TouchDAW Demo

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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!

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.

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

This is the feature-limited free version. Differences compared to paid version:

DAW controller:
- randomly disables 3 channels on tablet interface
time limited:
- recording, automation, saving, marker setting
- plugin, instrument and routing editors
- channel flipping on mixer

MIDI controllers:
- multitouch operation time-limited
- no floating transport controls
- sensors, MIDI mode and MMC time-limited
- limited octave range on keyboard
- only one standing note on launchpads

Apart from these limitations the full version is identical. If you have issues with the demo, buying the full version is NOT going to fix them! (Reading the manual or contacting me via the developer email address given below eventually will)

Why doesn't this come as an unlockable freemium model? When the app was first released Android did not support in-app-purchases. Unfortunately it is not possible to change that in retrospect so the somewhat inconvenient demo / full version split will have to stay in place.

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

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Ratings and reviews

1.46K reviews
A Google user
May 27, 2019
Garbage. The free version set up fine, so then I bought the full version, and it just refuses to connect 95% of the time. If I randomly switch the connection types for an hour, there's a chance it'll work, but until it does, it's just nonsense where, e.g., it'll not display any connections or just one and not the other or force the midi controller connection to connect to the daw controller port. Also, switching between different control boards is awkward. It's a gamble. Avoid it.
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amin mousa
May 5, 2024
Not easy to use , what i want to achieve is to control my daw by sending midi commans like program change and cc i didn't find any options for that maybe its available but navigating the app is very tricky (double tab to reach some menus)
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Roger van Hout
February 4, 2022
Wow! This app is great! I use this to control amplitube 5. It is fairly easy to make a WiFi connection. Setting up for all the right buttons is a bit of work (especially because amplitube has too many options), but everything works after one initial setup. Now I have an iRig for free (or 2 beers, if you buy the full version)
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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