Hey, is there a good reason I cant use a ps2 style gamepad as a midi controller? Rig each of the shoulder buttons to a register, use the dpad and face buttons for notes, and the thumb stick for pitch bending and the like.

This seems like it should be possible. I have no idea how or why, but I want it.

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@ajroach42 for a while I was working on a tool that let you transform arbitrary inputs to MIDI (including other MIDI controllers that were hardcoded to do annoying things) with a nicer interface than just “write a lua or pd script” but sadly I haven’t touched it in a few years.

github.com/cbdevnet/midimonste seems like a fairly full-featured tool of the “write a lua script” variety. Not sure of your target OS tho.

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