Theresa is a simple PocketPC/Windows client/server application that turns a Pocket PC PDA into a MIDI controller surface.
Well, that's the plan. Basically you start the server on the desktop PC (the server sits quietly in the system tray), then start the client on the (ActiveSync-connected) Pocket PC et voila, you can use your finger on the PDA touchscreen to move faders, push buttons and XY pads. Faders, buttons and pads that can be freely assigned to MIDI CC. Theresa has customizable layouts, she's skinnable and can save/load presets. Last but not least, she's freeware (as in free beer) and open source.
1. put the contents of the "client" directory somewhere on your Pocket PC
2. put the contents of the "server" directory somewhere on your desktop PC
3. start the TheresaServer.exe program on your desktop PC
4. start the Theresa.exe program on your Pocket PC
5. open the configure screen, select a MIDI output device
6. enable the corresponding MIDI input device in your favourite music program
7. map the parameters, do MIDI learn, tweak, tweak, tweak!
· Windows PC with the .NET Framework installed
· Pocket PC / Windows Mobile PDA with the .NET Compact Framework 1.0 (later versions should be compatible) installed
· Activesync to connect them (or WLAN)