By Anu Passary | Nov 11, 2012 02:23 PM EST
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet is already being used in classrooms to encourage interactivity, and has now transitioned to other areas as well. Now, the Brussels Philharmonic orchestra has teamed up with Samsung and will be going paperless, using the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet instead of the traditional music sheets.
"Brussels Philharmonic is the first orchestra in the world that will replace its paper sheet music with tablets. Samsung is giving each of the hundred musicians a GALAXY Note 10.1 with NeoScores' software installed," stated Samsung Tomorrow, the company's official blog.
Samsung supplied hundred 16GB versions of the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, which has the NeoScores music software installed. The Samsung tablet also comes equipped with a stylus aka S Pen, which will enable the orchestra members to make their own notes and highlight portions. Moreover, the S Pen, Samsung notes can be used to "change the sheet music and share it between the conductor and the orchestra, the orchestra leader and the orchestra or individual musicians."
"From now on, they'll be able to effortlessly switch back and forth between their sheet music with their GALAXY Note 10.1. What's more, they'll always have their sheet music at hand, wherever they go!" noted Samsung's official blog.
Additionally, the Galaxy Note 10.1 has a Smart Stay feature which keeps the screen lit when the musicians are looking at the display. Samsung claims it is "the only tablet on the market that offers the necessary features to meet the high creative demands of a symphonic orchestra, this makes for a technological and musical world premiere."
Going paperless will have a lot of advantages including cost saving. Brussels Philharmonic would now be able to save nearly 25,000 euros in paper and tape costs each year. What's more, previously, musicians spent several hours a day preparing and copying music sheets. With the Galaxy Note 10.1, this process has become much simpler and efficient. Furthermore, the prchesta would also be able to save its sheet music digitally, helping them save on storage space and costs.
The advantages don't end there as the orchestra's Galaxy Note 10. comes equipped with a special concert mode, a feature that is similar to flight mode, to "prevent distractions during the concert." Members of the orchestra can also flip the pages on their music sheet with a "secured swipe, which prevents them from accidentally skipping 10 pages or zooming." On a practical front, the tablet will not blow away either in outdoor performances!
The 16GB of on-board memory can store nearly "1000 digital pages of sheet music and use several programs at the same time." What's more the Multiscreen enables the use of two applications simultaneously and the AllShare Cast feature lets users share the content with a TV or computer. Musicians also have the option to record music as the Galaxy Note 10.1 has a microphone.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is available at most retailers and can be purchased for $499. Check out the video below.
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