You can use the OSC Data Monitor to quickly check if you have communication with OSC (Open Sound Control) sending equipment in your network. It helps you also to organise and make sense of the large stream of different OSC messages send by a system.
2 Minute walkthrough video
- Displays the IP Address of your computer
- Monitor multiple network ports
- Filter specific messages
- Show updates per OSC message (one line per message)
- Clear view
The application is available for Apple Silicon (recent Macs) or Apple Intel. The version is signed, so you can use it on any system without too much hassle.
Windows build is also included, although it’s not signed. You’ll get a dialog that “Windows protect your PC”, press “More Info” and click “Run Anyway”.
For Linux I recommend to use Processing and build an application yourself if you need it.
The OSC Data Monitor application is available for $9.99. To make it accessible for people with a small budget, you can choose to pay between $6 and $9.99. Thanks in advance for your support.
I you have no budget, you can also download the source code and run it in Processing (see source code on Github).
OSC DataMonitor was developed in Processing with help of the OscP5 and ControlP5 libraries (Thanks Andreas Schlegel (sojamo) for these excellent libraries). You can find the code on Github. You can run in it directly in Processing, when you install the needed libraries.
OSC Explained in 8 minutes
In this video I explain how Open Sound Control (OSC) works. Open Sound Control was introduced as a replacement for MIDI, which is a standard to connect musical equipment. Open Sound Control is a very easy protocol, if you like to connect different software tools with each other within your computer or within your local network.