Installation of the application and account parameters

Install the application

To download the application on the App Store, click here.

Using Newzik requires iOS8 or later.

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Create a Newzik account

With an email address: when you launch the application, you can create an account with an email address, a password and a username. You will immediately receive a confirmation email. You are now an official member of the Newzik family!

With Facebook: you can also create an account with Facebook. Click on “Connect with Facebook” and enjoy all the Newzik features.

NB: You can also access the application without any account by clicking on “Skip”. This way will allow you to follow a Band session as a guest user. But you will not benefit from all our incredible features…

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What if I already have a Newzik account from the v3 application?

If you already have a Newzik account from the v3 application (or Syncsing HD), you can use your same login and password with this new version. You will retrieve all your content (playlists, titles, files, parameters…) in this new v4 version.

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Data synchronization and back up on the cloud

At Newzik, our motto has always been “safety first”. We think preserving your music files is the top priority. That is why on our app, your whole library is saved on the cloud and accessible from anywhere. Then, you can install Newzik on every iPad or iPhone and instantaneously recover all your data.

When your data are syncing on your device, you will see an advancement indicator on the left of your screen. Please note that during this synchronization, you can use other apps and come back once your library is fully operational.

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How can I see my account information?

To access your account information, please click the profile pictogram on the bottom-left corner. You will get access to your personal information, your current subscription and our other subscription offers.

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Can I use Newzik offline?

Sure! Once you have loaded all your content on your iPad or iPhone, you can use it offline. You can go on creating, editing and reading titles: all these changes will be saved on the cloud once you connect to the Internet.

Be careful: if you made some offline modifications, do not log out before having synchronized your account.

 

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Newzik Library

What is the Newzik Library?

The Newzik Library is where all your music is managed and organized. It contains all your Titles and Playlists. You can there build custom lists of Titles into Playlists.

1. The Newzik Library

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Titles

What is a title?

A Newzik title is not a simple song: it is a smart folder.

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In a single title, you can add all the files you want: music scores, audio or MIDI files, videos, etc. This powerful tool will allow you to create personalized versions for all of your musicians.

Have a look at the explanatory scheme and make the most out of this organization tool!

In this scheme, your title “Fever” contains a wide number of files: Lyrics (.txt), MP3, a video, a MusicXML and a PDF. It means that from the Smartscore (see after), you will be able to open and see / listen to all these files.

You can combine all these different files and create versions for the singer (Lyrics + video), the bassist (PDF chart) and the pianist (MusicXML score + audio). For more details about versions, please refer to “What is a version” in this User Guide.

What files formats are accepted on Newzik?

 On Newzik, you can upload a wide variety of formats, probably the widest on the app market:

– Music scores and lyrics & chords: MusicXML, MXL, PDF, TXT

– Audio files: MP3, AAC, WAV, MIDI, M4A, AIFF, ALAC

– Video files: MOV, MP4, M4V

You can also directly import video links from Youtube (see after).

To add a file to a title, please refer to the section “How to import a file in a title?”.

 

How to create a title?

You have two ways to create a title:

  • Create a title directly from a playlist: open your playlist and click on the “+” button. Your title will be attached to your playlist, but also saved in the “All titles” section.
  • Create a title from the “All Titles” section, without assigning it to any playlist.

Do not forget to add the name of the artist. It will allow you to filter your titles’ search by artist.

2.2 How to create a title 

How to edit a title?

Click on the ‘i’ icon of your title and then on “Edit”.

You can:

– Change the name of your title

– Add / delete an artist name associated with this title

– Delete the title (permanently)

2.2 How to edit a title

 

 

How to add a title to the Favorites?

When you see the detail of a title, just click on the little star to add a title to the Favorites. The star becomes green as a confirmation.

If you want to remove your title from the Favorites, click on the green star. The star becomes white as a confirmation.

 


How to move title(s) into playlists?

Open the “All titles” section. Click on “Edit” and select the titles you want to move into a playlist. Then, click on “Action”. You will have the choice to add the titles to playlists.

2.2 How to manage several titles

How to duplicate a title?

You can duplicate any title of yours from All Titles. To duplicate a title while in All Titles, click on “Edit”, select the titles to duplicate, and click on “Action”. You can then choose “Duplicate”.

 

How to permanently delete title(s)?

To permanently delete a title, you must access it through the “All Titles” section (and not from within a playlist).

