TouchDAW

4.3
1.04K reviews
10K+
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

TouchDAW is a full-featured DAW controller plus some general purpose MIDI tools and options to create your own custom controllers.

This is a MIDI controller! The app does not itself play or record audio!
Try before buy! Free demo available for testing.


Supports Cubase / Nuendo, Live, Logic, Pro Tools, Sonar, FL Studio, REAPER, Reason, Studio One, Samplitude, SAWStudio Digital Performer (7.2+), Vegas / Acid, Tracktion, Bitwig, Ardour & Mixbus workstations. Standard functionality like mixer and transport operation will be accessible in other applications with basic control surface support as well. As of version 1.1 the app can also send MIDI Machine Control (MMC) in parallel with or alternatively to standard DAW control.

Besides control surface emulation, the app brings a number of general purpose MIDI controllers, such as a multitouch MIDI keyboard, multitouch launchpads, a MIDI mixer, configureable xy-controller pads and the possibility to link a phone's sensors to MIDI controllers.

TouchDAW works with RTP or multicast MIDI over WiFi and is directly compatible with Apple's Network MIDI implementation in Mac OS X, Tobias Erichsen's rtpMIDI driver for Windows and ipMIDI (resp. multimidicast or qmidinet on Linux). There is no computer side server or protocol conversion software other than the driver required.
Class compliant MIDI interfaces are supported on devices with Usb host mode. Direct device to PC Usb connectivity is available both via the Android 6 MIDI Api as well as over tethered USB connections or ADB. A free driver, available from our website, is required for some of the proprietary solutions.

The apk contains both tablet and phone versions. Most recent phones will let you alternatively use the tablet layout.

Please try before you buy! The free version is mostly identical and will let you check if things are useable with your network setup before spending money.

The app needs some initial PC-side configuration, please see website for help.

Problems, questions, suggestions? Please use website or email. The Play Store's comment section is not a support channel and help calls you leave here will not be answered.
Updated on
Feb 27, 2024

Data safety

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App info and performance
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.2
776 reviews
Matei Haskins
December 24, 2023
I just needed a transport controller (record, play, stop) for Live 11 that would work when another app is focused on Windows 11. Looking at control surfaces but the cheapest one is ~$50 and has a bunch of faders or pads that I don't need and takes up space that I don't have on my desk. I just need a play button so I can start the song again while I'm using the guitar amp's app to dial in presets. This app does it for only $5.
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Robert Thompson
January 29, 2021
Excellent app. Very stable. Mimics a Mackie Control and then some. The documentation is very thorough but is very technical. It assumes the user already has a large amount of knowledge not just of midi and music production but also of computers and networking. UPDATE. After months of use app stopped connecting. Don't know if it's RTP or the app but since the app requires RTP it doesn't matter. I'm switching to something stable. Pity. It had worked great.
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A Google user
February 2, 2019
I stumbled across this app looking for a simple controller that would allow me to record modulation (as opposed to drawing them in my DAW). My keyboard is a midi digital piano with no physical controller. TouchDAW certainly exceeded my expectations. In addition to recording controller changes, I discovered the X-Y pad works really well with Melt (VSTi). As others have reported, using MidiHub is much easier than rptMidi and required no configuration. Of course, this may depend on your setup, but I installed MidiHub without having to open it.. Finally, except for the X-Y pad (which may require some investigation) I do get 2-way feedback on the sliders. Meaning I can use my phone as a controller and see the change in my DAW and vice versa. I'm using Cubase 9.5 Pro on WIndows 10 Pro with a Samsung Galaxy S8.
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What's new

Haptic feedback option
New tabbed and scrolling group types
Some more complex control types (keyboards, ADSR etc.) now available for custom controllers
New example presets

2.4.1 fixes some regressions and adds options to fully hide in-control menus on custom controllers

See release-notes on website for details and links to updated docs