While Google’s Android hasn’t developed into a strong music platform yet, it looks like Microsoft Windows 8 and tablets like the Microsoft Surface might.
Here’s a sneak preview, by Jordan Rudess, of two of his apps, running on a Microsoft Surface tablet. In the video, Rudess demos MorphWiz and Tachyon.
Both apps were originally developed for iOS, but seem to work well on Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface, without the audio latency issues that plague Android music apps.
Note that the new Windows 8 multi-touch UI interface, formerly known as ‘Metro’, does not currently support MIDI, which will limit what developers can do with tablets like the Surface. Users wanting MIDI support should probably wait to see how this developers.
If you’ve already dived into Windows 8 on a multi-touch computer, let us know what your experiences are with music apps.