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AudioSwift by AudioSwift is a Standalone Application for macOS. It functions as a Standalone Application.
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2.2.0
System Requirements
Requires macOS 10.11.6 or newer. A Macbook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with built in multitouch trackpad, or any Mac with a Magic Trackpad 1 or 2. Force Touch support requires a compatible trackpad. Touch Bar support requires macOS 10.12.2 or newer.
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Stand-Alone Utility / Application
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AudioSwift for macOS is an app that lets use a trackpad as a MIDI controller. Designed for music producers, composers and sound designers, with AudioSwift control DAWs and virtual instruments by just using simple gestures over a trackpad.

This is how it works—call AudioSwift with four or five fingers tap. A console window appears on screen taking control of the mouse pointer and keyboard. Start touching the trackpad to control a parameter or play notes, and when you finish hit the escape key to turn AudioSwift off.

Switch between controllers by pressing keyboard shortcuts or by using the Touch Bar in compatible MacBooks. Trackpads with Force Touch support can send after touch MIDI messages. AudioSwift can also be used to edit photos faster in Adobe Lightroom with a third-party plugin.

AudioSwift comes in five controller modes:

  • Trigger—tap the trackpad to make beats, trigger chords and play melodies with MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE).
  • Slider—divides the trackpad into 4 virtual sliders that send either control change or pitch bend MIDI messages.
  • XY—control multiple parameters at the same time using one, two or three fingers.
  • Mixer—designed to speed up the mixing workflow, control two faders at the same time, panning, sends, use the trackpad as a jog wheel and write automation.
  • Scale—play notes in a chosen key.

Price:

  • $24 for one license per user. Volume discounts available.
  • 15 days free trial demo.

Requirements:

  • Requires macOS 10.11 or newer.

  • A Macbook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro with built in multitouch trackpad, or any Mac with a Magic Trackpad 1 or 2.

  • Force Touch support requires a compatible trackpad.

  • Touch Bar support requires macOS 10.12.2 or newer.

  • For Lightroom, it requires macOS 10.12+, Lightroom 6+ Classic CC, and the plugin MIDI2LR installed. See its requirements.

  • Mixer Mode currently fully supported in Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Cubase, Studio One and Reaper.

  • Trigger, Scale, XY and Slider modes work with all DAWs.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

AudioSwift
Reviewed By PSR B1257+12
February 4th, 2022

This is a very, very handy utility.

It takes a bit of getting used to setting it up and using it, but it's well worth the effort. It does exactly what I wanted; provides a flexible virtual controller that turns my MacBook's trackpad into an X/Y pad, a set of sliders, or a trigger pad that can be customized and configured to work with my DAW or other MIDI apps. I haven't explored using it as a mixer control yet. I like the use of the MacBook Touchbar for quick access to switching modes and transport controls; one of the few apps that justify using the Touchbar, in my experience.

Give it a try - there is a free trial demo which provides a full version of AudioSwift that can be used for 15 days.

Response from Nigel Rios from AudioSwift on February 15th, 2022

Thanks for the review!
-Nigel.

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