In the beginning of 2018 I finally went digital: tired of carrying around many kilograms of scores, having coffee spill on them, having them fall apart or losing them. Or having wind create havoc in outdoor concerts. I decided to give digital a try after generously being offered ambassadorship by the Newzik Collaborative Music Reader App - and never looked back. Newzik, on iPadPro and iPencil with an iRig BlueTurn pedal is quite a power combination I have to say. There's a bit of getting used to page turns while conducting and of course it's not ideal that there are, with this set-up, double the amount of page turns. The pedal takes a bit of getting used to as well. But overall, this really works for me. Main advantages, in addition to the already mentioned ones: easy annotating, deleting annotations, using many colors and, importantly, layers of annotation! So I can, for example, create a "Rehearsal observations" layer that can then be turned off for performance. For the concerts with Bachspace, Newzik took care of the complicated mix of pages, some from the various pieces by J.S. Bach, some with scribbles of my own with arrangement indications. The new bookmark function helps a lot with quickly jumping around and finding spots in long scores and I still have to discover the "Rearrange" function - I'd imagine that the possibility to copy&paste pages will take care of the problem of repeats. I can't wait for an occasion to work with the collaboration functionality that allows for real-time sharing of annotation edits. Below are some pictures of my digital set-up in use.