Use an Airturn BT200s foot pedal to control ShowOne

  • If you have any of the AirTurn BT200s line of foot pedals (2, 4, or 6 buttons), you can use it to wirelessly control ShowOne’s play/pause, forward, and back controls. This is a great way to have hands-off  playback and track selection control of ShowOne. It can be a bit tricky to set up at first; follow these instructions to get your AirTurn pedal working.

    NOTE: The original style of “page-turner” AirTurn pedals will not work to control ShowOne – you must have one of the BT200s series of pedals.

     

    Airturn with MIDI Support*:

    https://www.airturn.com/support/category/bt200s

    *there’s a lot of helpful details on using Airturn + MIDI + apps in their support area

     

    INSTRUCTIONS

    For updates and details to these instructions, see the Airturn support area linked above.

    1. Download the free Airturn manager app from the App Store
    2. Power on and pair the BT-200 unit with your iOS device (“open pairing” is fine)
    3. Switch the Airturn to Mode 7 (MIDI mode) by holding down the Mode button for 7 flashes of the red light and releasing (it will confirm the correct mode with another 7 flashes of the red and blue lights)
    4. In the Airturn Manager, verify the default settings are active. You can check under Mode 7 in “Port Configuration” that each switch will send a MIDI message. Both should be set up as Sequence and Momentary. Switch 1 should default to “CH 1 CC Damper Pedal” and Switch 2 to “CH 1 CC Sostenuto On” – these are fine for controlling ShowOne (or you can pick different MIDI commands to have the Airturn send such as a midi note or other CC value).
    5. Open up ShowOne. Under MIDI settings verify that the BT200S is showing up in “Bluetooth MIDI Devices” and connected.
    6. Under Midi Transport commands, press the first one “Play/Stop” and hit “Learn” under either “Note” or “Control”. Press the first switch on the Airturn. It should automatically choose “Damper Pedal”, or whatever MIDI message you chose.
    7. Repeat step 6 for one of the other transport controls (forward or back) and the second switch on the Airturn. If using the default it will learn to the “Sostenuto” command.
    8. Go back into one of your ShowOne sets to verify that the Airturn is sending commands correctly to ShowOne.