Since I modified my Open Sound Control Max patch to work with a PS3 controller, I had to go ahead and port it as a MIDI controller as well:) I haven't made a MIDI version of a game controller, i'm glad I did as its proven very useful. I like MIDI and have a number of dedicated MIDI controllers I use but the many simultaneous inputs a game controller provides is unmatched by any traditional music controller.
You only have two hands so generally its only controlling 2 knobs at the same time, or one XY pad and one knob etc. My Max patch is still a work in progress as i'd like to still add some LFO, envelope and sequencer functionality, but in the meantime I was inspired by Charles Deenen's whoosh design template ( designingsound.org/2010/02/charles-deenen-special-100-whooshes-in-2-minutes/ )and thought it would be fun to make something work along those lines, borrowing some of the ideas but using my game MIDI controller to control it.
I'm a huge fan of Charles' designs and have worked with him in the past so this was a fun experiment for me.
Instead of setting it up in a linear way with many tracks in ProTools I chose to use 2 samplers that can randomly load different content on only 2 tracks with select processing. Many, many ways to set something up like this, experimentation is important, and a lot of fun. Anyone need some whooshes?