From this view, you have two ways of deleting your title:

  • To delete one title only: click on the “i” icon of the title, then on “Edit” and choose “Delete the title”
  • To delete multiple titles: click on “Edit” and select multiple titles. Then, click on “Action” and delete your titles.

Be careful: deleting a title is a non-reversible operation.

 

 

 

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Playlists

What is a playlist?

A playlist is a custom list of titles. But if it was only that, there would be no interest in creating an entire menu in this User Guide…!

2.3 What's a playlist

What is the difference between a playlist and a collaborative playlist?

A collaborative playlist is a playlist that is… collaborative. Its goal is to work on a synced playlist with other musicians, for instance your fellow orchestra members. To know more about collaborative playlists, you can refer to the “Sending and Sharing” menu of this User Guide.

 

How to create a playlist?

To create a new playlist, go to the Newzik Library menu and click on the “+” button. You can choose between regular and collaborative playlists.

Once created, you will be able to edit the playlist and add titles to it.

2.3 How to create a playlist

NB: you do not know if your playlist will be collaborative or not in the future? No worries! We advise you to create a regular playlist, and to turn it collaborative the day you need to share it with your band or orchestra.

 

How to edit / delete a playlist?

When you click on a specific playlist, you will see its content. If you click on “Edit”, you will be able to:

– Change the name of the playlist

– Reorganize your titles by a simple drag and drop

– Copy or move a title in another playlist

– Remove a title from the playlist (only)

To delete a playlist, click on the dustbin icon in your playlist detail. Its titles will remain in the “All titles” section.

2.3 How to delete a playlist

 

 

How to add a title from a playlist?

While in a playlist, click on the “+” button. You can then:

– Create directly a title from within your playlist

– Add an existing title to the playlist.

2.3 How to add a title into a playlist

 

How to remove title(s) from a playlist?

Open your Playlist and click on “Edit”.

Select the titles you want to delete. Click on “Action” and on “Remove from playlist”.

Your title will remain in the “All titles” section.

 

How to move title(s) into a playlist?

Open the “All titles” section. Click on “Edit” and select the titles you want to move into a

playlist. Then, click on “Action”. You will have the choice to add the titles into playlists.

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Files Import

To import files into Newzik, the best way is to click on the “Import” icon located on the left main menu. From this interface, you will be able to import all the formats described below. 

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Accepted Files formats

You can upload a wide variety of formats, probably the widest on the app market:

– Display files (MusicXML, MXL, PDF and TXT)

– Audio files (MP3, AAC, WAV, MIDI, M4A, AIFF, ALAC)

– Video files (MOV, MP4, M4V)

Please note that you can also import Youtube links. This action can only be done from the Smartscore.

 

Files import sources

This feature lets you import files from 3 different sources:

– Dropbox

– Google Drive

– Newzik Inbox – you will find there all the files you sent to Newzik from your mails or other applications.

When you use Dropbox or Google Drive for the first time, you will be asked to log in to this service into Newzik. Once you have done so, you will remain logged in until you decide to remove your Dropbox or Google Drive account from Newzik.

 

Create titles 

Once you have selected one or multiple files, you can check your selection at the bottom in the “Selected files” section and modify your selection if needed. 

Then, click on “Next”. Newzik will offer you two choices:

2.4 Select files

A.”Create one title per file”

This feature lets you create one title per selected file and then, if you want, to choose a destination playlist for these new titles.

For instance, if you select 50 PDF files and 20 MusicXML files in your Dropbox or Google Drive, you will be able to automatically create 70 titles with one file per title.

You can directly incorporate these new titles into playlists. Click on the “+” button at the top-right of your screen to create a playlist.

B.”Add to a single title” 

If you choose this entry, you decide to integrate all the files you have selected into a single title. In this menu, you can select an existing title or create a new one to integrate your files.

 

Smartscore Import

You can also directly import all these files into a title from the Smartscore. For more details, please refer to the section “3.3 How to import a file into a title”.

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Smartscore

What is the Smartscore?

The Smartscore is the interface you see when you “open” a title. In a few words, this place will be your playground, where you read scores, annotate them, transpose them, and share them with your band. To access to the Smartscore of a title, you just need to click on this title. The following explanations will give you an in-depth on how to enjoy all the features of our Smartscore.

