Ps360 Midi Drummer: How to Turn Your Game Console Drum Kit into a MIDI Controller
If you have a drum kit for your Xbox 360 or PS3 game console, you might be wondering if you can use it with your PC as a MIDI controller. MIDI controllers are devices that can send musical notes and commands to software instruments, such as drum machines or synthesizers. With a MIDI controller, you can create your own beats, record them, and edit them in your favorite music software.
Fortunately, there is a way to use your game console drum kit as a MIDI controller with the help of a free program called Ps360 Midi Drummer. This program lets you use your Xbox 360 Guitar Hero World Tour/Guitar Hero 5 drum kit, or your PS3 Rock Band Pro drum kit, with your PC as a MIDI controller. You can then play along with your favorite MIDI software, such as Ableton Live or Addictive Drums.
To use Ps360 Midi Drummer, you will need to download and install the following components:
A virtual MIDI cable, such as LoopBe1 (http://adf.ly/cfnug), which creates a virtual connection between Ps360 Midi Drummer and your music software.
A universal audio driver, such as ASIO4ALL (http://adf.ly/cfnsm), which reduces latency and improves sound quality.
Ps360 Midi Drummer itself (http://adf.ly/cfnog), which reads input from your game console drum kit and sends MIDI notes to the virtual MIDI cable.
After installing these components, you will need to configure Ps360 Midi Drummer to use the virtual MIDI cable as its output, and use the \"other end\" of the virtual MIDI cable as the input to your music software. You will also need to select the appropriate drum kit model and map the drum pads and pedals to the corresponding MIDI notes. You can find more details on how to do this in the Ps360 Midi Drummer documentation or in this video tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94m9Cfy5v0A).
Once everything is set up, you can start playing your game console drum kit as a MIDI controller. You can adjust the sensitivity and velocity of each pad and pedal, as well as the overall volume and latency. You can also save and load different configurations for different music software or drum kits. Ps360 Midi Drummer is compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 and requires .NET Framework 4.0 or higher.
Ps360 Midi Drummer is based on an older project called PS360MidiDrummer, which was created by Magnus Ellinge but is no longer available online. The current version of Ps360 Midi Drummer is maintained by bastian.damman on Google Code (https://github.com/PProvost/PS360ProDrummer). If you are looking for binaries of this project, please visit the Google Code site linked above as bastian has them there.
Ps360 Midi Drummer is a great way to turn your game console drum kit into a MIDI controller and unleash your creativity with your PC. Whether you want to practice your drumming skills, record your own beats, or jam with other musicians online, Ps360 Midi Drummer can help you achieve your musical goals. 0efd9a6b88