MultiTouch MIDI

This program allows you to use the trackpad on a mac book pro as a midi controller. This means you can play it like an instrument:

The program looks like:

If you're not using this with a real midi synthesizer, you need a software based one like SimpleSynth

It's designed for the macbook pro touchpad, but also works on the magic mouse. I believe it would also work on the touchpad for the desktop; it should be the same.

The program is free: (download)
multitouch midi program icon

The source code is available under the gpl, and you can download it from github. There's a command line client with all the functionality of the gui version that you can build if you start from source.

For details on how I made this, see the development blog.

Last modified by Jeff Kaufman: Thu Oct 6, 2011