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The Latest and GREATEST in MIDI-to-Rock Band: Doc’s GH:WT MIDI Box

March 6, 2009

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There will always be a special place in my heart for the MSA-P Mod. Unfortunately, that mod requires a lot of time, energy, money, and risk. Now, some new advancements are making playing Rock Band (and Guitar Hero: World Tour, for that matter) with electronic drums a far less daunting prospect.

As many may already know, the GH:WT drum kit comes MIDI-enabled right out of the box. All that needs to be done is to plug your e-kit into the GH:WT brain via MIDI, assign the proper MIDI notes to each trigger, and you’re all set. Doc, over at Doc’s Rock Band Mods forum has taken it a step further. He’s gotten rid of all the used parts on the GH:WT kit (i.e., the drum heads, cymbals, pedal, and rack) and built a self-contained MIDI box with a standard rack mount. I recently bought one from him and I cannot be more pleased. Full review after the break.

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Married!

December 5, 2008

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Just wanted to let everyone out there know–Mrs. Flash & I are officially married as of last week!

PS3 Users: New Super-Clear RockBand Drum Kit Wiring Diagram Now Up

July 14, 2008

Click the image above for an excellent wiring guide created by rmurwin on the rockband.com forums. Happy soldering!

RockBand/E-Drum Guide Update: More Detailed Info for PS3 Users

April 25, 2008

Just a quick note to let any potential RockBand modders using the PS3 know that rockband.com forum member gclabbe has posted a great resource about soldering on the PS3 drum kit board in this post.

I’ve added one of his awesomely clear photos of the PS3 board all soldered up to the How-To Guide but gclabbe’s post has a very good walk-through specifically geared toward PS3 users, so definitely check that out.

Big thanks to gclabbe and all the rockband.com forum members that have contributed to the How-To Thread, which now has over 1000 posts!

Excellent Rock Band Drumming Resource Available

February 28, 2008

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Ben, author of Explosive Conspiracy, has posted an amazing resource for Rock Band drummers. He has links for:

  • Gold Star Score Cutoffs (Including spreadsheet to input your own scores and analyze)
  • Drum Note Charts with Overdrive Activation Fills
  • RB Drum Sticking Techniques
  • Detailed information about each song
  • Drum Modifications (Gum Rubber, Sock, Penny, Bass Pedal, MSA)
  • PC Drum Software
  • Downloadable content with previews
  • Achievements/Unlockables/Codes
  • Forums/Leaderboards
  • And more…

My personal favorite is the In-Depth Sticking Guide. Check it out!