Microsoft has been promoting the Surface Pro 3 as a laptop replacement for people like students and professionals, but in the company's latest blog post it tries to show that musicians can also benefit from using the 12-inch tablet as a powerful piece of hardware to run their music software tools.
"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."
There's even a fan website called Surface Pro Audio which shows how advanced music software tools can be used with the Surface Pro 3. What sort of high end software applications do you use on a Surface Pro 3 that are not normally used by consumers?
Source: Surface blog