• M.R. Carter
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  • tomas

    Hello, i want to make release FX button like the RMX 1000 has (same break vinyl effect). Is it possible in traktor ? please ?

  • dot1

    how is it possible to make a VU meter for a volume fader, so far I have put a fader behind the main fader but what are the next steps to make it receive track audio output information?


    I’m using the galaxy note 2 , can someone tell me whats the size of the screen that I need to put on costum ?

  • tombike33

    I am on Android, and I don’t know if it is possible to add layout on the ToucOSC without connection with Wi-Fi ? Because I can find my PC only in the MIDI Bridge page and there is not the ”Add” button in the Layout page.

  • Axos

    i installed and did everything said here, but i can’t get the CRTL light in Traktor to turn on, i think it is because i have windows 64 bits, could anyone with x64 make it work?

    • Axos

      (i think it’s MidiBridge that only works for x32 bits (btw the installer say ….midibridge_x32 o sth like that))

  • Mave

    Hi Guys, I installed touchOSC onto my Sony Xperia phone with android system. When I try to add layouts I realize that there isn’t any add button under layout menu. Is this feature is only for iOS or something else?

  • hardcoreplur

    RELEASE THIS FOR WINDOWS 8/RT!!!! My surface would be sooooo dope with this app.

  • Anonymous

    I totally miss custom layout creation on for my Android powered Nexus 7! It would have been a major difference!

    • Tom

      You could check out OSCPad for Android. I just added beta support for loading custom TouchOSC layouts. Still lots of work to do though.

  • Nick Boggan

    Hello, I’ve had TouchOSC for a little while now but I would like to know if anyone has figured out how to map the drum rack in Ableton Live to the drum machine in TouchOSC. If I could get some help with this It would be VERY appreciated, Thank You!

  • so touchOSC is on android now… looks like i wont be needing an iPad after all

  • Ive had this since the early days it was developed. But I could not for the life of me get it to talk with my PC. ANd I hated the Idea of buying a cable. Im glad this tutorial came up. Maybe it will help push things forward.

  • Kontrol

    I have an S4 and MF3D and never realllly considered getting an iPad or utilizing my iPhone 5 (hopefully the latest verision of OSC is atleast updated to accompny the bigger screen i now have) but after reading this article I will DEFINITELY be designing all day at work (thank you DJTT once agian for decreaseing my work productivity – hahah) ..and download the software tonight when i get home.

    Its really amazing what you can do nowadays with a single piece of hardware.

    Side not i guess I should check out Lemur app too huh?……

  • I’m not using touch stuff (yet) but I like the read a lot (and secretly makes me think about getting one too ;))

  • There’s a very slick Android app called Control that also does OSC via touch screens but you can design your own layouts and OSC messages using Javascript.

  • I like the tweed iPad case! Who makes it and where can I get it?

    • Thanks! It’s the Tunefolio Urban, I got it on Amazon I think.

  • Dave:

    Just one question, when you’re assigning midi notes to the controls, what do you do to avoid conflict with another controller? I mean, how do you know which notes are available to use? (i.e. if your S4 has already assigned a CC1 note for let’s say “play”)…

    My question might be silly, maybe TouchOSC creates its own midi notes, I don’t know…


    • Traktor knows what messages are coming from what device, so it knows that CC1 on Channel 1 coming from a midi fighter isn’t the same as CC1 on Channel 1 coming from an APC. The Native Instruments controllers communicate through HID, which is a whole other ball game, so they wouldn’t interfere anyway. The only real instance I’ve seen where this has been troublesome is when you have multiple devices going through the touchOSC bridge. When you’re making the maps, the in and out ports are set to “TouchOSC Bridge”, so if you have two mapping files that both have that setting, then Traktor can’t tell one CC1 Channel 1 from the other.

  • Dj Bloodhound

    all of this network setup and wireless connectivity makes me feel like it is very unstable. when i plug things into my mixer i know its going to work 99.9% of the time, and even my laptop seems pretty trustworthy, but anything over wifi just seems like a shot over the mountains

    • Dj Bloodhound

      i mean, it was really unstable when it came out, and now i thought maybe this was going to show some improvements, but its still just as unstable it seems.

