Open Sound Control (OSC) is a protocol used to communicate between different computers and other audio devices. OSC is commonly used as a way for remote software control, such as from a central sequencer that’s driving Falcon installations on multiple networked computers, or for touchscreen control from a wireless mobile device.
- To start using OSC in Falcon the OSC server needs to be enabled. Go to Falcon’s Preferences window, select the OSC tab, and enable Open Sound Control Server. This will make Falcon discoverable on the network by other OSC-enabled applications. Falcon will automatically negotiate a unique name and port number.
Once enabled, Falcon can be controlled remotely by any application or device that supports OSC.
- Each one of Falcon’s parameters that can be controlled externally has an OSC Path that uniquely identifies it, such as “/uvi/Part 3/Program/Layer 1/Gain”. When a parameter is right-clicked, the contextual menu displays the parameter’s OSC path.
- There is also a convenient shortcut provided for copying the parameter’s OSC path to the clipboard. You can then use this OSC path in any OSC-equipped application to control that parameter.