3.1 What a smartscore

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Features overview

Once you have opened your title, you will only have to click on the top right corner pictogram of your title Smartscore to see the list of all the features (explained in details in the other sections):

Annotation: annotate your score 

Tracks: tracks selection, transposition, MIDI mix

Lyrics edition: create or edit a Lyrics & Chords file

Display settings: change the color background, contract your score, transform it into a chart

Synchronization: synchronize audio/video files with scores

Page turn: set page turn and scrolling preferences for your stage performance

Open a Band session: connect your device with your band’s iPads or iPhones

3.2 Feature overview

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How to import a file into a title?

The best way to import multiples files is to use our Batch import tool from the main menu of the app. But you can always import files directly from your title Smartscore itself.

To add a file to a title, open your title and and click on the file icon in the top-left corner.

 

Accepted files formats

 You can upload a wide variety of formats, probably the widest on the app market:

– Display files (MusicXML, MXL, PDF and TXT)

– Audio files (MP3, AAC, WAV, MIDI, M4A, AIFF, ALAC)

– Video files (MOV, MP4, M4V)

– Youtube links

 

With Dropbox

To import a file via Dropbox, click on the files icon at the top of your screen and click on “Add a file” or the “+” button. Then, choose Import > Dropbox. You can then navigate in your Dropbox folders and pick the files you want to import.

The first time you use this feature, you will need to connect your personal Dropbox to your account in this menu.

Important note: A Google Drive option is coming soon.

 

With Newzik Inbox

This process aims at helping you to import files from your mailbox. While in your mailbox, long click on the attached file you want to import and choose “Open with Newzik”. Open your title and click on “Add a file” and choose “Newzik Inbox”. Your can then see and select the file you imported from your mailbox.

 

With a Youtube link

Newzik lets you import a video directly from Youtube. To do so, click on the file icon on the top-left corner of the Smartscore, then on “Add a file”, “Import” and choose “Youtube URL”. You can there paste a Youtube URL you picked in the iOS Youtube application. You will be able to read and play this video, and even synchronize it with a Lyrics and Chords file or a MusicXML score.

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How to create or edit a Lyrics & Chords file?

Even if Newzik is a reader and not an editor, properly speaking, we give our users the possibility to write and edit Lyrics and Chords directly from within the app.

 

How to import existing Lyrics and Chords files into Newzik?

The easiest way to import your Lyrics & Chords files is to have them already prepared on your computer.

Open a Word document, write your Lyrics & Chords, then “save as” as text format. Mind that the text code must be “Unicode UTF 8”.

Then organize them in your Dropbox or Google Drive account and massively import them directly into Newzik.

 

Create a Lyrics and Chords file from scratch

Click on the file icon on the left-top corner, then on “Add a file” and last on “Create a Lyrics and Chords file”. You’ll be asked to write the name of the file.

You can now write your lyrics and your chords directly in the editor.

In order to see your chords recognized as chords by Newzik (they are highlighted in blue), you need to respect a single rule: one line for text, one line for chords (see the example).

In this case, the chords will be highlighted in blue, and you will be able to transpose them and see the right fingers’ positions on a fretboard or keyboard by clicking on them.

To choose if you want to display chords on fretboard or keyboard, click on the “Display settings” button from the setting pictogram.

3.4 How ti create Lyrics and chords

Edit a Lyrics and Chords file

When you display a Lyrics and Chords file in your Smartscore, open the setting popover in the right-top corner and then click on “Lyrics edition”.

3.4 Lyrics edition

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Files Manager

From the file button situated at the top-left corner of your Smartscore, you will be able to:

  • Combine your files*
  • Import new files
  • Write Lyrics & Chords
  • Paste Youtube links

*You can combine two files together: 1 score (MusicXML, TXT or PDF) + 1 audio file (mp3, m4a, MIDI), video or Youtube link.

This allows you to create different versions (see below).

To select or unselect a file, you just need to click or unclick on it.

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Versions

What is a version?

A version is a specific combination of files in a title. Let’s take an example. You have the title “American Jam Session” by Jean-Félix Lalanne in your Newzik Library, containing several files: a guitar score in MusicXML, a PDF with the lyrics, a MIDI of the guitar track and a Youtube video of a Lalanne’s live performance. You will, for instance, create two versions of this title:

– A guitar player version, with the guitar score and the MIDI file

– A singer version, with the PDF of lyrics and the Youtube video.

