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I finally got around to picking up Rocksmith 2014, and I am very pleasantly surprised. I had played the original Rocksmith and thought it had a lot of potential, but felt the note detection was wonky, the UI was clunky, and the song list was beyond pathetic. 2014 addresses all of these problems and adds some great new features to boot.

The UI has been improved across the board. The choppy, linear menu system from the first game is gone, with song navigation now letting you sort by a variety of options, similar to Rock Band 2 & 3. The in-game fretboard has been enhanced to show fret numbers, fingering, and chord names, so you have all the info you need to sight read the note charts.

The boring career mode from the first game is gone, replaced by a mission system that leads you through different aspects of the game, including guitar lessons, session play (a reactive jam session where you can tweak just about everything), a vastly improved guitarcade, and different modes for playing the songs in your library.

The song list is now centered around recognizable hard rock and metal songs, with some grunge, classic rock, and modern fare mixed in. This is exactly what a guitar game's song list should be like. I don't know what they were smoking when they came up with the original game's pile of coffeehouse dreck, but they've fully redeemed themselves here. The DLC offers some great options too, like packs of Iron Maiden, Rush, Boston, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, and Megadeth. All of the original Rocksmith DLC works in this game too, and if you're a masochist you can even pay $10 to import the songs from the original game -- but why would you?

My fingers are sore and calloused from all the time I've spent with the game so far. Well worth the price of admission.

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It's too bad it took you this long. There are also a lot more techniques added, like pinch harmonics, accents, chord slides, etc. Dark souls has been eating into my time playing though.

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Anybody try this on bass?
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Yes I play both.

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OK so is this just play by numbers or do they present theory? I've played for a few years and have the technique but wouldn't mind the theory part. Heh, I could play the Trooper and War Ensemble a couple years ago but the cover band I was in split off and I moved on to easier modern metal tunes. I'd still rather play old school thrash though. Ive been interested in Rock Smith but I didn't think anyone on here played. This might get me back into the playing mood.
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If you're really interested I would suggest the official forums. There's a pretty good community there.

http://forums.ubi.com/forumdisplay.php/22-Rocksmith?s=0153b48753a53e49d31d24047e2bad19

There are quite a few lessons you can use, the jam session, and learn a song is very helpful. But in terms of theory the game is pretty light.

I would not use the game as the only tool to learn guitar. If you're in the mindset to learn and have the willpower to keep practicing, it's a good tool to go along with something else, like a teacher or online lessons.


I play the PC version, so I can play at home or with my laptop if I want to take it mobile.

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So laptop + headphones?

I've been waiting for ps4 or xbone release but I'm getting tired of waiting so maybe I'll grab mac version.

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There is not going to be a next gen version. Maybe next game.

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Can you even do HDMI video plus analog audio out on PS4? I'm doing it on PS3 via a buried audio option in order to eliminate audio lag for Rock Band and Rocksmith, but I wasn't sure if that was supported on PS4. It's pretty much mandatory for Rocksmith...

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Rocksmith 2014 handles the lag much better.

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Here's a bunch of songs on bass. If you watch the vids, be prepared to be blown away by some people that don't have good rhythm smile.gif

http://www.theriffrepeater.com/20-songs-rocksmith-2014-need-try-bass/

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BAM!

I've reviving this thread because it just came available for PS4/Xbox One.

I guess I'll be the first on here to have it for PS4 and I no absolutely nothing about it, I don't even have a guitar yet. I'll give feedback on any latency I experience. I plan on running HDMI to AVR and using headphones from the AVR.

I'm considering re-buying the Playstation Golds though just to have a wireless headset.

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BAM!

I've reviving this thread because it just came available for PS4/Xbox One.

I guess I'll be the first on here to have it for PS4 and I no absolutely nothing about it, I don't even have a guitar yet. I'll give feedback on any latency I experience. I plan on running HDMI to AVR and using headphones from the AVR.

I'm considering re-buying the Playstation Golds though just to have a wireless headset.

Did you get the free Jimi Hendrix songs? There's some kind of deal when you buy the next gen versions.

My lag is barely noticeable on my pc going to my HT via HDMI. I'd be surprised if it's much different.

Good luck with the hobby. There have been quite a few nice deals over the weekend. Should have been looking for your first guitar. This pretty much the only "game" I've been playing for the last couple months. Somehow my gaming desire hasn't been there. It's also created a black hole in my wallet when it comes to buying new gear.

