The Planning Center Music Stand is an iOS app that will run on an iPad or iPhone. To load your chart initially, you need access to the internet, but once they are loaded in memory, the charts for the last 10 plans you have viewed in the app stay in memory. This means that if your church doesn't have internet access on stage, you can still load your iPads from another location, and then use them on stage.
AirTurn Foot Pedal
There are 2 bluetooth foot pedals that we recommend. The first is the AirTurn BT-105, a transmitter than can be hooked up to any footswitch. As shown above, it is bundled with 2 of AirTurn's very high quality, sleek & silent ATFS-2 Foot Switches. It works right out of the box and can be used with your existing pedals or with pedals you can purchase from their site. The built-in battery is rechargeable with the included USB cable.
At first, the iPad keyboard won't show up when the AirTurn is connected, but if you press the red power button (or Keyboard button on the PED) it will show the virtual keyboard.
PageFlip Cicada & Firefly Foot Pedals
The Cicada by PageFlip is another great option. The Cicada is an all-in-one unit with more physical switches. You can still plug in your own custom pedals, but since its pedals are already built-in, it's not necessary. This pedal is much smaller than it looks in the pictures, but is still slightly larger than the AirTurn. The physical on/off switch is a great feature as well as the 5 buttons to choose what keys are triggered by each pedal.
The Firefly is PageFlip's newest premium pedal. It takes the Cicada pedal and incorporates a whole set of features suggested by Cicada users: illuminated pedals, programmable pedal modes, independently programmed external pedals, longer inactivity period before entering sleep mode, wireless and wired connectivity options, ergonomic design, and more heft for rugged use.
With both pedals, at first, the iPad keyboard won't show up when they are connected, but if you press the current mode button (the one next to the blinking light) it will show the virtual keyboard.
Planning Center Music Stand works right out of the box with either pedal using the up and down arrow options (#3).
Additional Pedal Information
Any foot pedal that works like a USB or Bluetooth keyboard and doesn't require special software should work fine with Music Stand for iPad. Beginning with version 1.2.2, you can configure Music Stand for iPad to work with your pedal - just tap the "Settings" button next to the Annotations button in PDF mode. Once you set it, it will remember the settings the next time you use the app.
If you need to plug a USB keyboard or foot pedal into your iPad, you can use the USB to Dock connector included in Apple's iPad Camera Connector Kit, available for about $30 on their online store.
To connect a Bluetooth device, you need to enable Bluetooth and "pair" your device: this is found in Settings, under "General".
Troubleshooting: The iPad cannot recognize some keys from some input devices, such as "Page up" or "Page down", because they are not ordinary letters or numbers. To see what keys correspond to your pedals, you can open up the Notes app on your iPad, and start pressing pedals.
If your pedal is programmable, we recommend setting it to use the "f" and "b" keys for forward and back, respectively.
The "X-Clip" for the iPad 1 & 2 is now available! Purchase here.
The iKlip 2 appears to fit all full-size iPad models. It's a little bit more than the xClip and we haven't tested it ourselves, but it's available at www.ikmultimedia.com
AirTurn Manos Mount
Universal Mount that fits all tablets up to 8.5" wide - With or Without a Case. Large and small tablets all supported. Purchase here.