Ok so this is not a module, but it’s something I think we might find useful as a community collab.
Web app generating TouchOSC projects
TouchOSC is a €/$5 touch app turning your Android or iDevice into a customizable OSC controller, with bidirectional controls.
It works well with MIDI-CAT, not perfectly reliable for all uses but still good enough, there’s latency & things get desync’d a bit sometimes. I’ve seen multiple other VCV users using it in the past. (Here’s an example of my playing VCV via TouchOSC)
TouchOSC has a layout editor but… it’s quite a pain to use. And sharing layouts is difficult, because you can’t share pages individually, so you can’t just, say, import a page that maps Fundamental’s SEQ-3, and have it work without a lot of fiddling in the editor with copy-pasting and changing MIDI ports and channels.
But underneath all that complexity, TouchOSC layouts are just zipped XML files, and MIDI-CAT’s mappings are just JSON, whether saved as preset or as .vcv project.
- We make a repository of TouchOSC layouts and corresponding MIDI-CAT mappings, each of them mapping a single module, mapped to a standard orientation (vertical matches most modules layouts better, horizontal is much more commonly used - this would have to be debated first) and standard aspect ratio (TouchOSC is scalable, 16:9 seems safe).
- The user selects which devices they want mapped, in which order, and optionally, the internal
moduleIdof the devices.
- The app produces:
- A single .touchosc zipped XML file with every requested page, using channels and ports economically
- A .vcv project with all the devices in question already mapped to one or multiple MIDI-CAT
- Optionally, a set of .vcvm presets for MIDI-CAT with the devices in question already mapped to the provided
moduleId, so you can add a controller to an existing project