Surface Music Kit
Go beyond listening. Surface Music Kit gives you the tools to remix music in an entirely new way. Just click the Music Cover into your Surface*, install the app, and start creating music in your style. Choose the parts of a song (stems) you like, from popular and emerging talent, to your own imported samples and sounds. Automatic key and rhythm matching means you don’t need to be a pro to sound like one. Make remixes that you’ll be proud to share. You need a limited edition Music Cover to register your app. To find out how to get one, check out the Surface Remix Project at http://surfaceremixproject.com. *Music Cover is compatible with Surface 2, Surface Pro, and Surface Pro 2.More
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Well.. lame if you have no Music cover
Requires a music cover keyboard to use. May be awesome at that point, not going to expend effort looking for one, especially since I have a Surface Pro 4. Funny how apps show up on the store for people who can't run them.More
This app is beautiful, in its concept and layout. The idea of the attachable keyboards is a great one, and the way the app is set up flows smoothly and cleanly. Creating music with this app is easy and fun. You just better have a Surface and the Music Kit Keyboard!More
Needs additional hardware
You need the Music Blade (cover) in order to run the app. Unfortunately, this cover seems impossible to find. Cannot locate anywhere on the interwebs a place to purchase the Music cover. Guess I'll look elsewhere to spend my Christmas cash. How very disappointing!More
It's nice but it still feels a bit raw. You're limited to 2 effects, low pass filter and echo -I'm a reverb guy myself. You can't record sounds directly into the app, you can import from your sound recorder and then edit the sample, it's ok but it takes longer than it should. No musical keyboard or synths, so everything has to be sampled. I still prefer FL Studio Groove, but they don't implement the music kit yet. Not bad!More
It's not just that you need the music cover to "register" this app; you can't use it at all.More
I'm remix master!
Only thing missing is a time indicator for playing or a preview mode.More
You need the music cover in order to use it...and Microsoft discontinued making the cover. It should be removed from the store!!!More
Music never sounded so fun - Update
Update: The music cover has not worked since the 8.1 update for me. I tried going back to windows 8, but then it won't let me install the app. Anyone find a workaround for this? Total letdown. I really enjoyed this app, but now it's just worthless. Microsoft if you are willing to hand this over to a new team to support I would be willing to maintain and update the code for you! "I really like what Microsoft started here, unfortunately it hasn't changed much since its inception. I would love to see some added features like a way to add batches of sounds and libraries, and maybe some customization on the buttons and sliders. It would be nice to be able to get rid of the download more section which randomly cycles blank tiles, and I would love to be able to upload cover art for my own saved files. So far so fun though!"More
Should allow to take snips of content from Xbox Music, short enough to not violate copyright, though. Also, cover is very hard to come by, I think only 500 produced. Got mine on eBay, they have one up for bidding every once in a while.More
Surface Music Kit
- Use licensed songs from popular artists as well as emerging talent, across a variety of genres. Choose from high quality remix elements to help you create your signature sound.
- The Surface Music Kit’s powerful matching feature helps you easily choose which sounds and samples work best with each other.
- The Music Kit automatically matches beats per minutes (BPM) and musical key for seamless mixing, regardless of your ability.
- Pressure-sensitive pads and sliders on the Music Cover can be assigned to control parts of songs, loops, instruments, vocals, hooks, and beats. Sliders adjust volume and FX.
- Easily export your creation to MP3, lossless WAV and lossless WMA. Enter contests in the #RemixProject to win prizes using your remixes.
- Share your work through the Windows Share charm.
- Approximate size
41.1 MB - 41.46 MBMore
- Age rating
For ages 12 and upMore
- Supported operating systems
Windows 10Windows 8.1Windows 8
- Supported processors
- Supported languages
English (United States)
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- Additional terms
Use your devices that support the Human Interface Device (HID) protocolAccess your Internet connectionUse your music library
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New Reverb Effect – In addition to the three existing slider-controlled effects EQ, Delay, and Volume, we've added a new effect: reverb. Change Slider Effects Assignments – You can now easily change which of the four available effects are assigned to the three hardware sliders, and the assignments are saved within each song. Preservation of Recorded Effects Curves – Unique combinations of effects can be recorded on the whole mix and individual tracks, and the effects you’ve recorded are preserved if you swap or change the slider assignments. Minor fixes and improvements