This was a typical example of how I act without money... I get the cheapest, nastiest, piece of kit that does something close to what I want, and then hack it around until it does something useful. In this case, I used the Rock Band instruments to trigger samples on my PC thereby giving me a full electronic drum kit with reprogrammable samples.

Furthermore, because I had a guitar in the set, I was able to make a very nice synthesized guitar with an authentic strum.

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Hacking Rock Band