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Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith Guitar and Bass Edition

Ubisoft announces that Rocksmith Guitar and Bass Edition is now available for PCs, along with the re-release of the console editions of this music game that uses real guitars. Here's word:

Today, Ubisoft® announced that RocksmithT guitar and bass edition for the PC has shipped to retail, along with the re-release of the original standard edition game on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Playstation® 3 computer entertainment system. All versions of the game now ship with the Bass Expansion pack included on the disc, along with the Rocksmith Real Tone CableT. The game is available for $79.99. The popular guitar bundle will also be available for $199.99 and includes an Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitar, along with the bass expansion and the Rocksmith Real Tone Cable. Rocksmith is rated "T" for Teen.

The Real Tone Cable is a unique 1/4" to USB cable that is the first of its kind, developed exclusively for Rocksmith. This revolutionary cable turns the instruments signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles for the first time. Bass arrangements have been added to all of the existing in-game tracks and previously released DLC tracks that feature bass parts, effectively doubling your music experience with Rocksmith guitar and bass Edition. Not only can you play the bass parts of songs, bassists of all experience levels can also improve their skills like 2-finger plucking, slapping, and popping with dedicated bass technique challenges, tutorial videos and mini-games. You can even use any 6-string guitar to emulate a 4-string bass. You'll also gain access to all-new bass guitar features, including tutorials, bass pedals, amps, technique challenges and bass support for the Guitarcade games. Tracking your learning has never been easier as bass progression is tracked separately from guitar progression.

Rocksmith guitar and bass edition is the first and only video game where players can plug any real guitar or bass with a standard 1/4" input jack into an Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system or PC and play through an in-depth library of music including everything from the latest hits to classic rock songs. Rocksmith features gameplay that automatically adjusts to the player's skill level, and will engage experienced musicians as well as those who are picking up a guitar for the first time. Players will be able to choose from actual lead, rhythm, and combo guitar compositions, inspiring players to perform songs after the game is turned off.

For more information on Rocksmith, please visit www.rocksmith.com, and follow Rocksmith on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rocksmithgame.

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6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith Guitar and Bass Edition Oct 17, 2012, 13:24 Necrophob
 
I assume the cable from the PS3 version is just the same as the PC one?  
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5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith Guitar and Bass Edition Oct 17, 2012, 01:28 jacobvandy
 
You can plug any MIDI drum kit into Rock Band 3 and play all of those songs and DLC from the past couple years with accurate drum charts. Seriously, RB3 pro mode is awesome, and not just for guitar... It also does real keyboard/piano, and they have real bass charts for any song with real guitar, but downside there is the lack of official support for an actual bass instrument. Unless you follow some DIY guide to hack it together, gotta play that on the first 4 strings of a guitar. So Rocksmith is better if you're looking to play that.

Well, Rocksmith is probably also better if you have a guitar that you just want to plug in and play, since RB3 requires a special Fender one with MIDI output and sensors in the neck, which they stopped making for some reason... Now they cost like $400-500 on eBay.

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4. Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith Guitar and Bass Edition Oct 16, 2012, 23:01 Prez
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 16, 2012, 22:49:
The need a Drumsmith program like this. I used to drum when I was younger and I'd love to get back to it.

Have you seen the electronic drum kits they have now? I have a cheaper set at home that cost me about $500 and it is awesome for my purposes. How cool is it to be able to play your drums at night in a house where everyone is sleeping? Also, to record electronic drums requires one 1/8" cable into your PC soundcard. No more micing every component like in the old days. There are professional kits that go up to the thousands of dollars that even simulate the same tactile response from striking the cymbals, toms, bass, and snare of a real set. Technology is fucking awesome!

I figure it's only a matter of time before something like exactly what you are asking for comes about. I would jump on it myself - playing drums is so much damn fun!
 
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3. Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith Guitar and Bass Edition Oct 16, 2012, 22:49 Cutter
 
The need a Drumsmith program like this. I used to drum when I was younger and I'd love to get back to it.
 
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2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith Guitar and Bass Edition Oct 16, 2012, 22:19 Lorcin
 
Bass add-on should have been free for the US. I paid a lot to import it but now being royally screwed over both console and PC prices in the EU.  
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1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Rocksmith Guitar and Bass Edition Oct 16, 2012, 22:02 Prez
 
I am planning on getting it on Steam ($49.99) but I have to find a cable first, since the Steam version doesn't come with one (Guess they haven't figured out how to digitally download those yet). Amazon has them for around 30 bucks. Can I do better elsewhere?

Also, I've been reading about latency issues on PC. Has anyone figured out successful workarounds?
 
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