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 browse 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.
- Sending and receiving OSC/UDP port numbers can now be the same
- Added option to send all OSC messages as bundles with timestamps
- Added XY/Multi-XY background and outline options
- Added "Help" button to "Settings" screen
- Added dedicated Tab bar labels
- Added option to send XY / Multi-XY control values in reversed order
- Added option to disable/enable Push button control push/release messages separately
- Minor improvements and bug fixes
Be sure to also update to the newest version of the TouchOSC Editor and TouchOSC Bridge at https://hexler.net/touchosc#downloads
If you enjoy the app and would like to see more free updates and continued development, please consider leaving a review! Thank you!
Ratings and Reviews
First day using the app and my life has already gotten better.
After downloading the editor and importing the layout for the hog 4 by high end systems. It was easy to set up and after playing with it for a couple hours I figure out how to designed my own layout that was a plot of one of the sets on the show I’m working on. I used buttons that when pushed would trigger a keystroke macro that would add the channel(s) into my command line. Having the control and efficiency that this app has enabled is amazing for how inexpensive it is. It was money well spent!
There’s a commonality of shared benefit in the reviews for touch osc, we all agree it’s a road tested and studio to stage ready application that just works. It’s so important for your gear to be reliable in live situations and this definitely is. Has been for years. It’s also stable and intuitive which is crucial for anything in the digital domain. You can count on it working, running light and doing what you want. That’s invaluable to me.
Still one of the best custom control apps
TouchOSC has been around a while, and a lot of competing apps have come along since. Yet we still use TouchOSC for straight forward and flawless app control throughout our studio. It's got a very quick learning curve, and does pretty much everything you need for streamlined studio and live control.
Couldn't live without it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.