Mad Catz is the official hardware partner for Rock Band 3, and their two new realistic instruments—pro guitar with 102 buttons, and the keyboard peripheral—are the closest you get to real instruments yet.
With the imminent release Rock Band 3, keytars have been on my mind a lot lately. Then again, when are they not? Anyway, here's the world's all-time greatest keytar-platypus Venn diagram to get you through the weekend.
Mike Cook made this awesome homemade MIDI instrument using an Arduino microprocessor mated to a host of motion- and touch-sensitive control structures, all residing in this fantastic Keytar-esque shell. Does it rock?
Keytars! Not just the tools of '80s bands and '80s revival bands, they're slip-covers for your keys to differentiate them from each other. Our buddies at Gama-Go made these wonderful things for just $6 each. Instead of having to look closely to see which key is slightly shorter or fatter than the other (difficult when…