Turn Guitar Hero Drums Into An Electronic Drum Set

If you want to rock out without the expense or bulk of a full size drum set, you can hook a set of Guitar Hero drums up to your computer for an electronic jam session.

Andy Lunn wanted to play around with drumming, but he didn't want to drop a huge amount of money on a full size or pricey electronic set. He decided to follow in the footsteps of some of the DIYers he found on YouTube and hook a Guitar Hero drum set up to his computer. Below is a sample of the Guitar Hero drums in action:

You can go about hooking up Guitar Hero drums to a computer in a variety of ways, but Andy opted to go with a Wii version so the set could operate wirelessly. He hooked it up to his Mac, used a piece of software—OSCulator—to link the midi-triggers from the set to GarageBand and he was in business. Check out the full article at his site for additional details and tips. If you've hooked up Guitar Hero instruments or other gaming peripherals to your computer, let's hear about it in the comments.

Guitar Hero Drums as a Real Drum Kit


    Would anyone know how to do this with an xbox drum kit and on windows?

    Does anyone have a clue how to do this without a MAC. So far I have my wii drums connected to my pc via bluetooth.And I've successfully managed to make my drums retrun keyboard strokes, but I'm not sure how to go about returning midi sounds. And I have no clue how to use midi controllers.

    Why would you do it without a Mac? :P

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