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I know this has been a topic before, however, in researching pedals, I have come across a PageFlip Firefly. Has anybody used this pedal? I know the PageFlip Cicada and the AirTurn BT105 are listed on the MS website. I just wanted to know about the Firefly too. What are people's preference about the pedals? Thanks everyone!
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#2
I like that the firefly has an option for a USB cable connection. I have not had any luck with bluetooth pedals, so I am using the foo time. But, I think I am in a distinct minority.
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#3
(10-08-2014, 04:05 AM)jeffn1 Wrote: I like that the firefly has an option for a USB cable connection. I have not had any luck with bluetooth pedals, so I am using the foo time. But, I think I am in a distinct minority.

What is the "foo time"?
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#4
Also called Billipro: http://www.ergocanada.com/detailed_speci...urner.html
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#5
Cool! Cool Thanks for the info. Looks like a great thing, unfortunately, I don't have USB ports on my tablet. I would need to go bluetooth. If I ever get a new tablet with USB ports, I will look into this one for sure!
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#6
The billipro is not perfect. It double presses to easy. But in my case, bluetooth was dropping out on me, which is unacceptable in the middle of a performance.

But, I think for almost everyone else, bluetooth seems to work fine.
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#7
I have the page flip firefly. Works with Mobilesheets on Galaxy Tab (android) very easy to setup/pair. It's smaller than I had imagined it would be. I've been practicing with it for about two weeks now and I'd estimate that I turn pages without messing up the flow about 60-70% of the time. Going backward is difficult - the pedals are very close to each other and cannot be separated. Also, sometimes a light tap will turn a page but not reliably - a firm press in the direct center of the pedal is the only way to be 100% certain your page will turn. battery life is good, it's easy to turn on and off (although I rarely remember to turn it off) and there are two little lights on it that might help you spot it in the dark. it moves around on carpet - I try to anchor it by sticking it right next to the aluminum tube on the Roland stand.

I have only used the Bluetooth option. the system will disconnect (shutdown) automatically if 30 minutes goes by with no activity. however, just tapping the pedal will reconnect it - if you are well coordinated and relaxed, you can generally wake it up and get a page turned with maybe a little vamping even if you forgot about to re-connect it after a break.

I am doing my first gig with the tablet and the page turner pedals on Thursday. I'm pretty anxious about all of it, and of course, that's not helping, but I think, if you are a reader (you know who you are) that the advantages of having all the music on the tablet are worth risking some bumpiness.
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#8
I appreciate your honesty about the firefly, I will be interested to know how your gig goes to night (not only with the pedal but in general). I know i have REALLY enjoyed having my music on a tablet instead of lugging around all those notebooks full of music. It does make life easier and makes the music readily available for encores and such. Good luck tonight with your gig!
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(10-09-2014, 09:28 PM)tcmschlosser Wrote: I appreciate your honesty about the firefly, I will be interested to know how your gig goes to night (not only with the pedal but in general). I know i have REALLY enjoyed having my music on a tablet instead of lugging around all those notebooks full of music. It does make life easier and makes the music readily available for encores and such. Good luck tonight with your gig!

Thanks for the interest/encouragement... I posted about the gig under "Anything Goes" "My First Mobile Sheets" gig. To summarize - it went pretty good - not perfectly, but I was pretty happy with it given the amount of time I had to prepare and the newness of all the technology.
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#10
I have the PageFlip Cicada pedal (Bluetooth), and I have two BiliPro pedals (USB). The Cicada would go to sleep at inopportune times, so I now use the BiliPro pedals exclusively. I have two Hannspree 13.3" tablets and two right-angle OTG USB adapters that take the cable off to the left (as is best for pianos).

The BiliPro pedals often give two keys for a single pedal push, so I must use the debouncing in MobileSheets.
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