you've gone and freed your Guitar Hero
controller from its wired bondage
, it's time to free it
from the repetition of working with just the game. It's time to turn that controller into a real guitar!
Using a USB to PS2 controller converter, a couple programs
, and a PS2 as a makeshift foot pedal, Jason has fashioned an
entirely new beast. He writes, "... this new nerdstrument has distanced itself
from a guitar. Strumming is not used to generate tones -- fret button presses do this. The strum bar is instead used to
change octaves. The controller's start and select buttons are mapped to cycle through instrument voices. "
It's seems more like a keytar
in this capacity.
A warning to prospective jammers: this will remove the illusion that you're a rock god. Jason laments, "It's
kind of humbling to go from playing Helmet's 'Unsung' at Guitar Hero
level to playing 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star', you know?"