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TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » January 31st, 2014, 2:33 am

Hi Everyone,

Below are the details on setting up and configuring TouchOSC Interface for controlling Freestyler DMX.

Instructions maybe a little rusty however let me know your feedback. Also I will do a tutorial video soon.

What you need to download the configuration files from the link below.

Install Instructions
http://www.freestylersupport.com/commun ... ctions.txt

Layout Files
http://www.freestylersupport.com/commun ... d.touchosc

http://www.freestylersupport.com/commun ... e.touchosc

Midi Control Map
http://www.freestylersupport.com/commun ... ver356.fms

(Right Click and 'Save Link As')

Download the software for configuring the APP below:

Windows 64 Bit
http://www.freestylersupport.com/commun ... -win64.zip
http://www.freestylersupport.com/commun ... -win32.zip

OSX
http://www.freestylersupport.com/commun ... .0-osx.zip
http://www.freestylersupport.com/commun ... .0-osx.zip

Or download the original software install files from the link below.
http://hexler.net/touchosc

If you need more information regarding the TouchOSC software or troubleshooting go to the link below:
http://hexler.net/docs/touchosc

Don't forget you will need to download and install the APP from the iTunes Store for iPad or iPhone.
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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by greg.thomas.brown » February 4th, 2014, 2:01 am

Hi,

I've been using that setup for about a year....though mostly for my iPhone not iPad. Not sure what kind of help you're looking for since what you have looks pretty nice so far. I'm a musician pretending to be a sound guy who owns some lights, if you know what I mean, so I'm not too experienced with what lights are supposed to be able to do.... ;)

My lighting rig is pretty simple, using it for concerts like yourself....4 each of Chauvet Slimpar Pro wash lights (RGBA's, VW's and Tri's) so no moving fixtures, gobos or anything like that. I'm using the RGBA's and VW's on bars out front and the Tri's for uplighting backgrounds or sometimes on bars behind musicians (more of a rock setup I guess).

My TouchOSC controller controls lights in groups and individually, just a manual channel control for intensity and colour (I'm not too interested in strobe, for example), and I've just started experimenting with adding cue buttons and override buttons to create some movement. Using override buttons to turn off some of the front washes when someone in the band has a solo, or the singer starts the song, things like that. Using cue buttons to make the back Tri's change colour to the beat when they're up on bars behind the band....

The biggest trouble I've had is getting rtpMIDI to talk to my iPhone consistently. Sometimes I go to a gig and I just can't get control of the software, other times it works perfectly. That's where the black magic is for me I guess..... I only have so much time to troubleshoot things before a show, it would be better if I had more confidence in it. I've tried with an HP netbook running Windows 7 Starter and also VMWare running Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro. I think I have better luck with the Macbook Pro but sometimes VMWare makes the machine run really hot, and since I'm running a remote software for my Presonus mixer, controlled by iPad, I worry about VMWare somehow bringing down the whole show.... :shock:

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » February 5th, 2014, 5:53 am

A bit further along.

Here's a vid.

http://youtu.be/r6usBb8phA8

Once I have finished this I will do an iPhone Version as well. :)

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by dmxlighting » February 5th, 2014, 9:24 pm

Nice work. I will at some point upload the version Im currently using - it is however tailored to my own requirements - which is the best way really. Make it work for YOU
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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by djSupport » March 18th, 2014, 12:50 am

if you need support for somewhere to upload then contact me! :fs:

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » March 19th, 2014, 2:32 am

Ok here is an update.

So I have just finished my first version of TouchOSC for Freestyler DMX for iPhone and iPad.

I need another person to test it. :) If you wanna try it PM your email.

I will start my tutorial next week and hopefully have it ready for general use Friday next week. :)

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by BigMac » April 4th, 2014, 12:14 am

Hey Buttza,

Just happened to find this awesomeness and couldn't believe my luck .. :-)

Even as a newbie, I knew there'd be a way to do this and someone smarter & more dedicated would figure it out .. just disappointed to find you're links no longer 'link' .. are these instructions still available? and/or am I missing something?

Thanks & Cheers,

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » April 7th, 2014, 2:05 am

Sorry, I will check the links. I may have done them wrong. :)

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by BigMac » April 9th, 2014, 8:38 am

buttza wrote:Sorry, I will check the links. I may have done them wrong. :)
Hey Buttza,

Thanks for reposting .. however, layout files extract as XML document not a .touchosc (TouchOSC seemingly doesn't recognise XML? - which kind of doesn't make sense!?) and despite a look around can't see any way of importing, copy-paste, converting .. am I being a 'total newb' and missing something really simple?

