Hexler adds updates for TouchOSC and TouchViZ

Announced in this blog post, both TouchOSC and TouchViZ get updated.

With TouchViZ this is what’s new:

  • Recording — Capture a video of the master output and use in your set immediately or transfer later
  • Camera autofocus control — New option to control the autofocus behaviour of the camera live-feed
  • Bug fixes — No more crashes when browsing the photo library

They also said: “We have more new features planned! If you enjoy the app and would like to see more free updates and continued development, please consider leaving a review and rating! Thank you for supporting us!”

And the TouchOSC update:

  • 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 at https://hexler.net/touchosc#downloads

TouchOSC on the app store:

TouchViZ on the app store:

TouchOSC 1.9.7 gives iPad Pro support and more

TouchOSC 1.9.7 brings quite a lot to this long standing controller. Here’s what’s in the update:

  • Support for iPad Pro
  • Support for iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus
  • Support for iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus
  • Improved layout scaling
  • Phone-sized devices no longer filter and hide tablet-sized layouts
  • Fix for crash when loading certain layouts
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes

TouchOSC Editor with support for new device sizes available at http://hexler.net/touchosc#downloads

Because of change of Apple Developer account, the application will lose access to its previously stored preferences once after applying this update. Sorry for the inconvenience.

OUI – the OSC (Open Sound Control) User Interface arrives, but there’s more to it than you think …


So OUI does look like a nice middle ground between Lemur and TouchOSC, both of which I’m a big fan of, and, both of which will support OSC. However, OSC seems to have lost favour since Apple introduced CoreMIDI with iOS 4.3 I believe? Even so, it isn’t gone, and now we have OUI (app description below). However, there’s more about this app that needs to be said, but I’ll let you read the app’s description first …

OUI – the OSC (Open Sound Control) User Interface. Unlike other OSC controllers, OUI provides a dynamic multi-touch interface that does not need an external editor. Interfaces for OUI can be created through the use of OSC messages (described on the last section of this About page) or directly on your iPhone or iPad when your interface is placed into edit mode. OUI uses a wireless network connection to send control values to any client application that can listen for OSC. Many common sound environment provide the ability to listen for OSC messages, including the SuperCollider programming language, PureData and other proprietary music and sound creation environments. Since communication is network based, OUI can be used on a local area network (LAN) or even to communicate with OSC clients around the world.”

When I spotted this app on the store it looked interesting, but what was more interesting was the other apps by this developer. I scrolled down to find a bunch of apps that I know well; BBCut, Concast, RISCy, and my personal favourite Toplapapp. However, on a closer look these and OUI aren’t made by who I was expecting, which was Nick Collins. Not the Nic Collins of Handmade Musical Instruments (book) fame, but the lecturer in Music technology who’s work is very well known in academic circles.

So I have some unanswered questions. Is this a new venture for Nick? If so is he in the states now? If not has he sold his apps on to someone with similar passions? I’d really like to know, so if you have answers, please be forthcoming!

For now, here’s OUI, the app costs $4.99 (£3.99) on the app store:

TouchOSC Template for MainStage

I got an email from Breno Ronchini who writes app reviews for MusicApps.com.br. He’s created a template for TouchOSC in order to control MainStage.

Here are the links for the template and the OSCulator MIDI mapping.

Thanks Breno!

If you don’t know TouchOSC, then check it out at the app store
TouchOSC - hexler


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