It is possible to run the Tonic Pad Player on a phone/tablet via the TouchOSC App on a different device than you are using to run the Sunday Keys iPad App. This can be helpful if you'd like to run the pad from your sound board, or if someone other than the keys player in the band is controlling it. For most use cases you can just set up Tonic to automatically change keys or pad types automatically as you move through your patches in the Sunday Keys App- Click here to learn more about this Patch Lock feature.
If you do want the Tonic Pad Player to be controlled on a separate device, keep reading for more about how to set it up:
- First, you'll need to have access to the Sunday Keys TouchOSC template.
If you're using a Mac and already own MainStage, you can go to your Account and click "Download MainStage". After installing Sunday Keys for MainStage, watch the video below until time stamp 4:24, and this will show you how to install the TouchOSC App, and how to get the Sunday Keys TouchOSC Layout File onto your device. From there, keep reading below this video for specific steps about how to connect the Sunday Keys in TouchOSC to the Sunday Keys App so it can control Tonic in that way.
If you're using a PC and you own Ableton Live, you can go to your Account and click "Download Ableton Live". After installing Sunday Keys for Ableton Live, watch the video below until time stamp 4:43, and this will show you how to install the TouchOSC App, and how to get the Sunday Keys TouchOSC Layout File onto your device. From there, keep reading below this video for specific steps about how to connect the Sunday Keys in TouchOSC to the Sunday Keys App so it can control Tonic in that way.
If you don't own a Mac/PC or MainStage/Ableton Live because you're just using the Sunday Keys App version, just send us an email and we can help get you the template file a different way.
- Now that you have the Sunday Keys TouchOSC file on your device, make sure both devices are connected to the same wifi, and then press the link icon to set it up. Then, choose Midi Connections in the next window.
- After that, make sure Connection 1 box is checked, and then choose "Browse" and select Network Session.
- Now, on the iPad set the Secondary Midi Controller to Network Midi, go to the hamburger menu on the top right, then choose Settings > Midi and make sure that for the Secondary Midi Controller it has All Channels selected:
- Now, you should see your device when you click on Network Midi and you can then choose Connect:
- Now, you should be able to Midi Learn the controls you'd like - most commonly the On/Off button for Tonic and perhaps some of the other Tonic controls like the key pads. To do this, first make sure that you've pressed the "Play" button in TouchOSC so you can see the full screen of controls.
- Then, go to hamburger menu in the top right of the Sunday Keys App and then choose Midi Learn. Then select Tonic On/Off on the iPad and then press the On button on the TouchOSC App. You should see the Tonic On/Off button on the iPad light up pink if a connection is made:
Here it is with Tonic Volume and Pads also set up:
From there you should be all set to control Tonic Pad Player from TouchOSC on a phone/tablet.