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Is there a way to use a Guitar Hero guitar as a MIDI controller or synth-strument? Answered

Specifically, it's a wireless Kramer for PS2 that I've got. I've looked around, and the guides I've seen here and elsewhere seem to be a bit lacking in information, or are a bit old.
Also, I'm using Linux, and all the stuff I've seen has been for Windows (in the case of use as a MIDI controller).

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago


As far as I'm aware the device is essentially a set of buttons.
You could connect it to a MIDI controller, but it won't use as one.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

Yep. Think of it as an extremely limited keyboard. You could make it work by feeding it into a computer (eg a microcontroller such as the Arduino) and having that track its state and produce the appropriate MIDI output (or control the synth appropriately), but there's really no good reason to bother trying.