Category: Apple and OSX

AlgoRhythmia Now Available for OSX

AlgoRhythmia was my first “complex” desktop app. By complex I mean difficult to build and with a deep interface that could be explored and tinkered with extensively. It’s a drum machine that can generate random beats. It can also “mutate” existing beats and cause them to change over time. It started as a Windows app.

DrumPads Released for OSX

DrumPads is an app with 12 virtual drum pads that lets you use the keyboard, mouse, touchscreen, or an external MIDI device to play any of 100 high-quality drum sounds. It started as a webOS app. It was later ported to Ubuntu and sold via the Ubuntu Store. Then ported to Windows and ended up

Proxima Controller Released for macOS via the App Store

I just released my virtual MIDI controller app Proxima Controller for macOS via the App Store. It’s something that I ported to OSX a while ago but never posted to the app store. It lets you use your mouse, touchscreen, or keyboard keys to play a virtual MIDI controller that can be used to control

SpaceTheremin and MIDIPlayer Available for macOS Again

Over the years I’ve struggled mightily with OSX development. It’s just hard if you want to do things your way. It’s far easier if you use Apple’s choice of tools and languages. Since most of what I’ve worked on for Apple computers has been apps ported from Windows or Linux, there really hasn’t been the

Menu Bar with Quit for a wxDialog or wxFrame-based app on OSX

I have some apps that I’ve tried porting to OSX off an on over the years, but some of them have never been quite right. They’re written with wxWidgets, which is a multiplatform application development toolkit. However, documentation and fine details for macOS specifics is generally lacking. For instance, I had an ongoing problem with

Proxima Controller, a Virtual MIDI Controller

Back in 2008 I created an app called Proxima Controller. It’s a virtual MIDI controller that runs on Windows, OSX, and Linux. I wanted an easy way to control external MIDI hardware (synthesizers, etc.) from my PC and there wasn’t an app that I liked available. It started out as a Windows-only app. A few