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Published on July 30th, 2020 | by Guest Editor


deadmau5 Launches A New Performance Tool For Digital Artists and Musicians with OSC/PILOT

Ever wondered how world renowned electronic musician deadmau5 keeps together his intricate audio and visual productions at his shows? Introducing OSC/PILOT–a bi-directional control surface application originally built as a performance tool for digital artists and musicians which is now available to the public.

The application was used for years by deadmau5 on tour as his control surface for shows.  “OSC/PILOT has been in development since October 2013 and I’ve been field testing and using it in shows since that time,” says the producer.  “It’s a vital component to our live production,  both on stage and front of house.”

As the overlap between audio and visual application space continues to grow, there is a need for a simple way to control these applications in a desktop application. Interoperability between the applications at the artist’s disposal (AbletonLive, TouchDesigner, MaxMSP, Processing, Bitwig etc.) allows digital audio and visual artists to control the content of any space with data from any other space. OSC/PILOT aims to provide an easy way to build UIs for this control.  deadmau5 gives a tour via this video here:

In addition, the huge amounts of display options gives the artists both their choice of canvas, as well as their choice of how to drive the content to that canvas.  OSC/PILOT is a robust and simple tool to harness the interoperability and enable this kind of control.

OSC/PILOT retails for $49.99 and can be purchased at


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