Parat+ Concept

Parat+ is an Open Sound Control (OSC) and MIDI controller for iOS which controls sound and visual computer software and hardware devices. Parat+ gives ultimate control and flexibility to the user while keeping technical considerations to a minimum, allowing intuitive use and letting the user focus on creative tasks.

The philosophy behind Parat+ is to have powerful gestural touch screen controls and multi-touch gestures available in the most efficient and intuitive ways possible. Parat+ serves as a tool for the musician, artist and technician whose approach is to use technology to advance their art.

The structure of the app combines powerful software and hardware parameter control with data automation and manipulation. Parat+ allows detailed yet simultaneous control through its powerful scaling and modulation capabilities. At its core the controller adopts the vertical fader-type design to allow for versatile use.

Multiple simultaneous OSC targets and full MIDI implementation allows the user to employ Parat+ as the perfect, versatile control hub. Parat+ slots into existing performance and production setups as it allows the creation of control structures which exceed other controller apps. More than just a virtual ‘fader box’, it allows you to record, remap and set controls instantly and intuitively. Control sound levels, effects parameters, synthesis, lights and more via OSC and MIDI simultaneously.

Behind every successful performance system lies a suitable design of appropriate routing, modulation and scaling of the control streams. A seamless integration of various controller types, interactive technology and device control are usually undertaken by specialists in technology and left ambiguous to artists. Parat+ offers coherent tools which are so intuitive and easy that it empowers you - the artist - both to develop your solution for your individual approach while keeping the focus on your music and art.

The simplicity and coherence of the tools enable any novice to venture into custom built controls, while the accustomed performance system developer will appreciate the time saved for complex setups.