Oscar

August 11, 2009

I just came across Oscar, via Momo the Monster’s excellent blog.

While it currently only supports OSC > Flash, two directional communication is on the to-do list. When this is sorted i think it could look like a serious contender to flosc.

Whilst I’m happy with flosc, it’s simple syntax and good performance, it always gives me a little more peace of mind working with projects that are being updated more regularly (although saying that, I have just noticed flosc has a new website, though the examples that come with it are still in AS1).

I will be keeping an eye on Oscar to see how the project progresses.


Occam

January 30, 2009

 

MIDI > OSC

Minimal MIDI > OSC

I had read about a utility for OS X called Occam, which converts OSC messages to MIDI, but I had a hard time tracking it down as all the links I could find were dead.

You can download it at Chandrasekhar Ramakrishnan’s new site, www.illposed.com

It’s very minimal and very easy to use, and worked better for my application than OSCulator.


Touchscreen

January 30, 2009

Here is a quick preview of  my new touchscreen, which just arrived in the post. I believe it came from a video jukebox.

The software running on the touchscreen is written entirely in AS3, connecting to FLOsc to send OSC data over a network to Occam, which converts OSC to MIDI to control Ableton Live.

I will be posting in more detail about each of these in the near future, just as soon as I get bored with doing filter sweeps on the touchscreen…