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Microsoft Surface 2 Music Kit Blade

Test out your DJ skills with Microsoft’s new blade concept that allows users to exercise their music talents with a creative keyboard designed to attach to your Surface. The Microsoft Surface 2 Music Kit Blade is a 16 button attachment that contains everything from sliders to specific volume keys, resulting in the chance to make remix some great tunes to your taste.

Today we have a few videos that show this off for those of you who want visual perspective of what this new accessory has to offer. Highlighting the specifics Windows Phone Central documents the main features and mentions a Microsoft contest to bring this feature into the limelight.

They direct us how easy it is to use this with the help of an automatically installed Music Kit app that works with the keyboard, allowing users to get a more precise feel to their mixing. Everything from making a loop to muting and solo functions is discussed within the article, giving the user more variety to achieve a better standard than what can be done with the touchscreen.

With pressure sensitive keys a more immersive experience can be had providing a wide variety of outputs, while this kit works with the Surface Pro, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. As they show a video of design students giving this a go at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, we get the impression they were very excited by this, and we hope to hear more about the price and availability soon.

The Music Kit Blade is ideal for those who want to create their own mixes and even a novice like me feels that the Music Kit Blade could create some better sounds that are currently in the charts. With that in mind, we thought it would be worth discussing the videos we have for you below courtesy of YouTube.

First up is a brief hands-on look at Music Kit Blade for the Surface 2 and the minute long video just showcases the fluid and rapid features expected within the Music Kit Blade. The second video runs for a bit longer and Linkin Park’s Joe Hahn runs through the easy mapping, which makes the key, tempo and pitch more comprehensible.

When it comes to new Surface 2 tablet accessories we recently discussed the amount on offer and how many are accessible with the original Surface devices. In this we looked at the new Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2 as well as the Arc Touch Mouse and the prices to go with them.

As we return to the original topic we can understand that some fans of Linkin Park may feel that this product is sellable on their say so, although we would love to know your unbiased thoughts on the Music Kit Blade for the Surface 2 and whether you feel this is a welcome addition to the Surface family.

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Written by Marlon Votta

Marlon joined the Product Reviews team in March 2011. He brings a wide-range of experience to PR, and has studied and worked in a diverse range of industries. These include art and design, a Horticulturalist, graphics and printing. Personal interests include music, football, boxing, traveling, and different languages, although Marlon has an Italian background. He now looks to expand his computer and tech knowledge by writing news on the latest trends in this industry. Follow Marlon if you’re looking for an unbiased view of the latest products, and tech services.

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