Monday, 16 November 2009

iPod SC & OSCemote Demo

There are a few Open Sound Control controllers available on the iPhone platform now, the way they are usually used is to join the same network as a computer and send messages there to perform (for instance) synthesis tasks. Now that SuperCollider itself is available on the iPhone / iPod Touch, even the synthesis can be achieved on the same machine. Usually it's impossible for the user to run two programs together, but there is a program called Backgrounder, available on Cydia for jailbroken devices, which lets you do this. The video demonstrates OSCemote and SuperCollider running simultaneously: everything you hear is coming from the iPod itself.

The code is pretty crude but it demonstrates the principle of using the OSCemote multi-touch screen and is available here:

1 comment:

Jesse Buehler said...

This is amazing! Is this in the app store? Actually I just checked. No. Can we get people to pony up some money so that this can be formally submitted. I don't want to jailbreak my only phone, but this is something I've dreamt about. With this and Jasuto, experi mentalist iPhone music begins.