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If you read electronic sheet music, lyrics, or scripts, then AirTurn is a welcome innovation. Historically, musicians who read charts have been burdened with the hassle of turning their own pages. Whether you turn the page yourself or rely on someone else, there’s always a chance of catastrophe—especially in front of a packed house. The AirTurn makes turning electronic sheet music pages as easy as a tapping your foot.
The AirTurn AT-104 is an electronic page-turner that works via a clever wireless footswitch. The revolutionary AT-104 offers simple plug-and-play connectivity and a USB receiver to send page-turn commands to your computer or tablet. It’s compatible with both Windows and Mac OS, and it has a transmission distance of up to 100 feet. Each transmitter and receiver has a unique pairing, so there’s no interference when multiple musicians are reading separate charts. The AT-104 is powered by two AA batteries.
AirTurn also makes a Bluetooth page-turner called the BT-105 that is perfect for tablets and Bluetooth-enabled computers. It can easily flip through sheet music, documents and even teleprompter text. The BT-105 has a maximum range of 60 feet, and its internal battery is recharged via USB for up to 100 hours of standby usage. The BT-105 pairs automatically with an iPad for quick setup and a de-bounce filter prevents inadvertent foot taps from resulting in unwanted page turns. The AT-104 and BT-105 work with most document and presentation apps for Mac or PC.
The AT-104 and BT-105 come with ATFS-2 silent foot pedals made of ABS and polycarbonate plastic. The pedals feature a textured no-slip surface, a simple molded hinge, and no other moving parts; a neodymium magnet embedded in the foot pedal silently activates a rhodium reed switch. You can use one footswitch to turn pages forward or two footswitches to turn pages both ways.
If you already have footswitches that you like to use, you can get the BT-105 with no pedals; it comes with 1/4" to 1/8" adapter cables to ensure connectivity with a wide range of third-party pedals. You can also get the BT-105 with 2 Boss Foot Pedals if you prefer those over the ATFS-2 pedals.
The AirTurn MusicReader PDF 4 software allows you to take all of your electronic sheet music with you wherever you go. Simple search functions allow you to find any chart quickly and organize music into custom playlists. It supports a number of different formats to view your music in, and you can customize your page turns and annotate your scores with multi-color digital ink. Music Reader PDF 4 works with all PDF files and is compatible with Mac and PC computers. You even get a full set of musician’s tools including a metronome, audio recorder/player and an audio/visual tuner. Made in the U.S.A, AirTurn is sure to make a musician’s life easier.
|AirTurn AT-104||AirTurn BT-105|
|Connections||1/4" mono jack x 1 (PG/UP); 1/4" stereo jack x 1 (PG/DN & PG/UP)||1/8" stereo jacks x 2; USB charging port|
|Frequency||2.4 GHz (65,000 IDs)||N/A|
|Bluetooth Specification||N/A||Bluetooth 2.1/2.0/1.2/1.1 module (fully qualified); Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR; 26 uA deep sleep mode; <3mA sniff mode; 30 mA TX; Compliance: FCC, CE, RoHS|
|Range||100' (30 m)||One Wall: 60' (18.3 m); Two Walls: 55' (16.8 m); Three Walls: 36' (11 m)|
|Power Requirements||2 x AA batteries (1.5 V)||Internal 430 mAh lithium polymer battery|
|Battery Life||Several weeks (actual usage may vary)||100 hours (standby)|
|Operating Temperature||32 to 108°F (0 to 42°C)||32 to 108°F (0 to 42°C)|
|Relative Humidity||20 to 90%||20 to 90%|
|System Requirements||Windows Vista, 7 or Mac OS 9, 10||Not Specified|