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Welcome to the official community Rocksmith 2014 thread. Here I will post:

 

  • How to's
  • Weekly DLC updates 
  • Playing tips
  • Guitar guides
  • FAQ's

 

If you haven't tried Rocksmith 2014 yet, if you bought it and didn't get into it, or you were put off by the lag using HDMI - I'm going to help you guys work through these issues and become the Rock Gods you know you were meant to be!

 

First things first. Lets address and fix the inherent lag issue.

 

Now I'm not here to discuss why there is lag, could they have fixed it - what ever. It just is - and lets get it sorted.

HDMI is great for HD images, but if you are trying to push sound signals at the same time down this baby, it's all over. Like any audio nerd will tell you, for your best anything experience, you need to split image and sound signals. Now for us as the average gamer - sound often comes second place because you're immersed in the story or graphics. For Rocksmith 2014 on the PS4 - you need to do as those audio nerds say. Look at it this way. You have a guitar and you want to learn to play. So it's only a little more hassle to split your sound. I have embedded a link below to setting up your system so that there is zero lag.

 

That's right. You can get this working perfectly depending on your system and set up.

 

Audio Setup for the PS4 to illiminate lag issues in Rocksmith 2014

 

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Now that you have your audio set up, it's time to finesse!

 

If you have a Yamaha or Pioneer amp - this setting will be spot on for you. Other brands of amps you will need to play around with but finding this sweet spot will be pretty easy. (maybe take 3 songs for you to lock it in).

 

How to finesse any remaining lag

While in game, click your touch pad and in the menu that appears, choose "Option"

Next choose "Visual Settings"

and finally click on "Display lag Correction"

 

As I said - if you have a Yamaha or Pioneer - set it to 75.

 

Other systems try starting at 25, then try 75 and see what feels best.

 

 

You are READY TO ROCK!

 

 

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The trick with songs in Eb or with a Drop D tuning

 

Please help!

 

Anytime I play a song in Eb or need to tune down to drop D, it's like Rocksmith Doesn't register that I am playing. I miss most of the notes and my favourite songs from bands like Foo Fighters, Nirvana and Weezer just fail all the time.

 

is the game broken or do I need a new guitar? 

 

Answer:

So Rocksmith is all about technique. This program / game is so amazing and so structured that it actually picks up an error that most guitarists make - even a casual guitarist who has been playing for many years. Here is what is happenin...

Most songs with drop d tuning or that are in Eb often have heavy distortion so if you are playing with an amp or with mates, you don't really hear the oh so slight bend(s) that you are applying to the notes while you play (remember - the string have been made looser by tuning down and thus they are prone to pulling and bending even when you are playing normally.

 

The trick here (and any master guitarist will tell you) is to touch the string lightly. Be gentle and precise. You need to always pay attention to playing songs that are flat or have a drop d tuning.

 

If you are playing hard and fast without correct technique - Rocksmith knows. 

 

Basically, bands who punch out pitch perfect tunes in flats are masters. 

 

Go ahead - try playing Everlong again with a light touch - BAM! Mastered!!!!

 

Happy Rocksmithin' people!

 

 

 

 

 

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I always just thought this was another rock band type.

 

But from what you have said it seems you use an actual guitar, so is it a game or a tuition tool?

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Great question!

 

If you are a beginner wanting to learn guitar, it starts off as a game. Someone who already plays guitar or maybe a month into learning will see the incredible potential of this piece of software as a teaching tool. Long answer short, it's both!

 

I really wish this had of existed back in the day. I could have figured out how to play lead guitar in weeks, not years!

 

Cheers.

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The_Lexx wrote:

Great question!

 

If you are a beginner wanting to learn guitar, it starts off as a game. Someone who already plays guitar or maybe a month into learning will see the incredible potential of this piece of software as a teaching tool. Long answer short, it's both!

 

I really wish this had of existed back in the day. I could have figured out how to play lead guitar in weeks, not years!

 

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So just to clarify you always play with a real guitar no plastic stuff with this one

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Sorry mate, 

 

Yes. You plug a real guitar into your PS4.

 

If you are wanting a cheap guitar that holds its tune, will last past being a beginner and is a quality instrument. I would recommend something like this.

 

These guitars can be found for $150 brand new.

 

Amazing quality for money and are easy to sell on for the same price or more. 

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This weeks DLC - 25th November 2014

 

It's... drum roll please...

 

 

Bullet For My Valentine.

 

This 5 pack contains some seriously great tracks:

 

This is some great work by the Rocksmith team. Go you good thing!!!!

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If only they could sort out some of the legacy DLC on the EU Store first....

The updates so far have been abysmal

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I agree. I too am stuck waiting to re-download ALL my DLC, and can't wait to get into the new DLC I have missed. Wednesday night in Australia is usually the PSN store update time. I have my fingers crossed that any minute now there is going to be an update, especially seeing this dropped in the US Store last week!

 

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Another week of no updates it seems...

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/11/26/new-playstation-store-littlebigplanet-3-geometry-wars-3-ne...

