By Robert FISCHER
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TouchOSC is a modular OSC and MIDI control surface for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad by hexler.
It supports sending and receiving Open Sound Control and MIDI messages over Wi-Fi and CoreMIDI inter-app communication and compatible hardware.
The application allows to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implement the OSC or MIDI protocols such as Apple Logic Pro/Express, Ableton Live, Renoise, Pure Data, Max/MSP/Jitter, Max for Live, OSCulator, VDMX, Resolume Avenue/Arena, Modul8, Plogue Bidule, NI Traktor, NI Reaktor, Quartz Composer, Supercollider, vvvv, Derivative TouchDesigner, Isadora and many others.
The interface provides a number of customizable touch controls to send and receive messages:
Faders / Rotary controls / Encoder controls / Push buttons / Toggle buttons / XY pads / Multi-faders / Multi-push / Multi-toggles / Multi-xy pads / LEDs / Labels / Time & battery displays
Additionally the program can send Accelerometer data. The application comes with example layouts and completely custom layouts can be constructed using the free TouchOSC Editor application.
Please navigate to http://hexler.net/touchosc for more information, video demonstrations and download the free layout editor application for OS X, Windows and Linux and the free TouchOSC Bridge utility to easily control any MIDI-capable application on your computer.
What's New in Version 1.9.3
- Fix for network connection related problems
I bought this app primarily to control Propellerhead Reason. I quickly realized that there are no built-in templates for Reason, and to create them myself would require an exorbitant amount of time and effort. Then I found a separate product called RetouchDuo which is specifically made for TouchOSC and Reason. Though it's $45 it's absolutely worth it. The amount or control and live feedback that you get with it is more powerful than midi controllers I've seen that cost way more. It would be nice if TouchOSC included these templates, so I almost gave it 4 stars. But I am so impressed I'm leaving it at 5 for now.
How many different parameters are Premapped for Ableton with LiveControl. Configuration is simple and takes only seconds. Works perfectly using Iphone 4s to control Ableton Live 9 suite(9.1 and beta) running Vista on a Dell Inspiron 1525 over Ad-Hoc.
Installing Loopbe1 worked instantly to get TouchOSC pads and keys to send midi (could Not get PureData, Midi Yoke, or the osc bridge to work for me). Tested by controlling tracks in 2nd floor bedroom studio while walking down to 1st floor kitchen and back. No Noticable lag or dropout anywhere.
Now I need an iPad.
Good, One thing though.
When I first got this app, it confused me on how I could route it to ableton. Then I discovered OSCulator. It lets you route OSC signals to midi notes and such. It works great.
The only thing I think this app needs is a layout editor within. The app. The one on the computer is great, but you can't use it on the go. I think it would be awesome to have a layout editor for the mobile versions. It would make the 4.99 I spent even more worth it.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Oct 01, 2013
- Version: 1.9.3
- Size: 2.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Robert FISCHER
- © 2008-2013 RJ Fischer
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.