proxiMIDI is a controller that uses spatial awareness and light refraction to control and manipulate parameters of audio. The system consists of proximity, gesture and RGB light sensors which detects the users actions through measuring refracted beams of light from the LEDs inside the enclosure. The users position around the controller determines the output of MIDI data being sent into Ableton Live, where the users hand is the medium that controls the amount of light reflected back towards the sensors inside the controller. proxiMIDI is user-customisable and can be mapped to any MIDI and audio parameter in DAW’s such as Ableton Live.

proxiMIDI aims to promote an alternative interactive approach toward musical expression, through the exploration of spatial awareness. The informality of proximity sensing allows users to explore audio manipulation through interactive hand gestures and positions around the system.

Created in collaboration with Jonny McGregor.