Updated: September 30, 2022, 8:09 AM AEST
The good folks at Holy Wow Studios contacted me to let me know that there is, in fact, ANOTHER wacky guy working on a custom tromboler (trombone controller), and might have been the first person to start making one. build one.
– magoc socks 💗💜💙 (@RottenTunaGames) September 21, 2022
While it doesn’t look like it’s completely finished as it aims for “the best of the show”, RottenTunaGames has been posting regular updates in a thread on the tweet linked above that go into excruciating details about its building process.
I highly recommend following it and keeping up to date with the build, it looks awesome! Apologies for missing the OG trombone, and I can’t wait to see the finished product.
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Original: September 29, 2022, 11:49 a.m. AEST
trombone champion not only proves to be a hit rhythm game in its own right, but also an opportunity for the greatest galactic brains in our gaming community to find more “authentic” ways to blow the horn.
If you’re online, you’ve probably seen at least one wacky individual show off his own paper clip controller that he’s set up to use in trombone champion. Personally, I’ve found myriads, some actually using paperclips, some using a VR mod and building a paperclip-like controller with their VR controllers, and some maybe even building a paperclip themselves for it.
I decided to group some of them in one place to show you the absolute craziness of it all.
Someone had to do it, and today that someone is me: Trombone Champ played with a trombone. pic.twitter.com/k6YLtI3Fwc
—Dan Lew (@danlew42) September 24, 2022
This weekend, I made a Trombone Champ controller out of a real trombone (soprano)! I’ll post a video about the process soon, but for now, enjoy this video of me absolutely failing our national anthem with my new device! CC @HolyWowStudios pic.twitter.com/SvPoxfk6GV
— Hung Truong (@hungtruong) September 25, 2022
— Greig Stewart (@ThereminHero) September 25, 2022
—Jason (@TheNoochGoodler) September 27, 2022
Mark Kleeb not only made a trombone controller, but the entire thread preceding this tweet actually covers the entire creative process that led to the construction of the finished trombone controllers.
— Mark Kleeb (@markkleeb) September 28, 2022
And of course, Rudeism, the man known for playing video games in any way possible that doesn’t involve the use of a normal controller, jumped on the trend as well.
HERE IS THE TROMBONE CONTROLLER
An ultrasonic sensor controls the slide and a microphone controls the pointing. If only I knew how to play it IRL 😅
— Rudeism (@rudeism) September 27, 2022
If you didn’t give trombone champion give it a try again, you definitely should. It’s a lot of silly, goofy fun to be had. And don’t worry, you don’t need an actual trombone or trombone experience to play, you just have to remember that you’re not always the melody.