Acer W3 Win8 tablet - anyone use one?

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Acer W3 Win8 tablet - anyone use one?

Postby jim777 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:10 am

I bought this tablet for my lovely bride last October and she decided in about 3 minutes she had no use for it. Just found it now and wondering if there is any musical use for it? Anyone using a small 7"Windows 8 tablet for any musical software? It's got that tiny ph9one USB plug, so it does have USB
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Re: Acer W3 Win8 tablet - anyone use one?

Postby optimus prime » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:22 am

Well, most regular Windows apps (or programs?) should run on it, since it runs actual Windows 8, not RT.

I'd try a lightweight VST host and a few free VSTs for starters, just to see how it goes.
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Re: Acer W3 Win8 tablet - anyone use one?

Postby Jay200MPH » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:05 am

SunVox is pretty cool. It was designed for tablets but is available on just about anything, and the Windows version is free. I have it on my 7" Android and it's usable but I do think it's better with a keyboard attached.
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Re: Acer W3 Win8 tablet - anyone use one?

Postby jim777 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:53 pm

Will definitely check out Sunvox, thanks :) Honestly, I know nothing about VSTs, what would be a typical lightweight one? I believe I have 2 GIG of ram and a 32gig disk.

Thanks again, and in advance :)
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Re: Acer W3 Win8 tablet - anyone use one?

Postby loungedumore » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:40 pm

Light weight as in CPU cycles . The Waldorf edition bundle is fairly light on CPU , SQ8l , ect ....
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Re: Acer W3 Win8 tablet - anyone use one?

Postby jim777 » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:27 pm

I found that SaviHost, and the free OP-X synth, which sounds pretty good :) Might have to think about getting the full version since the free one times out every couple of seconds lol
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Re: Acer W3 Win8 tablet - anyone use one?

Postby RetroSynthAds » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:52 am

I've dumped ReNoise on mine. Every month I load it with samples from Computer Music and Future Music, and with a small stylus (definitely required) you can play around with small sequences and riffs.

It's amazing how much experimentation you can get done with eight or ten 20-min bus rides to and from work throughout the week.
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