February 8, 2009

I’m currently working on a new version of MIDItar Hero, mostly just going through and rearranging and improving the interface. I realized there’s no reason for 8 billion separate windows, so I’ve pretty much gone through and condensed everything in a manner that’s actually easier to use. I also added a few new options for both of the guitar modes that deal with the second set of frets on the RB Strat, but haven’t got around to testing them yet.

Before I actually release this version, though, I’d like to know how people use MIDItar Hero… does anybody actually use Easy Mode? How many people use it for the guitar modes, the drum mode, or both? What options would you like to see in MIDItar Hero that would make it more versatile, easier to use, or fun to play? Comment here, or email me or IM me with your suggestions.

January 1, 2009


MIDItar Hero is a program designed to let you use a Guitar Hero or Rock Band instrument as a MIDI controller. You can use MIDItar Hero to control synthesized sounds within an application that uses MIDI, such as GarageBand or FL Studio, or through an external device (synthesizer, keyboard, drum machine, etc.) if you have a MIDI interface hooked up to your computer. MIDItar Hero was created using Max/MSP.


  • Runs under Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X
  • Supports nearly all Rock Band and Guitar Hero controllers (Guitar or Drums) for every gaming system (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
  • Can be used with any application that supports software instrument playback through MIDI input (Reason, Live, GarageBand, Mixcraft, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Audition, Sonar, many more)
  • Can be used with external MIDI devices (keyboards, drum machines, synthesizers)
  • Use the default two-and-a-half octave scale or a custom scale pattern in Normal Mode
  • Select a key and scale to play power, major, minor, diminished, and 7th chords in Easy Mode
  • Use the Rock Band or Guitar Hero: World Tour Drum Set in Drum Mode
  • Play and manipulate .wav or .aiff audio samples in Sample Mode

For more information, please read the About page.

Current version download links:
MIDItar Hero v1.0.mxf
MIDItar Hero v1.0 README