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OSC requires the use of third party applications to send/receive data beyond Resonite, please use your best judgement when downloading 3rd party applications.

Open Sound Control(OSC) is a network protocol that allows software and hardware to send and receive data. It is traditionally used for controlling Sound related equipment such as DJ Equipment, Musical Instruments and Sliders/Faders.

However, OSC itself can be used for basically any purpose where you need to send structured data over the network. In Resonite, we're seeing this used for:

  • Haptics
  • Face and Eye Tracking
  • Macro Pads/Shortcut pads


While OSC makes it much easier to get data in and out of Resonite, it is still a network protocol which means that there are some prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge about IP Addresses and Network Ports.
  • For receiving:
    • An open port on the computer running Resonite.
    • The IP Address of the computer running Resonite.
  • For sending:
    • An OSC Server reachable by Resonite on the network
  • Some sort of OSC Application/Tool. See tools for some examples.


OSC has the following Resonite Components:


OSC Supports many data types, but Resonite supports:

  • Float
  • Double
  • Int
  • Long
  • String
  • Color
  • ColorX (Will convert to sRGB)
  • DateTime
  • Byte

Many OSC Applications send data purely as Floats.

Multi-Dimensional Values

OSC Supports values which have multiple values. This is very similar to Resonite's Type system that has types such as Float3.

For example, an application might send a rotational value as a Multi-Dimensional value, when this occurs you can use the ArgumentIndex to control which value you are interacting with:

Path Argument Index Value Description
/osc/rotation 0 90 The Pitch value of a rotation
/osc/rotation 1 180 The Yaw value of a rotation
/osc/rotation 2 0 The Roll value of a rotation

The structure of OSC messages and data is up to the Sender, as such some applications or tools send this data in different ways.


A number of tools that support OSC already exist and are compatible with Resonite's implementation:

  • OSC Controller - Control Sliders, Buttons etc on your phone and send the data via OSC
  • Sensors2OSC - Send Android Sensor data over OSC
  • Basic-OSC-Example - A very simple OSC app written in C#. Used for testing OSC Connectivity.
  • GigglePuck - A haptic device, that vibrates in response to Resonite based Interactions
  • ofxOscMidi - A program to receive MIDI messages from a source such as a hardware MIDI controller or software DAW and convert them to OSC messages which Resonite can understand. Can also receive OSC input from Resonite and send to MIDI output.