Hi All, curious if MIDI Bridge can accomplish this for me...
I'm looking to create several TouchOSC layouts for iPad synths (Sunrizer, ZETA, Thor, etc) so that, during performance, I'm not having to fumble through small screens and tiny buttons on each app, I can have a custom layout in ToushOSC for each knob/slider/etc for each song.
I'm not finding anything via TouchOSC's website or Google for this, but somewhere (can't find it now) said it can be accomplished via MIDI Bridge.
There are various ways to skin your cat, and which might work best is a function of hw you imagine actually controlling which synth is playing whilst in teh heat of it, and which synths specifically you are using. For example, Sunrizer still does not appear to listen to its Virtual MIDI port. This means a bit of a hack making it appear to.
But the important part is the using - what you expect to hit to switch between controllers/TouchOSC Tabs/synths, and what synths exactly. We can go from there.
Most likely MidiBridge will indeed turn out to be a central component of the control system. But which features
This HAD initially been my weekend project, but alas, other duties called...
I'm guessing my vision would be something like this: A synth (say Sunrizer, but maybe Thor/Zeta/etc) running through AudioBus with an effects processor inserted (maybe GlitchBreaks).
So I would setup a TouchOSC page that had only the paramaters from the synth needed for that particular track (some sliders/knobs/etc) and on the SAME TouchOSC page, some other knobs/switches/faders that control GlitchBreaks.
When we switch to another track in the playlist, all I'd have to do is call up another TouchOSC page (template?) that would control a different set of paramaters for that track.
I've been using mididesigner to control multiple apps on one screen: nano studio, turnado and loopy. I used Apollo to do it wirelessly and let an audience member play kick and snare during a live set. The turnado settings I used were RIDICULOUS! I put a dictator fader in the middle of the two pads and a pad above the fader for the randomizer.
Yes, broke down and purchased MIDI Designer the other day. While TouchOSC seemed nice, it just didn't seem to do what all I needed it to do, but MIDI Designer does, particularly the ability to edit the layouts on the fly without being tethered to a laptop/desktop. Can't wait to see your screenshot. Thanks!