OSCPad

OSCPad


Custom OSC Touchscreen layouts for Android.

NEW! Supports loading TouchOSC layouts directly. This feature is in alpha, so the following restrictions apply:
- no support yet for multi-buttons, multi-faders, timer, battery, encoder.
- can only load the first page of the layout
- font size is ignored

OSCPad lets users create their own touchscreen layouts that send Open Sound Control messages over wifi to control computers or musical equipment.

Using PureData or OSC to MIDI software like OSCulator, OSCPad can control software like Traktor, Reason, Kontakt, Massive, VSTs, DAWs such as Logic, ProTools, Ableton Live, Reaper, PureData.

Recent changes:
- Variable sized fonts! Add a "size" parameter to labels or buttons to change font size. Also honors TouchOSC layout font sizes.
- Nicer rendering on knobs and sliders.
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$2.74
82
4.1
User ratings
19
Installs
100+
Concerns
0
File size
3349 kb
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About OSCPad
Custom OSC Touchscreen layouts for Android.

NEW! Supports loading TouchOSC layouts directly. This feature is in alpha, so the following restrictions apply:
- no support yet for multi-buttons, multi-faders, timer, battery, encoder.
- can only load the first page of the layout
- font size is ignored

OSCPad lets users create their own touchscreen layouts that send Open Sound Control messages over wifi to control computers or musical equipment.

Using PureData or OSC to MIDI software like OSCulator, OSCPad can control software like Traktor, Reason, Kontakt, Massive, VSTs, DAWs such as Logic, ProTools, Ableton Live, Reaper, PureData.

Recent changes:
- Variable sized fonts! Add a "size" parameter to labels or buttons to change font size. Also honors TouchOSC layout font sizes.
- Nicer rendering on knobs and sliders.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 9, 2013
Good One of the best OSC apps for Android I've ever seen. It has some generic problems, like UI latency, DPI issues - that's on Nexus 4. The app is not native (UI over OpenGL), maybe that's ok. I would like to see more flexibility in general, since there are no apps for Android, that offer deep customization, at all. That's my opinion.
A Google User
Jan 9, 2013
Good One of the best OSC apps for Android I've ever seen. It has some generic problems, like UI latency, DPI issues - that's on Nexus 4. The app is not native (UI over OpenGL), maybe that's ok. I would like to see more flexibility in general, since there are no apps for Android, that offer deep customization, at all. That's my opinion.
A Google User
Dec 31, 2012
It works, but... This app works, but I wish it had bidirectional support. TouchOSC can both send and receive OSC and so the control surfaces take values directly from the host app. It's like having automated faders. OSCPad doesn't do this. Instead you must touch each control to get its position synced to the host. The editor is very rudimentary and only seems to work in Chrome. On the plus side it seems to work on Chrome even on my Nexus 7. Editing the JSON files is pretty much required, but it's straightforward. I tend to use the editor to create "demo code" and then hack together my own layout in a text editor. The app's control surface GUI could use refinement. For instance, it's difficult to read the position of a bipolar slider -- the sliders don't have a visible "handle" to drag. A bipolar slider can easily be mistaken for a unipolar slider at 50%. Update: I've created a couple of TouchOSC layouts and loaded them successfully in OSCPad. This is a great feature.
A Google User
Dec 10, 2012
Looking good Really cool man, I was using TouchOSC for the iPad but I lost the damn iPad so I had to search for a replacement. I got an inexpensive android tablet to work on my OSC projects and went on and on searching for a good OSC alternative since TouchOSC doesn't have an editor which renders it useless. I think I tried all possible OSC apps and this one was the best.
A Google User
Dec 6, 2012
Promising... The only feature that sets this apart from TouchOSC is the ability to custom make layouts, this would be fine if the online editor works, but I press export layout and absolutely nothing happens... I appreciate that there is a way to make templates via text, but this like far too much effort for a casual user like myself. From what I can see on the web the dev has gone quiet too, I've only rated it this high as it does have the same basic functionality as TouchOSC, but if I were you, I'd go and grab that instead.