Since my last posting to this thread I have started work on a completely new layout and I am working with the OSC module only.
• Before your read any further please note that I am using a beta version of the next TOSC release and its companion editor •
I can send and receive
- Assigning a slider in TOSC to the speed slider of a particular layer. When moving the speed slider in the Modul8 interface the slider in TOSC updates as well. Although nice its not exactly that useful because I would mainly want to not
touch the Modul8 interface.
- I can change layer sets and when I do this as long as the exact same layer I am controlling exists the settings of that layer within that layer set that I have changed to update their settings. I can jump back to the previous layer set and those settings will be updated in the TOSC interface.
What I have not been able to do
- Send feedback to TOSC to a series of controls. This would allow me to have a series of buttons that for example, represent which layer set that I am in. Based on feedback from Camille of OSCulator, there may be a solution for this using that application, but I have not had a chance to playber with that yet.
- I like to change colors of a layer, blue, red, yellow, white. I usually use a custom module for this because the swatches in the Modul8 interface cannot be bound to MIDI commands. I could potentially use MIDI+TOSC+OSCulator to bind the MIDI to the buttons in my module but then I would loose the feedback functionality of the OSC module.
Below is a screen grab of one of the panels. I designed it from an ergonomics point of view that I would be holding the iPad with both hands and using my thumbs to tap and move the controls. I try to keep enough spacing between each buttons so I don't accidentally push what I don't want to, a solution to a problem that I see happening when you can't feel a slider or knob.
Below the layer names are a layer on/off toggle button and the other button on the same row is the 'reset' speed button. The arrow buttons are for switching playback direction. When they are pressed the arrow is replaced with a white rectangle, enough to inform me that the layer is playing in reverse.
So this is all still a work in progress. And I also have to say that the interface I am building is very much built around how I perform with Modul8 with additional points going into accepting certain limitations. When I am done I will share my findings and files freely.