Keytar Rokker v1.2.0 [9/6/15] - Play your Rock Band 3 keytar on PC!
Posted August 4, 2015 - 03:25 AM
WHAT IS IT?
My attempt at interacting with the Rock Band 3 keytar so it can be played as a real keyboard on your PC. Supports Xbox 360 keytars connected wirelessly, as well as MIDI keyboards and X360/PS3/Wii keytars connected via MIDI cable to the Xbox 360 MIDI Pro Adapter.
See the included Help documentation for the list of features included and how to use them.
FEATURES / CHANGE LOG
Updated change log with latest features and changes can be found here:
Keytar Rokker v1.2.0 - Features & Changes
DOWNLOAD & INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Extract these files to any folder and run the executable. INSTALLING IN PROGRAM FILES IS NOT RECOMMENDED.
Keytar Rokker v1.2.0 - WinRAR archive
Keytar Rokker uses Microsoft's Quartz MS font for the LCD displays. If you don't already have it installed (most pre-Windows 8 OS), Keytar Rokker will prompt you to install the font file included with it. Install that, then run Keytar Rokker again. You only have to install it the one time.
Check it out
Microsoft .NET 4
http://www.microsoft... ... x?id=17851
Xbox 360 Controller for Windows drives (already included with Windows 8 and up)
Wireless - https://www.microsof... ... or-windows
Wired - https://www.microsof... ... or-windows
Note that virtually everything in Keytar Rokker's GUI is customizable. Feel free to share anything you make that you think others might enjoy (i.e. nicer images/buttons/etc).
Posted August 4, 2015 - 03:53 AM
As an aside, I haven't seen any way to detect the use of the touch strip, so I can't do anything with it
Posted August 4, 2015 - 04:14 AM
Unfortunate about the touch strip. Maybe someday.
Posted August 5, 2015 - 05:36 PM
I wonder how to have it talk to the drum app?...
I purposefully kept them separate, because...
I see where all this is going (wink)...
it's not going where you think it's going. After this I'm stopping with these things. As I've said before, I am not in the business of making games, mainly because I have no idea how to do that. The only way this and the drum app are kinda OK is because they're separate. If I start combining things without a proper game engine, everything flickers and doesn't look nice.
Sorry to disappoint.
Posted August 5, 2015 - 09:39 PM
Also, left hand animations are not playable in game, and therefore would not be playable here, since I only have the same amount of space you have in game. There's no way I'm including two keytars just for the negligible chance that someone might want to somehow play one of a handful of customs that have accurate left hand animations while also playing the expert pro keys chart. I think you're looking for Phase Shift
So no, that's not going to be included as you've asked for. I might be convinced later on to make it so you can switch between playing each animation track and the actual chart, but that would be down the line and not anytime soon.
Posted August 6, 2015 - 05:34 AM
I have spent...WAY...TOO...MUCH...TIME...working on getting this ready for a v1. It might not be perfect, but damn it that has to be my most polished v1 release of any program, ever.
I'm kind of burnt out on this one, so enjoy it, report bugs, make suggestions. I'm going back to my other programming projects for a while and I'll eventually return to this one.
Posted August 6, 2015 - 06:57 AM
Posted August 6, 2015 - 12:03 PM
Posted August 6, 2015 - 12:55 PM
Thanks ws54 for being the guinea pig. Now it should be accurate, any more pitch problems are down to the source of the samples, and then I'd need help from someone who can analyze each sample and point out which one is wrong and what the correct one should be.
Posted August 11, 2015 - 04:14 AM
Also how about an option to set certain samples to the Y, B, and A buttons to switch between them quickly?
Posted August 14, 2015 - 08:25 PM
v1.1.0 - Added QuickAccess buttons (A, B, X and Y keytar/MPA buttons) to quickly change between four preset sound types and octaves - to customize the sounds, click on Options -> 'Customize QuickAccess buttons' and follow instructions - Added ability to resize the program to make the note highway shorter or taller, just drag the edges of Keytar Rokker to resize to your taste - don't forget to adjust the scroll speed accordingly - Added ability to play the keytar using your keyboard - either use the preset keys (Options -> 'Show keyboard shortcuts') or customize the shortcuts to your liking (Options -> 'Customize keyboard shortcuts') - A few other minor changes and tweaks
That should address all the requests I've gotten here and elsewhere. Enjoy.
Posted September 6, 2015 - 04:27 AM
v1.2.0 - Improved extracting and reading of DTA and MOGG files for increased speed and reduced hard drive usage - thanks to Maxton for the suggestion and code sample
Not a very sexy update but a good one technically. Main goal with this update is to implement the new code for extracting from CON files directly to memory rather than to temporary files. Thanks to Maxton for that.
Posted September 28, 2015 - 04:05 AM
With the change in the forum software the old links broke, so clicking on the C3 Forums link in the program won't bring you here. If that bothers you, re-download the program - I've corrected that.
Nothing else was changed, so no version change and I won't issue an update.
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