I need to put together a remote system to mix on. I’m talking sitting in the back of a car for 4 hours, working on headphones kind of system.
I was thinking of getting a Microsoft Surface Pro (with the i7 OS) for composition (Finale is soooo tedious! I can write the charts MUCH faster with a pen. So the stylus feature is the big draw there) anyway. https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-us/devices/surface-pro-4#techspec-block But as I’m going to have to be OUT of my studio frequently for several weeks, I wondered if I could throw N7.1 on it as well, grab a pair of headphones and keep mixing on it so I could stay on schedule with various projects.
I’m looking for DEAD SIMPLE! I’ll just use the on-board plugs to keep working and then put the 3rd party plugs in when I’m actually back in the studio on the PC Tower. So, do you think the Surface Pro can handle it? Should I take an external drive? I need the minimal number of moving parts (laptop with N7.1, Dongle, Headphones & maybe an external drive for quick file exchange between the laptop and the tower)! I’ve got a pair of Roland M-8 monitors that I could use if I were staying in a hotel room and wanted to get out from the HPs. But that would be the max amount of stuff I’d want to carry. I want it ALL to fit in one LIGHT shoulder bag.
What do you guys suggest?