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How do I connect a foot pedal to turn pages while I’m playing?

Orpheus has been tested and is compatible with the following Bluetooth page turners:

In Orpheus go to Settings > Enable foot pedal. Make sure your pedal is paired correctly with your device and it should work right away with no further configuration.

Orpheus uses a standardised left/right/up/down control to communicate with any bluetooth keyboard or page turn device. This is an industry standard, so it is highly likely to work with ANY bluetooth page turner. However, the brands mentioned above have been fully tested and are definitely 100% compatible. 🙂

Maeve Lander is a software developer by day, jazz trumpeter by night. She created Orpheus ~6 years ago, when Android was first born. It has gone through iteration over the years, but has always held true to the original vision; a minimalist sheet music reader that just does one thing, really well.

8 Comments

David

3 Aug, 2015 - 3:07 am

Are there plans to develop any kind of page turning capability via a smart watch? I’m an organist (and have plenty of pedals to worry about!) — adding a page turning pedal isn’t very feasible.

Maeve

4 Nov, 2015 - 11:40 pm

Very cool idea David, I’ll add that to our requests list and consider it in the future.
PS. I wonder if a TAP pedal like this might be more your style?

Ryan

17 Oct, 2019 - 8:44 am

I have just gotten the Air Turn pedal and it is not working. It is paired and works great with planning center music stand but it’s not turning pages in orpheus. Any hints or tips?

Maeve Lander

28 Dec, 2019 - 12:06 pm

You should be able to turn pages within a multipage chart. But you will not be able to turn between charts. This is by design, resulting from a lot of feedback requesting that it should be impossible to accidentally turn past the end of the chart. Please test again, making sure you are testing with a chart that has multiple pages and I think you will find it works 🙂

Linda Cheng

20 Dec, 2019 - 2:21 pm

I just downloaded your FREE version. Love it! I sing in a choir have always hated hauling paper music scores around.

Question: Is there a feature to mark a coda or repeat shortcut that will go the the right spot for the coda or beginning of the repeat, so I don’t have to “turn” multiple changes while trying to sing? For paper scores, you normally have your finger on the page you need to turn back to. I would love to have a similar feature in the app.

Maeve Lander

28 Dec, 2019 - 10:22 am

Great to hear you’re enjoying the app. No, there is not currently a Coda/DS/Repeat feature, though it is a feature I may look at adding in the future. In the meantime, a lot of users find a foot pedal helps turn multiple pages more quickly.

Real

19 May, 2020 - 9:36 pm

I have a Roland XL705 piano. Do you know if I will be able to turn pages using the 2 leftmost pedals? This worksworks within the Roland eco-system and was wondering if it would also work with Orpheus. Thank you

Maeve Lander

20 May, 2020 - 10:49 am

Cool! Checking the user manual for the Roland XL705 it does not have technical information about exactly how that pedal functions. However, I can see it is Bluetooth, and it is highly likely that it works using the industry standard left/right function (same as a left/right arrow on a keyboard). If this is the case, then it should pair with your tablet and work perfectly to turn pages in Orpheus. If you have the piano yourself it should be a simple matter to test and confirm this with the free version of Orpheus. Please do post back here with the answer! I am sure other users of the Roland XL705 piano would be interested to confirm if it works.

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