3.6 What's a version

NB 1: a version can contain a single file

NB 2: logically, you cannot associate two “display” files (ex: two different PDFs) or two “audio” files (ex: a mp3 and a MIDI track) in the same version.

NB 3: When you set your version parameters, they are automatically saved into your version and will be unchanged when you come back on this title.

 


How to create, edit or delete a version?

Your current version is displayed at the middle-top of your title Smartscore. Click on the “default version” button in the top-right corner of your screen. You can then rename this version, duplicate or create a new version by clicking on “Add a version” or “Duplicate version”. You can now select the files you want to display in the version (see above “Files selections”).

You can delete a version by clicking on “Edit”, and pressing the red button on the left.

3.6 How to edit versions

Smart versioning of MusicXML files

Smart versioning has been developed to help you creating separate versions when you import a MusicXML full score (containing several tracks) into Newzik.

3.6 Smart Versioning

Let’s take an example:

I import a MusicXML file containing the full score of a song. In this score, I have 4 tracks:

– the piano staves

– the bass stave

– the guitar stave

– the drums stave

While importing your MusicXML, Newzik will propose you to automatically create the versions of each musician:

– the piano version displaying the piano staves only

– the bass version displaying the bass staff only

Etc.

In the smart versioning window, you need to select all the versions you want to be automatically created.

Once all your versions are created, you still can adjust them thanks to the “tracks” or “display settings” features.

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Annotations

Which files can be annotated?

While several applications let you annotate PDF files only, Newzik lets you also annotate MusicXML scores.

3.7 Annotations

How to annotate a file?

You can annotate files from the settings pictogram on the right-top corner. While your MusicXML or PDF has been selected, click on the annotation pictogram and choose “Annotate”.

You can easily choose your colors and the size of your pencil to annotate your file. You can also cancel a move with the arrow in the upper bar.

If you click on the multi-tools pictogram, you will see that you can choose between several annotation tools (pencil, highlighter, text zone, stamp and an eraser).

Your annotations are automatically saved into your version. To delete them, click on the little trash that you can see in annotations mode.

 

MUSICXML ONLY: Please note that when you annotate a MusicXML file, it will automatically lock the smart zoom that reorganizes your bars when you zoom, to transform your MusicXML file into a PDF-like file. If you want to recover this smart zoom, you need to delete your annotations or create another version.

 

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Synchronization

What is synchronization?

This feature allows you to synchronize a score with an audio file or a video. For what purpose?

– Synchronize an audio file with a Lyrics and Chords file to create a karaoke version

See How to Synchronize Lyrics & Chords? 

– Synchronize an audio/video with a MusicXML score to make the slider move at the “real” tempo and create play-alongs or tutorials

See How to Synchronize a MusicXML score?

3.8 What's Synchronization

Compatible files:

– MusicXML + audio

– MusicXML + MIDI

– MusicXML + video

– Lyrics and Chords (txt) + audio

– Lyrics and Chords (txt) + MIDI

– Lyrics and Chords (txt) + video

Please note that when you generate a MIDI from an imported XML file, the two files are automatically synchronized.

 

How to synchronize?

The first thing to do: select the 2 compatible files (see above) from the files icon.

Then, open the setting menu on the top-right corner of the Smartscore and click synchronization.

To begin synchronizing, click on Play to start the music. Create synchronization points by tapping on the note/lyric at the appropriate time. You can mark your score by a few well-placed synchronization points.

For greater precision, you can also add points while in pause. For instance, if you are synchronizing a song with a high bpm, you can pause your audio at the exact time you want and then add your corresponding point.

To erase your synchronization points, click on the little trash icon.

 

Important note:

MusicXML users: you might have already generated a synchronized MIDI when importing your MusicXML score. If you want to re-synchronize, remove the existing synchronization points.

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Transport bar

Play

The Play Button launches audio and video files from the Newzik Library or the Smartscore. If an audio, MIDI or video file is selected, clicking the “Play” button will launch the audio track. Click the “Pause” button to stop playing the track.

3.9 Transport bar

Previous / Next

The Previous and Next buttons are black when clickable, and grey when not. They aim at moving between your titles when you are in a playlist. Thus, clicking “Next” will drive you to the next song of your playlist.

When you are in a playlist, you will see a “List” icon at the bottom left of your screen. From there, you can directly access other titles of your playlist.

