TouchOSC – the customizable OSC/MIDI controller for iOS, has been updated, adding CoreMIDI and Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer support.
This is an important update for iOS musicians. Now, the $4.99 app not only lets you send/receive Open Sound Control messages over a Wi-Fi network, but it supports both CoreMIDI and the Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer interfaces for sending and receiving messages to hardware MIDI gear. If it makes noises, you can probably control it with TouchOSC.
Developers have also announced plans to add an area to their site to support sharing of TouchOSC layouts.
TouchOSC (App Store link) provides a number of different touch controls to send and receive messages:
- Rotary controls
- Push buttons
- Toggle buttons
- XY pads
- Time & battery displays
Additionally the program can send Accelerometer data. The application comes with example default layouts and completely custom layouts can be constructed using the free TouchOSC Editor application.
A free editor app is available for OS X, Windows & Linux that lets you create your own control custom control surfaces.