CURRENT VERSION: 1.1.0
I whipped up a simple program using DirectX and C# to emulate the drums on the PC. Note: This is NOT a game, it just plays drum sounds when you hit the pads. Like a virtual drumset.
- Plays drum sounds (not MIDI) when each pad is hit.
- Support for custom sounds: Load your own drum noises for each pad! (i.e. Make your drums moo, quack, and meow )
- Support for Xbox360 and PS3 controller configurations
- Includes 5 sample MP3 drum sounds to get you started (that load when the program loads, no need to load them manually).
- Now Support Kick Pedal
- Improved Interface with Visual Response
Features Not Yet (But Will Be) Coded
- Volume Control
- There may be some lag between when you hit the pad and when the sound plays. I have optimized my code as much as possible, and I've seen it react differently on different systems.
DrumIt.zip - 325KB, 7 files
THIS PROGRAM REQUIRES THE .NET FRAMEWORK v2.0 AS WELL AS DIRECTX (8, 9, or 10) TO RUN. BOTH ARE A FREE DOWNLOAD FROM MICROSOFT.
This program contains an EXE. I can personally assure you that this EXE file was 100% created by me and contains NO malicious code. Please feel free to virus scan it before opening it if you are unsure. However, I will not be releasing the source code to this project at this time (at least not yet).
How To Work The Program
1. Plug in your drums.
2. If they are PS3 drums, skip to step 4.
3. For Xbox360, you must manually install the drivers. Instructions are here.
4. Open DrumIt.
5. Click the type of kit you have (PS3/360).
6. Click "Initialize Drumkit".
7. Try a pad. If it makes noise, it works.
8. Optionally, load your own sounds for each pad, then click "Reload Sounds". Each file MUST be an MP3.
- - Initial Release
- - [ADD] Kick Drum Support
- - [ADD] Brand new interface
- - [ADD] Visual "hit" Response
If you have any questions, comments, or problems, post here and let me know. Also let me know if you like it, 'cause positive comments are the best kind of comments.
If nothing more, this is proof of concept.