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Metronome

Set a tempo

The metronome will appear in the transport bar when a MIDI file is selected. To activate it, click on it and activate the “Metronome” button. To set a tempo, play with the cursor or choose “Tap” to set a tempo by clicking at your own speed.

3.10 Tempo

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Band Mode©

What is the Band Mode?

The Band feature is a real revolution in the world of music apps. It enables musicians to connect their devices (iPhone and / or iPad) together using Wifi and to share material in live.

Take a look to the dedicated Band Mode video!

 

4 Band Mode

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Leader / Follower connection

To create a session in the Band menu, click on “I lead”. It will open a session with an associated number. If a musician wants to join the session, he needs to click on “I follow” and type (or choose, if displayed) the number of the leader session. The devices will then be connected.

Please note that as a leader, you can directly open a session from the Smartscore. You will need to open the setting pictogram on the right-top corner, click on the Band pictogram and then on “Open a session”.

Make sure that the connected devices hold distinct Newzik accounts. Please note that you can join a Band session as a guest user, without having any account.

You need to be connected to the same Wifi spot to use this feature.

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Band mode features

Band mode and versions

When you follow a leader, you can choose a version that is different from your leader’s. For instance, in an orchestra, the leader (the conductor) has the full score on his screen and each musician can display his own version (violin, piano, etc.) 

 

4.3 Open a Band Session

 

Automatic vs Manual page turn

When you are a player and follow a leader, you can choose between automatic and manual page turn.

When in automatic mode, your screen will scroll when your leader will scroll and the advancement bars will be synchronized on the screens. To use this function, the versions need to be compatible*. For conductors, it brings more security: you are now sure that your musicians are at the good bar!

When in manual mode, you are free to turn the page at the speed and frequency you prefer. But when the leader changes the song, your screen will follow and display the new song.

 

*Let’s take the example of a MusicXML file containing 2 staves: a trumpet stave, and a violin stave. The conductor, that is leading the session, will have a version containing the two staves. The trumpet player will have a version with the trumpet staves only, and the violinist a version with the violin staves only. In this example, the three versions (conductor, trumpet, violin) are perfectly compatible.

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Sending and Collaborative Sharing

Sending playlists and titles

When you see the details of a playlist in your Newzik Library, click on the sharing pictogram and then on “Send by email”. The receiver will get the playlist link in an email. He needs to click on it: the playlist will be integrated in its playlists list with its full content.

5.1 Send a title

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please note that you can also directly send a title: click on the “i” button to get to the title details, and follow the same path.

5.1 Sending a playlist

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more details, please consult the dedicated videos: Send a playlist and Send a title.

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Collaborative playlists

Simple sending vs. Collaborative sharing ©

Newzik lets you share your content the way you want.

–> Either you can decide to send a playlist in simple sending – the receivers will import it and take ownership of it.

–> Or, you can send a playlist in collaborative sharing – the receivers will be able to edit this playlist, create their own versions and even add titles.

This feature is made for musicians who want to build playlists together.

 5.2 How to create a Collab. playlist

What is collaborative sharing, and how to use it?

Collaborative sharing aims at collaborating around a playlist, as follows: a user creates a playlist containing titles, and shares it with other users – for instance, a band conductor with its musicians. When the musicians receive the playlist via email, they open it from the Email application of their iPad or iPhone by clicking on a link. The playlist will then be directly integrated into their own playlists list, with a dedicated pictogram meaning the playlist is collaborative.

From now on, every member can create its own version into the titles of the shared playlist, add titles to the playlist, annotate every version etc., and all these moves will be seen in real time by all the playlist subscribers.

 

How to create a collaborative playlist?

You can either create a collaborative playlist from scratch or turn a regular playlist into a collaborative one.

To create a collaborative playlist, click on the “+” button in the playlists list and choose “Create a collaborative playlist”

If you want to pick one of your playlists and turn it into a collaborative one, click on the sharing pictogram and click on “Make it collaborative”. Please note that when you make a playlist collaborative, we automatically save a backup of your titles in your “All titles” category. This way, even if some modifications are made on Title A in the collaborative playlist, you will still have access to your original Title A in “All Titles”. 

 

How to send a collaborative playlist?

When you see the details of a collaborative playlist in your Newzik Library, click on the sharing pictogram and then on “Share by email”. The receiver will get the playlist link in an email. He just needs to click on it: the playlist will be integrated into its playlists list with its full content.

