Free Music Software: MusicLab Garage Drummer is a free app for Mac & PC that lets you use your Guitar Hero or Rock Band video games drum controller as a MIDI controller!
Garage Drummer consists of 2 components:
- Virtual Midi driver providing Game Controller 1, Game Controller 2, .. MIDI inputs
- Garage Drummer VSTi to select connected game controller as MIDI input, create/load note maps for drum pads, as well as save current settings within your songs
- 256MB RAM, 10MB free hard drive space
- PC: Windows XP/Vista/7, CPU 1GHz+, VST 2 host
- Mac: Mac OS X 10.6, CPU 1GHz+, AU host
- A drum controller from Guitar Hero or Rock Band PlayStation video games or compatible
If you give MusicLab Garage Drummer a try, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!
10 thoughts on “Free App Lets Your Turn Your Guitar Hero Or Rock Band Drum Controller Into A MIDI Controller”
cab it work with gutar controller?
This is the best utility for controlling other VSTs in FL Studio with multiple console drum kits.
I used a Rock Band 1 (Xbox 360) kit with wired USB and a Guitar Hero 5 (PS3) with wireless USB SIMULTANEOUSLY!!! It’s brilliant!
I could not do this with any combination of the following applications:
Max\MBS Runtime with MIDItar Hero
Andrew Rudson’s Drum Machine
PS360MIDIDrummer – thought it’s great for one kit
Nope, you don’t need those – all you need is Garage Drummer.
Gratitude to the developer! Excellent work.
Heyy, how did you get it to work? I opened up the plugin in FL Studio, but it won’t output any sound…am I supposed to do something?
Hey, how did you get it to show up in FL? I ran the dmg installer, it said it was complete, restarted my mac. Opened fl, rescanned my plugins and cant find it anywhere. I even reinstalled, nothing, nowhere. Any help?
You actually need a software program to act as go-between. Just hook MIDI drums direct to your sequencer and, at least for my Playstation one, switch on and record from MIDI channel 10.
You may need a console running to stop the unit continually powering off after 5 minutes though. Which maybe this application halts. (But hey, if you have the pads, you have the console,w hich you can just leave on in the corner.)
Correction: First line should be you DON’T need any software to act as go-between.
Hi i have. Ps2 guitar hero drum kit (no ps2 games console) and want to use it as a drum kit on a windows xp pc using a midi/ usb converter lead is this possible ?
I installed Garage Drummer on my Win 7 laptop. The install asked me keep or discard some system32.dll files and made the recommendation that I keep them. So I answered ‘Yes to all’ in the popup alert message while installing. This caused my laptop to go BSOD. That’s right. Replacing the system32 files in Win 7 as instructed by the installer CRASHED MY ENTIRE SYSTEM.
I restart my laptop and there is no .exe file to launch Garage Drummer. I start Ableton 8 Suite to dig for a need to use it via my DAW. Not there either.
While I am sure this program works great (which I am still yet unable to test), how do you get this program to START? Should I be concerned about the install causing my laptop to blue screen?
how can i download it, there doesn’t seem to be a link anywhere
sounds fun haven’t had a chance to try it yet