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iOS Devices

You can use the iOS app on these or any other device running iOS 8 or newer:

iPad Pro

12.9" iPad Pro

The largest iPad has a 12.9" screen, 4 GB of RAM and supports split-screen (two apps at a time) in portrait or landscape orientation.

iPad Pro

9.7" iPad Pro

This iPad has the most common screen size, 2 GB of RAM and supports split-screen (two apps at a time) in landscape orientation.

iPad

Standard iPad

New for 2017, the standard iPad model has nearly the same capabilities as the 9.7" iPad Pro, with slightly reduced speed and display quality, for a much lower price. This is an excellent upgrade option for anyone still using an iPad 1 through 4.

iPad mini

iPad Mini 4

The compact iPad has 2 GB of RAM and supports split-screen (two apps at a time) in landscape orientation.

iPod

iPhones and iPods

BandHelper also runs well on iPhones and iPod touches with iOS 8 or later, but these usually work better for making quick edits to synced databases, instead of as your primary working device.

Android Devices

You can use the Android app on these or any other device running Android 4.0.3 or newer, but Android 5 or newer is recommended:

Pixel C

Google Pixel C

The Pixel C has a 10.2" screen, a more balanced aspect ratio similar to iPads, 3 GB of RAM and is one of the only tablets available that runs the latest Android version 7 with split screen capabilities.

Galaxy Tab 9.7

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7"

The Galaxy Tab has 9.7" screen, a more balanced aspect ratio similar to iPads, 3 GB of RAM and can run Android version 6.

Galaxy Tab 8

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8"

The compact Galaxy Tab has an 8" screen, a more balanced aspect ratio similar to iPads, 3 GB of RAM and can run Android version 6.

Slate 17

HP Slate 17

The Slate 17 has a huge 17.3" screen and 2 GB of RAM, but is limited to the old Android version 4.

Mic stand adapters

If you want to use your tablet on stage, you can use one of these products to mount it securely on a mic stand:

Manos Mount

AirTurn Manos Mount

The Manos Mount has tilt and rotation capabilities, flexible sizing to accommodate a variety of tablet sizes and mounts to the top of a mic stand instead of a mic, or to the side of a mic stand with an optional attachment.

iKlip

IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand

The iKlip Xpand has tilt and rotation capabilities, flexible sizing to accommodate a variety of tablet sizes and clamps to the side of a mic stand.

Remote controllers

To control BandHelper without taking your hands off your instrument, consider these options. For each switch or button, you can control one BandHelper function:

AirTurn Duo

AirTurn Duo

Use with the two included pedals, attach two more pedals, or detach the controller from the pedals to use as a handheld controller.

AirTurn Stomp 6

AirTurn Stomp 6

Control six different BandHelper functions from one foot switch, with AirTurn's rugged, metal Stomp 6.

BlueTurn

IK Multimedia iRig BlueTurn

IK Multimedia's Bluetooth foot switch is simple, rugged and features two illuminated buttons. It uses Bluetooth LE and sends up/down arrow messages in its default mode, so it works with BandHelper out of the box. Our hands-on report is in the support forum. Note: this product requires a device that supports Bluetooth 4.0.

Blueboard

IK Multimedia iRig BlueBoard

Most Bluetooth controllers send keyboard messages, but this controller sends MIDI messages over a Bluetooth connection. It requires that you run the iRig BlueBoard app in the background to receive the messages and pass them to BandHelper. Our hands-on report is in the support forum. Note: this product requires an iPad 3 or newer, iPhone 4s or newer or iPod touch 5 or newer.

Firefly

PageFlip Firefly

The Firefly includes all its options with hardware switches right on the front face of the unit, and it can run from battery or USB power. Our hands-on report is in the support forum.

Coda Stomp

Coda Stomp

Coda has replaced their original Bluetooth foot switch with a new, all-metal design. It can run from a 9v battery or a standard 9v AC adapter, and has a USB port to power your tablet or phone.

MIDI interfaces

To send or receive MIDI messages over a cable, you'll need a MIDI hardware interface. (MIDI over wi-fi doesn't require an interface.)

iRig 2

IK Multimedia iRig MIDI 2

The latest iRig MIDI interface includes Lightning, 30-pin and USB cables to connect to all iOS devices and computers, and can also connect to Android devices with an optional cable.

UM-ONE mk2

Roland UM-ONE mk2

Roland's mobile MIDI interface is a favorite for Android devices. It can also connect to iOS devices with a camera connection kit, or to computers directly through USB.

Midisport Uno

M-Audio Midisport Uno

This is an alternative to the Roland UM-ONE and works the same way.

MD-BT01

Yamaha MD-BT01

This is the most popular way to connect BandHelper to MIDI devices wirelessly. Just plug into the In and Out ports of your MIDI devices, then click the Connect to a Bluetooth Device in BandHelper's MIDI Status window, from iOS or Android.

mi.1

Quicco mi.1

This is an alternative to the Yamaha MD-BT01 and works the same way.

USB Kit

Apple iPad Lightning to USB Adapter

If you already have MIDI hardware with a USB connection, a low-cost option is Apple's "camera connection kit," which adds a USB port to your iPad for MIDI connections. Older iPads with a 30-pin connector can use the iPad Camera Connection Kit.

Midi Solutions Quadra

MIDI Solutions 4-port Splitter

If you have a one-port MIDI interface but want to send MIDI to multiple devices, you can add this splitter box. Unlike a true multi-port interface, each device you connect to will need to be assigned to a separate channel, but that's usually not a problem.

Audio interfaces

If you connect an iPad-compatible USB audio interface, you can output more than two separate channels of audio: two channels from the headphone jack, plus two or more from the audio interface. These interfaces require an iPad Camera Connection Kit unless otherwise noted.

Duo-Capture mk2

PreSonus AudioBox iOne

Most audio interfaces emphasize input options and preamp quality, but you just need iOS compatibility and an output channel for multi-route output. The AudioBox iOne is currently the most affordable product we could find that fits that bill.

Other

TP-LINK router

TP-LINK Wi-Fi Router

This inexpensive router provides great device linking performance for BandHelper without the need for an Internet connection. Just power it up wherever you practice or perform. Specific setup instructions are available in the support forum.