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OSC on your Iphone March 20, 2009

Posted by sashahc in Uncategorized.
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Thanks to Brian Jepson for this link: http://lux.vu/blog/oscemote/
And to Bjoern Hartmann for this one:http://hexler.net/touchosc

If you don’t know what OSC is, find out. It was developed at Berkeley a while back and is quickly becoming a standard for hardware and software control, especially open source hardware and software. It’s very open and flexible. I find the protocol a bit verbose (and writing a parser for IEEE hex floats for an embedded device sucked), but there are lots of parsers out there for all sorts of platforms, so you don’t usually have to think about the underlying protocol.

ANYway, now you can do OSC from your iphone/ipod touch with a couple different applications: OSCemote and TouchOSC

From the OSCemote website
OSCemote is a remote control application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It lets you send Open Sound Control messages to other programs like Max/MSP, Puredata, OSCulator, etc. Those programs then play music or respond to the remote control however you want them to. Open Sound Control is a modern networked cousin of MIDI.

From the TouchOSC website:
The application allows to remote control and receive feedback from software and hardware that implements the OSC protocol such as Pure Data, Max/MSP/Jitter, OSCulator, VDMX, Resolume Avenue 3, Plogue Bidule, Reaktor, Quartz Composer, vvvv and others.