A thread here some time ago suggested using joysticks as midi controllers. The other night I was determined to go back to my pre-gpo days bad habit of bashing out 8 finger string block chords [well what else is the new 'Full Strings' patch for?]. But how would I control the mod wheel at the same time as using both hands to play the chords? Remembering the thread I decided to try to enlist the support of my Guillemot Racing Wheel (and pedals) and below is a photo my besocked foot swelling the strings!

I used two free programs: MMC from http://www.tobybear.de/p_mcc.html and midi yoke XP http://www.midiox.com/myoke.htm and after a little bit of configuration both Cubase and Sonar recognised the inputs as valid mod wheel data!

low puts new meaning into the words 'cheesy music'