What consoles is Rocksmith Guitar and Bass available on?
Rocksmith Guitar and Bass is available on Xbox 360®, PlayStation 3® (PS3), and PC.
Can I use my guitar with Rocksmith?
Most likely, the answer is yes. If your guitar or bass has a standard ¼ inch jack for you to plug in a cable, then yes, your guitar will work. If your guitar does not have a jack (for example, many acoustic guitars), you can go down to your local music store and buy a pickup, and your guitar will be ready to plug in and play.
Do I need an amplifier to play the game?
Nope. All you need is a TV, a guitar, and our game. With Rocksmith, your TV or home theatre system becomes your amplifier. You plug your guitar directly into the console, and play. It's that easy.
I've never played guitar, and it seems difficult and intimidating. How do you expect me to play this game with no prior guitar knowledge?
Unlike other music games with only 4 difficulty modes, our game adapts to your personal skill level in real time, making it possible for you to play and have fun. If you're a beginning guitar player, the game will treat you as such, and constantly challenge you to improve without overwhelming you.
I'm an experienced guitar player, and am not interested in a game for beginners. Why should I own this game?
If you're an experienced guitar player, it will recognize this, and feed you the amount of notes that you're able to play. If that's 100% of what the actual guitar is playing in the recorded song, then good for you. You've just learned a new song while playing a video game. Plus, what other video game out there allows you to plug in your own guitar? None! This is a one-of-a-kind experience that you are guaranteed to enjoy.
Does Rocksmith have rhythm or lead guitar in the gameplay?
Both. You can choose rhythm, lead, or a combination of both before you begin playing a song. Basically, all the guitar parts that are featured in the actual recorded song will be available for you to play.
Are there effects pedals in the game?
There is a veritable arsenal of effects pedals built into the game, and they are all the real deal. You'll get to tweak your sounds and string them together with nearly infinite combinations until you're satisfied. Whether it's a crunchy distortion, a vintage tremolo, or a psychedelic reverb, we have the gamut covered to make sure you can achieve the sound you're looking for.
Is there multiplayer?
Absolutely. We have split screen multiplayer where you and a friend can rock side by side in any combination of guitar and bass!
What songs do you have in the game?
The intention of our song list is to capture a wide range of music, while concentrating on fun, guitar centric tracks. For the most up-to-date track list, visit the "Track List" section on Rocksmith.com.
Are there chord charts?
Yes! And they are interactive. Rocksmith includes over 1,000 chords in the game.
What’s this I'm hearing about mini-games?
There are a wide variety of mini-games that will challenge you to hone in on specific skills. Whether its scales or finger dexterity you want to improve as you learn to play guitar better than ever, our mini-games turns boring drills into a fun and interactive exercise.
What is the price of the game?
Rocksmith is $79.99, and includes the game, along with a 1/4 inch to USB cable that plugs any guitar into your Xbox 360 or PS3.
What is the price of the Rocksmith guitar bundle?
The Rocksmith guitar bundle is $199.99, and includes the game, the 1/4 inch to USB cable, and an Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitar.
What’s the Rocksmith guitar cable?
Rocksmith includes a unique quarter-inch to USB cable that is the first of its kind, and allows users to plug any real guitar with a quarter-inch jack directly into their Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. Developed exclusively for Rocksmith, this revolutionary 11.25' cable turns the guitar’s signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles or PC for the first time.
What is the price of the standalone Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable?
The Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable is $29.99, and will allow you to rock out side-by-side with another player. If you bought the PC version digitally, you’ll need to get this cable to play which can be found at retailers listed here .
Is there DLC for the game?
Rocksmith bass content is available now as DLC!
Is there DLC for the game?
Yes! Our goal is to have downloadable content available for you every 2 weeks. For a complete, up-to-date list of what’s available to download, visit our Downloads section.
Can I put my own music into the game?
Currently, no. The intended goal of Rocksmith is not to be recording software. We want people to focus on playing the guitar and having fun.
Are there latency issues with Rocksmith?
If you experience any noticeable latency with Rocksmith, then it’s more than likely due to the specific setup you’re using. Since everyone has a unique arrangement with their home entertainment systems, we’ve outlined steps you can take to avoid this issue.
- If available on your TV, use the "Game" or "PC" mode setting. These modes bypass extra video processing filters to seriously reduce lag time.
- If the TV does not have a Game or PC mode, you can diminish lag by turning off video processing filters. Refer to your TV manual for more information on how to turn off processing filters.
- Check to see that the console is outputting video at the native resolution of your TV. If your TV’s native resolution is 1080p but your console is set to 720p, the TV must process the signal to scale the image up to fill the entire screen, which adds to the input lag.
- On some TVs, HDMI connections can introduce more input lag than component or PC cables. If your TV has noticeable input lag using HDMI connection, you can diminish the lag by switching to component video cables or PC cables.
- If you’re using external speakers, connecting the audio from the console to a stereo receiver or home theater system using analog audio cables can fix audio lag. To match the on-screen note display to the audio, you can advance the notes using the "Note Advance" calibration.