TouchOSC Turns Your iPhone Into Mini JazzMutant Lemur

TouchOSC, available now in the App Store, is an iPhone/iPod Touch application that lets you send and receive Open Sound Control messages over a Wi-Fi network using the UDP protocol.

This allows you to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implements the OSC protocol such as Pure Data and Max/MSP.

The interface provides a number of different touch controls to send/receive messages:

  • Faders
  • Rotary controls
  • Push buttons
  • Toggle buttons
  • XY pads
  • Multi-faders
  • Multi-toggles
  • LEDs

The program comes with four layouts that are organized in multiple pages.

7 thoughts on “TouchOSC Turns Your iPhone Into Mini JazzMutant Lemur

  1. it is a great app — i just bought iod touch for this only — farewell, so pricey lemur! ))
    waiting for only one thing — when all controls will be user-configurable

  2. There is a script but it’s limited as to what you can control in Reason out of the box. I still have had no reply from the makers so maybe a new version or a new app altogether in a more mature form may be what is required here.

  3. Alex

    The application you are looking for is called York Midi. It is a kind of virtual midi interfase that transmits the signal reacived by the OSC software (in your case PD) and transmit it to any program you need (eg. Ableton, Reason, Fruity Loops, etc). You can download this software for free from: (direct link). If you want to review the page go to:

    Well, hope i can help you. By the way, you can use TouchOSC in OX or Vista

    Good luck


  4. Christian, I beleive a bit more than just Midi Yoke is required.

    Go here for tutorials on setting this up with various apps (or hardware using midi). This has examples for both Win & OSX.

    Hope this helps!

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