And you thought Guitar Hero was cool...
December 3, 2007 4:51 PM   Subscribe

With the wild success of the Guitar Hero series, using video game controllers shaped like guitars is nothing new. However, the duo at Modal Kombat actually use guitars as video game controllers. They won't reveal all of their tricks, but you can read a bit about their technology here and at this interview with Urban Guitar. The results are awfully impressive. View the original Modal Kombat here, and their newest installment, the admittedly trippy GuitarKart here. via
posted by Ufez Jones (5 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I wonder if you could hack this to play Guitar Hero.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 5:11 PM on December 3, 2007


Presumably chromatic tuner to USB? Should work on anything...
posted by snarfodox at 7:00 PM on December 3, 2007


Guitar Hero with a real guitar would be awesome indeed! If I understand correctly, what these guys are using is not a sophisticated guitar controller like the SynthAxe or the Yamaha G10 (which were both discontinued). Hook Harmonix up with a synth/midi guitar like this; then you could have a Guitar Hero game that teaches you how to play the real instrument. That's what I theoretically like about the drums component of Rock Band; it looks like it will actually teach you how to play the drums to a significant degree.
posted by jimmymcvee at 7:16 PM on December 3, 2007


MINOR KONFLICT
posted by Balisong at 9:08 PM on December 3, 2007 [1 favorite]


Hook Harmonix up with a synth/midi guitar like this; then you could have a Guitar Hero game that teaches you how to play the real instrument.

Now this, I would actually spend money on.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:21 PM on December 3, 2007


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