Yeah strange idea but i found it works pretty nice for me. Little stearing console.
I took ps3 like pad 12 keys and programm called “joytokey”. Its simple i just binded space key on pad start key, mouse on one joystick arrow keys on second joy, Ctrl+z on other pad arrow left key etc. Esc for record on select. Few more keys left to bind.
I got my midi keyboard on side so no more need to turn around to grab mouse or pc keaboard
It works well for me, I can control some faders with joysticks or buttons+joystick…
It’s really fun to use because if you are a videogame geek like I used to be, you feel really comfortable using a gamepad to make music!
You need a ‘midi pipe’ or a ‘virtual midi cable’ to send midi from Mjoy to Renoise, and you have to configure Mjoy to choose wich buttons trigger wich midi data.
I’ve wanted to build something like this for a while, but more of a stompbox. Those kind of arcade buttons are more or less bomb proof, probably better than the buttons on most built for purpose midi controllers. The same goes for high quality gamepads. They are very durable. This is one of the things that really attracts me to them.
On my pad i even binded q2we3… from so i got one octave from C to B and still navigation and start/stop record left and right click and mouse. And it very easy to get use to it Its fun Like i said in other topic instead guitar hero there will be renoise hero hehe