iPad Pro Question
I recently bought my wife a 12.9" iPad Pro with the wireless pencil because other teachers were using them wireless with large projection boards. In this case it would make her work much easier and she was ecstatic to get it.
Fast forward a week and my wife returns from work looking sad and tells me that her school enacted a new internet access policy that will prevent the use of the iPad with the projection board so I guess iPads are off limits now for that application. She tells me she probably won't use it for anything else.She has a smaller iPad.
I'm questioning how much I might use it for music if I kept it or if I should just send it back. It's an expensive binder for music although a nice one.I'm not a pro, I don't play in an orchestra, but I print music every week for a church music group.
Do you think this would be practical for me to keep as someone who uses a binder mostly at home to play from? I could keep all of my music in it and maybe print from it but I'm not so sure that would justify the expense for someone who doesn't carry music around all week.
I already have a smaller iPad which I thought was too small for sheet music. It's a tough call for me.
Have you used one of these? Would you consider it to be an easier way to work? The expense seems extreme for me since I only play part time and when I play in sessions we have the music memorized. I hate to send it back if it's one of those things where you kick yourself because you didn't keep it. I'm also thinking she might use it in the future.
You could likely use it for multi-track recording, or live sound control, with hardware from somewhere like Guitar Center. Not sure how many items use the Pro or 12.9" model.
I use an iPad Pro 12.9", with Pencil and PageFlip Butterfly pedal, pretty much exclusively for music, and I love it. I got it during a terrific sale (thanks to the v.com member who found that deal!). It feels worth it to me, but I paid less for it than normal, and that amount is within the acceptable toy expenditure to me.
Since it’s a fair and educative use, can’t she (or they) talk to the school and explain the problem? I‘ve seen similar cases in which the school makes exceptions for teachers, or has different internet policies for teachers and pupils.
"It is saving me from killing many, many trees with printing orchestral music..."
I liked Rare Earth. They were cool. Alas, they faded (faded, faded, faded, faded).
It will be a few hundred less in a few weeks when they release the next gen version and close out the 2017 ipads. I've seen $600 for 64gb 12.9" model recently, hasn't been offered at that price since the deal Lydia is talking about. I plan to get my other kid one, it's so nice to play chamber music from the score without turning pages.
Scott, yeah, I know. :-)
Gene you have me thinking that maybe there is a work around to the problem.
I have a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro that is the same size as the iPad Pro that I now use with a wireless Pageflip Firefly page turner that actually works amazingly well. I was hesitant at first but we were accumulating so much sheet music for our ensemble that my music satchel was really getting to be a pain, especially when I'm on my motorcycle, which is usually my main transportation from June to October.
My teacher has one and she routinely pulls songs up from the blue to play. I will admit I like that part of it, especially useful when accessing internet sites with free music offerings.
A foot page turner ... as long as you're not one of those who subconsciously tap their feet more or less in time with the beat while playing :)
The Mobilenotes app I referred to earlier allows you to set a piece for automatic scroll at any tempo or speed you wish, no foot page turner needed, although I do use one. It really came in handy when I was using a smaller tablet and using it in landscape mode so my notes would be larger. I had it set to scroll a quarter page at a time at a slower tempo as I was learning the piece and then sped it up to performance tempo as I became more proficient.
@ Miguel, That's funny! @ Skip F. Thanks for that information.I will seriously look at Mobilenotes. The OnSong app stacks two page songs so that you need to move the display vertically to move between pages and horizontally to move to the next song. I'll seriously check out Mobilenotes. I would imagine it scrolls everything vertically in order to take advantage of automatic scrolling.