[LAU] Open Sound Control: Is it still a thing?

Jörn Nettingsmeier nettings at stackingdwarves.net
Tue Apr 27 23:24:25 CEST 2021

On 4/27/21 10:49 AM, worik wrote:
> On 27/04/21 7:30 pm, Peter P. wrote:
>>> I am shopping for a mixer, I am a bit worried that the digital controls
>>> are a bit too propitiatory.  I do not want to get orphaned by a firm
>>> going out of business and letting its iPad App rot.  OSC looks like a
>>> solution, but it does not seem to be implemented by many vendors
>> Which mixers did you find so far that do allow OSC control?
>> I only know of some Behringer digital mixers.
> Yes some Behringer mixers.  That is a "no, OSC is not much of a thing"?

OSC is very much a thing for audio rendering cores requiring more 
complex semantics than MIDI can offer.


DigiCo considers it relevant enough that they are implementing OSC 
control capability of external devices on their desks:


As do LAWO and Avid, apparently.

Behringer mixers have been mentioned, but the extent to which it is 
implemented is quite amazing, to the point where one of these is nice as 
a studio hub even if you're not actually routing audio through it :o)


Software support for OSC is extensive.
If you wrap OSC in JSON, you are entitled to call it "Sennheiser Sound 
Control" :-D


In short: the stuff is a bit like Linux. It actually runs everywhere, 
but it's not advertised much. Certainly not a bad horse to bet on.

Jörn Nettingsmeier
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