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Tablets on Stage

Happy New Year!

With the recent activity in Is Your Repertoire Defined by Your Memory? (latest posts)

I wanted to check in on what you are using for technology on stage.

I'm still using my Surface Tablets as I described in a previous discussion

Microsoft Surface 2 Pro and original Surface RT.

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Gear
I got the Surface 2 Pro and use it when I'm creating content, writing, drawing, making annotations. I still have the original Surface RT too. It is lighter, gets great battery life and is another great choice when I want a computer on stage. I usually use the Surface 2 Pro and share the other Surface with a partners on stage when appropriate.

Connecting to the T1®
All of the Surface machines have a full sized USB port (for connecting to a T1®), and if you need it, they have bluetooth.

Software
I keep my music notes in Microsoft OneNote and have been doing that for years. This automatically synchronizes my notes on my phone, desktop, and Surface machines (both of them). Also available for iPhone, iPad, and Android phone .

Screen Sharing
I've also found that I can share screens from the Surface 2 Pro and my other Tablets using Skype. That means that two or more of us can be on stage seeing the same thing on our screens. It just requires that the host machine is running the desktop version of Skype.

What are you using on stage these days?


PS - links
Surface
Microsoft OneNote (included with Microsoft Office)
One Note free web app version
Skype & Skype screen sharing
T1® USB
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Hi again,

just an afterthought.

To keep the help as unobtrusive as possible, I'm thinking of going from paper to iPad. I'll have to try one out to see if I can live with it as a reading glasses person. The paper would be a backup should anything fail. I could put it on my mike stand like the T1. I would also have all the help I need in one very small package.

Take care

Tony


Hi Tony, I use a Nexus 7" tablet with a Lyric Pad app. I have a mic stand mount for it. The cool thing is I have the tablet in Large Print mode so the lyrics are displayed well. I also use the app to play mp3 backing tracks. It is quite a handy tool. I replaced 3 big binders full of music and lyrics. I can setup set lists also so my songs are in order and easily accessible.
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Re: Tablets on Stage

Hi again,

just an afterthought.

To keep the help as unobtrusive as possible, I'm thinking of going from paper to iPad. I'll have to try one out to see if I can live with it as a reading glasses person. The paper would be a backup should anything fail. I could put it on my mike stand like the T1. I would also have all the help I need in one very small package.

Take care

Tony
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Hi Austin197,

I've PM'd you just so as not to derail this thread too much.

Take care

Tony
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Hi ST,

followed your link to this thread.

You say
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All of the Surface machines have a full sized USB port (for connecting to a T1®)
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Have you had any experience with the new iPads with the Lightning connection. Is there any easy way of connecting one to the T1?
The fact that the iPad has no USB is a disadvantage, but as I've just risked the change from Windows XP to Mac OS, I'd like to keep with one system. Everything would be synchronized if I stay with Apple, which would be a big advantage to me.

I assume that you're playing somewhere tonight (New Years Eve)?

Have a good New Years Eve.

Take care,

Tony
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Hi Tony,


Lightning connection — haven't found anything encouraging
I don't have any personal experience with i-anything.

Here's a recent discussion

Can't Get Audio From Ipod Touch Digitally Into ToneMatch USB Port Via Lightning Cord

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From Apple
Apple supports using the iPad Camera Connection kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter with cameras. You may also be able to use some USB audio/MIDI devices with the iPad Camera Connector or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. To find out if a USB audio/MIDI device is compatible, contact the device manufacturer. Using the iPad Camera Connector Kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter with other USB devices is not supported.
— Source iPad: Using iPad Camera Connector with unsupported USB devices



I'd like to keep with one system. — me too
As for having everything synchonized, I'm doing that on the Windows platform (tablets, desktops, phone, cloud storage, web apps). I don't have experience with the other platforms so I can't get into that discussion.


Have a good New Years Eve Tony!



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I just spent the first day with our new compact. Wow, nice and working with the Tone Match is easy. I have my iPad on my mic stand along with the Tone Match...i use onsong an AP for the iPad..I have a camera kit coming and will let you know how that works out for me.

Lots of Ap's available on Apple or recording and so on...
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Hi R & T

Happy New Year.

Congratulations on the new Compact.

Look forward to hearing about your experiences with it.

Take care,

Tony
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We are starting to work with Songbook for a couple of the players in the band. One of the main draws is the MIDI capability to set voice settings. Would appreciate any advice on using Songbook. Are there any solutions out there for glare reduction on the ipad?