One example is hooking up any alternate instrument with midi to interesting tools like Rock Band 3, which has a "Pro" i.e. real music mode. In the case shown above, a jammer has been hooked up to an Xbox running Rock Band 3 Pro via a couple of midi connectors.
It has just recently become possible to hook up midi instruments to a high-quality, training video game like this. The ingredients (beside the game console itself) are:
Readers of this site will be interested in a bit more: what about alternate instruments? Can they work as well? The answer is an unqualified yes.
The additional ingredients are:
That’s it. Setup is pretty simple.
Still unknown is the rate at which, if at all, this rig will facilitate learning. For news on this, see: www.musicscienceguy.com/
1. to output the jammer's signal into old-style midi, a USB port is connected to an M-Audio Midisport 1x1 (~$35):
Here are the connectors used in the example shown.
2. to input the midi signal from the midisort into the Xbox, we have this new gadget:
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