Via our friends at Make Magazine, Captain Dan controls a custom-created Reaktor synth with an Xbox 360 game controller. The secret ingredient: GlovePIE, the powerful, free scripting tool for alternative controllers under Windows. GlovePIE can actually output both OpenSoundControl and MIDI, either of which Reaktor can use, but in this case, Dan chose MIDI and routed between applications via MIDI Yoke.
The results may not necessarily be a new musical high point, but they are good fun. If you’ve got a Mac instead, you have several exceptional options:
STEIM’s junXion (which now has a Lite version, too)
There’s one other that I’m … forgetting, if anyone wants to chime in.
Tried this yourself? Let us know!
xbox Controller Makes Drum and Bass [Captain Dan's "What Would the Captain Do?"]
360 controller busts mad beats + synth [Make Magazine]