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More Remote Options with Teleprompt+ for iOS (iPad/iPhone)!

We are very happy to announce new partnerships with Teleprompt+ for iOS. We have added support for the ikan Elite Prompter, iRig Blueboard, iRig BlueTurn and the Grip&Shoot remotes. Many thanks to the folks at ikan, IK Multimedia and Grip&Shoot for reaching out to us to help make this happen.

One of the great things that came out of adding support for all these great remotes is we added an easy way to customize what each button on your remote of choice does.  We’ve added presets for the most common remote setups but if you think a certain button should perform a different action then you can set it up however you want. The other benefit of this is that it should work with any bluetooth or midi enabled remote that can pair with your iPad or iPhone even if we don’t explicitly list it in our list of remotes (but let us know if you are using one of the unlisted remotes).

So how do you set these devices up? We hope it’s easy and intuitive but here is a guide to make this even easier.

Setup Bluetooth pedals or handled remotes

This is a great starting point if you are using any of the following devices: All AirTurn foot pedals and remotes, Grip&Shoot, ikan Elite, iRig BlueTurn, PageFlip Cicada/Firefly, Satechi Multimedia and Smart Pointer remotes. If you have any other bluetooth remotes that are not listed here you can also follow these instructions and use the manual button mapping to set up your remote.

  1. Refer to the instruction manual that came with your remote in order first pair the remote with your iPad or iPhone. This is normally done in the Settings app under the “Bluetooth” option.
  2. Once you have your remote paired with your device then start Teleprompt+.
  3. In edit mode of the app tap on the Settings button (has an icon of a screwdriver and hammer) in the upper right corner on the iPad or at the bottom right corner of the “Groups” screen on the iPhone.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of list of options and tap on “Map Remote Buttons” (If using the Grip&Shoot please see additional instructions below or the iRig Bluebooard then see these instructions).
  5. Teleprompt+ has a list of presets for the most common remotes for quick setup. If you want to use the presets tap on the “Choose Preset” button at the bottom right corner of the mapping window (If not then skip to the section below labeled “Manual Button Mapping”.)
  6. In the Presets screen find your device and the configuration you want (single pedal, two pedal – speed, etc) and tap on that.

Now your device is configured to work with Teleprompt+.

 

Just start prompting and give the remote a try.

Manual Button Mapping

If the built-in presets do not meet your needs or you have a remote that isn’t listed in the presets you can change the button mapping for any prompting function in the app. To do this follow these steps

  1. Make sure your remote is paired with your device (see the instructions that came with your remote for help pairing the remote).
  2. In edit mode of the app tap on the Settings button (has an icon of a screwdriver and hammer) in the upper right corner on the iPad or at the bottom right corner of the “Groups” screen on the iPhone.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of list of options and tap on “Map Remote Buttons.”
  4. In the mapping list find the function you want to control with your remote (Play/Pause, Speed Up, Next Cue Point, etc) and tap on that option and it will highlight.
  5. Then press the button/pedal on your remote and now that function is mapped to that button. If you get a message saying that button is already assigned then take note of which function it is mapped to and remove that mapping then try again.
  6. Repeat steps 4 & 5 for all the buttons you want to map on your remote.  Each of these mappings will be stored in the app and does not need to be done again.

Remove a button mapping

If you have button mapping that you need to remove do the following:

  1. In edit mode of the app tap on the Settings button in the upper right corner (has an icon of a screwdriver and hammer).
  2. Scroll to the bottom of list of options and tap on “Map Remote Buttons.”
  3. Tap on the option you that you want to remove the mapping.
  4. Once it is highlight a small “X” will appear on the right. Tap on that “X.”
  5. Tap “Yes” on the delete confirmation and that button mapping will be removed.

Configuring the Grip&Shoot

The Grip&Shoot remote has a couple extra steps to first set it up and luckily this only needs to be done once.

  1. Tap on the settings button (has an icon of a screwdriver and hammer) which is in the top right hand corner of the edit screen on the iPad or in the bottom right corner of the “Groups” screen on the iPhone.
  2. Scroll toward the bottom and turn off the settings labeled “Disable Grip&Shoot Remote”. Turning this off will tell the app to always scan for a Grip&Shoot remote when it is running.
  3. Then just tap one of the buttons on the Grip&Shoot and it will pair with the device (and app).
  4. Then follow the instructions above to complete the button mapping.

Configuring the iRig BlueBoard

If you want to use the iRig Blueboard the setup can be tricky at first. So for those of you who are looking for instructions on setting up the BlueBoard, check out the guide below.

  1. Install the BlueBoard app on your device.
  2. Make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your iPad/iPhone.
  3. Turn on the BlueBoard by flipping the switch on the bottom of the pedal to the on position.
  4. Then launch the BlueBoard app and it will immediately start looking for the foot pedal.
  5. Once it finds your device it will display that in a list in the middle of the screen. Just tap on the name to connect the devices.
  6. The devices are now paired and you can exit the BlueBoard app.
  7. Then follow the instructions above to complete the button mapping.

 

We are very pleased to have support for all these different remotes and devices.  We hope you find the device that is right for you and helps you or your talent perform better. If you have any device that is currently not on the list please let us know and we’ll see what we can do. Happy prompting!