Controlling Set List Maker from another device

Note: These features are only available in the show view.

To control Set List Maker with a Bluetooth device

Note: The Bluetooth devices mentioned here work like an external keyboard that you would type on, but with a small number of "keys." The buttons on a foot switch typically mimic the arrow keys on a keyboard.

  1. Find out what keyboard messages your device can send. For example, the Airturn BT-106 sends up/down messages from the first two footswitches, and can send left/right messages from a second pair of switches. The iRig BlueTurn sends up/down messages with the default settings. The BiLiPro Page Turner for iPad can send up/down messages depending on the back panel switch setting.
    AirTurn BT-105BlueTurnCicada
  2. Open the Settings app on your iOS or Android device, navigate to the Bluetooth page, and pair your Bluetooth device.
  3. The AirTurn PED works as a standard Bluetooth controller in modes 2, 3 and 5, but has a special mode 1 ("app-direct" mode) for iOS 7 and above with some additional capabilities. If you have an AirTurn PED and want to use it in iOS in app-direct mode, do not pair the PED with your iOS device, and use the Settings app to "forget" the PED if you have previously paired it there. Instead, open Set List Maker, navigate to Settings > Remote Control, tap Set Up AirTurn PED, turn on Enable AirTurn PED, and then select your PED from the list when it appears. By default, a PED in app-direct mode will send messages 1 and 3 to Set List Maker. If you want to use multiple PEDs, you can select each PED from the Set Up AirTurn PED button, then define the messages (0-9) that you want the two buttons on each PED to send. You can then use up to five PEDs at once, sending a total of ten different messages.
  4. Navigate to Settings > Remote Control > Actions and find an action that you want to trigger. Tap that action, then tap Bluetooth/USB Keyboard Messages and select the keyboard message you want to trigger it with. For example, to select the next page of your lyrics when you send a down arrow message, tap Next Page and select Down Arrow.
    remote control action
  5. To turn on Bluetooth keyboard input, tap the "foot switch" button in the top toolbar foot switch icon. If this button is not visible, you can show it by selecting Settings > Appearance > Top Toolbar Buttons > Bluetooth/USB Keyboard Messages. This button opens a status window. If the button at the bottom of the window says Keyboard Disabled, tap it to turn on keyboard input. You can also view incoming keyboard messages in this window, to test your connection.
    keyboard status
  6. Navigate to a show or a smart list.
  7. Use your Bluetooth device to send messages to Set List Maker. Set List Maker will respond with the actions you configured.
  8. Set List Maker will only receive Bluetooth messages while it is the foreground app, unless you are using an AirTurn PED an app-direct mode, which also works in the background.

To control Set List Maker with a MIDI device

Note: MIDI support requires an in-app purchase.

  1. Find out whether your MIDI device can send Start/Stop messages, Song Select messages, Program Change messages, Controller messages or Note messages. For example, the Alesis PercPad can send note messages.
    Alesis PercPad
  2. Navigate to Settings > Remote Control > MIDI Input Channel and select the channel on which your controlling device will send messages. If you do not set a channel here, Set List Maker will listen on all channels.
  3. Scroll down to the Actions section and find an action that you want to trigger. Tap that action, then tap MIDI System Messages, MIDI Controller Messages or MIDI Note Messages and select the MIDI message you want to trigger it with. For example, to play the current song's recording by sending note 40, tap Recording Start/Stop and select note 40.
    remote control action
  4. To turn on MIDI input, tap the MIDI button in the top toolbar MIDI icon. If this button is not visible, you can show it by selecting Settings > Appearance > Top Toolbar Buttons > MIDI. This button opens a status window. If the button at the bottom of the window says MIDI Stopped, tap it to turn on MIDI input. You can also view connected ports and incoming MIDI messages in this window, to test your connection.
    midi status
  5. Navigate to a show or a smart list.
  6. Use your MIDI device to send messages to Set List Maker. Set List Maker will respond with the actions you configured.
  7. Set List Maker on iOS, by default, will only receive MIDI messages while it is the foreground app, but you can turn on Settings > Audio & MIDI > MIDI Options > Receive MIDI In Background to change this. This setting will only take effect if you exit the app while viewing a show. Since an app running in the background uses more power than an app that is allowed to go to sleep normally, you should be careful to navigate out of a show before exiting the app when you are finished using the app. On Android, Set List Maker will generally receive MIDI messages in the background, but this is not guaranteed and it depends on the memory usage of the other running apps.

To control Set List Maker with another iOS device also running Set List Maker

  1. Navigate to Settings > Device Linking > Remote Control. Turn on the Song Selection option to follow song selection messages; the Song Addition option to add any songs to a show that the master device added with the in the show view; or the Page Position option to follow page selection and zoom messages.
    link input
  2. Link your devices for remote control as described on the Linking Devices page.
  3. Navigate to a show or a smart list.
  4. Select songs or position pages on the other linked device. Set List Maker will perform the same actions on your device.