• Cormac See

    This article needs updating. I have my Ps3 guitar controller and MBP I paid 8 € for game pad companion. I have that working ok and traktor hot keys assigned but can’t get it all to work together ???? Please help

  • James Motter

    So i jsut downloaded the 3.1 application from the app store after downloading the trial 2.4 package.  i can’t use the application under the 3.1 package because of the 2.4 “45 day trial”  any suggestions?  im using an xbox rock band controller.

  • Anonymous

     I know this forum is a little dated, but I was wondering if somebody could give me a little advice as I try to set up my Guitar Hero/X-box controller up as a midi controller. I am working off of a mac and I installed GamePad companion but it won’t recognize any of the USB devices I hook up to my computer. I tried solving this by downloading USB Overdrive but I have the same problem where it won’t recognize any of my connected devices. 

    Does anyone have any suggestions for what I can do to fix this? No matter what I try I can’t seem to get my mac to recognize any USB devices. 

  • Kyle

    Is there a way to use an xbox 360 guitar hero controller instead of a ps3 one?

  • DJ Rich

    [quote post="438"]“HID (human interface device) messages are fast and accurate but there is no dj program that will listen to them so your going to have to convert it into MIDI or Key strokes.”[/quote]

    I can see that this topic started in 2008, so at the time the quote above may have been true but now Virtual DJ 7 works with HID devices, MIDI devices, Firewire devices, and serial devices. They can all be setup using the “mappers” tab of the config window, the box to the right of the drop down select box is where you tell it what types of devices you want to interface.

    Virtual DJ has also got some powerful script available but you do need to learn how to wright it because as of right now there is not allot of advanced pre written mappings available yet. I use both Traktor and Virtual DJ and while Traktor dose have better preconfigured devices out there (defiantly thanks to DJ TechTools and there amazing innovative minds) I like the video mixing I can do with Virtual DJ and VDJ is way ahead of the competition in the video department for simple interface mixing. With any luck the guys at DJ TechTools will blow my mind again and come up with some cool stuff to do with video but in the mean time I will be a supporter and will buy my first MIDI Fighter.

  • anthony

    hi i have instaled x padder on windows 7 and have the gh3 guitar setup but how do i get tractor pro to recoginise it to do the mappings?

  • dj redsign

    [quote comment="21041"][quote post="438"]Done it… got me a PS3 Metallica guitar tested the combination of pressing multiple keys too and works fine will post my full key config soon[/quote]

    Can you please share more information about your progress? Thx :)[/quote]

    sorry its been a while so i did get it all up and running set my cue points up in a few songs and used it out a few time it wasnt really a great way to dj but more of a novelty had a great response from the crowd that was there, the venue was a small bar 150 capicity about half full at the time … since then ive changed laptops and lost all my old data along with glove pie and all the rest of the gubbings might try to hook it up again, was using xp sp3 and now on windows 7 so will let you guys knows if theres any issues with the new OS.

  • dj ej

    does this also work with the xbox 360 guitar hero world tour wirless controler?

  • Devastation

    shout out to the Djtechtools family
    you guys sheared so much knowledge to me about Controllerism and how to mack my own unique style of dj ing
    i enven took it to another level and started useing my usb logitech dual action game pad in my performance
    BIG UP ALL THE WAY FROM TRINIDAD & TOBAGO ( Caribbean w.I.)

  • freecoholic

    [quote post="438"]Done it… got me a PS3 Metallica guitar tested the combination of pressing multiple keys too and works fine will post my full key config soon[/quote]

    Can you please share more information about your progress? Thx :)

  • DJ Redsign

    Done it… got me a PS3 Metallica guitar tested the combination of pressing multiple keys too and works fine will post my full key config soon

  • DJ Redsign

    *note

  • DJ Redsign

    just a not too… GlovePIE as well as being free allows you to program combinations of key presses which i think allows you to have upto 120 assignable function for your dj software using the standard neck button alone. might get overly complicated but if you are looking for a bit more scope with this in theory at least in can be done.

  • DJ Redsign

    Ah Screw microsoft im going into town to buy a secondhand ps2/3 guitar.

  • DJ Redsign

    Just found out that in order to use any wireless Xbox controller with a pc you will need to buy ‘Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows’ as the controllers do not use standard bluetooth. gutted another 20 quid in microsofts pocket then i supose.

  • DJ Redsign

    [quote comment=""][...] DJ Techtools article [...][/quote]
    Hi, im trying to hook up a wireless GH3 Xbox guitar controller to traktor pro via GlovePie and a belkin bluetooth usb dongle on XP, im fairly confident on the key mapping and glove pie bit as ive already tried it out with a usb xbox gamepad but im having difficulties discovering my guitar via bluetooth… the bluetooth dongle picks up other devices but i cannot find either of my guitars can anybody help or have tried a similar way as this setup and let me know if it works. cheers

  • Alari

    I understand the HID through blu tooth, but the xbox controller comes in through usb and I am just looking for a way to conect the control into Isadora through an HID reader.. Any suggestions?

