Audioswift - Use Your Trackpad As A MIDI Control Surface (MAC)

Golden Frog

Developer | Musician


Now with MPE support!

AudioSwift has been updated to version 2.1 with great features. The new design of the Trigger Mode now supports MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) for multidimensional control of many parameters per note, within MPE compatible software. The trackpad becomes an ultra compact MPE controller for music production and sound design.

Users in Trigger Mode can play quick melodies in a chosen key with polyphonic expression. Horizontal and vertical movements send pitch bend and control change messages per MIDI note. This version also adds a new type called Chords that lets trigger a pad and play a chord, helping the user generate chord progressions easily.

AudioSwift version 2.1 is a free update for existing users. The regular price is $24 and it’s 30% off with coupon code GOLDENFROG30 until October 31, 2019. Try the free trial at www.audioswiftapp.com.

What's new in version 2.1?
  • MPE support in Trigger Mode.
  • New type Chords in Trigger Mode.
  • Option to set scales and chords in Trigger Mode.
  • Adds labels in Trigger Mode.
  • Adds 8, 15, 16 and 20 pads configurations in Trigger Mode.
  • Divides the pads in banks. Up 180 configurable pads.
  • Option to copy, paste and reset pads and banks.
  • CC values are shown in real time on the Console in XY and Slider Modes.
  • Option to invert CC values in XY and Slider Modes.
  • Adds two more options to turn off AudioSwift automatically.
  • Adds new keyboard shortcuts.
  • Adds automation modes.
  • Updated to Swift 5 and macOS 10.14 SDK with dark mode support.
  • Notarized and ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina.



 

Bender-offender

Active Member


Now with MPE support!

AudioSwift has been updated to version 2.1 with great features. The new design of the Trigger Mode now supports MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE) for multidimensional control of many parameters per note, within MPE compatible software. The trackpad becomes an ultra compact MPE controller for music production and sound design.

Users in Trigger Mode can play quick melodies in a chosen key with polyphonic expression. Horizontal and vertical movements send pitch bend and control change messages per MIDI note. This version also adds a new type called Chords that lets trigger a pad and play a chord, helping the user generate chord progressions easily.

AudioSwift version 2.1 is a free update for existing users. The regular price is $24 and it’s 30% off with coupon code GOLDENFROG30 until October 31, 2019. Try the free trial at www.audioswiftapp.com.

What's new in version 2.1?
  • MPE support in Trigger Mode.
  • New type Chords in Trigger Mode.
  • Option to set scales and chords in Trigger Mode.
  • Adds labels in Trigger Mode.
  • Adds 8, 15, 16 and 20 pads configurations in Trigger Mode.
  • Divides the pads in banks. Up 180 configurable pads.
  • Option to copy, paste and reset pads and banks.
  • CC values are shown in real time on the Console in XY and Slider Modes.
  • Option to invert CC values in XY and Slider Modes.
  • Adds two more options to turn off AudioSwift automatically.
  • Adds new keyboard shortcuts.
  • Adds automation modes.
  • Updated to Swift 5 and macOS 10.14 SDK with dark mode support.
  • Notarized and ready for macOS 10.15 Catalina.



Amazing! I love Audioswift! Thanks for the update :)
 

Golden Frog

Developer | Musician
I get a lot of questions about the best ways to use AudioSwift. One of them has to do with how AudioSwift doesn't allow to use the DAW key commands when the Console is on. In this post, I explain why this happens and give a workaround to use basic transport control shortcuts with AudioSwift. I also mention two new ways to turn the Console off automatically without hitting ESC, that will give you a better user experience.

https://audioswiftapp.com/transport-controls-automation-modes/
 
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Golden Frog

Developer | Musician
Here is an overview of what’s new in AudioSwift version 2.1. It’s 30% off until October 31, 2019 with coupon GOLDENFROG30.

 

Golden Frog

Developer | Musician
The AudioSwift sale is ending soon. Get 30% off until October 31, 2019 with code GOLDENFROG30. Control your virtual instruments from your trackpad with a set of MIDI tools like XY pads, trigger pads, sliders, MPE and more.

