Guitar Hero drum kit as Midi controller ?

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2009/01/04 02:43:07 (permalink)

Guitar Hero drum kit as Midi controller ?

Does anyone know if this is possible ? I read the GH has a 'MIDI in' option but doubt this would allow this 'toy' to be used as a controller.

I have been considering buying a midi drum kit for ages to use with EZDrummer, and this may a reasonable solution for my tight budget.

please don't crucify me... i don't actually own Guitar Hero...yet.

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    Bonzos Ghost
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    RE: Guitar Hero drum kit as Midi controller ? 2009/01/04 03:29:01 (permalink)
    A controller would need midi out to trigger external sounds. (such as EZ Drummer)
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    RE: Guitar Hero drum kit as Midi controller ? 2009/01/04 05:10:05 (permalink)
    There was an article in Sound On Sound about how you could use a Wii remote as a controller (using bluetooth connectivity) http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/oct08/articles/wiimote.htm. So it probably is possible to use the World Tour kit, but you would need some one to write the software or trawl the net to see if someone already has. I doubt whether the kit is set up to sense velocity information though !

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    RE: Guitar Hero drum kit as Midi controller ? 2009/01/25 04:45:23 (permalink)
    I've only tried and developed it on my own computer but try it out: http://drop.io/360mididrummer



    The software listens to the USB-data transferred and translates them into MIDI events. Since I’ve not developed an alternative MIDI device driver you need a virtual device such as LoopBe1 to be able to use it with e.g, as mentioned, EzDrummer.

    I hope you will able to get it to work as well. As always, use at own risk!

    Forgot, you need a wireless receiver of course and it sends velocity for pads, cymbals and pedal.
    post edited by mellinge - 2009/01/25 04:52:38
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    RE: Guitar Hero drum kit as Midi controller ? 2009/01/25 07:27:24 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: zab

    Does anyone know if this is possible ? I read the GH has a 'MIDI in' option but doubt this would allow this 'toy' to be used as a controller.

    I have been considering buying a midi drum kit for ages to use with EZDrummer, and this may a reasonable solution for my tight budget.

    please don't crucify me... i don't actually own Guitar Hero...yet.

    cheers,

    Zab.


    David Crowder has one that I presume is MIDI triggering samples so I think it is possible.

    This one is just the intro

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Aw8ZWoNS8M&feature=related


    This is him playing it with the whole song. It definitely works.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDKLFgdtVhM
    post edited by AndyW - 2009/01/25 07:33:22

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    RE: Guitar Hero drum kit as Midi controller ? 2009/04/16 19:43:09 (permalink)
    COOL! So if I just buy the PS3 Guitar Hero band kit, the drums are going to act as a controller for me? I use EZdrummer?
    What's the wireless receiver, that comes with it? What more do I need other than the band kit?
    Thanks,
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    RE: Guitar Hero drum kit as Midi controller ? 2010/04/26 08:43:04 (permalink)
    Thanks for this.
    Do I use the wireless receiver that I have plugged into my Xbox 360 for this or would I use something else entirely?
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