Tools: ofOSCDebugger, ofMIDIDebugger, ofMIDI2DMX

Heyho people,
i would like to share a little tool i am using when debugging osc based installations. It is a command line tool which is an osc monitor on the one hand and a sender on the other hand. it is also able to record osc sequences and replay them - can be used e.g. to develop tuio based interactive tables.

  • brew tap thomasgeissl/tools
  • brew install ofoscdebugger
  • listen to incommig OSC messages: ofOSCDebugger -p 8000
  • send an OSC message: ofOSCDebugger -h localhost -p 8000 -m "/address 0 0.0 zero false" (default: localhost:8000)
  • add -i to send an OSC message and then go into the interactive mode to be able to enter a new message and send it to the specified receiver: ofOSCDebugger -h localhost -p 8000 -m "/address 0 0.0 zero false" -i
  • whitespaces in string args has to be written as --- , e.g.: ofOSCDebugger -h localhost -p 8000 -m "/address oneStringArg anotherStringArg first---second---third"
  • listen to incomig OSC messages and save OSC sequence as json: ofOSCDebugger -p 8000 -o data.json
  • replay an OSC sequence: ofOSCDebugger -h localhost -p 8000 -j data.json

Its little sister talks midi ( And i think the sender is still not working.

And in case you need to talk to dmx devices and have a daw and an enttec usb interface laying around you could use this little tool.

Feel free to contribute.


Super nice!

This is so far only solution which record osc and export as a json. Vezer does record but does not export json file (according to the official website info).

Any plan to support osc bundle?