Greetings! I am using Ableton Live 9 Standard for multi-track playback during our music service at church. I saw some videos demonstrating the simultaneous use of Apple Preview, triggered by MIDI notes in Live, to show and move through a PDF songbook during playback.
I'm using an early 2007 Mac Mini with OS X 10.6.8, linked by firewire to a DIGI 003 Rack for multiple audio outputs- the DIGI 002 has MIDI IN/OUT. I also use a wireless USB keybord to trigger song starts/stops in Live. I have been successful in turning pages via MIDI notes, but the dilema is in setting the keyboard to work with Live when Apple Preview is the active application. It seems only the active app can respond to keyboard commands.
I have a plan to go with a wired USB Apple keyboard and add a wireless USB X-Tempo POK Pedal Board- which apparently send keyboard triggers, as well.
My Mac Mini does not offer a multiple display option, so I'm forced to stay with a single monitor. Any ideas if I would be better off with an actual MIDI Pedal, like the Rolls MP128, or is there something I'm missing, as a work-around? I also have Bome's MIDI Translator Pro in the process.
Thanks, in advance, for any input.