MSA Remote for iPhone and iPod Touch – A Language Everyone Can Speak


I just ran across  a post from Create Digital Motion talking about the new software for the iPeople out there – a controller application that lets you interface with programs like Ableton Live and VDMX.  The software is called MSA Remote.  My fascination with these programs stems from a large scale belief in light art created by a handful of users in a group, perhaps collectively designing a show’s lighting or video – don’t get me wrong, I’m all for showcasing my own work on a project, but some applications of this technology could revolutionize the way we think about control.

The software specs:

– Multitouch information sent using standard TUIO protocol for instant integration with existing TUIO clients
– Accelerometer data for each axis (x, y, z) is sent
– 64 faders (8 pages of 8 faders)
– 64 triggers (8 pages of 8 triggers)
– 108 key (9 octaves) VELOCITY SENSITIVE polyphonic keyboard. Yes, the harder you hit the keys, the greater the velocity.
– Settings are automatically saved and restored
– Multitouch area orientation can be set as desired
– All information on protocols are documented in the app

Check out a video on the MSA Remote app:

MSA Remote + VDMX + Ableton Live from Memo Akten on Vimeo.

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