  • BentoSan

    [quote comment="17494"][quote comment=""][...] DJ Techtools article [...][/quote]

    I read at the top that the guitar used was a PS guitar, does it matter if the guitar is from xbox?[/quote]

    Yes this guitar also sends HID messages – you will just need to convert these messages into usable midi messages which is explained in the article.

  • Alari

    [quote comment=""][...] DJ Techtools article [...][/quote]

    I read at the top that the guitar used was a PS guitar, does it matter if the guitar is from xbox?

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    [quote comment=""][...] Ean Golden has been dj’ing for more then a few minutes. Dude writes a blog about dj toys too. I love the ‘guitar-as-a-dj-tool‘. [...][/quote]

    yes- that will work. It looks like its a standard HID device.

  • http://ilikegray.com dj gray

    I just noticed that Amazon has a Frontman Wireless Guitar for real cheap, $9. would those work?
    http://www.amazon.com/PlayStation-3-FrontMan-Wireless-Guitar-White/dp/B0016P7LY6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=videogames&qid=1232225378&sr=1-2

  • evan

    ok, ive looked at it a bit more, it seems as though m computer is recognising the guitar is plugged in but for some reason its not recognising the the buttons being pressed. could it be my guitar (don't worry i did make sure it was turned on) its a generic ps3 guitar i got off ebay, i haven't tried it on an actual ps3 i bought it to try djing with it.

  • evan

    ok i'm not a real tech head so you'll have to forgive me, i'm trying to use this with my traktor scratch pro setup but i'm kind of stuck. i followed your instructions to the point of "Now you just need to hit start and gamepad companion will start spitting out keystrokes. The next step is setting up some Traktor hot keys." This bit lost me, once i hit start and started pressing buttons nothing happened.. i went into my traktor settings but wasn't sure what the hell i was doing.. i think i need some kind of serious idiots guide! please can you sort explain this in a bit more detail? sorry!

  • Art

    [quote comment="15016"]

    did you buy the new guitar hero world tour? that one is apparently not working for us either- too much power.[/quote]

    i bought it used, so im not sure what version it is. should i maybe check out the guitars made for mac/pc?

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    [quote comment="14996"]okay so i got the ps3 wireless controller to try this out, but when i plug it in, it is saying there isnt enough power to run it?

    how do i fix this, or what am i doing wrong?![/quote]

    did you buy the new guitar hero world tour? that one is apparently not working for us either- too much power.

  • http://??? Art

    [quote comment=""][...] Ean Golden has been dj’ing for more then a few minutes. Dude writes a blog about dj toys too. I love the ‘guitar-as-a-dj-tool‘. [...][/quote]

  • http://??? Art

    okay so i got the ps3 wireless controller to try this out, but when i plug it in, it is saying there isnt enough power to run it?

    how do i fix this, or what am i doing wrong?!

  • mycole

    Horrible idea? No way. The crowed loves it when I just use a keyboard. I do some scratching on the keyboard too. People know I'm not really scratching but they're still entertained.

  • Matthew Hubble

    I did this after seeing Ean's video mine is here if you want to check it out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk5ZUsXi894
    I'm using the PS2 wireless kramer with USB converter, junXion 3 for Mac OSX to convert to MIDI to trigger clips in Ableton.

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    hm…. well maybe i'm just retarded (not a far stretch) but does Torq allow you to assign hot keys in the same way Traktor does? My group has a show coming up and i would love to play the guitar hero guitar

    even if they dont you could use the HID to MIDI conversion tools found on this site to convert it into MIDI. Hotkeys are just more simple.

  • http://www.myspace.com/elephantentertainment Jarred "JKon&qu

    hm…. well maybe i'm just retarded (not a far stretch) but does Torq allow you to assign hot keys in the same way Traktor does? My group has a show coming up and i would love to play the guitar hero guitar

  • tobamai

    Using a toy guitar on stage. Sure it's a fun novelty, but it's a pretty geeky thing to do… Maybe it's just me, I never thought guitar hero was cool.

    There's actually a band that does this, but with synth guitar sounds: The Guitar Zeros. They use Max/MSP to interface their guitars, just ideas for anyone who wants to try this out.

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    I think this is a horrible idea and ridiculous, but to each his own.

    You think the guitar idea or the drum idea is horrible? and why exactly?

  • tobamai

    I think this is a horrible idea and ridiculous, but to each his own.

    Windows users might look to use GlovePIE instead, it's free and it offers a very powerful script interface that can map joystick punches directly to MIDI (among other things).

  • http://myspace.com/ajorbitsound AJ Orbit

    I love it !!! I want to use the Rockband drums !!! OH YEAHHHHH !!!!

  • Az

    For windows users u can check out http://www.xpadder.com to map the keys

  • Jinx

    Thanks :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/bentosan BentoSan

    I agree that the crowd can really relate a lot better to what you are doing on one of these guitars than tapping buttons on a mixer any day. I might have to get me one of these some day, looks fun !

  • http://myspace.com/djnunas DJ NUNAS

    This is sweet…