Getting rid of your paper sheet music is great first step, but if you play an instrument that requires both of your hands, digital sheet music alone is not enough. That’s why we’re extremely excited to bring you a wireless page turning solution for NextPage. Starting with version 1.3.0, NextPage supports the AirTurn BT-105 Bluetooth wireless page turner (affiliate link)
The BT-105 can connect up to two foot switches for forwards and backwards page turning and supports a number of different pedals. Shown below is the BT-105 with two ATFS-1 foot switches, which are specially designed by AirTurn to be completely silent, and as you can see, they have a very low, comfortable profile. We are waiting for our own set to arrive for live performance testing.
The ATFS-1 switches were not available when we did our original development with NextPage, so we used the Boss FS-5 guitar-style foot switches. We found they worked extremely well, especially when standing to play. When sitting, you may find the the FS-5 a bit high for comfort when playing for long periods, but they are extremely well-made and will take a lot of hard use. They are not completely silent, but we’ve found that after a month of using them in live group performance, the sound isn’t noticeable. For solo work, we suspect the the ATFS-1 will end up being a better choice, and we’ll update this page with the results as soon as we’ve put them through the paces.
But regardless of which foot switch you select, the BT-105 is going to free up your hands in the way musicians have previously only dreamed about. Together, NextPage and the BT-105 are going to free up your hands and allow you to perform better.
And that’s what we care about at OnStage Technologies – helping you perform better. Making hands-free page turning practical for both professional and amateur musicians is what has driven us night and day for over a year.
Add the BT-105 to NextPage. You will be delighted at getting your hands back!