Mrmr ( is an ongoing research project to develop a standardized set of protocols and syntax conventions to control live installations and multimedia performances via mobile devices. The project was begun by Eric Redlinger, then researcher-in-residence at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU's experimental media center. The project is open-source and the code base is freely available at

Mrmr enables you to use ordinary cell phones and PDAs as controllers in audio-visual performances, or to participate in interactive museum exhibits, or to use your mobile device in the place of the mouse or trackpad from your full-size computer. It also makes a great, free OSC controller for Max/MSP, VDMX and other VJ/DJ software.

Key elements of the Mrmr project are:
• create your own interfaces using only a text editor
• multiuser by design / client peer-to-peer or client-server models supported
• open standards (zeroconfig/bonjour/mdns, OSC)
• dynamic interfaces: widgets can be reconfigured 'on the fly'

What's New

Version 3.0

Updated for iOS 11

Ratings and Reviews



It's an amazing idea for an app but it has many bugs

Learn French Please

Great start -

I've been following this app for awhile. Now I don't have to think about spending money on a lemur =) A few problems for me on windows, bonjour doesn't really work for zero network config - but that's ok - I just point mrmr at the IP address and I can use it in Max no problem. Please get us the documentation on interface building. I'm trying to write banks by hand ( no mac here so can't use the bank builder app) oh and a hint for the guy trying to figure out how to make four banks use |*| to separate your banks in hand coded banks.

My wish list:

* two way control - I'd like also receive messages from my computer as well - turning buttons on and off and such.

* A way to upload buttons (for us non-jailbroken)

* More than one color type for buttons.

* Dials, switches, and numerical readouts of values.

* Accelerometer data - I really don't need it unless I ask for it - having it run all the time is kinda annoying.



Been following this for a while. Amazing application. I have already created an interface for Ableton Live. I wish there was an easy way to add various colored buttons and perhaps an option of vertical OR horizontal sliders. Regardless this application is great, I just hope they keep adding features and widgets (rotary dials hint hint)

***There is no documentation as to how to add your own patch that uses all 4 banks. I have been unable to do this no matter what I try.


Eric Redlinger
4.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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