Mashing / Hotcue juggling made easy
Mashy is a two deck-control template for Traktor and TouchOSC, consisting of two pages and has been designed specifically to make beat juggling and mashup effects easy on the iPad. Commonly used mashup tools, such as hotcue buttons and beatmash buttons have been made nice and large, and only the functions required to mix and perform are available on the screen.
Now updated to Mashy v2.
- Dual function buttons means less screen clutter
- Juggle buttons for Beatjumping
- Beatmash and add FX at the same time quickly and easily
- Special ‘Prepare’ page for easy track cueing and marking
- 6 popular effects including: Freeze Delay, Filter LFO, Gater, Flanger, Lo-Fi and Turntable FX
- Loop size indicator and stored Hotcue LEDs
- Full grid marker functions
- 5 large Hotcue / Beatmash buttons for each deck
- MIDI feedback on both pages, showing volume levels, loop size, hotcue state and more
Setup & Usage Instructions:
Installation: OSX and Windows
IMPORTANT! Ensure you have installed all the programs listed in System Requirements and that you’re using the latest versions.
On your iPad, make sure you’re connected to the same network as your computer. This can either be your router, or an ad-hoc network running from your computer. If you’re getting slow response times using a router, try creating an ad-hoc network instead to link your iPad directly to your computer. Follow this guide for Mac. To do this on Windows 7, you can use Connectify for free. It turns your PC into a wireless hotspot. Depending on your version of Windows, setting up an ad-hoc network varies slightly. Search Google for “adhoc network” and your Windows version.
Open TouchOSC Editor and upload the TouchOSC template to your iPad by using the ‘Sync’ function. There’s a commonly reported problem of people having trouble uploading templates though TouchOSC editor. If you’re having trouble, hexler.net recommend that you try uploading the template to your iPad using iTunes instead. Just connect to iTunes, select your iPad, click the ‘Apps’ tab, click on TouchOSC and drag and drop the template in.
To connect on the iPad, press ‘Settings’ on the iPad, then ‘Wi-Fi’. From here you can choose from a list of available networks. Pick the one you’re using; either the router or the ad-hoc network you’ve just created.
There are several ways to connect your computer to TouchOSC but it’s easiest to use TouchOSC Bridge. Open TouchOSC Bridge on your computer
Open TouchOSC on your iPad and go to Settings. Ensure MIDI Bridge is enabled and you should see your computer’s name listed. Press this to connect.
Open Traktor, go to ‘Preferences’, then ‘Controller Manager’. Click the large ‘Import’ button at the bottom of this screen and browse for the TSI file. Ensure that In-Port and Out-Port on this screen are set to TouchOSC Bridge.
IMPORTANT! Make sure that you turn off all FX unit buttons, except Bank 1 for Deck A and Bank 2 for Deck B. It should look like this:
Use the “Prepare” page to load and cue up tracks, set beat markers and fine tune them.
Then switch to the “Perform” page to mix and chop the living daylights out of it!
Most controls should be pretty self explanatory, however the ‘Shifted’ functions aren’t as immediately obvious. These are as follows:
- Shift + Hotcue 1 – 5 = Delete Hotcue
- Shift + Echo = Alternate Freeze Delay timing
- Shift + LFO = Alternate LFO timing
- Shift + Gater = Alternate Gater timing (1/8 note)
- Shift + Lo-Fi = Alternate Lo-Fi effect
- Shift + Brake = ‘Wind-down’ effect
The ‘Juggle’ buttons may also require a little explanation. They will basically knock the song back by a 1/4 bar. When both decks are playing the same song at the same time, pressing the ‘Juggle’ button will knock the second track behind slightly, creating a ‘doubling’ effect when combined with the crossfader.
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