Today is the day that TouchOSC v1.7 is being released into the wild. So much has happened and months of work have gone into this release and I would sure like to go on and on about it, but I'll keep it short and sweet right now as I seriously have to go catch up on many many many hours of missed sleep.

First and foremost this release adds support for the much talked about CoreMIDI and Line 6 MIDI Mobilizer ways of communicating with MIDI hard- and software. Back to the future indeed. The TouchOSC Editor has been updated to version 1.5 to account for that fact, and adds a new MIDI properties panel to configure MIDI messages for controls. The default layouts have all been modified, adding MIDI messages to all controls, but if you are upgrading from a previous version, your existing layouts will not be overwritten, so you can download an updated zip file with the new versions.
All downloads here, as usual.

There’s a ton of bug-fixes and little improvements in there too, and whole parts have been re-written from the ground up as well for improved stability and speed. Sadly what didn’t make the cut is a dedicated OSC-to-MIDI bridge for windows users, but it is nearing completion so expect some news on that very soon.

But wait… There’s more!
The site has undergone a major overhaul to prepare it for its future as a much more community-friendly platform. A forum has been added and there is now <drumroll> the first version of a complete TouchOSC documentation available. It’s all brand-new so if you find any broken parts, please report.

Next up will be a library section for TouchOSC layouts and presets, open to all users, but I’ll report back on the status of that after some rest…