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PlayStation 3 Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO - Adapter

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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Easily connects MIDI-compatible Drums, Keyboards and the Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar to console
  • Versatile clip for attaching to an instrument, waistband or use on tabletop
  • Velocity sensitivity adjustment for Drums
  • Full-featured action buttons and D-Pad for in-game navigation with Fixed 9.8ft (3m) USB cable
  • Overdrive activation button and MIDI indicator LED

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Platform: PlayStation 3
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  • ASIN: B0042B3EOM
  • Item Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: December 26, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,985 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

Product Description

The Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter provides a link between traditional MIDI instruments and the gaming consoles. Seamless connectivity with MIDI-compatible Drums and Keyboards is now possible. With a versatile clip for use on a tabletop, or attaching to an instrument or waistband, the place-anywhere design promotes total freedom of movement. An Overdrive activation button coupled with full-featured action buttons and D-Pad for in-game navigation all deliver the perfect blend of video game and real-world rocking. Extra midi cable sold separately. The Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter is Required for use of the the Squier by Fender Stratocaster guitar which is designed exclusively for the Rock Band 3 Pro mode, the Squier by Fender Stratocaster guitar and controller allows players to play the actual notes and chords of their favorite songs while racking up high gameplay scores.

From the Manufacturer

 

Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter for PlayStation 3

Rock Band 3 is the next generation of the ultimate social and interactive music gaming platform developed by the category's leading pioneers, Harmonix Music Systems. Featuring innovative game modes and instruments, Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games.

 

Midi Connection

Play Rock Band 3 Pro mode using most MIDI-compatible Keyboard and Drums and the Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller

 

The Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter provides a link between traditional MIDI instruments and videogame consoles. Seamless connectivity with MIDI-compatible Drums, Guitars and Keyboards is now possible. With a versatile clip for use on a tabletop, or attaching to an instrument or waistband, the place-anywhere design promotes total freedom of movement. An Overdrive activation button coupled with full-featured action buttons and D-Pad for in-game navigation all deliver the perfect blend of videogame and real-world rocking.

The MIDI PRO-Adapter enables the use of real MIDI instruments for traditional Rock Band representational mode or pitch-accurate Rock Band Pro mode, which lets players experience the challenge and reward of playing along with real notes until they've mastered them on expert!

 

Midi Connection

Easily connects MIDI Drums and Keyboards that follow the general MIDI spec, allowing you to play them with Rock Band 3 on the Xbox 360 console. (MIDI Cable sold separately.)

Velocity Adjustment Wheel

Velocity adjustment wheel for fine-tuning sensitivity helps to eliminate crosstalk by adjusting the translation of hit detection on drum pads.

3-Way switch enables the MIDI PRO-Adapter to identify drum, keyboard and guitar modes (D K G).

 

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The MIDI PRO-Adapter features action buttons and a D-Pad for in-game and console navigation functions. The addition of a large Overdrive button makes initiating the Overdrive feature quick and easy.

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MIDI signals are shown via the MIDI indicator LED. The MIDI PRO-Adapter will read all general MIDI 1.0-compliant signals for channel 1 and channel 10 as default keys and drums. The MIDI PRO-Adapter will read channels 1-6 for MIDI guitars.

The MIDI PRO-Adapter features a versatile, removable clip to be used for the following play styles:

1. Attached to an instrument 2. Clipped to a belt or waistband 3. Laid flat on the Adapter's soft, non-abrasive rubber feet for use on a tabletop
Clip on Instrument Clip on Belt Use on Tabletop
Additional Features:
  • Fixed 9.8ft (3m) USB cable
  • Supports Overdrive Stomp Box (Sold Separately)
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    Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller
    The MIDI PRO-Adapter is required for the Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller. Designed exclusively for Rock Band 3 Pro mode, the Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller allows players to play the actual notes and chords of their favorite songs while racking up high gameplay scores.

    MIDI device compatibility list

    KEYBOARDS ELECTRONIC DRUM KITS GUITARS
    M-Audio Axiom 25 Roland HD-1 Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller
    CME Key 49 Yamaha DT Explorer
    Behringer UMX-25 Yamaha DD 65
    Behringer UMA-25s Alesis DM5
    Akai MPK-25
    The Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter functions with the Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar and Controller, and is also designed to function with most MIDI-compatible drums and keyboards. References to the above third-party MIDI controllers are for compatibility purposes only and are not endorsed by Mad Catz, MTV Networks, or Harmonix Music Systems; continued compatibility is not guaranteed with any non-Rock Band controller. See www.madcatz.com/FAQ/rockband for more information on compatibility.
Package Includes:
  • MIDI PRO-Adapter*
  • USB breakaway cable
  • Clip attachment
*Only compatible with Rock Band 3 and NOT previously released versions of Rock Band software.

MIDI Cable sold separately

 


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly December 30, 2010
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After waiting months for this product to be released, I finally received my order today. Of course I ripped the box open and tried it right away with my Roland TD-9 drum kit.... And it worked flawlessly. I 5-starred the first sing I tried on Expert Pro Drums... A song I know well enough to perform on stage. It's amazing to finally play the song in RB3, instead of playing the game. Now the fun is more about learning all of the more complex parts to my favorite songs. Could hardly be more happy with the adapter. The build quality is great, except that the PS logo on the PS button fell off immediately upon handling the unit itself, but it's easy to understand they just paste on the PS or Xbox logo depending on the unit. All the other buttons have great action, for what it's worth.

