Version 1.07 is out. Normal Mode is fixed. oops.

December 28, 2009

Don’t know how it happened, but I broke Normal Mode at some point… my bad. New version is up and it should be fixed now.

Version 1.06 now available

December 2, 2009

Version 1.06 adds support for PS3 GH Guitar/Drums on OS X (finally >_<), and fixes the PS3 GH controller screw-up I added on Windows last time (blue and yellow being switched).

Download the new version now.

v1.05 now available

October 29, 2009

Should fix some PS3 drum set issues. I think.

Get it while it’s hot.

MIDItar Hero v1.04 now available

June 21, 2009

I just put MH v1.04 on the download page. To be completely honest, I’m not sure what’s been changed since the last version. Velocity support is still limited to only 3 or 4 drum sets.

The reason I’m uploading this is because I only have 9 days left on my student license for Max/MSP, and a permanent license costs $250. Unfortunately, I can’t afford this right now, which means I won’t be able to work on MIDItar Hero for a while.

Quick note, more drum updates

May 21, 2009

I noticed that people keep asking about or searching for the password to the 1.01 version of MIDItar Hero… it’s a test version that’s not ready for download yet, so just download the normal version without the password.

The main thing I’m working on right now is adding more support for drum kits – velocity sensitivity and the RB add-on cymbals. However, there’s still setups that aren’t completely supported yet. Here’s the current status of everything:

360 GH Drums √ (full support)
360 RB Drums — (need velocity, add-on cymbals, pedal port)
PS3 GH Drums X (need all values)
PS3 RB Drums — (need velocity, add-on cymbals, pedal port)
Wii GH Drums X (no drivers yet)
Wii RB Drums — (need velocity, add-on cymbals, pedal port)

360 GH Drums √ (full support)
360 RB Drums — (need velocity, add-on cymbals, pedal port)
PS3 GH Drums X (need all values)
PS3 RB Drums √ (full support)
Wii GH Drums X (no drivers yet)
Wii RB Drums — (need velocity)

More drum stuff…

April 26, 2009

In addition to supporting velocity, I’d also like to add support for two more things on the Rock Band 2 drum set:
– cymbal attachment
– extra pedal port (for hi-hat)
If anyone with the RB2 kit for any system has these add-ons, please get in touch with me so I can add support for them.

Adding support for velocity sensitive drums

April 15, 2009

If you have a RB or GH drumset that is velocity sensitive and want the velocity feature to be added MIDItar Hero for your drum set, email me or IM me and I can walk you through the steps to help me get it working.
I’m gradually adding and testing velocity support for each drum set as people get in touch with me asking to add the setup they have, so I’ll be making small updates every once in a while to add these.

Instructables post

April 13, 2009

Someone was nice enough to write up a post on Instructables on how to get MIDItar Hero working with a VST plug-in on Windows.

Check it out here:

MIDItar Hero v1.0 now available

April 7, 2009

MIDItar Hero v1.0 is now up for download on the Downloads page.
Please be sure to download the README file as well, because it’s the only form of documentation with the program now.
The README explains all of the new features and controls in the new version.

Just as a reminder – if you like MIDItar Hero and want to help support the program:

Test version for MH 1.0 now available

March 31, 2009

The test version of MIDItar Hero 1.0 is now available on the Download page.
If you want to volunteer to test the new version of MH, please leave a comment on this post or send an email to with the subject “MIDItar Hero testing” and include your name and email.
I’ll email you back with the password to download both the MIDItar Hero v1.0b.mxf file and the MIDItar Hero Help.pdf file. Make sure you read the Help file first – it’s very detailed and has full instructions on new options and controls.
By volunteering to test MH, you also agree to fill out the brief survey included in the email. It’ll help me to improve MH in the future.
– Brian