Plastic Guitar Synthesizer

October 12, 2010 1:47 pm


The Plastic Guitar Synthesizer is a Windows App that uses DirectX and a USB Rockbank/Guitar Hero guitar to create numerous tones and effects. After opening the program press start on the guitar to open the tuner for that guitar. While the tuner is open the guitar is active and can be played. For rockband guitars, the sliding switch will adjust you away from the base note by one octave.

Version 0.3 – October 20, 2010
-Added simple GUI that reflects the tone being played.
-Added support for rock band sliding switch.

Version 0.2 – February 2, 2010
-Added support for more than one guitar
-Changed role of whammy. Whammy now modifies the tone that is being played.
-Removed Thread option.
-Added AutoPlay option which will reset the duration timer whenever the note being played is changed. This means if the whammy is in motion the note never stops. Similarly, if you vebrato the note it won’t stop. Makes playing easier.
-Load doesn’t work with previous save files, but should be easily remade.

Version 0.1 – January 21, 2010
-Initial release
-Supports one guitar
-Different tone seed for standard buttons, and solo buttons
-Different duration limit for standard buttons and solo buttons
-Allows square wave or standard wave tone
-Threading allows more than one note to be played at once
-Whammy has unique seed tone and duration settings.
-Allows settings to be saved and loaded in external file.