FreeHand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display 886830556777

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The MusicPad Pro's 12.1" TFT LCD backlit, color display is about the size of a sheet of music, but this digital music notebook does a heck of a lot more. All your sheet music, drill charts, lyrics, guitar tablature, bowing and fingering marks, class schedules, set lists, and other study and performance aids can all be kept in one convenient place. The innovative touch screen lets you make marks and notations right on the page of music, which you can store, change, and delete as needed without losing your original score. Plus you can zoom in and out to make fine annotations.

You can store an entire season's worth of concerts or an entire semester of classroom materials in one compact unit and add new scores or material at any time. It's easy to download music from freehandmusic.com, scan your music library, or import music from all the popular music and graphics programs directly into the MusicPad Pro.

The MusicPad's high-resolution, low glare, easy-to-read display with backlit touch screen eliminates the need for external lighting in low-light or no-light situations. And a quick touch on the screen or tap on the optional footpedal will turn the page for you. Plus, the convenient video out feature makes it easy to project your notes and annotations so you can share materials with students and colleagues.

Version 4.0 offers many enhancements over 3.0, including double the memory for 128MB of storage. Freehand has refreshed the interface to make it finger-friendly, so that you can now touch the icons instead of using the stylus. The file management capabilities have also been improved with an enhanced playlist function (you can now store up to 100 songs) and a browse/search capability that lets you type in search terms with the onboard keyboard or a USB 2.0 keyboard. Freehand has also expanded the notation palette with features like text, zoom, and advanced color palette and notations. Plus with the full version of a score purchased from the freehandmusic.com store, you can both transpose and play back a MIDI version of the score that shows the notes as they are being played. When you are playing a piece back the notes that are being played are highlighted so it's easy to follow along.

Version 4.0 comes equipped with premium tools, which you can unlock with a product key for $49.95 from freehandsystems.com. These tools include wireless networking, so you can network the MusicPad 4.0 via Ethernet or wireless connections. You also get audio functions including a metronome with both audio and visual options as well as a number of settings so you get just the beat and emphasis you need for whatever piece you're working on; a MusicPad version of a pitch pipe; and audio player to play, stop, pause, shuffle, and repeat MIDI and MP3 files. Premium tools also gives you access to additional pen colors and annotation tools.

Features
  • Size: 13.3" x 9.9" x 1.8" (just over 4 lbs.)
  • Easy-to-read, low glare, touch screen
  • 12.1" TFT LCD backlit, color display eliminates need for external music stand lighting
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • 64MB external USB flash drive
  • 32MB internal flash memory
  • Video out
  • Audio out
  • AC power and rechargeable battery
  • 2 USB ports (1 host, 1 device)
  • Built-in jack for footpedal
  • Store your entire music library
  • Download nearly 50,000 digital music scores already formatted for the MusicPad Pro Plus from www.sunhawk.com
  • Scan your music library into a computer and then convert
  • Fully annotative with zoom in and zoom out feature while writing
  • Add or erase rehearsal marks and notations
  • Easy-to-read personal onscreen color notes
  • Extensive library of notation symbols
  • Text annotation via a virtual keyboard
  • Half-page turn option for look-ahead viewing in portrait mode
  • 2-page display in landscape mode
  • Remote easy page turning
  • Audio Player for MIDI
  • File browser and quick search
  • Expanded playlist capability
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FreehandMusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display
 
3.4

(based on 21 reviews)

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Flawless performance

Ever since the FreeHand came out, people always compared it to a laptop (or a notebook, or a tablet PC) and the argument was ?well, my laptop can display music - plus...Read complete review

Ever since the FreeHand came out, people always compared it to a laptop (or a notebook, or a tablet PC) and the argument was ?well, my laptop can display music - plus I can do a whole bunch of other stuff with my laptop, like eMail..... so the FreeHand is a waste of money.?As a FreeHand owner and user, I?d like to say that comparing the Freehand to a laptop is comparing apples to oranges. It?s like saying ?I have an acoustic guitar and if I just put a mic in front of it, then I have an electric guitar. Plus I can do a whole bunch of other stuff with my acoustic, like play it on the street corner..... so buying an electric guitar is a waste of money.? YES, you can display music on a laptop. But when the singer says ?that key is too high, you need to play in a lower key? with a couple pen taps on the FreeHand and the sheet music is transposed. When the horn section tells me ?hey man, my sax is Eb? with the Freehand, it?s no problem - you can't do that on your iPad. During performance, turning the virtual pages on a laptop (even with a wireless mouse) is a hassle ? been there, done that. The FreeHand turns pages with a foot pedal. But the biggest difference between the FreeHand and a laptop is also the MOST IMPORTANT -> the FreeHand NEVER crashes. Windoze always hangs at the worst possible moment (like right in the middle of a performance). And if you?ve never had that happen to you, consider yourself lucky indeed.Yes, there are apps for the iPad like forscore that will display pdf files ? but it can?t transpose them when the singer wants to change the key (at the last minute). The iPad won?t go back to the beginning page when it comes to ?dc al cappo?. The iPad won?t flip three pages back automatically when you get to the repeat sign or go to the coda. You?re stuck flipping through pdf pages on the iPad while the music goes on. Like one reviewer on Apple said ?cute idea, but is it really gig-worthy??Yeah, the FreeHand is spendy. Yeah, it only does one thing ? but it does it flawlessly. And when it comes time for the show, a flawless performance is priceless.