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I guess I'll be the first on here to have it for PS4 and I no absolutely nothing about it, I don't even have a guitar yet. I'll give feedback on any latency I experience. I plan on running HDMI to AVR and using headphones from the AVR.
Audio via HDMI is probably going to have noticeable lag. As I mentioned above, on PS3 I used separate analog audio out for music games to minimize the lag, but the PS4 doesn't have this option. Ubisoft recommends using optical audio instead.

Here's a link to Ubi's current-gen Rocksmith FAQ. You have to scroll down a bit to hit the audio section.

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Did you get the free Jimi Hendrix songs? There's some kind of deal when you buy the next gen versions.

My lag is barely noticeable on my pc going to my HT via HDMI. I'd be surprised if it's much different.

Good luck with the hobby. There have been quite a few nice deals over the weekend. Should have been looking for your first guitar. This pretty much the only "game" I've been playing for the last couple months. Somehow my gaming desire hasn't been there. It's also created a black hole in my wallet when it comes to buying new gear.
Hey Yerd! I was wondering where you went.
I came across R2014 a day before Black Friday and started looking for stuff. I didn't even know such software existed. Ubisoft is giving the Hendrix songs to anyone that buys the game for PS4/Xb1 and downloads it before January 31. But the PS4/Xb1 packaging doesn't market a DLC code on the box so my guess is that anyone who logs into a PS4/Xb1 console with the game during that time period will get the songs for free, as in, if you have a friend with the game you could probably secure them for yourself by logging in. I see all the DLC can be transfered to a next gen console, so maybe it works backwards.

What kind of gear have you been buying? I'm a total beginner, so I don't know what to want and I decided I'm not sinking time into researching gear. I was about to buy a bundle on Amazon butI I have 3 friends that heavy into guitar playing and turned me to a wholesale site.

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Audio via HDMI is probably going to have noticeable lag. As I mentioned above, on PS3 I used separate analog audio out for music games to minimize the lag, but the PS4 doesn't have this option. Ubisoft recommends using optical audio instead.

Here's a link to Ubi's current-gen Rocksmith FAQ. You have to scroll down a bit to hit the audio section.

Good luck.

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Thanks Jer!

Unless the USB component is the culprit, I really don't expect there to be lag, I don't see why there would be any if I haven't experience lag playing Battlefield 4 in the twitch heavy maps. I will simply run SPDIF if there's a problem. I think Ubisoft has to recommend SPDIF because so many HDTVs have input lag so SPDIF mitigates the audio lag while leaving the visual lag.

My wife is really happy I'll be doing less shooting and instead picking up a hobby that I can benefit from.

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If you ever play the original version you'll notice the lag. The newer game improved the lag over HDMI, at least on PC. I could not play over HDMI on the original, but I have no problems at all on rs2014 over HDMI.

There are a bunch of places running cyber week deals currently. $200 guitar at guitarcenter and some nicer guitars for sale at sweetwater right now around $500 range. There are a bunch of other online places running sales, most of them are owned by guitarcenter.

As for a guitar that works well with RS2014, I would suggest a hard tail guitar. That means one that does not have a tremolo(whammy bar) bridge. Tremolo bridges aren't great for different tuned songs, which you'll find in the game.

Check out the official ubisoft forums. There's a good community of beginners and experienced guitarists there. When you buy a guitar, you have to post pictures over there, we love our guitar porn.

I've probably spent near $5000 since I got the first game. Not married and no kids, so I don't have any responsibilities I'm currently looking for a nice tube amp by Mesa/Boogie.

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If you ever play the original version you'll notice the lag. The newer game improved the lag over HDMI, at least on PC. I could not play over HDMI on the original, but I have no problems at all on rs2014 over HDMI.

There are a bunch of places running cyber week deals currently. $200 guitar at guitarcenter and some nicer guitars for sale at sweetwater right now around $500 range. There are a bunch of other online places running sales, most of them are owned by guitarcenter.

As for a guitar that works well with RS2014, I would suggest a hard tail guitar. That means one that does not have a tremolo(whammy bar) bridge. Tremolo bridges aren't great for different tuned songs, which you'll find in the game.

Check out the official ubisoft forums. There's a good community of beginners and experienced guitarists there. When you buy a guitar, you have to post pictures over there, we love our guitar porn.

