Andrew Rudson has written an app for Windows that allows you to turn your Rock Band drum kit into a drum machine that you can use to play and record your Neil Peart-esque rhythms. I tried it out at the office on Friday and at home over the weekend and it works great.
Here is what you need to do to get rockin’:
- Download and install the Drum Machine app from Andrew’s site
- Connect your Rock Band drums to your Windows PC
Windows should recognize the drum kit and install the necessary drivers
- Fire up the Drum Machine app
If you get an error about a missing .DLL file, you will need to update your DirectX drivers. I got that message on both machines that I installed Drum Machine on; however, after updating DirectX, it worked as advertised.
Andrew has a video on YouTube and his site showing the software in action.