SoundDesk Setup

Audio Settings

Desk Setup - i/o

The Audio Settings Window controls I/O, DSP and CPU usage settings. Plus, offers quick access to the system "Audio MIDI Setup" application.

Use the I/O section to setup the input and output devices that SoundDesk 3 uses to receive/send audio.

The DSP one configures the Desk Sample Rate, Buffer Size, global Pan Law and CPU usage settings.

Note: If time accuracy is important, please use small Buffer Sizes. If time accuracy is not essential, please consider using larger Buffer Sizes to reduce CPU usage.


Desk Setup - OSC

SoundDesk can be controlled by a device with TouchOSC installed and connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

TouchOSC ( can be downloaded from the Apple App Store (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch). This simple app is a customisable OSC controller, which means you can customise the layouts (included) and upload them into your device with the TouchOSC Editor.

Note: Use "Export Layouts" to save the TouchOSC Editor documents with the SoundDesk Layouts for iPad, iPhone / iPod Touch.

The layouts can be edited to fit your work, you can change sizes, colours, positions and labels (and you can always export the layouts again and revert to the default).

Note: Avoid changing the OSC settings, those are essential for the correct communication between the controller and SoundDesk.

For a interrupt free experience, please turn the /ping function on, in your device.


Desk Setup - MIDI

SoundDesk 3 can be controlled by a MIDI device connected to you Mac.

Currently supported modes:

Desk Setup - MIDI Modes

Note: Currently, SoundDesk 3 only supportes communications with one MIDI device at a time!

CC Setup and Learning

Desk Setup - CC

To map your CC devices, SoundDesk offer a simple midi learning tool.

After selecting the midi In and Out devices in CC mode, you just need to select a function (e.g. "fader") and a blue focus ring will tell you that SoundDesk is listening for incoming midi messages.

Now just move the 1st channel of the bank (e.g. "fader") and SoundDesk will learn it. Repeat the procedure for all functions available, save your new mapping and call it at any time.

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