1. negative1ne's Avatar
    ok, i'm a big music fan, and also a tech person, with a lot of tablets already.

    i still use a fujitsu stylistic 5112 core2 duo with windows XP.
    anyways, i have been keeping an eye on all the new microsoft tablets.

    i used to have a windows zune (died), and just recently got a windows phone 7.
    so all my tools are microsoft.

    i know there is a surface 2, and pro versions out there. but awhile ago i saw
    there was a possibility of a dj tool for the surface:
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    Surface #RemixProject

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    microsoft-surface-remix-project-2.png

    unfortunately you can't buy it, but ebay to the rescue.

    since it's a pretty niche thing, there were a few of them.
    so i ended up getting one.

    of course, then i had to decide to get a surface (NO WAY), or
    a pro or pro 2. the pro 2 is out of my price range, and so i decided
    to get a used regular pro model for about half of what they normally cost.

    so next week, i'll have a lot of toys to play with.

    will post some thoughts, and impressions of it once i get it.

    i'm not a big fan of touch interfaces, so i'm hoping the controller
    and software does support mouse input. we'll see.

    also, i have used windows vista, and 7. and a little bit of 8,
    but i'm not a fan of it at all, will probably disable the metro part,
    and use desktop apps.

    later
    -1
    12-27-2013 03:23 AM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    Hope you'll like it!
    12-27-2013 06:14 AM
  3. fitchalcyone's Avatar
    I forgot all about this thing until I saw this thread. A little ashamed to say that I went to eBay shortly after. :p

    Looking forward to your thoughts on this blade.
    12-30-2013 02:00 AM
  4. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    I wanna see the blade in action!

    Fun fact: If you end up using the Surface Pro, blade and all, as a desktop, you can turn the (ultra)tablet into a great multimedia center!
    12-30-2013 02:07 AM
  5. gsquared's Avatar
    That's a nice little add-on. Unique..
    12-30-2013 10:24 AM
  6. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Hi, may I ask what is a "blade"? I've seen the word used several times but can't figure it out from the context? The internet talks about movies, knives, comics?

    Just wondering and trying to keep up.
    12-30-2013 10:48 AM
  7. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Hi, may I ask what is a "blade"? I've seen the word used several times but can't figure it out from the context? The internet talks about movies, knives, comics?

    Just wondering and trying to keep up.
    Blade in this context is an accessory that can be snapped onto the magnetic port of a Surface Pro/2/2 Pro, can be used as a cover, and has a specific purpose. Think of the keyboard covers. They're technically blades.
    Kevin Rush likes this.
    12-30-2013 12:16 PM
  8. negative1ne's Avatar
    got the remix cover today.

    very nice hardware, and sturdy too. with a felt lining on the back.

    have to wait until tomorrow, before the surface pro tablet shows up.
    will have to do an upgrade to windows 8.1 to make it work properly.

    the app for windows store is here:
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    Surface Music Kit app for Windows in the Windows Store

    will be posting updates, samples, and thoughts here:
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    surface remix - for djs | remix the world

    i like techno, and electronica,
    and for underworld related stuff, will post in craft forum:
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    microsoft surface remix - underworld mixes - Dirty Forums

    there are some youtube videos out there (not just unboxing ones, skip those), showing it being used,
    but no full tracks. i'll be a lot more thorough than those.

    later
    -1
    01-03-2014 04:12 AM
  9. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Is is a cool cover! For those who want it, it would be nice if Microsoft ACTUALLY sold them. :-/
    01-03-2014 04:32 AM
  10. LMZR's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind getting one, they seem pretty awesome. :)
    01-03-2014 04:58 AM
  11. nakialj's Avatar
    Cool

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    01-03-2014 05:13 AM
  12. negative1ne's Avatar
    got my surface pro today,
    and have been playing around all evening with it.

    first had to charge the battery for a few hours. then another hour of upgrading everything to windows 8.1

    then i finally got the music app, downloaded some other software and got things running.


    there's a pretty steep learning curve. i downloaded several music packs with samples, but there
    are no project files. you have to make your own.

    it feels like a basic version of acid.
    =========================
    ACID Product Family Overview

    but with hardware support.

    i can see the potential, but it's going to take time,
    and a lot of practice.

    later
    -1
    01-04-2014 02:16 AM
  13. negative1ne's Avatar
    updated my blog, with the first 2 days of usage.

    i will be posting a breakdown of the file formats and
    other details over next week.

    later
    -1
    01-05-2014 03:45 AM
  14. Salem874's Avatar
    where are these available? Is there anywhere (other than eBay) to get these?
    01-27-2014 06:57 AM
  15. negative1ne's Avatar
    where are these available? Is there anywhere (other than eBay) to get these?
    not that i know of.

    there's not many up there now. there were about 30 before christmas and the new year.

    most of the ones now are all bundles.

    later
    -1
    01-27-2014 06:24 PM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    Hey man,

    I have a surface pro 2 and one of the reasons why was because of this remix pad that was never released. How are you finding it? I absolutely LOVE the FL Studio app from the App Store, I am considering searching for one but wanted to know if it ended up being a worthy investment. Thanks.
    09-24-2015 11:03 PM
  17. negative1ne's Avatar
    Hey man,

    I have a surface pro 2 and one of the reasons why was because of this remix pad that was never released. How are you finding it? I absolutely LOVE the FL Studio app from the App Store, I am considering searching for one but wanted to know if it ended up being a worthy investment. Thanks.

    they turn up from time to time on ebay, but i rarely use it.
    it's not as powerful as other software tools.

    this is pricey:
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    Microsoft Surface Pro Music Kit Cover Only 500 Made Surface Music Kit | eBay

    it would be cool if i got around to really using it more.
    but for the time being, it's more of a novelty.

    later
    -1
    chezm likes this.
    11-17-2015 06:32 PM

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