New App, OSC/PILOT, Turns Your PC Into A Customizable Touchscreen MIDI Controller

OSC/PILOT is a bi-directional control surface application for Windows, created as a performance tool for digital artists and musicians.

It’s in the tradition of customizable MIDI controller apps like Lemur and TouchOSC, and lets users create original touchscreen control designs for OSC & MIDI, based on a collection of customizable widgets.

In the video above, producer Joel Zimmerman (deadmau5) demonstrates how you can start from scratch and use OSC/PILOT to create a custom controller design.

“OSC/PILOT has been in development since October 2013,” notes Zimmerman, “and I’ve been field testing and using it in shows since that time. It’s a vital component to our live production, both on stage and front of house.”


  • Make custom UIs in minutes
    • Simple drag interface means laying out a new UI takes no time at all.
    • Multiple workspaces allow for different UIs to be used from within one project.
    • Multi-Touch fully supported. Drive the UI with as many fingers as your touch display supports.
  • Supports sending and receiving OSC (Open Sound Control) data
    • Send OSC data to control other applications and devices that support OSC
    • Control visual applications such as TouchDesigner, vvvv, Resolume, VDMX, Notch etc.
    • Receive OSC data from external sources to drive the content currently shown in the UI
  • Supports sending MIDI.
    • Connect to devices directly plugged into the computer
    • Send MIDI to other computers and applications using network MIDI tools tools such as rtpMIDI
    • Control Ableton Live, bitwig and other audio applications using your own custom UI.
  • Supports Windows 8.1 and 10
  • Show Ready
    • Used for years by deadmau5 on tour as his control surface for shows.

Pricing and Availability:

OSC/PILOT is available now for $49.99 USD.

3 thoughts on “New App, OSC/PILOT, Turns Your PC Into A Customizable Touchscreen MIDI Controller

  1. Every 3-5 years there is someone that do this, mainly for DJ’s.
    I remember the previous SmithsonMartin Emulator PRO of the 2015.
    On paper it’s a cool thing, on reality is a pain in the a** to personalise and use.
    Way much better an external dedicated tactile-controller or a simple iPad.

    And the Emulator Pro was also quite spectacular with that transparent huge screen…

  2. Touchscreens are a pain in the ass, people are basically “over” the novelty of them. A bank of knobs and a row of faders are the way to go.

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