AudioSwift Turns Your Trackpad Into A DAW MIDI Controller

Developer¬†Nigel Rios has introduced AudioSwift,¬†a new app for macOS that let you use your laptop’s trackpad as a control surface and MIDI controller in your DAW.

AudioSwift lets you move one or two faders at the same time, set the values of the panning, sends, master fader, write automation and use the trackpad as a jog wheel, all by using simple gestures.

AudioSwift also let you make beats, play notes and use the trackpad as an X/Y controller.

Here’s a video intro:


  • Four controller modes: Mixer, Trigger, Scale and XY.
  • User configurable preferences settings.
  • Compatible with several DAWs (see requirements).
  • Compatible with MacBooks, Magic Trackpads 1 and 2.
  • Force Touch and Touch Bar support
  • 30 days free trial demo.

An extensive set of demo videos is available at the AudioSwift site.


  • Requires macOS 10.11 or newer.
  • A Macbook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with built in multitouch trackpad, or any Mac with a Magic Trackpad 1 or 2.
  • Force Touch support requires a compatible trackpad.
  • Touch Bar support requires macOS 10.12.2 or newer.
  • Mixer Mode currently supported in Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Ableton Live (more DAWs to come).
  • Trigger, Scale and XY Mode works with any DAW just like any MIDI controller.

Pricing Availability

AudioSwift is available now for US $24. You can use a 30% discount code, GOLDENFROG30, through Dec 31, 2017. A demo version is also available.

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