If your playlist is not collaborative yet, you will have to “Make it collaborative” (see above) first and then send it.

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Playlist links

In the sharing popover, you will find the function “Copy the link”. Clicking on it will create a link corresponding to your playlist. You can paste it anywhere. Anyone clicking on this link will import this playlist in its Newzik Library.

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Export to PDF

The “Export to PDF” function, that you will find in a title detail (sharing pictogram), generates a PDF containing all your title contents. To open this PDF, you can choose among several iPad applications, but we recommend you to use iBooks.

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Page Turn

Bluetooth / MIDI pedal

Using Bluetooth / MIDI pedals can be very useful if you want to keep your hands free.

To use this feature, you can either go in the general parameters from the main Newzik Menu Bar or directly through your Smartscore, by opening the “Setting pictogram” at the right-top corner and clicking on the “Page turn” button.

Before using your pedal in action, you need to assign MIDI commands to it. To do so, click on “Control” and then on “Assign actions”. For each action, click on “Assign” and press the button you want on your pedal. For instance, if you want to assign the command “Next page” to the A button, click on “Assign” and then press your pedal A button.

6. Page Turn

We recommend you the best Pedals on our Accessories’ Page.

Please find the step by step guide for each featured pedal:

 

Pedal settings

 

iRig BlueTurn

1) Activate the Pedal

– Turn the Pedal on

2) Pair the iPad and the Pedal

– From the iPad Settings menu, open the Bluetooth menu

– Activate the iPad’s Bluetooth

– Select the Pedal identified by the iPad

3) Connect to Newzik

– Open the Newzik app and go to the Settings menu

– Clic on Page Turn

– Select Pedal: Airturn, Pageflip, BlueTurn)’’

– Open a score and enjoy!

NB : you can follow the same process from an opened score, by opening the Features menu and then by clicking on ‘’Page Turn’’

 

iRig BlueBoard

1) Activate the Pedal

– Download the BlueBoard app here

– Turn the Pedal on

– Open the BlueBoard app and click on the detected Pedal. Check the connection by            clicking on each button: a blue light will flash

2) Pair the iPad and the Pedal

– From the iPad Settings menu, open the Bluetooth menu

– Activate the iPad’s Bluetooth

– Select the Pedal identified by the iPad

3) Connect to Newzik

– Open the Newzik app and go to the Settings menu

– Clic on Page Turn

– Select ‘’MIDI Pedal’’

– Click on Assign in the Set actions menu for each desired feature, and click on the pedal buttons to which you want to assign the action. Repeat the process for each function you want to setup.

– Open a score and enjoy!

NB : you can follow the same process from an opened score, by opening the Features menu and then by clicking on ‘’Page Turn’’

 

AirTurn PED

1) Activate the Pedal

– Turn the Pedal on

2) Pair the iPad and the Pedal

– From the iPad Settings menu, open the Bluetooth menu

– Activate the iPad’s Bluetooth

– Select the Pedal identified by the iPad

3) Connect to Newzik

– Open the Newzik app and go to the Settings menu

– Clic on Page Turn

– Select Pedal: Airturn, Pageflip, BlueTurn)’’

– Open a score and enjoy!

NB: you can follow the same process from an opened score, by opening the Features menu and then by clicking on ‘’Page Turn’’

 

AirTurn DUO BT105 & BT106
1) Activate the Pedal

– Turn the Pedal on

2) Pair the iPad and the Pedal

– From the iPad Settings menu, open the Bluetooth menu

– Activate the iPad’s Bluetooth

– Select the Pedal identified by the iPad

3) Connect to Newzik

– Open the Newzik app and go to the Settings menu

– Clic on Page Turn

– Select Pedal: Airturn, Pageflip, BlueTurn)’’

– Connect to Bluetooth 3

– Open a score and enjoy!

NB: you can follow the same process from an opened score, by opening the Features menu and then by clicking on ‘’Page Turn’’

 

PageFlip Cicada & Firefly
1) Activate the Pedal

– Turn the Pedal on

2) Pair the iPad and the Pedal

– From the iPad Settings menu, open the Bluetooth menu

– Activate the iPad’s Bluetooth

– Select the Pedal identified by the iPad

3) Connect to Newzik

– Open the Newzik app and go to the Settings menu

– Clic on Page Turn

– Select Pedal: Airturn, Pageflip, BlueTurn)’’

– Connect to Bluetooth 3

– Open a score and enjoy!

