Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
Previously I have investigated game controllers as musical instruments / inputs (here and here), and creating music with video games here. I am really interested in the re-appropriation of gaming technology and environments for creative exploration in sound.
Harmonix, creators of successful music video games such as Amplitude and Frequency, have released Guitar Hero stateside, which is now finally getting a release over here. It’s great to see developers like Harmonix being able to create such titles.
Aside from the game, the best thing is an instant hackable input device. CreateDigitalMusic are also interested in this. So here are some things I have found. Have you created a Guitar Hero hack? Post a comment.
Using a real guitar to control guitar hero -> link
Will Carter says: “here’s a quick video (~20 seconds) of the guitar hero controller used as a controller for a super-basic synth I cooked up in 5 minutes…”