Tablets used for lyrics etc
I'm curious - how do folks use tablets to support performances?
I'm a solo performer and I use a first gen. iPad (the original one) for my lyrics/chords - one page per song (mostly!). Double columns if required.
The process I follow seems complicated, but over time it's become an easy one for me. I have a single document containing my entire repertoire (this is actually a dynamic document as I keep adding new songs). I create separate set lists for gigs. This document is saved as a PDF and dropped into iBooks which is then uploaded to my iPad.
I found a bracket (Monoprice.com) that clamped to my mic stand. After using it for a while I found that it could be a bit awkward as the angle and height didn't always work well. My (very supportive) wife suggested that I try taking it apart ... and she was right! The main bracket is actually threaded for a mic stand - it fits right on. So I now use a dedicated mic stand - photos attached.
The iPad headphone jack is connected to my T1 for performances. During breaks I play background music off my iPad.
This process works well for me.
Someone recommended an app - BandHelper - which is actually a pretty nifty app and very inexpensive. I tried it but something just didn't work for me even though it is pretty versatile and I like the way it's been designed.
So now it's your turn ... how do you use a tablet for your performances? Please share - we can all learn something from others!