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So, I do DJing and lighting.  I was worried if I could really run an entire show with Surface.  I have to say it went well.  I ran all the music from my RT and all the lighting software (Nicolaudie Sunlite Sudio 2).  I found that the Surface Pro had no issues running all the scenes and controlling the lights for a 4 hour concert.  I ran all the music pre and post using the Xbox music app with a Xbox music pass.  I am pretty confident that I could probably run it all from just the Pro, but wanted to ensure that I had more than I needed for the event.

 

I did run another event this weekend as well that was a full DJ event using my Smithson Martin DVS.  I did this on my Asus Zenbook Touch.  I was able to run both the Xbox Music app along with Sunlite for a 3 hour DJ event and even take requests adding to the playlist with no issues what so ever... It was pretty awesome.  Seeing that I could leverage Windows 8 to flip between music and lighting control with no delays.  I had numerous people ask me how I was doing all of it as you can see the screen from the audience when using the DVS.  It gives a great effect for those that haven't seen one.  I found this when I was working TechEd in 2012 and talked to the DJ to find out what the thing was that they were using on the stage.  Its expensive, but if you can afford one for mobile DJs it really makes the difference.  If you can't do the DVS, then try a touch screen and Emulator Pro.  I am going to test this with the Surface Pro, but don't see why it wouldn't work.  I can't imagine that the RT will allow the drivers to work though.

 

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you can do that with sunlite, however I don't really like to do it that way as I like to really get the feel for the reality of the lights and usually program them seperate.  I do know that I am getting really close to a point that I will be forced to do it that way as I am about to a point that it takes too long to setup for the programing.

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Dewain27, completely OT, but do you have any info on why the compass in the Surface seems to be soo inaccurate? if you do, perhaps I'll start another thread to discuss it.

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