I've probably spent near $5000 since I got the first game. Not married and no kids, so I don't have any responsibilities I'm currently looking for a nice tube amp by Mesa/Boogie.
Thanks for the input, I think I happened to decided upon the model that matches the R2014 cover, which does not have a tremolo (now I know the word for it!). There are deals to be had and though I want to buy now, my 20+ year guitarist friend that traveled with The Rocket Summer told me guitarfetish.com runs big pre-Christmas sales.
http://www.guitarfetish.com/XV-500-C...sh_p_7110.html
I'm torn between these guitarcenter deals and getting one that my friends recommend to have better pickups in the guitarfetish model of the same price as a bundle. That guitar above seems to be on par and the same as http://www.guitarcenter.com/Epiphone...16-i1320937.gc

$5K, you weren't joking. Did you start guitar with Rocksmith or had previous experience?

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Guitars I started with Rocksmith. Bought an epiphone les paul just before the first game came out in anticipation. Happened to be a black friday deal on amazon. I'm still using that guitar for downtuned songs. I played some bass just after I graduated highschool. Had some lessons for a bit but never got much out of it other than a good foundation for playing bass.

I've never heard of that site, I'm gonna add it to my list of music stores to check out.

A lot of guys at the unbisoft forums use this site for cheap guitars. All the lower priced guitars are made in asia now and these are made from the same factories. Some nice guitars for the price.

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Personally, I wouldn't buy something from guitarcenter unless it's on sale or used or you can go to a store to look at and touch it. I'm sure you can get whatever guitar they have cheaper somewhere else. There's a website called musiciansfriend that I believe is owned by guitar center, but if you call them up and ask for a deal, they will usually make a deal with you. They have a 17% thing going right now on their website.

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Speaking of, I just got an email from musicians friend with this guitar in the list:

The pickups by themselves are worth $200.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...00?src=3TP4M4A

Looks like amazon has some deals on guitars now too, they have a list with 17% off at checkout.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_...&rnid=11971241

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Unless the USB component is the culprit, I really don't expect there to be lag, I don't see why there would be any if I haven't experience lag playing Battlefield 4 in the twitch heavy maps. I will simply run SPDIF if there's a problem. I think Ubisoft has to recommend SPDIF because so many HDTVs have input lag so SPDIF mitigates the audio lag while leaving the visual lag.
Lag will be much more noticeable in a system where you're directly creating the sound than when you're just consuming it. 80ms lag during a normal game may not stand out much, but in a music game it'll drive you nuts.

Bypassing the input lag from the TV will definitely make the experience better, but the amount of improvement depends on how much delay the TV was introducing. Many of them will add 70-100ms, but some can get as low as 15ms in a special game mode with reduced processing. Still, 15ms is 15ms, and that's before you account for other factors in the chain (encoding/decoding in the PS4 and the receiver) that add to the overall delay. Headphones won't help either, because the Bluetooth delay will also be noticeable.

I'd suggest using SPDIF out of the gate, but in the end your own ears will have to be the judge.

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Man, I've been oblivious to this game. Perhaps because of the oversaturation of rockband/guitar hero years ago.

Anyway, I play guitar. I have an old electric that I'd need to dust off and a Takamine acoustic/electric. Is all I need the 1/4" to USB cable and a copy of the game?

I've played guitar for years, mostly acoustic, and am more of chords with some finger picking type player. I never actually learned scales or how to play any lead guitar or solo type stuff, could this realistically be a tipping point to motivate me to do it?

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I have an old electric that I'd need to dust off and a Takamine acoustic/electric. Is all I need the 1/4" to USB cable and a copy of the game?
Yep, you need their RealTone cable and a copy of the game. As mentioned above, you'll probably also want independent audio out of your system to minimize lag. That's analog RCA on PS3 or optical on PS4.

Rocksmith 2014 is much better than the original game in every way, so I'd stick with the new title. The cable from the old game works fine with the new one, too.

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Man, I've been oblivious to this game. Perhaps because of the oversaturation of rockband/guitar hero years ago.

Anyway, I play guitar. I have an old electric that I'd need to dust off and a Takamine acoustic/electric. Is all I need the 1/4" to USB cable and a copy of the game?

