An entry in the KVR Developer Challenge 2009, Armchair Guitarist is a free Windows VST instrument plugin that allows a standard guitar controller for the XBox 360, PC or Playstation 3 to be used as a MIDI input.
By using only the controls on the controller itself, the user can change the position of the controller's fret buttons to cover any group of five notes on the finger board of a virtual guitar. Notes can either be played instantly with the fret buttons, or strummed with the fret buttons and strum bar.
Users can also bend notes up or down in pitch using the whammy bar, and flip the string order of the virtual instrument to match their own play style.
Armchair Guitarist is compatible with a wide range of hosts, including Cubase, Ableton Live, Reaper and Energy XT.