NB: you can follow the same process from an opened score, by opening the Features menu and then by clicking on ‘’Page Turn’’

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Movement detection

This feature allows you to handle page turn knocking on your table or your stand. To use this feature, choose “Movement detection” in the general parameters or directly in the page turn menu in the Smartscore of a title.

You can choose between a manual or an automatic detection (we advise you to use the automatic one), and between a stable or instable surface.

Everything is managed with a color code:

– When the arrows on the right of your score turn into red circles, it means “Wait”.

– When the arrows on the right of your score are green, knocking will turn your page forward

– When the arrows on the right of your score are red, knocking will turn your page backward (you will be proposed to go backward just after a move forward, in case you made a wrong move)

– When the arrows on the right of your score turn into red squares, it means “Inactive”.

 

[Please note that a sensitivity simulator is currently under construction and will be available soon.]

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Scrolling settings

Scrolling type: You can choose what will be the action triggered by your finger (or pedal) scrolling the page: either changing line, or changing page.

Slow page scrolling: if you switch it on, and turn a page (manually or with a pedal), it will slowly scroll your score to the next/previous page.

If you switch it off, and turn a page (manually or with a pedal), it will quickly scroll your score to the next/previous page.

 

Try it to pick the one you prefer!

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Newzik Store

What is the Newzik Store?

[Available soon! – In The Newzik Store, youll soon be able to buy sheet music from our partners]

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Finale & Sibelius Exports Best Practices

Newzik & MusicXML

Newzik is the best tool to read MusicXML scores on iPhone and iPad. However, we strongly rely on the MusicXML standard, and we will not be able to display correctly scores that contain mistakes in their original Sibelius version.

Here are some tips to help you make the most of the Finale or Sibelius + Newzik combination!

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Export your scores in MusicXML

Sibelius, Finale or Notion let you directly export your scores in MusicXML.

However, if you work with Sibelius, we strongly advise you to use a plugin to export your scores in MusicXML.

 

This plug-in is called Dolet, and you can download it at this address:

http://www.musicxml.com/dolet-plugin/dolet-6-plugin-for-sibelius-5-1-and-later/

To export your score in MusicXML with the plugin, you’ll just need to follow these steps:

  • Click on “Transpose score” in the Home menu (this step is mandatory to avoid transposing issue)
  • In the Home menu, choose Plugins, and then “Export MusicXML”
  • You get a MusicXML file that you can easily import into Newzik!

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How to optimize my scores writing in notation softwares?

Chords

If you want your chords to be displayed nicely in Newzik, here are some friendly tips:

  • Never write a chord as “text” in your editor. To insert a chord, go to the “text” menu and choose “chord symbol”.
  • If a chord is highlighted in red in your score (or, in Finale, if you get a pop-up), it means that the editor does not recognize him (and Newzik won’t neither). You’ll need to move (or rewrite) this chord in your score.
  • Diminished chords: use the symbol “°” and not “O” or “0”. C° is correct, C0 isn’t.
  • Respect the order of the elements in your chord. For instance:
    • do not write Bb7dim, but Bbdim7
    • do not write B13(9b), but B13(b9)
  • We advise you to always rewrite your chords instead of using the “%” repeat sign.
  • If you write too many chords in a bar, some of them will sometimes be considered as comments or text. Tips: enlarge your bar!

 

Instruments tracks

Once you create an instrument track in your editor, choose the good instrument from the beginning. You’ll avoid some common mistakes linked to transposing instruments.

If you observe that a track is transposed in Newzik against your will, this can be the origin of the problem. To change the instrument:

  • select the track
  • click on “change” in the “Home” menu
  • choose the right instrument

 

Repeat signs

Newzik will not display your repeat signs if your original MusicXML score contains mistakes. Thus, if you observe an error message linked to repeat signs when you import your MusicXML score into Newzik, check the repeat signs in your original score. For instance, if you open a repeat sign without closing it, Newzik won’t display it at all.

For more information on how to use Sibelius correctly, you can refer to their dedicated User Guide: 

http://hub.sibelius.com/download/documentation/pdfs/sibelius713-tutorials-fr.pdf

 

For Finale, you can check right here: 

http://www.finalemusic.com/UserManuals/Finale2014Win/Content/Contents.htm

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Delete your account

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