PadMu Lumi 2
The Padmu tablet is an excellent and reference tool for musicians.
I chose the solution of buying two Padmus to be able to read my scores of several pages easily.
Admittedly, the solution is expensive to buy, but what a joy to have all your scores gathered in these two magnificent tablets.
The use is simple and the documentation provided in several languages is simple and detailed.
I was able to save over 1000 pages of paper scores using PDF format.
Everything is classified according to the type of music. I no longer have to carry whole binders of paper scores. I save paper and thus avoid waste.
The program for reading scores in double screen in very rich in features. Everything is configurable.
Reading on screens is pleasant and relaxing for the eyes. The brightness is adjustable and comes close to paper reading. It is not aggressive like on an iPad type tablet for example.
Another extremely important point is the quality of technical support after the purchase of your product. I had some difficulty understanding certain parameters. The person managing my tickets was very responsive and attentive. This is very reassuring, especially when you have invested a large sum in such a product. After-sales service matters a lot.
I highly recommend this product whose software will undoubtedly continue to improve with future updates.
So in summary:
Beautiful design and finish.
Simple and practical use.
Pleasant reading and easy on the eyes.
Easy reading of scores on several pages.
Quick and smooth page transitions.
Bluetooth page reader managed by the tablet.
Choice of the reading order of the configurable pages. Very useful for working on certain passages of a piece of music.
Easy to annotate, correct the partitions thanks to the use of a special pen for the tablet.
A4 format practically identical to the paper format of a score.
Very easy to use sheet music library management.
Create playlists based on the type of music you like.
PadMu 3 Lumi
Great device that can be used for so much more than only Music Reading
Given the price point, it took me some time to decide to get one. For only music reading it would be too expensive for me but the fact that it is based upon Boox platform allows a lot of other uses.
My typical day now goes like this: Early in the morning read my newspaper in a nice large format (Like the Guardian app or any of your own newspaper apps.) During my workday for PDF reading, commenting, note-taking. Evening, double-tap the ball menu to switch to the PadMu Launcher, turn on Bluetooth padel and do my piano rehearsal. Late at night, double-tap the ball menu to switch back to the Onyx launcher and read an e-book with Kindle or Kobo or...
I tried the Remarkable before for music reading, was ok-ish for chord sheets but reading double staff music got too small at the typical reading distance one has behind an electronic piano. The screen size of MadMu 3Lumi completely fixes that. So, I am very happy with the purchase, it basically turned to have 3 devices (Remarkable - note-taking, generic Android tablet for reading newspaper and kindle for e-b00ks), into just 1 device.
Added bonus, just install IReal Pro and let it play our backing track for improvisation exercises while having your chord sheet on the big screen. Because the PadMu 3 Lumi has build-in speakers..
Flip Cover 13.3'' Lumi series
OK cover for the PadMu
Cover is of OK quality and the front can be used as a foldable stand. I do like the magnets that can direct the PadMu into standby mode when the lid closes. I use that all the time. Flip it open and the device is ready in seconds.