try it out. Post results here please because I'd also be interested. I wish they still were running with that sweet DJ mix deck in the touch pad for mixing on the go. It was such a cool idea.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    05-16-2017 01:59 PM
  5. Drael646464's Avatar
    It's official. We need a music producer to purchase a highly looked down upon OS for a strictly Apple only industry. Review it, honestly, and post the results for the world to see. I'm thinking this is highly unlikely unless one of you get it and try it out. Post results here please because I'd also be interested. I wish they still were running with that sweet DJ mix deck in the touch pad for mixing on the go. It was such a cool idea.
    People do use windows 10 for music, ya know.
    05-16-2017 09:02 PM
  6. Jim_Shu's Avatar
    @Drael646464 Yes we do and wish Microsoft would take us more seriously!!!
    05-21-2017 01:17 PM
  7. Ezhik's Avatar
    I'm actually curious if there's any music software on the Store.
    Lobbie1978 likes this.
    05-21-2017 05:51 PM
  8. Lobbie1978's Avatar
    Yes, there is. There are several DAW like programs and DJ apps as well. But we need more!
    06-05-2017 03:00 PM
  9. Photonsym's Avatar
    While its no big deal since you can just hook up external speakers, I'm really curious about the sound reproduction through the fabric.
    06-05-2017 06:54 PM
  10. Keeptechcoolandsimple's Avatar
    I would give windows 10 a shot. Creative tasks are inherently subjective and vary by person so you never know how you personally would interact with a tool until you try.

    I'm not sure how well windows 10s, in particular, will do in terms of giving you options as it hasn't been released yet, but overall Windows 10 does what I need it to do quite well. Simply for tasks of laying down ideas, I'd assume it would more than live up to your needs though. But again, doesn't hurt to give it a shot.
    06-05-2017 08:05 PM
  11. Tims Lokhande's Avatar
    FL studio like software are present on windows, they are good enough, but the Mac users enjoy Logic, which is best according to the Mac users.... I didn't found much difference in output sound though.
    06-05-2017 08:34 PM

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