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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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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