Anyone considering Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for their DAW?

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Zexila
KVRAF
3178 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:19 am

Seems quite interesting, maybe in few years when prices drop and DAW's get more touch improved? 8)

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surfa ... verviewtab

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ489u3w7i0
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stratum
KVRAF
2114 posts since 29 May, 2012

Re: Anyone considering Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for their DAW?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:22 am

The idea that a touch screen is superior to keyboard and mouse for those who just try to do their job is marketing nonsense. If it's a game, then the conclusion might be different, and one may even have an angry birds plugin running inside a DAW.
~stratum~

Zexila
KVRAF
3178 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Anyone considering Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for their DAW?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:25 am

You get both, I don't know from where are you getting this stuff?

I can see benefits for mixing, setting levels or tweaking synths, launching clips, beats the mouse experience by far IMO for that tasks, that's from top of my head, but you get keyboard and mouse, you can use it as regular desktop, so it's moot point.
This entire forum is wading through predictions, opinions, barely formed thoughts, drama, and whining. If you don't enjoy that, why are you here? :D ShawnG

stratum
KVRAF
2114 posts since 29 May, 2012

Re: Anyone considering Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for their DAW?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:42 am

Zexila wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:25 am
You get both, I don't know from where are you getting this stuff?

I can see benefits for mixing, setting levels or tweaking synths, launching clips, beats the mouse experience by far IMO for that tasks, that's from top of my head, but you get keyboard and mouse, you can use it as regular desktop, so it's moot point.
Well, the problem is that newer CPU's aren't getting much faster anymore so they have to spend their time with uninteresting ideas.
~stratum~

Zexila
KVRAF
3178 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Anyone considering Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for their DAW?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:56 am

Microsoft isn't making CPU's, so I really don't know what your problem is, this thing is natural evolution and I even taught Apple will come up with it first for iMac now when everything become uninteresting/came down to horsepower, so yeah, I'm quite interested in this concept.
This entire forum is wading through predictions, opinions, barely formed thoughts, drama, and whining. If you don't enjoy that, why are you here? :D ShawnG

stratum
KVRAF
2114 posts since 29 May, 2012

Re: Anyone considering Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for their DAW?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:00 am

Only Apple is capable of making "interesting" things without using more horsepower because their cult follows whatever nonsense they do. For the rest, this will be a problem.
~stratum~

Zexila
KVRAF
3178 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Anyone considering Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for their DAW?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:04 am

Yawn, okay, not interested, thank you for your contribution.
This entire forum is wading through predictions, opinions, barely formed thoughts, drama, and whining. If you don't enjoy that, why are you here? :D ShawnG

stratum
KVRAF
2114 posts since 29 May, 2012

Re: Anyone considering Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for their DAW?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:22 am

Zexila wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:04 am
Yawn, okay, not interested, thank you for your contribution.
No problem :lol: . But honestly, that's the way things are.
~stratum~

Zexila
KVRAF
3178 posts since 18 Mar, 2008

Re: Anyone considering Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for their DAW?

Post Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:13 am

Things are far from perfect, but if I looked at life like that all the time, suicide would be the best option.

So yeah, either way, I'm glad things evolve in this direction and hope one day it will become new standard with specs and prices, right now I'm super interested in tablet device for the same reasons I would use this thing, so would rather have my desktop as centerpiece instead of using 2 or more devices, because easily it can replace some controllers too.
This entire forum is wading through predictions, opinions, barely formed thoughts, drama, and whining. If you don't enjoy that, why are you here? :D ShawnG

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