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
This is seriously amazing. Not only does it come with some cool templates for controlling software via midi, but it also comes with an editor so you can effectively create your own midi controllers!
With a bit of work it's bidirectional too, so as things change in reason or live, they are updated on the iPad.
Exceeds High Expectations
This is brilliant! Works wonderfully with Logic Pro, with great bidirectional MIDI controls. Well worth it's (relatively) small price.
Set up was quite a hassle though... installing the desktop counter-part along with a couple of different drivers... one of the methods requires X11. But, I got there in the end... (and I'm only fourteen), so it would be no preblem for a real, err.. professional music person who knows all about MIDI and is a whizz with IP adresses and stuff.
I highly recommend it, although I also recommend visiting the site (hexler.net) and doing on the whole thing BEFORE purchace...
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.