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Auto scroll by microphone text recognition?
« on: April 26, 2023, 06:25:25 am »
Hi folks,

we're pretty new to Bandhelper, but we already like it and got a subscription! One thing that does not work too well for us yet is auto scrolling: we have an old BT foot pedal we used with OnSong, couldn't connect it yet with Bandhelper. Scrolling down the text with a finger on the iPad while playing guitar is not so nice.

So, my question is: can Bandhelper on iPad somehow recognize what we're singing through the microphone, and then scroll automatically? I'm using Duolingo to learn languages, and that app automatically detects whether I say the right words. Wouldn't need to be mega precise. Would be very helpful in situations where we decide to add an extra solo or something else happens.


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Re: Auto scroll by microphone text recognition?
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2023, 07:29:27 am »
It's an interesting idea, but I can imagine a few challenges: ignoring any other sound coming through your microphone (like the rest of the band playing) and tracking where you are when lyrics repeat (like choruses). Also, I think activating the microphone would stop any sound coming from the device (backing tracks or tempos).

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Re: Auto scroll by microphone text recognition?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2023, 10:58:06 pm »
Maybe try using Markers as well on Auto-scroll?