What consoles is Rocksmith™ available on?
Rocksmith™ is available on PC, Xbox 360® and Playstation 3®.
Is this learning software or a game?
Rocksmith™ was designed to be a game first, but like any good game you end up passively learning. Think about it this way… if a video game didn’t teach you anything, you’d never make it past the first level. Rocksmith™ takes advantage of this innate passive learning and leaves the player with a real life benefits.
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.
Can I use my guitar with Rocksmith™?
Most likely, the answer is yes. If your guitar has a standard ¼ inch jack for you to plug in a cable, then yes, your guitar will work.
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.
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 about acoustic guitars?
If your guitar does not have a jack, you can go down to your local music store and buy a pickup, and your guitar will be ready to plug in and play.
Does Rocksmith™ support bass guitar?
Yes! The latest version of Rocksmith™ in Europe will be able to support bass guitar at launch.
What if I don’t have a guitar?
You can buy the bundle which includes Rocksmith™, the Real-Tone cable, and a real Epiphone Les Paul Jr. Alternatively, if you already have a guitar; you can buy a package with just the Real-Tone cable and Rocksmith™.
I can’t play this… I can’t play guitar.
Rocksmith™ uses Adaptive Difficulty so that anyone can play. It works like this… when you start the game gives you one note to play. If you clear that note you level up, and it gives you two notes to play. If you pass those you level up again, and it gives you three notes. This continues until you're playing the full guitar part in the song. If you miss notes the game levels you down so that you're always in a place that challenges without overwhelming.
I'm left handed. Can I flip guitar?
Yes! We included an option to flip the guitar if you're left handed.
Start Menu > Options > Game Settings > Hand Selection > Left Handed
Is it only single notes?
Rocksmith™ contains all the techniques that a guitar player needs to know in order to become accomplished. This includes single notes, chords, double stops, bends, slides, tremolo, palm mutes, harmonics, and many more.
I'm more used to reading guitar tab. Can I flip the interface?
Yes! There is an option to flip the strings in case you're used to reading tablature.
Start Menu > Options > Game Settings > String Layout > Inverted
Can I see what chords look like?
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 alternate tunings?
Right now we have standard E tuning, and drop D tuning. More alternate tunings will be available post-launch through downloadable content on Xbox Live and PSN.
Does Rocksmith™ have ryhtm or lead guitar in the gameplay?
Both. You can choose rhythm, lead, or a combination of both before you begin playing a song. Basically, whatever guitar parts are featured in the actual recorded song, is what we have available for you to play.
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.
How many pedals, amps, & cabinets are in the game?
~70 Pedals, ~10 Amps, & ~10 Cabs on disc.
There are loads of effects pedals, amps, & cabinets 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.
What is 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 on, our mini-games will have you covered, and addicted.
Is there multiplayer?
Yes. Horizontal split screen multiplayer. With the addition of the bass pack you can play guitar while your friend plays bass.
I heard this game has a lot of latency… what’s the deal?
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.
What is the price of the game?
Rocksmith™ is 69.99€, and includes the game, along with a ¼ inch to USB cable that plugs any guitar into your PC, Xbox 360 or PS3.
What is the price of the bundle?
The Rocksmith™ bundle is 179.99€, and includes the game, the ¼ inch to USB cable, and an Epiphone™ Les Paul Junior guitar.
What is the price of the standalone Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable?
The Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable is 30€, and will allow you to rock out side-by-side with another player.