I've played guitar for years, mostly acoustic, and am more of chords with some finger picking type player. I never actually learned scales or how to play any lead guitar or solo type stuff, could this realistically be a tipping point to motivate me to do it?
Yeah I'm really excited. I get the game Monday but I am still shopping for a guitar. As Jer said, and I've researched, all the platform cables are the same (the 360 cable will be same as PS4). I just bought PS4 version of the game with included cable for $39.99 on Cyber Monday, so that is a darn good deal, so much so, I should have bought 2 or 3. I just perused eBay and the cables sell for $30-40, probably because users break them and there's no way to replace it but buy the entire game, though there must be an alternative somewhere as Rocksmith can't be the only company that needed 1/4 to USB.

As seen above, Yerd uses the PC version for portability.

Regarding the "lag", today I have been lent an Alesis iO dock, that should theoretically mitigate all lag completely, though introduce some wiring mess I don't want to deal with. I'll have to figure that out. My other option is HDMI straight to TV and SPDIF to AVR with headphones connecting to AVR.

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I think you should first try it out however you are currently setup. If you pluck a string and hear noticeable lag, then try another setup.

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Man, I've been oblivious to this game. Perhaps because of the oversaturation of rockband/guitar hero years ago.

Anyway, I play guitar. I have an old electric that I'd need to dust off and a Takamine acoustic/electric. Is all I need the 1/4" to USB cable and a copy of the game?
Just went on sale again on Amazon. http://amzn.com/B00NPG4MUU
None of the other retailers though AFAIK.

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Just went on sale again on Amazon. http://amzn.com/B00NPG4MUU
None of the other retailers though AFAIK.
Dude thanks for the heads up. Just bought. It retails for $80, on sale with cable for $40, seems like anyone interested should take advantage of this. Unlikely to find a much better deal.

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Ironically it's the cheapest on PS4 @ $39.99. Xbone is $67 as is most other platforms. Seems bizzare, but not complaining.

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The pickups by themselves are worth $200.
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guita...00?src=3TP4M4A
I couldn't get myself to buy a guitar that is that shape. Thanks though.

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So laptop + headphones?

I've been waiting for ps4 or xbone release but I'm getting tired of waiting so maybe I'll grab mac version.
Quoting you to give you a heads up.

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Dude thanks for the heads up. Just bought. It retails for $80, on sale with cable for $40, seems like anyone interested should take advantage of this. Unlikely to find a much better deal.

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Ironically it's the cheapest on PS4 @ $39.99. Xbone is $67 as is most other platforms. Seems bizzare, but not complaining.
I would totally buy this game again, if I didn't already have hundreds of dollars worth of DLC invested already in PC. I'm happy with PC version, though. Don't forget to download the Jimi Hendrix tracks. You get them free when you buy the next gen version of the game. I have to pay the $30 for them though I'm not sure if they are available yet, maybe just the pay version ones aren't available. What I do know is you have to download them through the in-game store, not on the PSN.




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I couldn't get myself to buy a guitar that is that shape. Thanks though.
Lol, that's a heavy metal design for sure.

Check out this thread on the official forums. Someone else just posted recently about their first guitar for the game.
http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php...ot-music-games

There are a couple links for nice guitars, including a couple other charvel guitars with those same pickups but a more traditional design. $250, good price. Nice looking guitars, I think. And they come in any color you like, as long as it's black.

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So I played around with this yesterday, only with the acoustic/electric.

The audio timing is a big deal. My rig is currently HDMI, did not have an opportunity to change it to optical but likely will so since I do not use my PS4 as a bluray player (therefore no lossless audio, save for the very occasional LPCM game). Hearing my actual strings and then the pickups on a slight delay threw me off.

I normally keep my guitar tuned 1/2 step down and then throw a capo on the 1st fret on for standard tuning. So far, If I play a song that is standard and switch to 1/2 step down, then move back to a song in standard the game has made me go through the tuning process each time. Anyway to just skip that?

It seems like it's a low resource game, so I'm thinking of maybe trying to find it on PC with hopes that I can run it on my laptop. I like having it on PS4 in the theater because it's a "game" but I think this is what I need to actual learn scales and other more advanced guitar stuff.

I do think they skimped out on the included tracks. You're paying for the software when you buy this game, not so much the included music. The whole thing is pretty impressive. When I first loaded up the DLC store I thought I might have to take out a 2nd mortgage because there are so many more songs there that I want to check out. I was born in 81 and grew up with 90s rock/alternative/ect. There is a ton of that available.

e: I did not see the Hendrix track pack up yet.

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