With the invasion of affordable tablets with high quality displays, many musicians have turned to using their tablets to store their music and indeed the musical sheets of paper had to go away. But the issue was in the control of their devices, while the musicians were in a live environment.
This is where the Airturn kicked in. It is basically a pedal system that can be used to turn pages of a file that is being viewed in an iPad.
The AirTurn Hands-Free Page Turner is a great new system that allows performers to control their screen devices wirelessly and discretely. The kit includes an AirTurn BT-105 Bluetooth transmitter, which acts as a Bluetooth keyboard.
Different modes allow for the integrated switches to act as different page movement controls based on the need i.e. either page up/Page Down or Up Arrow/Down Arrow. Using the included two ATFS silent foot pedals, a performer can advance pages of music or start and stop prompts from their teleprompter software.
There is a wide range of software compatible with the AirTurn on the AirTurn website. The transmitter itself contains an internal USB-charged battery that lasts for a significant amount of time, and the kit as a whole is very durable and well made.
The pedal action is silent, easy, and accurate which also adds an appeal to the device. The AirTurn Hands-Free Page Turner is a great kit for musicians and other stage professionals who need a silent way to control their digital prompters.
Priced at $120 and $159(basic and 4 pedal system), this baby does satisfy the need for musicians and so it is totally worth the buy.