 

this game/software gets really poor support outside of the US

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So peeps!

 

For reasons I can't discuss, (But may have something to do with swear words, trolling and being a general pain in the @*****), My quest to get answers on where our DLC is had me banned from a certain community.

 

Anyhoo...

 

This week the EU store received its first PS4 Rocksmith DLC drop!

 

  • ‘Uberlin’ by R.E.M. (£2.49/€2.99/$4.55)
  • The Stroke – Billy Squier (£2.49/€2.99/$4.55)
  • Turn Up The Radio – Autograph (£2.49/€2.99/$4.55)
  • Holy Diver – Dio (£2.49/€2.99/$4.55)

Although not up to our expectations, it shows that Sony is doing something. Fingers crossed that the next store update actually delivers a more extensive selection of legacy and new songs.

 

Keep on Rocking people!!!

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OK Peeps, 

 

Hope you all had a super happy funtime Christmas! I ended up heading off to a small beach town with my Guitar and PS3 version of Roscksmith 2014!

 

But Lexx, at your accommodation how did you resolve any audio lag?

 

Simple, I took along my Bose companion II speakers that I use with my Macbook Pro and plugged them straight into the back of the PS3. Worked a treat!

 

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Some seriously awesome sound.

 

 

Anyway, here is what's cracking DLC wise on Rocksmith this week.

 

Jimi Hendrix DLC is availiable for EU/AU - BUT ONLY VIA THE ROCKSMITH STORE!

That's right folks, the DLC we have all been waiting for is not in the PSN store, you will need to go into Rocksmith 2014 itself and access these songs from the instore shop. 

 

Not sure if this is a glitch for EU/AU regions as the first time I downloaded them they did not download, but yesterday (the 30th December) I grabbed 'em all and was able to play them in Rocksmith.

 

Get it while you can because they are a limited time freebie.

 

 

Keep on Rockin' in the FREE world!

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Hope everyone has been enjoying their FREE Hendrix. Talk about changing it up. Personally I find the techniques very difficult to play as they feel like they want to change and not be played in a formulaic way. A truly talented guitarist and writer.

 

 

 

Anyhoo...

 

There hasn't been any DLC drop this month. Not really sure what is going on, probably Christmas, probably SCEE being lazy - who knows!

 

Rumors have it that Sound Garden are about to release on the PS3 and US market, but I have no conformation at this time. 

 

Fingers crossed for Fell on black days or Spoon man!

 

 

 

 

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I have rocksmith ps3, I have a guitar but @LordRoss never sent me the cable with rocksmith to use both together so I need to get one of those from somewhere and I'll give this a go.

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And it drops hard people! Soundgarden it is. As usual, no ETA for EU/AU PS4, but should be available for PS3 /PS4 on the US store this week. 

 

 

Anyway, thanks to the really poor effort by SCEE to support Rocksmith 2014 in our market, (EU/AU), you have hopefully realised you dont actually need a PS4 or Rocksmith 2014 to enjoy this game. Crack out your guitar, smash your amp up to 11 and learn the songs via Youtube. Not only does it save you money on DLC, but also stops you from buying other games or DLC for your PS4.

 

Thanks SCEE. I really appreciate you looking out for my gaming dollar!

 

 

 

 

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And it drops hard people! Soundgarden it is. As usual, no ETA for EU/AU PS4, but should be available for PS3 /PS4 on the US store this week. 

 

 

Anyway, thanks to the really poor effort by SCEE to support Rocksmith 2014 in our market, (EU/AU), you have hopefully realised you dont actually need a PS4 or Rocksmith 2014 to enjoy this game. Crack out your guitar, smash your amp up to 11 and learn the songs via Youtube. Not only does it save you money on DLC, but also stops you from buying other games or DLC for your PS4.

 

Thanks SCEE. I really appreciate you looking out for my gaming dollar!

 

 

 

 


STOP! Collaborate and listen.

 

OK - not sure what is going on but this weeks brand new Rocksmith DLC is on the EU/AU PSN store NOW for PS4! This is a festivus miracle people. Go and grab the Soundgarden pack now for 20.95 AU. Been playing them all for the last hour and these songs are amazing!!!!!

 

Woot!

 

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Thanks for keeping the spirit up Lexx!

 

This week we got Linkin Park and Soundgarden for PS3 and Three Days Grace for both PS3 and PS4. Lots of songs are still missing, and people are having all kinds of problems with the dlc.

 

I compiled a list of DLC problems here.

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Three Days Grace has landed on PS4 this week, although it's not in the PSN store - only in the Rocksmith Shop. 

 

 

Word is that next week we will be getting another power balad pack. 

 

Fingers crossed for...

 

 

I want to learn this solo!

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Alright peeps. This weeks PS4 DLC is super, super, super, super AWESOME!

 

 

 

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Alright - we have had a serious drop of content this week. I'll list them here for EU / AU peeps. Get your wallets out people because you'll be buying at least $30 worth of DLC straight up!

 

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Anyway - this is the last month of DLC to make it easy!  Enjoy :)

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