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FREEHAND MUSIC NO LONGER SUPPORTS THE MUSICPAD!!!!

I upgraded to the new Apple operating system "Lion". The Music Management software that came with the pad no longer works. This means you can't connect the pad to the...Read complete review

I upgraded to the new Apple operating system "Lion". The Music Management software that came with the pad no longer works. This means you can't connect the pad to the computer which is required to transfer music. Contacted the company and they simply said they are no longer supporting the pad. Now the pad is useless to me.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Windows 7 works with MusicPad

By Clayton Logue

from Hawaii

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

The MusicPad is compatible with Windows 7, as another review says that it's not. I use Windows 7 for MusicPad. Using my HP scanner, I scan hundreds of pages of sheet music to a 8 MB flash drive on the printer, then put flash drive in my desktop USB, and transfer the data to Documents. Then, using my desktop MusicPad (FreeHand)program, import the file from Documents. This is where I do page cropping and the features of the annotation toolbar. Save to flash drive, then insert into MusicPad and open. Hint: Don't use the FreeHand program to scan on Windows 7.

 
5.0

Mine still performs flawlessly.

By Clayton Logue

from Hawaii

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

I've had my MusicPad almost 5 years and it still works great for me. My only concern is not being to replace it in the future, since they're no longer manufactured. There's nothing on the market that comes close to MusicPadPro. Why doesn't someone like Apple, Microsoft, HP, build a tablet specifically for sheet music? In the meantime, I still love my MusicPad and use it often for musical theatre. I know the program well, especially the annotation toolbar, and it works for me. It's never failed me. Go for it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

You're buying an expensive brick!

By Mark Olson

from Woodbury MN

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

I have owned a MusicPad Pro for over 5 years. I haven't updated music in it for many months. When I went back to do so and transfer my music from an old computer to a newer one, I learned that it is discontinued. The website has been changed to onlinesheetmusic.com, and there is no support whatsoever for it. The online chat support was unable and unwilling to put me in contact with anyone currently or formerly with experience in the MusicPad. They stonewalled and tried to point me to the old websites, which redirect to the new one. Any support forums that were on the old sites are gone. Through two hours work and much finagling on my own, I was able to finally transfer the sheet music that is rightfully mine to the newer computer, but no thanks to the onlinesheetmusic.com. They still display the little freehand music logo character, but any similarity beyond that is non-existent. Owners of this system are now left out in the cold and must fend for themselves. Very disappointing to think that others like myself have made such an investment in this platform and are now abandoned.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

FREEHAND MUSIC NO LONGER SUPPORTS THE MUSICPAD!!!!

By Ken Walden

from New York

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

I upgraded to the new Apple operating system "Lion". The Music Management software that came with the pad no longer works. This means you can't connect the pad to the computer which is required to transfer music. Contacted the company and they simply said they are no longer supporting the pad. Now the pad is useless to me.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Flawless performance

