OSC

OSC, or "Open Sound Control", is another way to gain remote control of the ONYX controls from external sources.

OSC offers full control of ONYX's main playbacks, playback buttons, F-Keys, command keys and more!

Note - When using a PC, there are some restrictions on OSC in FREE and NOVA mode. See ONYX PC Modes for more information.

One of the most popular ways to use OSC is via the TouchOSC app, available on tablets and phones - scroll down to see directions specific to setting up the TouchOSC app.

OSC Configuration (Any OSC Device)

To set up OSC on the Console:

  1. Access the menu by pressing the MENU button or ONYX in the upper left hand corner, then press Main Menu.
  2. Under Network, press Settings, and then press Interfaces on the bottom navigation. Ensure that the IP Settings are set to "AUTOMATIC" and that OSC is enabled on the "REMOTE" adapter.

  3. Press Apply.

  4. Navigate to the OSC page.

  5. Under Settings enable OSC on the "Remote" network interface.

  6. Under Devices Activate the first OSC Device using the Properties options on the right column.

  7. Enter a name for the Device - example "iPad Remote"

  8. Enter the IP Address of the OSC device. If using TouchOSC, the "Configuration" page in the TouchOSC app will show you your device's IP address.

  9. Ensure the Incoming Port used by the OSC device matches the settings on the iPad.

  10. Press Update and Apply.

  11. In the Touch OSC app or other device, press the Refresh Button on tab 6 (Config).

The console and the remote should begin to communicate.

TouchOSC Setup and Configuration

The "Touch OSC" app, available for iOS and Android devices has a specifically designed ONYX skin designed for iPhone and iPad. Using the app, you can use your device as a remote focus and playback tool for ONYX.

Download the OSC layout from this folder on the support website.

In the folder you will find both a layout sized for iPads and other tablets, as well as one designed for phones.

Before using TouchOSC, be sure to install the TouchOSC application from your device's app store (iTunes, Google Play, Amazon).

Installing Your Layout

There are a few different ways to get your Touch OSC layout installed on your device.

Configuring Your Device

  1. On the device, disable Mobile Data.
  2. Connect the ONYX "Remote" network interface to a wireless router or access device. Connect the iOS device to the same router/access point.
  3. Both Console and iOS device should be set to obtain an IP address automatically. For more complex network requirements, assign a static IP Address on the devices accordingly.

Configure the Console

To set up OSC on the Console:

  1. Access the menu by pressing the MENU button or ONYX in the upper left hand corner, then press Main Menu.
  2. Under Network, press Settings, and then press Interfaces on the bottom navigation. Ensure that the IP Settings are set to "AUTOMATIC" and that OSC is enabled on the "REMOTE" adapter.

  3. Press Apply.

  4. Navigate to the OSC page.

  5. Under Settings enable OSC on the "Remote" network interface.

  6. Under Devices Activate the first OSC Device using the Properties options on the right column.

  7. Enter a name for the Device - example "iPad Remote"

  8. Enter the IP Address of the OSC device. The "Configuration" page in the TouchOSC app will show you your device's IP address.

  9. Ensure the Incoming Port used by the OSC device matches the settings on the iPad.

  10. Press Update and Apply.

  11. In the Touch OSC app, press the Refresh Button on tab 6 (Config).

If you are in FREE or NOVA mode, OSC is locked. However, you may start a free trial on this page of via the licensing popup, for more info see MIDI, Timecode, and OSC Playback Trial.

The console and the remote should begin to communicate.