      • It’s a little less concrete than other setups, but once you get the process down it’s pretty solid. I used it to play a gig out and had no trouble. It is good to have a backup device that doesn’t require wifi though.

  • I bought this to try out on my iPhone before I got my controller. While I did like that I could assign any control anywhere, I found two problems with touch screens (other than not being able to be re-skinned with any image I wanted): 1) There’s no velocity sensitivity and 2) There’s no physical boundary of the interface controls which means your eyes have to look at the controller to watch over your adjustments.

    I know this might sound petty, but when you think about all the time the DJ spends looking at their stuff versus the time they spend on their fans, you get why this is important. People don’t dislike Computer DJs because their music mixes are bad, they dislike computer DJs because it looks like they’re checking their e-mail while they’re up on stage which translates to “How do you expect us to have fun when you’re not looking like you’re having fun?”

    • I agree, one of the ways to counteract it is to have controls that are simplified so that you only have a couple big things you can’t miss. If you’ve got just two giant XY pads, you’ll definitely be able to connect with the crowd more easily

  • I thought I would finally be getting a tutorial for getting the android version of touchOSC to work. Guess not.

  • zagor

    Is there any chance to play with this app without wi-fi ? I mean just with a single cable ?

    • TouchOSC supports CoreMidi, which is a feature that lets Apple devices send/receive midi messages over cables, but it’s hard to get that set up. To go from an iPad, there’s an adaptor called the Camera Connection Kit that plugs in the bottom and gives you a USB port that can carry midi messages. It’s the wrong shape port though, and you need to feed it into a hub then back into your computer I think

  • Sketching out your ideas on paper should always be the first step, but having designed multiple templates, I have one more suggestion. Whatever you use TouchOSC, Lemur or something else – space will always be limited. Don’t overdo your template by including controls you won’t use. Design the interface ergonomically with buttons, knobs and faders big enough to press without messing up other controls that happen to be close by.

  • Smasherelly

    I’ve been meaning to set up a touchosc mapping for my ipod touch and Traktor, but recently i noticed that when I connected via adhoc the wifi symbol didnt show up, so I thought there was a problem. Just tried your tip of just testing it anyway and I did see the midi signal show up in Traktor. Thanks for that tip. Thinking of picking up an ipad soon and also trying out Lemur. Thanks for the tutorial

  • there are workarounds for getting custom mappings into the android version, but there are less available controls and no labels. enough is there to get the right stuff done, but it’s not as well fleshed out as the ios version 🙁

    • Maybe with the right kind of attention from DJTT the dev might be coaxed into working on the android side a bit more. My nexus 7 NEEDS touch OSC. 🙂

      • DD

        it doesn’t look like there will be proper support for android at any time soon :(((
        no news regarding this since like 1 year. using the hack works but not being able to use labels sucks.

        i hope some day there will be an app as good as touchosc for android.

        • Try OSCpad instead, it’s like 3 or 4 bucks in the play store. They have an online editor which lets your export the layouts as .JSON files. After you’ve put them on your tablet/phone, you can load them using the “load external layout” button.

          It only has XY-pads, buttons and sliders, but in most cases that will do. Labels can also be made if you insert a button and adjust the colors so you don’t see it anymore. Lines for example can be made with the XY-pads and setting the width to “1”.

          It’s not as great as TouchOSC, that’s for sure, but it beats changing code in the TouchOSC app to get your layout on the device.

  • Good read, but I find it a lot easier to do this things with the Lemur app than in Touch OSC. But thats just my opinion.

    • Phatbob

      Totally with you on Lemur.

      More advanced in terms of phsyics and scripting by miles. And a busy community uploading templates and modules.

      Also, TouchOSC appears to basically be abandonware at this point, whereas Liine just updated Lemur about a month ago and V4 is about to drop.

      I think Lemur is well worth the extra investment.

      • Skyjuice

        I abstolutly agree, Lemur is much more flexible, and you can find plently of usefull templates on the Internet.

        • TouchOSC is great, but Lemur is worth $50 for sure.

      • Latest Lemur update has just been released a few hours ago. 😉

    • Yeah, the Lemur app is really, really slick. I’ve always wanted to play with it, but it’s $50

    • ToOntown

      Lemur is well worth the $50 considering what you’d pay for any other controller with the same capabilities.