By Synth Quest

from Sunny Portland, Oregon

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Ever since the FreeHand came out, people always compared it to a laptop (or a notebook, or a tablet PC) and the argument was ?well, my laptop can display music - plus I can do a whole bunch of other stuff with my laptop, like eMail..... so the FreeHand is a waste of money.?As a FreeHand owner and user, I?d like to say that comparing the Freehand to a laptop is comparing apples to oranges. It?s like saying ?I have an acoustic guitar and if I just put a mic in front of it, then I have an electric guitar. Plus I can do a whole bunch of other stuff with my acoustic, like play it on the street corner..... so buying an electric guitar is a waste of money.? YES, you can display music on a laptop. But when the singer says ?that key is too high, you need to play in a lower key? with a couple pen taps on the FreeHand and the sheet music is transposed. When the horn section tells me ?hey man, my sax is Eb? with the Freehand, it?s no problem - you can't do that on your iPad. During performance, turning the virtual pages on a laptop (even with a wireless mouse) is a hassle ? been there, done that. The FreeHand turns pages with a foot pedal. But the biggest difference between the FreeHand and a laptop is also the MOST IMPORTANT -> the FreeHand NEVER crashes. Windoze always hangs at the worst possible moment (like right in the middle of a performance). And if you?ve never had that happen to you, consider yourself lucky indeed.Yes, there are apps for the iPad like forscore that will display pdf files ? but it can?t transpose them when the singer wants to change the key (at the last minute). The iPad won?t go back to the beginning page when it comes to ?dc al cappo?. The iPad won?t flip three pages back automatically when you get to the repeat sign or go to the coda. You?re stuck flipping through pdf pages on the iPad while the music goes on. Like one reviewer on Apple said ?cute idea, but is it really gig-worthy??Yeah, the FreeHand is spendy. Yeah, it only does one thing ? but it does it flawlessly. And when it comes time for the show, a flawless performance is priceless.

(8 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Ridiculous

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Anyone that buys this clearly doesn't understand that the IPAD is cheaper, and that the ipad has apps for sheet music (like "forescore"). side by side the ipad is superior to this for sheet music. but when you factor in the 10,000 other things u can do with an ipad that this can't it's comical that this thing is far more expensive.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By Craig

from Wailuku, HI

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

I've owned a MusicPadPro for 3 years & have had no technical, battery,electrical, or structural issues. I also purchased the deluxe bag, Manhasset stand, and pedal. These accessories are a must, also. Yes, the company made changes & is now managed by Freehandsystems.com. Not sure of the details. They will take care of any issues. The original technician, Kevin, is still the guy to talk to with any technical questions. The program is dated & different than you would expect, yes, but it's definately a program that you'll quickly learn. The Pad is kinda bulky, considering how thin everything is. I us it mainly for accompanying community theatre musicals, and any gig where there's a program, rather than request-type situations. I've also found that using my HP printer Scanner is much faster than using the scanner program on the MusicPad. Call Kevin to reconfigure the scanner programs......The Pad has never failed me while performing. It can be difficult to place on some grand piano & pipe organ bookboards, but it's possible. It all depends on the bottom lip of the bookboard. I made a pair of steel overhanging padded hooks to hold the Pad for upright pianos. (call your tool shop friends). The Manhasset stand is a must for keyboards & other instruments. Even though the touch pad screen is great for turning pages, the pedal is a must for quick hands-free page turning. And ya' gotta buy the deluxe bag, not a cheaper version. You'll eventually learn to love it.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best investment made!

By george

from Undisclosed

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Playing keyboard band music, most charts are four to twelve pages; classical music is often as long if not longer. To scan whatever one wishes and import it to the Music Pad Pro alone is worth the price. I have over 3,000 charts on a few USB Flash Drives, and carry my entire library as such. I added a second pedal, to one advances pages, the other go's back. And, for orchestraql gigs, I simply make a play-list and while others are frantically shuffling paper, I just tap the screen. The best of the best. As a btw, I paid ~ MORE than its going for now, when I bought mine about seven years ago. And... I think it was a bargain then; better now!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Investment / Time Saver

By ezm0Mzy4u

from Richmond , Virginia

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Been useing the Music Pad Pro for about four years. It sure makes life a lot more fun and easy to use ( once you get the hang of it ). The company gives GREAT support and willing to help me with my most recent questions about USB drive song storage. They have always been a big help to me and make sure I understand how to use it. Great product and Great Support !!!

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MusicPad Pro - Incredible Product!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Pages turn slowly when using music purchased from freehandmusic.com. These charts are transposable and this may be the reason for the slow speed. Solution: use the look-ahead feature or buy charts from other digital music sites. If you have multiple MusicPads as I do, please note that freehandmusic charts can only be assigned to one MusicPad. Charts from other sites may be loaded onto any MusicPad via the File Manager. When downloading a digital music file, always select the MusicPad as a printer which will enable importing to the MusicPad. If you need a paper copy, print from the MusicPad application. For musicians needing chord charts or lyric sheets, simply print a Word document to the MusicPad. Finale and Sibelius charts can be imported to the MusicPad. PDF documents can also be printed to the MusicPad. It is worthwhile to buy the full Adobe Acrobat product to convert non-Word/Finale/Sibelius files into PDF documents without scanning. If you want to optimize the display for MusicPad files, select all Import Options except automatically crop pages, hide the Toolbar and select the view at 100%. When you use this product correctly, you will realize that nothing else comes close.

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