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 1.9.4
- Added support for MIDI System Exclusive messages
- Added support for sending keystrokes and keystroke-combinations (via TouchOSC Bridge)
- Added "Invert" option to Push control "Y position velocity" feature
- Miscellaneous minor bug-fixes and stability improvements
Please also upgrade to the latest versions of TouchOSC Editor and TouchOSC Bridge at http://hexler.net/touchosc#downloads
This is a fantastic app. It's easy to use and very stable.
I trust it on live gigs
I have wasted plenty of time with other OSC apps and just ended up frustrated.
One feature that makes me keep looking is that the OSC messages can't be changed on the mobile device. I wouldn't want to change the layout just the message sent.
Believe it or not when on a gig (like a festival) to get access to a actual computers with a windows or Mac environment can sometimes be a task. We try to avoid taking laptops on site because they often go missing.
As pro kit has to be reliable, computer driven kit often doesn't have standard Windows or Mac front end.
Very frustrating and unusable
I've never used this app due to not having any success at setting it up. There is no clear guidance on the developer's website. As a customer I expect to be given full instructions on how to use a product I've paid for. How is it that I am a very competent IT user and can't get this work? Terribly frustrating. I wouldn't recommend this app to anyone till the company doesn't clarify how this app should be connected to a DAW.
Apple ruined it
This was working fine for me and influenced me buying an iPad.
Apple have messed up with wifi now can't make secure ad hoc connection anymore
- Category: Music
- Updated: 24 February 2015
- Version: 1.9.4
- Size: 2.3 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Robert FISCHER
- © 2008-2015 RJ Fischer
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.