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#429328 - 02/26/17 01:05 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Jerryghr]
Scott Langholff Offline
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Originally Posted By Jerryghr
Originally Posted By Scott Langholff
I suppose one still has to carry a hard copy in case of malfunction or if outside in sun?

Scott


But you don't have to use cloths pins to prevent it from blowing off the stand in the wind outside. laugh


Thanks for all the info Jerry. Can you actually read your Pro12 outside?

Also, MobileSheets is made for Windows, in case you didn't know.

Guess, I just need to think this over.

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#429340 - 02/26/17 06:36 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Scott Langholff]
Jerryghr Offline
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[quote=Scott Langholff

Can you actually read your Pro12 outside?

[/quote]

I'll let you know in a couple of months. I live in Buffalo!!

Jerry


Edited by Jerryghr (02/26/17 06:37 PM)

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#429341 - 02/26/17 07:29 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Jerryghr]
kaimei19 Offline
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Registered: 08/30/14
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Loc: Victoria, Australia
I have a somewhat similar setup to Jerry - a Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 13-inch laptop/tablet. I use Musicreader 4.0 to contain my library of, to date, 6,336 scores and generally play from that program - just a matter of selecting a song from alphabetic catalogue, or typing in a few letters to search. Takes about 2 seconds to locate and load a song. But it does playlists too.

Where I have created registrations I bring up the score full-screen via midi using OpenText. Most of my scores are multi-paged so I can turn page forward/back using PageFlip Firefly bluetooth pedal (still on original 2 AA-cells after more than a year). The pedal works on MusicReader, OpenText and all PDF editors/readers.

So how does it perform outside? Outside right now there's very bright sun and temperature is in 30'sC (90's F). My Dell has a highly reflective glass screen so:-

(20...44.jpg) Pic 1 - Out in direct sunlight (MusicReader 4.0)
(20...59.jpg) Pic 2 - In the partial shade of a tree (MusicReader 4.0)
(20...13.jpg) Pic 3 - Displaying on keyboard indoors- low room lighting (OpenText)

I just wouldn't be playing in direct sun - not kind to the instrument or player - but the scores are readable in the shade.

Is it setup perfect? Nearly - I'd go for a 15-inch screen or larger next time. For backup I'd carry one folder of paper scores and leave it in the car.

Phil


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#429342 - 02/26/17 09:49 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: kaimei19]
Scott Langholff Offline
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Thank you Phil. I have a lot to consider.

Does anyone know what the actual viewing area is on an ipad pro 12?

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#429344 - 02/27/17 05:29 AM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Jerryghr]
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#429345 - 02/27/17 05:56 AM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Jerryghr]
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Loc: Raleigh, NC
Hi - to add to this ... I adopted use of the iPad some years ago, and have stuck with that. I use the unrealBook app. I like its way of doing things, lots of features that are "musician-friendly". And I love being able to send MIDI commands from unrealBook to my Tyros so that my Tyros loads up the Registration I want for each song. I have ~1300 songs or so, and I have a 'system' so that I play most of them (probably ~900 of them) over a typical year of gigs, so memorizing all of them is not possible for me. For many tunes, the chart is a "quick summary" and I play many "partially from memory", using the chart to remember details or tough sections if any.

I use the 'metadata' (keywords / database) type features of unrealBook a lot too, which help me handle requests for types of music, music by requested singer/writer, music from specific eras, etc. It did take me some time, though, to enter all the metadata. But like the MIDI setup (which took a good amount of time), it's well worth it to make gigs smoother, faster, easier, etc.!

Outdoors can be a problem; luckily I always request some sort of 'tent' or 'cover' for any gigs I book outdoors. So, in partial shade like that, it's "tolerable" although not ideal. Sometimes I have to orient my keyboard a certain way to keep sun/glare off the screen (coming in from the side).

iPad is more expensive than some of these recent tablets people have discovered, but I kind of "went the iPad + unrealBook way" and stick with that ...

If anyone is using this particular combination and wants some help, I'd be glad to help ...

Jim
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#429347 - 02/27/17 06:12 AM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: jimlaing]
Bernie9 Offline
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Loc: Port Charlotte,FL,USA
Jim,
I have the same basic setup, but don't use the midi or metadata features. I arrange everything in different playlist, so there is some duplication of core songs. My question then, whether the midi link feature would be feasible with multiple locations of the same song? Where can I read about setting it up?

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#429353 - 02/27/17 11:27 AM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Stephenm52]
Scott Langholff Offline
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Registered: 06/09/02
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Thanx, I was actually hoping to get the inches height and width of the actual viewing area.

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#429355 - 02/27/17 11:32 AM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Scott Langholff]
Stephenm52 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
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Loc: USA
Originally Posted By Scott Langholff
Thanx, I was actually hoping to get the inches height and width of the actual viewing area.


Scott, Deane aka Hammer has an iPad Pro 12.9 inch at some point maybe he can weigh in and give you those dimensions.

We've come a long way the original Music Pad Pro sheet music viewer retailed for $1199 and it used a proprietary format. To think that now for $227 you can get a device that does that an more.

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#429357 - 02/27/17 12:51 PM Re: My new Digital Music Reader [Re: Stephenm52]
cgiles Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 6703
Loc: Roswell,GA/USA
Originally Posted By Stephenm52
To think that now for $227 you can get a device that does that an more.


....or even for $98.00.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/53990884?wmls...1.5&veh=sem

I got mine for $79 on sale. Downloaded Mobilesheets to see how/if it would work on this tablet....works fine. Display is probably not as good as the $227 tablet but is perfectly readable in this app. 11.5 screen, 32gb, standard and micro USB, HDMI, detachable keyboard, and android 6.0; a lot of 'bang-for-the-buck'.

chas
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