Stuart Pitts, Surface Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft yesterday blogged about how Surface is being used by musicians who create, arrange, improvise, record, teach, and perform for a living. Just like a normal person, musicians don’t want to carry two devices to do their work any more than people in any field do. They were looking for a device that can replace their laptop and tablet, so Surface Pro 3 is an obvious choice.
Most of the music we hear in the car, in the movies, and on our devices is created using powerful music software – full, real deal, workhorse programs like Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Cubase, Reason, Sibelius, and Finale. Musicians love Surface Pro 3 because it runs all the tools they depend on to create music in a form that’s portable enough to travel with them everywhere they go. They can write a full orchestra score with Sibelius in the attic, record virtual instruments with Ableton Live on the train, and mix tracks with Pro Tools in the studio. Surface is a powerful mobile music studio that can travel with a Musician everywhere music takes them.
Perhaps not surprisingly, half of the reason Musicians are fascinated by Surface is purely utility-based:
“You know, I’m really tied to the programs I use more than I am tied to my MacBook. I wouldn’t carry around my MacBook and my iPad if I could carry one device that runs all the real music software I use.”
Beyond consolidating to a single device, the ability to use Pen and touch on Surface Pro 3 opens up new possibilities and efficiencies as you make music.
Read more about it here.
You can order Surface Pro 3 from Microsoft Store from the links below.
|Surface Pro 3||Estimated retail price (USD)|
|Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM||$799|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM||$999|
|Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM||$1,299|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM||$1,549|
|Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM||$1,949|