Troisnoir
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USB Footswitch question

I asked this a few years ago with no results, but since technology changes daily...

I was wondering if anyone knows of a USB footswitch that I can use to page down (or up I suppose) on my Kindle/laptop/etc. ?

I really only need a page down function.

It would be nice not to have to put the entire song on one page (especially long songs).
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Sep 16, 2008

Re: USB Footswitch question

Hi Tres:

Not sure about Kindle but with my Macs I use a Bilia Foot time. I have an older version so it does not work with IPad but is fine for laptop or desktop. The new version works with IPad
http://www.bilila.com/pagescore_turner
There are also bluetooth footswitches

http://airturn.com/

I use MusicReaderPro software with my IPad2 and usually get everything on one page when I set up my PDFs. Lyrics and Chords not dots.
http://musicreader.net/

Hope this helps.

Cheers,
Brian
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Re: USB Footswitch question

Thanks Brian, that's just what I was looking for. I'll have to research and make sure it works with a Kindle, but it's the kind of device I had in mind.

Excellent!
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Re: USB Footswitch question

Well is my face red! Red Face

Turns out the Kindle has no usb or bluetooth connection or capability - so a footswitch is not an option... Frown

Well, it was a good idea...
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Re: USB Footswitch question

Ain't technology great. Here's a pic of my rig with IPAD2 using ICLIP and an old mike stand/drink holder I hadn't been using. Works for me but there will be a plethora of new solutions in the coming months. Hope you find a solution that works for you.

Cheers!
Brian
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Re: USB Footswitch question

and another view
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Re: USB Footswitch question

I did the same thing -But mine mounts below the boom of my vocal mic. Same clip - iPad 1 refurb.
Using OnSong software for lyrics and chords.
Supports foot pedals too.
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Re: USB Footswitch question

Great! Since I use wireless Headset and wireless guitar I can be flexible on the mount. Also can switch orientation to landscape in which I would definitely need a footswitch. Only time I would do this is if I was out doors and wearing polarized sunglasses. Can't read IPad2 with sunglasses on in portrait mode.

Cheers!

Brian
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Re: USB Footswitch question

Hey guys, I just got an iPad gen 1 refurb and am looking for a mic stand mount for it. I'm looking at a couple of options and the iklip is one of them. Am I right in assuming that you cannot mount the iPad to the iKlip while in a protective case? I have mine in an OtterBox case, and I'm reluctant to have it unprotected in the mount.
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Re: USB Footswitch question

Hi Scanman413

For my IPad2 I cannot use any kind of protective case but have no issues as it slides in nice and tight and the design makes it quite secure. The original IKiip for the IPad operates the same way I believe.

Cheers!

Brian