Back in January we ran a news article on the release of AudioSwift - Software To Enable You To Use Your Trackpad As A MIDI Controller. Now AudioSwift has announced version 2 of their trackpad software.
What Is AudioSwift?
AudioSwift for macOS is an app that enables you to use a trackpad as a MIDI controller. For example, you can control virtual instruments in your digital audio workstation just by using simple touch gestures over the trackpad.
Here is how it works. Launch AudioSwift by using a four or five fingers tap. A console window appears on screen taking control of the mouse pointer and keyboard. Start touching the trackpad to control a parameter and when you finish, hit the escape key to turn AudioSwift off.
AudioSwift comes in five controller modes depending on what you want to control…
Slider — divides the trackpad into 4 virtual sliders that send either CC or Pitch Bend MIDI messages.
XY — control many parameters at the same time using one, two or three fingers.
Mixer — designed to speed up your mixing workflow. Control two faders at the same time, panning, sends, use the trackpad as a jog wheel, and write automation.
Trigger — tap your fingers over the trackpad to make beats or launch audio clips.
Scale — play notes in a selected key.
What Is New In Version 2?
New Slider Mode with 12 configurable virtual sliders.
New XY Mode design with 5 views and 30 configurable controllers.
It now works with Adobe Lightroom using a third party open source plugin.
Adds Pitch Bend with relative centre position (0 pitch bend).
Adds new Regular Format for CC messages.
Adds default CC values and automatic return to default after a finger is released.
Adds labels for Slider and XY modes.
AudioSwift’s console can now be turned on temporarily with a tap plus the shift key.
When working with two trackpads or a trackpad with a mouse, AudioSwift can now be turned on automatically by just touching the trackpad’s surface.
Price — $24 (free update from version 1)
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Where From - AudioSwift
Requires macOS 10.11 or newer.
A MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with built in multitouch trackpad, or any Mac with a Magic Trackpad 1 or 2.
Force Touch support requires a compatible trackpad.
Touch Bar support requires macOS 10.12.2 or newer.
Mixer Mode currently supported in Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Studio One, Ableton Live, Cubase and Reaper.
Trigger, Scale, XY, and Slider modes work with all DAWs just like any MIDI controller.