By Hexler Limited
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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 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.
What's New in Version 1.9.8
- iOS 10 compatibility
- USB cable connection to TouchOSC Bridge
- New option for adjusting "/ping" message interval
- Minor improvements and bug fixes
Be sure to also update to the newest versions of TouchOSC Bridge and TouchOSC Editor at http://hexler.net/touchosc#downloads
Well it's taken me a long time to get working and I'm sure simple issues to point out that iTunes must be installed on your hosting PC would have helped, however it's doing what it needs to and I've jumped in and started making my own interfaces for touch Osceola, which is great in my Ableton Live set up over USB, there are some glitches in the synchronicity of the device when both Wifi and USB are being used at the same time, both interfering with the output (obvious once seen) but also sending presets, I could go on ironing out issues for new users but like a lot of these things you just have to take a leap of faith and dive in, as once understood it's not that difficult to set up. Now I'm up and running I am interested to take things further with Lemur or Konkreet performer, but Touch OSC looks to be a good default place to be.
Great application still supporting old operating systems. Infinite possibilities for MIDI control. Thanks.
- Category: Music
- Updated: 24 September 2016
- Version: 1.9.8
- Size: 4.3 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Hexler Limited
- © 2008-2016 Hexler Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.