Sorry for the pesky '20 questions' .. it all seemed so easy :-)

Cheers,

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by BigMac » April 9th, 2014, 5:38 pm

oops forgot to log in and lost a draft :-(

short version .. probably just as well .. managed to get iPad up and running by reverting to iMac for setup, looks great BTW .. but can't get FS to see TouchOSCbridge?

I get a Roland midi driver in the FS output menu, which is in the PC's sound, gaming controllers folder as well as drivers for a Nerd's LoopBe1 virtual midi driver I installed (& didn't help :-(, but the Bome's midi driver, I assumed needed for TouchOSCbridge? is unrecognised in the system devices folder ..

I also looked at another thread viewtopic.php?f=38&t=5193&start=10&hilit=touchosc+midi .. on midi control but, still no luck ..

I've reinstalled & restarted to no avail and open to any suggestions ..

Thanks again and cheers,

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » April 9th, 2014, 11:39 pm

Hi,

Make sure that TouchOSC is running in the background before you open FS. Also restart computer after the TouchOSC Bridge Install.

You will need to Open Freestyler then go into Freestyler setup. Under external control select midi. At the top of the list there should be Input output options.
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Also check firewall settings too. :)

Are you running the latest version of Freestyler?

Thanks.

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » June 24th, 2014, 11:13 pm

I have just realised that the Midi.fms file I included will no longer work with the FSDMX 3.5.6 so I am in the process of updating it. I will push the update through by Friday. Thanks. :fs:

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by Partyman » August 9th, 2014, 6:13 pm

How is the update coming

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » August 11th, 2014, 12:43 am

I'm being slack. :) Sorry. I will work on it today. :)

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » August 11th, 2014, 1:47 am

I have Updated the midi mapping file to work on the current FS 3.5.6.

The file is located on the first post of this thread or linked below. Sorry for the delay.

If you have any issues please post here. Thanks. :fs:

http://www.freestylersupport.com/commun ... ver356.fms

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by unplugged_hk » August 12th, 2014, 3:21 pm

is the file still available ? it says i cant find it on the server
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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » August 13th, 2014, 10:29 am

Sorry, Fixed now. :)

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by unplugged_hk » August 13th, 2014, 12:17 pm

Thank You :D
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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by Partyman » August 15th, 2014, 8:46 am

I get a Java error everytime I try and run the OSC software. My Java says it is up to date.

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » August 18th, 2014, 3:41 am

I had that error too. Check you are running the correct Java Version. I noticed it the other day. If you are running 64 Bit you will need the 64 Bit version. That fixed it for me. :) If you auto update JVM it will download the wrong one by default. :) Let me know how you go. :)

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by Partyman » August 20th, 2014, 5:19 am

Got it, now to try and make it all work!

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by DanceShout » November 26th, 2014, 4:35 am

Hey Buttza, thanks for setting this up! Works like a charm - well sort of.

I was pulling my hair out trying to figure out why it wasn't working. I could see in the Midi Setup that the note was being received by Freestyler, but nothing was happening.

I had to go into the Options and select "Ignore Midi Channel" in order to get anything to work... not sure if this will cause issues later, or if I missed some step. Any ideas here?

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » November 26th, 2014, 6:41 am

I think I mapped the Midi channel to use 16 in Touch OSC by default. Try setting the midi channel to 16 in Freestyler Midi Commands. :)

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by DanceShout » November 27th, 2014, 5:01 am

Thanks!

One other question, and it likely comes down to me not fully understanding the TouchOSC Editor.

I've been tinkering with your layout. I added a Tap Sync button to the Performance Tab so that I can easily sync my sequences to the music. But I was looking at the buttons on the Override Buttons tab, and most of them don't seem to have a Midi Note associated with them. How do they work?

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Re: TOUCH OSC Control iPAD

Post by buttza » November 30th, 2014, 8:20 am

Yeah they should work. I will check the midi to check if they are in there. It may need to be updated for the X2 version. :) I haven't updated for that so I will do it this week. :) Cheers for the heads up. :)

I can add a tap sync button to it as well if you want? I forgot about that function. :)

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