When you're on stage, you already have plenty of strings, buttons, keys, and pedals to be concerned with. Thankfully, you can use OnSong completely hands-free, allowing you to focus on the music.
To get started, you need to first create a set and place your songs in the order you will perform them. This will allow you to switch between songs without opening the songs menu or touching the screen.
Once you have a set, you can tap on the edges of the screen to quickly navigate your song and set. But wouldn't it be nice if you could use your feet instead?
OnSong works with popular foot pedals to create the ideal stage solution. Foot pedals are designed to scroll and move through songs in your set list out of the box. You can configure them further in the Foot Pedal Setup screen.
Another option is to use autoscroll, which allows you to slowly scroll from the top to the bottom of each chord chart over a specified amount of time. You can also turn on [Settings] » Live Settings » Live Bar » Autoscroll » Autoscroll Continually to have OnSong automatically switch to the next songs in the set when autoscroll reaches the bottom.
With MIDI integration, you can trigger songs to appear on your device when configured MIDI commands are triggered from MIDI-compatible software. (such as Ableton Live) Likewise, you can also scroll and navigate your sets using MIDI commands. Start your sequence and program OnSong to follow along.
If you are using multiple devices controlled by one host, or if you are sharing your screen with the stage monitor mode, you can make sure that the rest of your band doesn't have to use their hands either. Here are a few ways you can connect devices:
- Connect uses WiFi to share your library with others and stream chord charts during a performance.
- OnCue is similar to OnSong Connect, but has the option of Bluetooth for streaming without a wireless access point.
- Stage Monitors allows you to turn HDTVs into virtual music stands.