I have been recording music with my HP TC1100 Tablet PC for a while so I thought it may be interesting to show how well the Tablet PC form factor works for me. Since using the tablet I use more virtual instruments and my other keyboards are being used more as controllers for the PC. Using the Pen with music software feels more natural that using a mouse and keyboard. You will also be able to see from the video how the tablet PC fits on the top of my keyboard stand as a integral part of my music system.
To connect the Tablet PC to the rest of the system I have a EDIROL UM2 USB midi controller and a EDIROL M100FX USB mixer, the M100FX is a great piece of kit as it’s not only a mixer it’s also the sound card for the Tablet PC as the onboard sound card does not have enough power to do the real time audio processing.
So here is a short look at how the Tablet PC works for me