Two minor points to be aware of:
- You WILL need a MIDI cable to connect this adapter to your instrument of choice; one does not come bundled.
- You may (probably will) want to change the MIDI value on your drums so that an open hi-hat triggers as a blue cymbal... If your drums support such a feature.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless implementation December 31, 2010
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It works perfectly on a 8 yr old Casio Keyboard. Once I acquired a MIDI cable it took me longer to figure out the keys (10 seconds) than the setup.

Don't FORGET to have a MIDI to MIDI cable!!!!

As a long time ROCK BAND fan I am totally happy with the purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works with Casio CTK-496 Keyboard January 31, 2011
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I purchased this adapter so that I could use my Casio CTK-496 MIDI keyboard that I had bought in 2006. The adapter itself is made of very hard plastic with buttons that stick out a little more than regular controllers, although the Dpad is like the 360's. Plugging the adapter into a ps3 usb port works like a regular controller w/o the shoulder buttons and analog sticks; with a $3 MIDI cable I got from guitar center I plugged that from the keyboard's MIDI out port and into the adapter. Worked the first time with rock band 3; the keyboard must be turned on for the adapter to detect it, however one of the reasons for getting this over the mad catz keyboard is that the keyboard's internal speakers work normally so you can hear the notes from any of the built in timbres(voices) coming from the keyboard as well as the game, or mute the keyboard. The adapter mapped the C3-C5 keys for the game like it should, and the pitch charting for rock band 3 pretty much fits the keyboard's sounds, except for one on-disc song that sounded a little out of tune.

Over the month I've had with it, the only issue I had were 2 rare occasions where the TV sounded like a burst of feedback (similar to when you plug in amp cables/headphones while its turned on), I think possibly due to the connection of the MIDI cables. EDIT: Looks like the 2/1 RB3 update will fix this distortion.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have been using my Roland TD-3 drumkit with the Rock Band games since Rock band 1. I was using an adapter designed by a guy named "Seth" over on the Rock Band forums. It was a crude little device but it was programmable, worked with both RB and Guitar Hero and was fully upgradeable everytime a new version of the game came out. Sadly, due to a lightning storm a week ago, my 3 year old adapter got fried. I was about to contact "Seth" and ask about getting a new one but I then saw the Midi Pro adpater as a gold box special on Amazon. The price was a lot less than what I paid 3 years ago for the custom adapter so I decided to give this a try first.

I recieved the adapter and easily hooked it up to my drum kit. I already had a midi cable due to my other adapter so I was up and running within minutes. I did not have to calibrate anything or adjust any crossover settings. This thing just worked perfectly with my Rock Band 3 game. I was able to play like nothing had changed.

The only downside to this adpater is that it is not programmable like my other custom one. I was able to switch modes on my old adapter to work with Guitar Heroes additional mapped lane but I can't see a way to change that here. I was also able to change various mapping on my old adapter and the also cannot be done with this one. I have not found a way to map an open hi-hat pedal yet with this Midi pro.

But overall, I am very happy that I could get something this cheap to do 90% of what my much more expensive adapter did. I hate Guitar Hero anyway so I don;t think its a huge loss. I just wish that this adapter was available 3 years ago!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceeds Expectations, Works Without a Problem! January 4, 2011
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Well like everyone else that waited a while for this, I was excited to try out this adapter. I've been playing piano for over 15 years and have a Yamaha P95 digital piano at my apartment. I knew beforehand that the adapter DOES NOT come with a MIDI cable, so I ordered one through Amazon a few weeks prior for $5 shipped; the quality is good, and it wasn't a big deal to order one separately (be sure it's male to male).

I had no idea if the adapter would work with my P95, but I crossed my fingers, plugged it in, and loaded Rock Band 3. The buttons on the adapter worked instantly, and I quickly began a song without problems. I slid my fingers across the center of the piano and immediately saw the colored note lights flash across the screen. Perfect.

Pro mode is different if you're used to playing an instrument, but after about an hour I felt decently comfortable "reading" the notes on the screen. I don't play by ear and am usually more on the 'technical' side of things, where I read straight from sheet music. This really only uses one hand. It was, however, a lot of fun jamming out to the songs that supported Pro Keys, and I look forward to playing more over the next few nights.

As far as easy of use, connectivity, and the seemingly unlimited amount of possible products supported, this adapter wins the full 5 stars and is highly recommended for any music fan who want to connect their MIDI-supported musical instrument to Rock Band 3.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect device for my drum
Perfect ! Everything came included. This is what I needed !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love being able to play my Yamaha electronic drum set ...
Love being able to play my Yamaha electronic drum set with rock band! I have been using for about 2 years and still enjoy playing my favorite songs on a real drum set!
Published 3 months ago by Chazz Melton
5.0 out of 5 stars works great and i can play ROCKBAND
I have a Casio Keyboard and it has a MIDI out, i plugged a midi cable into this and the other end into the Playstation 3, works great and i can play ROCKBAND!
Published 4 months ago by Scott Antonio
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