Monday, August 25, 2008

Announcement: OSCulator 2.6

My french friend Camille Troillard has released OSCulator 2.6 (Cam, thanks for thinking of me for the Italian translations, it was a pleasure to work with you). And with the help of Ramirez Mora, OSCulator is now available in Spanish (and obviously French) as well.

Here's a selection of new features:
  • added the possibility to generate a single MIDI note
  • preset management system (also preset changing from osc, and wiimote led follows preset #)
  • OSC routing editor: forge custom messages or change incoming OSC messages with a graphical editor
  • added support for two virtual HID joysticks
  • input lock: avoid to make any changes to the document when the lock is on
  • added preliminary support for the TUIO protocol
  • wii guitar hero preliminary support
  • added the ability to "split" an input in two (from 0 to 0.5 and 0.5 to 1) in order to get two events from that range from 0 to 1
  • upgraded max count of connected Wiimotes to 8
  • added smoothing to Raw IR
  • added double and triple clicks to mouse events
  • simplified keyboard combo creation (now you just have to strike the combo)
If you would like to know more about Camille Troillard and his vision on the future of OSCulator, please read this nice article written by Kenneth Stewart for the SEAMUS newsletter from the Conservatory of Rice University, Houston.

If you are an iPhone user, please take a look at OSCemote. This simple application, written by Josh Minor, turns your iPhone into a clever tangible user interface with sliders, buttons, accelerometer information, and a multi-touch surface.
Are three iPhones a better choice then my brand new lonely Lemur? ;-)

[Lemur, the renowned multi-touch control surface for audio and media applications, was launched in 2005 by Stantum, formerly known as JazzMutant, the brand name of the company’s music product division. In the December 2007 issue of Information Display magazine, Stantum’s CEO tells the development story of PMatrix technology: Developing the First Commercial Product that Uses Multi-Touch Technology. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Multitouch (But Were Afraid to Ask)]

P.S. Many thanks to W. Brent Latta and Peter Kirn for the consideration on the CDM pages! Peter, you've been one of my first subscriptions in Google Reader.

Matteo Milani