Since I was in Texas this weekend, I missed Synthtopia picking up an iPad example, seen below (though it’s useful to have Sam’s instructions, too).

Also, our friend Joe Gore details how the whole system works with iPad, including plug-in manipulation and automatic mapping of parameters for plug-in functions. I agree; it’s nicely done.

iPad + Logic + TouchOSC = HOLY CRAP! []

Readers do touch upon standardization or interoperability between apps. It’s a good point, and the short answer is, right now, today, OSC doesn’t provide any way to do that. Many of the necessary facilities are there, but there isn’t a way for developers like Apple to support something standardized. It is a real need. It might look nothing like MIDI or later ideas like Mackie Control, both de facto standards (and the latter controlled by just one vendor). But you’d need a way to describe messages that wasn’t recreated by hand each time you use a new app.

  • griotspeak

    Funny thought, I wonder when this will make it to mainstage. That would be quite nice.

  • griotspeak

    And, just to clarify, I am not bothered by a lack of standardization. A spec of what works in Logic would be fine even if it only worked in Logic. That, in my opinion, is part of the utility of OSC. so long as the basic logic of sending and receiving makes sense, changing a few strings to fit is easy enough and HOPEFULLY human readable.

    There are too many differences between daws for anything but the most mundane items to be standardized, and why bother standardizing that only to have nonstandard messages thereafter? Clips in live and take folders in logic are good examples of items i think would benefit from OSC non standardization. provide me with the equivalent to sysex that i can read and store and work with.

  • HEXnibble

    This is so well implemented! My hats off…

    I just switched to Logic as my main DAW and I'm really loving it.