TouchOSC by Hexler Limited (Universal)
Released: Aug 18, 2008
Version: 1.9.8
Size: 4 MB
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Ranking - Music (iPhone)

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Hexler Limited
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 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
Screenshot #1 (iPhone)
Our verdict: Good
  • ➜ TouchOSC is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • ➜ TouchOSC is currently ranked #184 in paid Music apps for iPhone.
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