For more info: www.audioswiftapp.com

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JJHLH

New Member
This is my first post so please excuse my noobness.

Your product looks very interesting.

I watch a lot of Spitfire Audio videos and they frequently use their left hand to move 2 sliders up and down to control vibrato and dynamics. This heightens the sense of realism from the music. They seem to use Kontrol Freak or Pallete Gear controllers.

Will your app allow me do do something similar with my Mac Magic trackpad?

Thank you.
 

Golden Frog

Developer | Musician
This is my first post so please excuse my noobness.

Your product looks very interesting.

I watch a lot of Spitfire Audio videos and they frequently use their left hand to move 2 sliders up and down to control vibrato and dynamics. This heightens the sense of realism from the music. They seem to use Kontrol Freak or Pallete Gear controllers.

Will your app allow me do do something similar with my Mac Magic trackpad?

Thank you.
Hi. Yes, it will allow you to do that. In fact, a lot of AudioSwift users are composers using the trackpad like virtual sliders.

AudioSwift has the Slider Mode which transforms the trackpad into 1 to 4 sliders. Each one can be set to send CC1, CC7, CC11 and even Pitch Bend. Wherever you put your finger over the slider, it can pick up from the last MIDI value sent. And also it has a cool feature where you lift the finger and the slider will return to a default value you set.

The advantages of using a trackpad with AudioSwift over using Pallete Gear or other hardware, are the smoothness of the glass surface and the fact that is wireless and compact. You can put the trackpad on a desk or over your keyboard. Try out the free trial.

Here is a video of me using Logic Pro Studio Strings. I have basic keyboard skills, but here I’m playing a keyboard with my right hand and sending CC1 with the trackpad as a virtual slider.


 

JJHLH

New Member
Hi. Yes, it will allow you to do that. In fact, a lot of AudioSwift users are composers using the trackpad like virtual sliders.

AudioSwift has the Slider Mode which transforms the trackpad into 1 to 4 sliders. Each one can be set to send CC1, CC7, CC11 and even Pitch Bend. Wherever you put your finger over the slider, it can pick up from the last MIDI value sent. And also it has a cool feature where you lift the finger and the slider will return to a default value you set.

The advantages of using a trackpad with AudioSwift over using Pallete Gear or other hardware, are the smoothness of the glass surface and the fact that is wireless and compact. You can put the trackpad on a desk or over your keyboard. Try out the free trial.

Here is a video of me using Logic Pro Studio Strings. I have basic keyboard skills, but here I’m playing a keyboard with my right hand and sending CC1 with the trackpad as a virtual slider.


Great! Thank you.

I just purchased BBCSO but need to get a new computer before I download it. Your app sounds exactly what I am looking for to get extra control.
 

Golden Frog

Developer | Musician
Great! Thank you.

I just purchased BBCSO but need to get a new computer before I download it. Your app sounds exactly what I am looking for to get extra control.
Let me know how it goes. If you have questions with the AudioSwift settings, I’m glad to help.
 

BassClef

Active Member
Another great thing about Audioswift... I use a Nectar Panorama P6 MIDI controller keyboard that has nine faders. I was using two of them assigned to cc1 and cc11 for recording cc data during or post recording of music into Logic. Unfortunately, the cc curves created by those sliders are not smooth, and really bad when using two faders at the same time... very erratic, requiring editing (with mouse drawing) to smooth out the curves. HOWEVER with Audioswift and my large Apple magic trackpad, the cc curves are very smooth and rarely require any editing/smoothing!
 
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Golden Frog

Developer | Musician
⚡Black Friday Sale!

Get AudioSwift with the lowest price and transform your trackpad into a set of MIDI tools like sliders and XY pads for virtual instruments.

50% off with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY50 until December 7th, 2019.

Visit ▶ https://audioswiftapp.com/

 

Golden Frog

Developer | Musician
Zebra 2 by u-he was recently updated to version 2.9 and one of the improvements is that now all factory presets have X/Y pad control assignments.

If you're looking for an easy way to play with them, here is a video controlling two X/Y pads in real-time with a Magic Trackpad 2 and AudioSwift.

Visit ▶ https://audioswiftapp.com

 
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