Ok. I decided to go for it.
For a start, I downloaded the Android "TouchOSC" app into my Galaxy Note 3 and the Layout Editor to my Win8 notebook. Also, downloaded the Resolume Layout example available from the developer´s site.
The setup of a local wi-fi network and connection with Resolume through my phone was easy and sweet.
Based on the available Resolume layout I was able to modify, add and create my own OSC layout.
Tests on the small screen were very promising and very exciting, although I could notice a couple of visual bugs - like buttons not going off when turned off and button "lights" flashing when they were not supposed to. I blamed that to the small interface buttons at the time.
Decided to go out and buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab S (not going iPad for personal reasons.)
App and network install were also smooth. Then, it was just the matter of re building my project to a bigger screen with bigger finger friendly buttons and faders. Smooth ; )
During tests and usage you start feeling the need to adjustments on some button positions and the insertion of necessary new ones. It is gonna take a while untill I am satisfied to call it version 1.0 ; ) Anyway...
Today I have a 02 page layout (to my own needs) including:
- 10 deck selection buttons;
- 10 column select and play buttons;
- 05 layer decks, layer selection buttons and layer's opacity faders;
- Active layer Solo / Bypass buttons;
- Active layer Up and Down buttons;
- A/B clip selector w/ AB fader;
- Clear layer buttons and clear composition button;
- Composition general opacity fader and speed fader;
- Blending mode (03 positions) per selected layer;
- Active layer speed fader;
- Active layer scratch slider;
- Active layer play direction and play mode;
- Active layer control up to 06 FXs;
Test results: I´m somewhat disappointed.
I am still getting visual feedback errors from buttons no matter if they are selected or not, although they seem to be working properly, sending the correct trigger information to Resolume;
I am also getting some ghost movements on buttons, sliders and faders, ALL THE TIME! But this seem visual only so far. It is confusing but as far as I could notice it is not affecting triggering Resolume.
The worst of all and need to be conclusive on this... Resolume is freezing play, like 3 to 4 seconds stop for several times, specially when I start playing with FXs.
I have 06 effects applied to the composition and 06 applied to each layer, but they are all "Bypass" till usage time.
Can this affect FPS and Resolume´s performance?
I am using one to three effects simultaneously only and that´s enough to freeze play for some seconds.
I can´t recall this ever happened before when not using OSC.
Any comments and tips are very welcome!!!