Have you ever wanted to take control of your Rock Band Stage kit from a PC? Now, you can! Stage Kit Lightworks, or SK Lightworks, allows you to do just that. Using the open, fan coded Stage Kit API, this was written to provide you with an easy way to control your kit without relying on Rock Band 1 or 2.

This is version from January 12, 2011 ( here, here). This application requires:


To get the program installed and running:

  1. Download and install both the .Net Redistributable and the XNA Redistributable.
  2. Download and install the Microsoft Game Controller drivers. On the type of product (1), select Controller, and on the product (2), select "Xbox 360 Controller for Windows". The other two are dependant on your specific computer.
  3. Turn on the Stage Kit and plug it in. Look at the X at the center of the LED pad to see what player light is on.
  4. Once the player one light is on, you're ready to use SK Lightworks. Download the ZIP file from the "Download Now!" link above.
  5. Extract the contents of the ZIP by either dragging and dropping or right clicking on the file and clicking "Extract All".
  6. Navigate to the location you extracted the files. Open up SK Lightworks Kit #.exe, where the # corresponds to the player number illuminated on the pad.
  7. You're all set! Have fun!
© 2009- Andrew Mussey. View the original blog post here.