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Offline voodoo

SongBook+
« on: October 11, 2017, 06:45:23 AM »
The days I purchased a copy of SongBook+ for iPad. I think this app is really cool. It can:

* Import PDFs from dropbox (not mentioned in description)
* Use whole songbooks and make several songbook entries from them by specifying the start page
* send and receive midi messages

I will convert all my paper collections to PDF and put them into the iPad. Very cool.

Looking forward to SongBook+ support of the upcoming Genos.

Uli
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Offline reya

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Re: SongBook+
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 07:44:03 AM »
Well Uli,

I hope you will enjoy your digital scores a lot!

I know I do.
I have had all my scores digital for a couple of years now, and I am absolutely loving it.

I have been using Mobilesheets Pro (an alternative for Songbook+ on Android) for this with my Tyros 5 and PK6 pedals and I am absolutely loving the setup.
- (as said) All my scores are digital.
- Loading a score on the tablet causes a MIDI instruction to be sent to Tyros, so that the corresponding registration file is loaded automatically.
- When my PK6 pedals are in MIDI control mode, they are configured so that some keys (pedals) send MIDI instructions to Tyros to advance registrations and such (MFC10 type things).
While other keys (pedals) of the PK6 send MIDI instructions to Mobilesheets Pro on the tablet, to advance pages, advance songs in playlists and such . . . .

Really great.
I would not want to go without it now!

I must say I find it a bit strange for Yamaha to single out Songbook+ though.
There are other products out there that do more or less the same. I know Yamaha seems to prefer iOs over Android, but even on iOs there are other products .  .
Maybe there are additional Genos related specifics planned in Songbook+
Time will tell ...

I have not posted much myself, but I have really been enjoying all these very informative Genos related posts !
Great forum!

Rudy
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Offline voodoo

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 08:11:16 AM »
Hey Rudy,

thanks for your comments and your ideas. Connecting your pedals to control page flow is a great idea. I will try this later.

And I think many users will like to hear that a solution for Android exists, too.

Uli
Yamaha PSR-S970 (sold)
Yamaha Genos (ordered)
Nord Electro 5D
 

Offline ugawoga

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 08:41:32 AM »
I do not know anymore BUT

I have an HP android Slate 21 Inch tv screen.computer inside it which only cost £225 a couple years back.
They are great for sheet music reading using Mobile Sheets pro. Almost A4 reading and with a pedal page turner your away
I do not know whether Hp still do these androids anymore ,but If you can find one they are 100% for the purpose. Not for gaming or intense stuff
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Offline Dromeus

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 09:17:41 AM »
+1 for MobileSheets Pro. Awesome app that runs on a Windows tablet, too.
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Offline pjd

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 09:31:27 AM »
Some form of Genos/Songbook+ integration would be welcome.

I have the whole Sunday repertoire in forScore. I gave up trying to use forScore with an IK Multimedia BlueTurn because it meant schlepping around another pedal and I had trouble dealing with all sorts of pedals and button sizes under my feet.

The whole Genos/Songbook+ thing should be interesting.

-- pj
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Offline stephenm52

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 04:00:30 PM »
Add me to a fan of Mobile Sheets Pro on an Android.   I’ve been playing with the Songbook + app and would love to see some sort of straight forward integration with Genos!    A system using 3 digits like Korg PA4x and Mobile Sheets Pro would be a really winner!  Can’t wait to see how Songbook+ is integrated with Genos.
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Offline Fred Smith

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 06:13:37 PM »
Can’t wait to see how Songbook+ is integrated with Genos.

The documentation says we won't have to specify the MSB/LSB/PC any more. The keyboard will handle it. This also likely means we won't need those midi control files any more.

Sure would be sweet.

Fred
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Offline Al Ram

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 06:20:59 PM »
The documentation says we won't have to specify the MSB/LSB/PC any more. The keyboard will handle it. This also likely means we won't need those midi control files any more.

Sure would be sweet.

Fred

Fred,
Thanks for being on top of this.
1. are you referring to the SongBook+ Documentation or the Genos Documentation ?.
2. Does it mean that for those of us who already have Songbook+ with a Tyros could easily keep the Songbook+ items the way they are and still work it with Genos ?

what are your thoughts ?

thanks so much. 
AL
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Offline stephenm52

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 06:21:27 PM »
The documentation says we won't have to specify the MSB/LSB/PC any more. The keyboard will handle it. This also likely means we won't need those midi control files any more.

Sure would be sweet.

Fred

I second that “SWEET!!”
Yamaha  Clavinova CVP 307, PSR s970, Korg Pa4x-76
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Offline Fred Smith

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 09:41:39 PM »
Fred,
Thanks for being on top of this.
1. are you referring to the SongBook+ Documentation or the Genos Documentation ?.
2. Does it mean that for those of us who already have Songbook+ with a Tyros could easily keep the Songbook+ items the way they are and still work it with Genos ?

The quote (Playlists work best with Songbook+. An entry can be linked directly without having to know the MSB / LSB of the Voice.) is from here: http://sandsoftwaresound.net/tag/genos/

Seamless integration would be really nice (ie, the registration issues the midi commands on its own without requiring a midi control file), however, I'm not sure what that means for those of us who already have said files.

Time will tell.

Fred
Fred Smith,
Saskatoon, SK
Sun Lakes, AZ
Tyros 4, Bose L1, Finale 2011
Check out my Registration Lessons
 

Offline pjd

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 06:09:45 AM »
The quote (Playlists work best with Songbook+. An entry can be linked directly without having to know the MSB / LSB of the Voice.) is from here: http://sandsoftwaresound.net/tag/genos/

http://sandsoftwaresound.net/genos-news-from-germany/

The info comes via Heidrun Dolde who did everyone a big favor by submitting questions to Yamaha Rellingen and collecting the answers into a PDF (auf Deutsch).

She really deserves a big pat on the back!

-- pj
 

Offline pjd

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 06:12:39 AM »
I gave up trying to use forScore with an IK Multimedia BlueTurn because it meant schlepping around another pedal and I had trouble dealing with all sorts of pedals and button sizes under my feet.

Even though it's off-topic, you might enjoy a look at Wix Wickens stage rig when playing with Sir Paul:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Zy24AC6DE&feature=youtu.be

When I saw all of his foot pedals, I felt like a wimp.  :-[  :)

-- pj
 

Offline Al Ram

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 11:57:48 AM »
Fred

thanks for your response.

It looks like there will be tighter integration between Genos and SongBook+.  At a minimum now I know that Songbook+ will work with Genos.

thanks again

AL
San Diego/Tijuana
 

Online Tommy 73

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Re: SongBook+
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 12:13:47 PM »
Even though it's off-topic, you might enjoy a look at Wix Wickens stage rig when playing with Sir Paul:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Zy24AC6DE&feature=youtu.be

When I saw all of his foot pedals, I felt like a wimp.  :-[  :)

-- pj
still off thread topic ...but check out vangelis foot work here so many pedals (!)... https://youtu.be/4zzkalHmY10
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Offline ash1

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2017, 02:37:11 PM »
hi pjd wow what a rig that guy has got Unbelievable amount of gear brilliant im going to have to watch that again love it ;D

lava lamps lol


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Offline ugawoga

Re: SongBook+
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 02:00:32 AM »
Makes you wonder who wires all that up and how can that lot operate without something going wrong?? ::)