Using theremin to play Singstar or Rock Band

Posted: 12/29/2007 11:08:39 PM

Joined: 12/29/2007

There are a couple games out, like Singstar and Rock Band, that have you sing along to the song and score you on your pitch and how close it is to the actual song. The games don't factor in how close the words are to the actual lyrics just the pitch, and it can be in any octave. I was wondering if it is possible to just put the microphone from the game up to a theremin speaker and play the game like that. I would love to try this out but I don't have a theremin, maybe someone with access to both a theremin and one of the games could test it out.
Posted: 12/30/2007 1:48:44 AM

From: Connecticut

Joined: 10/10/2007

In about a month I should have both and if someone hasn't already done it I would be happy to try!
Posted: 12/30/2007 1:50:46 AM

Joined: 4/6/2007

Definitely sounds like it would work.

You'd have to be quite the "Theremin Hero" to get a good score though, depending on how sensitive the game itself is. :P
Posted: 12/30/2007 12:30:49 PM

Joined: 12/29/2007

thanks, please remember to tell me how it went after.
Posted: 12/30/2007 12:55:31 PM

From: Connecticut

Joined: 10/10/2007

Someone should develop a "Theremin Hero" game for the Nintendo Wii...
Posted: 3/8/2008 4:13:23 AM

From: Redmond, WA

Joined: 9/1/2007

Sooooo...has anyone tried this yet?
Posted: 3/8/2008 7:04:38 PM

Joined: 11/28/2007

I was a actually thinking of creating a "Theremin Hero" game, but ran into problems because I couldn't play the music perfectly for recording.
Posted: 1/4/2009 5:49:44 PM

From: Saint Charles, MO

Joined: 4/3/2008

Yes indeed. :)
Posted: 1/4/2009 6:49:19 PM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

Excellent find!

Computer game as visual pitch tutor.

Randy George uses Vocal Lab as a practice aid - same idea without the autocue aspect and with a rather clearer display. See how your pitch is while you play, then scroll back and review, identifying problem areas and such like.

Vocal Lab - Mac OS X only.
Posted: 2/25/2009 9:00:49 PM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

FUnny you should mention this. My wife and son got me Rock Band for Xmas and I came up with this idea as well. All you would need is a quarter inch to USB cable...

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