Bass Gorilla Posts “Rockband to MIDI Article”

April 13, 2015

I recently wrote an article on Bass Gorilla that focuses on linking your RockBand Drums as MIDI Drum Kit in Cubase. XenFlex,the founder of Bass Gorilla, gave me the opportunity to write this article as a guest post on his website.


Bass Gorilla offers tutorials on music production from music producers who are skilled at their craft. On the website you can find articles and videos on how to build your production chops for multiple genres.

In 2011, I had this crazy idea to use RockBand Drums as a MIDI Drum Kit instead of paying $1,000 – $3,000 for one. I was challenged and said it couldn’t be done but I figured out how to get it to work. I took it a step further and programmed some drums samples  to be triggered in Kontakt.

In the article I discuss a step-by-step process of the tools needed for the setup, the signal flow from the third-party software to Cubase and MIDI mapping of the samples to be triggered from the Rockband Drum Kit to Cubase from Kontakt.

You can read the article here. Hope you enjoy it! Happy learning!