Peripheral maker Mad Catz has shipped its new MIDI-Pro adapter for Harmonix’s rocking Rock Band 3 to retailers. The adapter lets players use their own MIDI keyboards and MIDI drum sets to play the game, and will also be compatible with Harmonix’s fully functioning Squier Fender Stratocaster guitar/controller due out soon.
“The Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter bridges the gap between music rhythm games and performing on real guitars, keyboards and drums,” said Mad Catz president and CEO Darren Richardson in a statement. “Aspiring musicians can learn to play an instrument and veterans can enjoy Rock Band 3 with actual MIDI musical instruments. When used with the Squier Guitar and Controller, MIDI keyboard or drum set, we are confident that the MIDI PRO-Adapter will prove a hit with Rock Band fans of all skill levels.”
Mad Catz didn’t specify a release date, but Amazon, which has it listed for $29.99 even though the suggested retail price mentioned by Mad Catz is $39.99, says the adapter will be released on December 26 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii.
Anyone think they’ll pick up one of these fancy new adapters?