For those who don't have a Mod Wheel and have a touchpad on their laptop.:Free VST plug-in for Windows 28-Mar-06

Livelab tell us that their Touchpad 2 MIDI is now available in version1.1.
Touchpad 2 Midi is a free VST plugin for Windows that allows you to use the touchpad on your laptop as a midi controller.
The touchpad can be configured as:
  • An XY pad
  • 4 sliders
  • 4 Buttons
At the moment only Synaptics touchpads are supported - the company tells us they are working on adding support for USB touchpads as well, but have not yet heard from Cirque / Adesso regarding how to read raw data from their touchpads. Some laptops use Alps touchpads these are unfortunately not supported either - Alps have been contacted.

Host compatibility

Touchpad2Midi works as a MIDI plugin in these hosts:
  • Energy XT
  • Plogue Bidule
  • Jeskola Buzz: use Polac wrapper, connect to master, use right click menu to route midi
  • Cubase: load in instrument list - shows as midi input device
  • Tracktion: works on one track only, consider standalone
Standalone operation required with these hosts: