Airturn PED Pedal info


  1. Turn on the PED.
  2. Press and hold the MODE button. The red
    LED will flash once per second from 1 to 6
    flashes. The number of flashes corresponds
    to the same MODE number. Be sure to count the flashes.
  3. Release the MODE button following the number of flashes that reflects the desired MODE. The blue and red LEDs will flash together the number of times indicating which MODE has been set.

Example: To set MODE 2 hold the MODE button for 2 flashes of the red LED, release and both LEDS will flash 2 times to confirm the MODE 2 setting.

Note: Once the MODE has been set, it will remain the same until it is changed following the above steps.

Reset pairing:

Pairing must be reset whenever switching from one device to another or when switching between MODES 1 and 2.

With the PED powered on, press and hold the power button for six seconds. After two seconds, the PED will appear to power down. Continue to hold the power button. At six seconds both LEDs will blink three times. After the third blink release the power button. The device has been reset. Remove any old pairing from your host computer and then turn on the PED to pair again with the desired host computer.


Note: This MODE is for PED-APP-Direct apps only.

  1. Power on the PED.
  2. Be sure the PED is in MODE 1.
  3. Go to your app and find the Bluetooth setup screen.
  4. Find the PED in the device list and tap on it.
  5. Tap on the Pair option in the dialog box.


Open your computer’s Bluetooth Setup dialog:

iOS – Select Settings>Bluetooth and turn on the Bluetooth if it is off. When the PED is discovered, it will appear in the list of devices. Tap on the selection. A dialog box will then appear. Tap on Pair.

Android – Select Settings>Bluetooth and turn it on if it is off. Make sure your device is set to discoverable. Then tap the SCAN button. When the PED appears, tap to pair.

PC – Select Control Panel, My Bluetooth Devices. Select “Add a device”. Click next and complete pairing.

MAC – Select Apple, System Preferences, Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth. The PED will appear in the Devices window

iOS/iPadOS 15 so far


unrealBook works with iOS15 for the most basic functions.

MIDI has been tested and works as it always did.

Bluetooth master/slave seems to have issues – while I have made changes, this feature could be on the way out. I recommend Airdrop and Wifi for master/slave. A portable Wifi router is good enough.

More Functions

Accept multiple files without renaming: If you are airdropping a bunch of files, you can send multiple files to unrealBook. It will accept all the files overwriting any duplicates. Use this with caution.

Insert songs at top of setlist: When inserting songs into a set list, add them at the beginning instead of the end.

Apostrophe and sorting

The “smart” keyboard for the iPad Pro seems to type in a different apostrophe character than the iPad itself. This can result in weird sorting problems. To fix this, use the on screen keyboard or set the Smart Keyboard “U.S. International – PC”. Set this in the settings app of the iPad under Hardware Keyboard.

Nothing lasts forever – bluetooth pedals

Having worked on unrealBook for over 10 years now, I have been fortunate to use different bluetooth pedals with unrealBook. Unfortunate as it may be, with barely any use my CODA Stomp now refuses to connect to any device, my iRig Blueturn refuses to connect in a similar fashion with the error “pairing took too long” and now my iRig Blueboard is dropping connections sometimes within seconds and other times after a few minutes.

I am at a loss to explain how a bluetooth pedal can decide to no longer connect. They broadcast to the iPad because I can see them, but when I try to connect they donʻt connect. In fact, the CODA Stomp will lock up with the LED turning off and the power button stuck on.

I have to point out that my Airturn pedals all continue to work and pair.

Remapping an entire index (.csv) to a single PDF

Here is a common problem. The index points to a PDF but the PDF name is not the same. One way to fix this is to look inside the index (.csv file) and rename the PDF file to match what is in the index.

Another way is to use the Link to new PDF command. Be aware that this will remap ALL entries in the index to the chosen PDF. So you cannot use this for indexes that point to multiple PDF files. This will basically remap all entires in the index to point to a single PDF.

Here’s how to do this:

1: Open an index and press Edit Index

2: Press the downward v (in this picture to the right of Colorado)

3: Choose Link to new PDF and choose a PDF file to remap all entries in the index to.

Once you choose a new PDF, all of the index entries will point to the new PDF.

Utilities Window

Email Preferences

Allows you to email a backup of the unrealBook preferences file.

Backup All Support Files

Will allow you to backup a zip of the support files that unrealBook creates (minus the PDF files). These are all the support files unrealBook creates minus the PDF files. You can upload to dropbox, email or use Open in… (airdrop).

Back to Dropbox

Provided you have the time and enough space on Dropbox, this will upload all your files to Dropbox. unrealBook will attempt to upload each file one by one to Dropbox. Since this can take a long time, I recommend using a computer and doing a manual backup.

Airdrop Documents to Computer – (iPad Pro only or capable iPad), allows you to Airdrop the entire contents of unrealBook to your computer. This will be a full backup of files.

Reset Preferences To Defaults – This will reset the preferences of unrealBook including the password for restricting file sharing (if you have defined one in the settings->global->functions.

Convert All Old Files To New – Only needed if you have really old files from unrealBook and have updated from a really old iPad to iPad Pro.

Latest News – unrealBook

2-16-22 – 1 finger pan bug. When unrealBook is made active, 2 finger pan is enabled in landscape mode. This is a bug. Will be fixed in the next beta due out shortly. This will be the last iOS 12 version.

1-27-22 FIXEDAirturn does not turn pages after entering and exiting drawing mode. This is as far as I know a new problem with the Airturn library and iOS15. This only happens with the keyboard airturn devices. For this reason, I highly recommend that people purchase the newer Airturn Direct line of pedals – BT-200. They will have less problems moving forward and will be less subject to breaking every time Apple releases a new operating system. WORKAROUND – Go to Songs->All Files and load a song or simply open and close the all files popup.

See the iOS15 page for more information about work-arounds and iOS15 problems.

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