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.



I've done it with pygame (both ways, gamepad to midi and midi device to game input), but anything that lets you consume gamepad events and output midi messages on a virtual midi bus should work

it's a bit time consuming to do by hand but you get to read the midi spec, which has a lot of unexplored potential imo

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