Wiimote guitar effects control

[Rob Morris] sent us this video of his Wiimote based guitar effects. Similar to our post yesterday about using the Wiimote to control a synth, he is using changes in orientation to effect the sound. He starts off with simple pitch modulation, but later in the video he’s doing, uh, we’re not sure but its kind of cool.


  1. Michael says:

    AWESOME! Really really well done!!!

  2. SOOPERGOOMAN187 says:

    Look! It’s the Real Guitar Hero!

  3. Tom says:

    That was interesting. Like a whammy bar.

  4. pip says:

    The Wiimote is a tool of infinity!! Holy crap I’m going to use this for an electric violin.

  5. srilyk says:

    That’s a lot cheaper than a Koss touchpad, too…

  6. fatfingur says:

    Creative. I think the guitar might need an accelerometer to enhance guitar playing.

  7. bikko says:

    “he is using changes in orientation to effect the sound”

    *affect* the sound. :)

  8. ninjaguitarist says:

    holy sweet jesus i’ve gotta find out how to do that. amazing amazing amazing

  9. Grovenstien says:

    My bladder control has been affected after seeing the wiimote guitar!!!

  10. jeicrash says:

    Sounds like Joe Satrioni (SP?)
    The wiimote has come so far since it was released. Nice job.

  11. Jay says:

    Man, this guy could be the next SquarePusher.

  12. eric says:

    i want to know how to do this

  13. Dave says:

    This one is tested on animals:

    It pitches down rather than up, and controls wah, distortion, etc.

  14. Dave says:

    How to do this:

    There are several ways to read out a wii. There’s something called darwiin, which can send data in Opens Sound Control format. There must be similar things for windows and linux.

    This OSC data can then be understood by supercollider, maxmsp and pd and so forth.
    Build your fx in one of those, or cook the data and send it as midi to the effect that you like.

    Mine is done in MSP, most of it by manipulating one tap-in tap-out delayline.

  15. Jason says:

    Cool , but as far as a gutarist? Ouch.

  16. guitar speed says:

    I want one! actually sounds better than a whammy pedal. 5***** hack!!

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