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Monday, May 2, 2011

Adding remote touch control to the Kaoss Pad - Hack a Day

Adding remote touch control to the Kaoss Pad

posted May 2nd 2011 2:30pm by Mike Nathan
filed under: digital audio hacks, iphone hacks, musical hacks


[Munki] enjoys using his Kaoss Pad MIDI controller to add a new dimension to his music while playing guitar. The only thing that bothers him about the Kaoss Pad interface is that it can be difficult to trigger or alter effects in the middle of a bitchin’ guitar solo. He started looking around to see if there was a way to control the Kaoss Pad wirelessly via a touchscreen and found that with a little tweaking, his iPhone was a perfect candidate for the job.

He grabbed a copy of TouchOSC from the AppStore and configured it to communicate with his computer. After building an interface for his iPhone, he taped it to his guitar and gave it a try. Everything seemed to work pretty well, but he didn’t stop there – he also wanted to control Ableton Live and Max MSP from his iPhone. It took a bit of research and some tinkering with the Live API, but he eventually got everything working together nicely as you can see in the video below.

If you are interested in trying this out yourself, he has several useful links throughout his article, and he has made his TouchOSC/Max MSP patch available for download as well.

Kaoss Guitar Touch Control from Progressive Factory on Vimeo.

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Kaoss Guitar Touch Control
Adding remote touch control to the Kaoss Pad - Hack a Day
Kaoss Guitar Touch Control on Vimeo
KaossGuitarTouchControl – Progressive Factory
Pretty Cool Setup:) Still, looks a little hard for me to use, with such a small screen. Also, I don't have a Mobile Phone of any kind, either. I wonder if I could get the same EFX by using the MIDI function on my Vamp-2?


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