[Ardour-Dev] Ardour-Dev Digest, Vol 134, Issue 1

Thomas Vecchione seablaede at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 05:37:44 PDT 2015

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 1:32 PM, John Emmas <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:

> Hmm...  that seems like a pretty major drawback!  Is OSC effectively a
> dead protocol now?  I took a look at the Issue Tracker but there've been no
> posts for nearly 4 years!!
> http://opensoundcontrol.org/tracker
No it is more that it hasn't changed much I don't believe.  It is very
commonly used in various settings, but has all the potential drawbacks that
Paul mentioned.  This is why programs like TouchOSC exist, where you can
specify the transmitted OSC message, because noone does it the same.

OSC really has become a remote control protocol, not quite as popular as
MIDI by a long shot, but still fairly popular, for really one device to
control another.  But you always have to deal with differences in protocol
definitions sadly, and no hardware maker has made anything as flexible as w
hat many people really want/need like TouchOSC and similar.

For the record, I have used it to control both audio and lighting devices
in live performance situations, as needed.  But it always takes a bit of
work to set up, and that is likely holding it back honestly.

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