• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop by Department
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG July Financing 7-22-14

Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display   (Used)

  • Write a Review
SKU 
#241190007000010
See All Freehand Electronic Sheet Music Displays
  • Ships Internationally
Freehand

Paperless music library will reinvent the way you look at music.

The MusicPad Pro's 12.1" TFT LCD backlit, color display is about the size of a sheet of music, but this digital music notebook does a heck of a lot more. All your sheet music, drill charts, lyrics, guitar tablature, bowing and fingering marks, class schedules, set lists, and other study and performance aids can all be kept in one convenient place. The innovative touch screen lets you make marks and notations right on the page of music, which you can store, change, and delete as needed without losing your original score. Plus you can zoom in and out to make fine annotations.

You can store an entire season's worth of concerts or an entire semester of classroom materials in one compact unit and add new scores or material at any time. It's easy to download music from freehandmusic.com, scan your music library, or import music from all the popular music and graphics programs directly into the MusicPad Pro.

The MusicPad's high-resolution, low glare, easy-to-read display with backlit touch screen eliminates the need for external lighting in low-light or no-light situations. And a quick touch on the screen or tap on the optional footpedal will turn the page for you. Plus, the convenient video out feature makes it easy to project your notes and annotations so you can share materials with students and colleagues.

Version 4.0 offers many enhancements over 3.0, including double the memory for 128MB of storage. Freehand has refreshed the interface to make it finger-friendly, so that you can now touch the icons instead of using the stylus. The file management capabilities have also been improved with an enhanced playlist function (you can now store up to 100 songs) and a browse/search capability that lets you type in search terms with the onboard keyboard or a USB 2.0 keyboard. Freehand has also expanded the notation palette with features like text, zoom, and advanced color palette and notations. Plus with the full version of a score purchased from the freehandmusic.com store, you can both transpose and play back a MIDI version of the score that shows the notes as they are being played. When you are playing a piece back the notes that are being played are highlighted so it's easy to follow along.

Version 4.0 comes equipped with premium tools, which you can unlock with a product key for $49.95 from freehandsystems.com. These tools include wireless networking, so you can network the MusicPad 4.0 via Ethernet or wireless connections. You also get audio functions including a metronome with both audio and visual options as well as a number of settings so you get just the beat and emphasis you need for whatever piece you're working on; a MusicPad version of a pitch pipe; and audio player to play, stop, pause, shuffle, and repeat MIDI and MP3 files. Premium tools also gives you access to additional pen colors and annotation tools.

Features

  • Size: 13.3" x 9.9" x 1.8" (just over 4 lbs.)
  • Easy-to-read, low glare, touch screen
  • 12.1" TFT LCD backlit, color display eliminates need for external music stand lighting
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • 64MB external USB flash drive
  • 32MB internal flash memory
  • Video out
  • Audio out
  • AC power and rechargeable battery
  • 2 USB ports (1 host, 1 device)
  • Built-in jack for footpedal
  • Store your entire music library
  • Download nearly 50,000 digital music scores already formatted for the MusicPad Pro Plus from www.sunhawk.com
  • Scan your music library into a computer and then convert
  • Fully annotative with zoom in and zoom out feature while writing
  • Add or erase rehearsal marks and notations
  • Easy-to-read personal onscreen color notes
  • Extensive library of notation symbols
  • Text annotation via a virtual keyboard
  • Half-page turn option for look-ahead viewing in portrait mode
  • 2-page display in landscape mode
  • Remote easy page turning
  • Audio Player for MIDI
  • File browser and quick search
  • Expanded playlist capability

Never carry around a stack of sheet music again! Order today!

 
Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
FreehandMusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display
 
3.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Flawless performance

Ever since the FreeHand came out, people always compared it to a laptop (or a notebook, or a tablet PC) and the argument was ?well, my laptop can display music - plus...Read complete review

