Using the Recorder/Player

Recorder – Excellent recordings can be made from unrealBook mobile on your music stand! Use this to record your band, rehearsals, or your lessons.


Press the Record button to start a recording. Press it again to stop. Press the Play Files button to see all the recordings you have made and to play and rename them.

Each recording is date stamped. If there is more than one recording in a day, the recording has a number added in parentheses. Select a recording to play, press it again to stop. Press the Rename button when a recording is selected to rename it. Press the Edit button to delete a recording. 

Smaller files will create .mp4 files but with reduced fidelity. These smaller files are easier to email.

Note: Recordings are in .WAV format. Most applications on the Macintosh including Quicktime can play these files. To backup these files, copy the .WAV files out of the unrealBook documents folder in iTunes to your computer .

To Play your recorded files, press Play Files.

Using the Player


To play a file, simply press the filename. To stop the playback, press the filename again. To rename a file, make sure it is selected and then press Rename. To delete a file, press the Edit button, then press the red minus button on the left of the filename. To jump to the middle of a file while it is playing, use the scroll bar. You can email recorded files as long as they are not larger than your email can handle.
In addition to simple playback, you can use the << and >> buttons to jump backwards or forwards. Press the i button to set an in point. Press the i-> button to continuously start from the in point. Press the o button to set an out point when Loop is ON. This will loop between in the in and out points. To set an out point at a spot, press the pause button and then drag the slider to the out point spot and press the o button. When the file is playing you can press the i or o buttons at any time to set the in and out points. The slider below the i, o and i-> buttons set the playback speed. Press the red ^ button to go back to normal playback speed.

Using the utilities window

If you slide your finger from the left edge to the right you can access the utilities window. This window contains a metronome, recorder and music player.

Slide from the left edge of the screen to the right to access the utilties window.


The utilities window is divided into 3 areas. Metronome, recorder and music player.

Using the metronome


Tap the triangle to set the tempo or press and type directly in the tempo field. Press the play button to start the metronome. Set the number of beats with the slider. Press the first beat dot to toggle accents.

Using the recorder


Press the record button to start recording. Press it again to stop recording.

Using the player


Press a recording on the bottom list to start playback. Press the || (pause) button to stop. Press the i button to set a start marker. Press i-> to restart playback from the marker point. Press the L to set an out point and loop playback. Press the > button on the button right to access the speed and pitch controls which will allow you to slow down and speed up the music as well as change the pitch. Use the << and >> buttons to skip back and forward.

Tap and Swipe – Landscape Orientation

Landscape orientation works in much the same way as portrait, with a few extra commands.

Tap and swipe in landscape orientation.


Tap the top left corner to go back to the main menu. Tap the left or right edges of the page to turn. You can also swipe right or left to turn pages. 2 finger pinch to zoom. Double tap the center of the page to reset the zoom level. Single tap in the center to have the page scroll down a fixed amount. 2 finger swipe up to go back to main menu. 2 finger swipe down to access file settings.

Linking an audio file or a song in the iPod library to the current document.


Swipe down with 2 fingers to acess the file settings page.

Link a song from the iPod library or an audio file in the documents folder.


Choose Song From Library will allow you to link a song from your iPod library in your phone. Link Audio File To Page will allow you to link an mp3, mp4 or wav file that is in your documents folder. If you choose a song from your iPod library, please make sure that it has a name and artist defined in iTunes. After linking, press the red X to exit this window.

Using motion


Motion allows you to record scrolling and page turns along with your music. Tap the top right edge to access the motion side menu.

Using the motion side menu to record and play


Press M to start motion recording. When recording, a red dot will appear on the top left of the page. Scroll the music using 1 finger up or down. When you release your finger, the postion of the page is recorded. Tap the right or left edge of the page to turn pages. Page turns are recorded. When you are done, tap the top right of the page to access the side menu and press M again. Press the P button to play back the recorded motions. If a song has been linked to the current document, the song will play while motion is recorded or played. Once you have recorded motion for a document, you can either use the side menu to start playback or simply tap on the document with 2 fingers to start and stop music and motion playback. To erase a motion recording, access the side menu, press M. It will ask you if you want to record again, choose yes and then access the side menu and press the M button again.