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Proxima Controller Version 1.11

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This program is available for Ubuntu Linux via the Ubuntu Software Center.

The Proxima Controller is an application that allows you to use the mouse and computer keyboard to play external MIDI devices such as synthesizers and tone generators. It is also possible to play internal devices if they are designed to respond to MIDI messages (for example, the Microsoft GS Wavetable SW Synth). This application makes no sounds of its own and instead relies on the MIDI devices it is controlling to produce sound.

Each row of keys on a standard computer keyboard controls a different octave of notes on the virtual keyboard.

It supports bank and patch changes, transmits on MIDI channels 1-16, includes pitch and modulation sliders, and has five octaves of control.

The GUI for this application was developed using wxWidgets.

This program uses the RtMidi library by Gary P. Scavone.

Changes in Version 1.11 Update:

  • Switched to RtMidi for MIDI control.
  • Updated to wxWidgets 3.0 (from 2.8) for a cleaner/smoother UI

Changes in Version 1.1 Update:

  • Fixed an issue that would cause a note to fail to release if you clicked on one octave, dragged your mouse to another, and then released the mouse button.
  • Minor adjustments to user interface aesthetics.

The Proxima Controller is freeware and may be distributed freely.

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Proxima Controller has had more than 58000 downloads.