Ever since the FreeHand came out, people always compared it to a laptop (or a notebook, or a tablet PC) and the argument was ?well, my laptop can display music - plus I can do a whole bunch of other stuff with my laptop, like eMail..... so the FreeHand is a waste of money.?As a FreeHand owner and user, I?d like to say that comparing the Freehand to a laptop is comparing apples to oranges. It?s like saying ?I have an acoustic guitar and if I just put a mic in front of it, then I have an electric guitar. Plus I can do a whole bunch of other stuff with my acoustic, like play it on the street corner..... so buying an electric guitar is a waste of money.? YES, you can display music on a laptop. But when the singer says ?that key is too high, you need to play in a lower key? with a couple pen taps on the FreeHand and the sheet music is transposed. When the horn section tells me ?hey man, my sax is Eb? with the Freehand, it?s no problem - you can't do that on your iPad. During performance, turning the virtual pages on a laptop (even with a wireless mouse) is a hassle ? been there, done that. The FreeHand turns pages with a foot pedal. But the biggest difference between the FreeHand and a laptop is also the MOST IMPORTANT -> the FreeHand NEVER crashes. Windoze always hangs at the worst possible moment (like right in the middle of a performance). And if you?ve never had that happen to you, consider yourself lucky indeed.Yes, there are apps for the iPad like forscore that will display pdf files ? but it can?t transpose them when the singer wants to change the key (at the last minute). The iPad won?t go back to the beginning page when it comes to ?dc al cappo?. The iPad won?t flip three pages back automatically when you get to the repeat sign or go to the coda. You?re stuck flipping through pdf pages on the iPad while the music goes on. Like one reviewer on Apple said ?cute idea, but is it really gig-worthy??Yeah, the FreeHand is spendy. Yeah, it only does one thing ? but it does it flawlessly. And when it comes time for the show, a flawless performance is priceless.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

FREEHAND MUSIC NO LONGER SUPPORTS THE MUSICPAD!!!!

I upgraded to the new Apple operating system "Lion". The Music Management software that came with the pad no longer works. This means you can't connect the pad to the...Read complete review

I upgraded to the new Apple operating system "Lion". The Music Management software that came with the pad no longer works. This means you can't connect the pad to the computer which is required to transfer music. Contacted the company and they simply said they are no longer supporting the pad. Now the pad is useless to me.

Reviewed by 15 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

FREEHAND MUSIC NO LONGER SUPPORTS THE MUSICPAD!!!!

By Ken Walden

from New York

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

I upgraded to the new Apple operating system "Lion". The Music Management software that came with the pad no longer works. This means you can't connect the pad to the computer which is required to transfer music. Contacted the company and they simply said they are no longer supporting the pad. Now the pad is useless to me.

Comment on this review

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Flawless performance

By Synth Quest

from Sunny Portland, Oregon

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Ever since the FreeHand came out, people always compared it to a laptop (or a notebook, or a tablet PC) and the argument was ?well, my laptop can display music - plus I can do a whole bunch of other stuff with my laptop, like eMail..... so the FreeHand is a waste of money.?As a FreeHand owner and user, I?d like to say that comparing the Freehand to a laptop is comparing apples to oranges. It?s like saying ?I have an acoustic guitar and if I just put a mic in front of it, then I have an electric guitar. Plus I can do a whole bunch of other stuff with my acoustic, like play it on the street corner..... so buying an electric guitar is a waste of money.? YES, you can display music on a laptop. But when the singer says ?that key is too high, you need to play in a lower key? with a couple pen taps on the FreeHand and the sheet music is transposed. When the horn section tells me ?hey man, my sax is Eb? with the Freehand, it?s no problem - you can't do that on your iPad. During performance, turning the virtual pages on a laptop (even with a wireless mouse) is a hassle ? been there, done that. The FreeHand turns pages with a foot pedal. But the biggest difference between the FreeHand and a laptop is also the MOST IMPORTANT -> the FreeHand NEVER crashes. Windoze always hangs at the worst possible moment (like right in the middle of a performance). And if you?ve never had that happen to you, consider yourself lucky indeed.Yes, there are apps for the iPad like forscore that will display pdf files ? but it can?t transpose them when the singer wants to change the key (at the last minute). The iPad won?t go back to the beginning page when it comes to ?dc al cappo?. The iPad won?t flip three pages back automatically when you get to the repeat sign or go to the coda. You?re stuck flipping through pdf pages on the iPad while the music goes on. Like one reviewer on Apple said ?cute idea, but is it really gig-worthy??Yeah, the FreeHand is spendy. Yeah, it only does one thing ? but it does it flawlessly. And when it comes time for the show, a flawless performance is priceless.

Comment on this review

(8 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Ridiculous

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Anyone that buys this clearly doesn't understand that the IPAD is cheaper, and that the ipad has apps for sheet music (like "forescore"). side by side the ipad is superior to this for sheet music. but when you factor in the 10,000 other things u can do with an ipad that this can't it's comical that this thing is far more expensive.

Comment on this review

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Investment / Time Saver

By ezm0Mzy4u

from Richmond , Virginia

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Been useing the Music Pad Pro for about four years. It sure makes life a lot more fun and easy to use ( once you get the hang of it ). The company gives GREAT support and willing to help me with my most recent questions about USB drive song storage. They have always been a big help to me and make sure I understand how to use it. Great product and Great Support !!!

Comment on this review

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MusicPad Pro - Incredible Product!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Pages turn slowly when using music purchased from freehandmusic.com. These charts are transposable and this may be the reason for the slow speed. Solution: use the look-ahead feature or buy charts from other digital music sites. If you have multiple MusicPads as I do, please note that freehandmusic charts can only be assigned to one MusicPad. Charts from other sites may be loaded onto any MusicPad via the File Manager. When downloading a digital music file, always select the MusicPad as a printer which will enable importing to the MusicPad. If you need a paper copy, print from the MusicPad application. For musicians needing chord charts or lyric sheets, simply print a Word document to the MusicPad. Finale and Sibelius charts can be imported to the MusicPad. PDF documents can also be printed to the MusicPad. It is worthwhile to buy the full Adobe Acrobat product to convert non-Word/Finale/Sibelius files into PDF documents without scanning. If you want to optimize the display for MusicPad files, select all Import Options except automatically crop pages, hide the Toolbar and select the view at 100%. When you use this product correctly, you will realize that nothing else comes close.

Comment on this review

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

buyer beware

By pickin fool

from New hampshire

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

I have been using this product for 2 years now. And although it has been functional, it has had It's share of bugs and incompatibilty issues with oeprating systems. it cannot support snow leopard, and 64 bit systems. On the company's support forum there has been considerable time since any news regarding updates and sofware releases.The toll free number has been disconnected and it seems as though all they want to do is sell off remaining stock. If you choose to buy, make sure you can return it because the company seems to ignoring anyone who tries to contact them.Go to their support forum and read up on what's going on by those who have purchased and use this product!

Comment on this review

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

more expensive than a laptop?

By brownieman

from Minneapolis

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

well - these days you can buy a lpatop for under $1000 which is much better than the musicpad pro. Why this thing sucks?... 2 big reasons. All my music is already in PDF format - I tested about 50 sheets and I would say only about 30% of them were readible once they were converted to .fh (Freehand format which is very old technology). You also can only convert one file at a time - consiedring I have over 1000 sheets in PDF format - thisd conversion process would have been unbearable. I got my money back and now just used my laptop on the piano stand using Acrobat Reader in portrait view. Works way better!!!

Comment on this review

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Music Pad Pro Fantastic

By Mike-Mw-Ty

from Phoenix

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

Given the option of carrying around a bucket load of music to all our gigs vs. the Music Pad Pro...no brainer....it is the best !!!! Very simple to use for anyone with some basic computer scanning knowledge....most copiers offer this feature now adays.......even our 80+ year old members like it. I will never go back to sheet music...everyone who plays in our group trios/quartets (near 20 members, playing cocktail/dinner music...some nights double booked which is why we own multiple units) agree that it is a cool tool and makes life way easier. Many plus features....which even without would still be worth the money.......unless you have a hard time following directions....tech support has always been very helpful to a courteous call..

Comment on this review

 
5.0

MusicPad Pro - convenient and user friendly

By D-D

from California

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

I'm a professional musician who has lived in several countries over the past 16 years. I am weary of lugging around five cabinets of music, so last year I started scanning my music to my computer. When my husband surprised me with the gift of a MusicPad Pro, I was already set with my music PDFs. MP Pro is very user friendly, so you can start using it right away, though I did read the manual to take advantage of all the features. I recommend reading the tips for converting your files to the FreeHand format to get the most legible scores (see the "freehandsystems" support page). This is a wonderful product with excellent support.

Comment on this review

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great tool

By Lex666

from California

Comments about Freehand MusicPad Pro Plus Version 4.0 Electronic Sheet Music Display:

I've owned the Music Pad for about 4 months now. It is a great tool, especially if you're like me and like to learn stuff from sheet music or books. I have tons and tons of books containing sheet music that after a while become cumbersome to use as a reference. The Music Pad makes everything so much easier and more accessible and user friendly than a book. Its fairly easy to use, I highly recommend you read the tips on freehand's website to help make scanning and converting files easier. Downloaded music from freehand's website look great and are easy to read. Scanned music looks great too, although time consuming to scan. Converted files from other formats may be too small to read and look terrible when enlarged. I'd recommend printing these and scanning instead. Don't buy freehand's foot pedal, instead buy a 2 button non-latching footswitch (I use a boss) and the appropriate cable and you can get reverse and forward page turning as opposed to freehand's forward only footswitch. I use a 1gb flash memory and it works fine with plenty of storage space. The internal battery is not reliable at all. After only 4 months, it will no longer hold a charge, something I will write to freehand about. Fits just fine on a regular music stand - no need to buy freehand's. My favorite feature is the ability to program the page sequence and creating playlists. Making notes is just as easy as using a pen, and looks neater too. Overall, a great product and has really made my life easier and learning new songs a breeze.

Comment on this review

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.