Rocksmith 2014 - What's New?
The new Rocksmith game has been entirely redesigned from the ground up to keep all the good stuff about the original Rocksmith whilst making the game clearer, smoother and super fast. Spend more time playing your guitar than ever before instead of navigating through any complicated menus thanks to the newly streamlined interfaces. The in-game processes have been redesigned to give you even better feedback on your performance as you play meaning you'll get better, quicker.
Riff Repeater and Master Mode
Riff Repeater is new and improved! A useful tool to help you nail those tricky solos, you can now use Riff Repeater on-the-fly whenever you want quickly choosing your section, difficulty and speed, meaning you are in full control of your own practice. Rocksmith creators also listend to feedback and altered Master Mode to a more approachable way to learn songs from memory.
50 New Tracks
Rocksmith 2014 includes over 50 new songs to keep playing your guitar fresh and exciting. The tracks span the range from classic rock, alternative rock, metal and more. You also get instant access to over 150 downloadable tracks from Xbox Live Marketplace to update and refresh your library. Rocksmith 2014 now also supports tons of extra tunings, effects, amps and tones meaning you can explore a whole new range of songs and styles.
80 More Lessons and Instructional Videos
80 additional lessons and instructional videos have been built into the Rocksmith 2 game to ensure your skills are constantly being developed and perfected. Guitarcade is back with fun games designed to improve key guitar skills such as dexterity, speed and music knowledge.
Revolutionary Session Mode
The biggest thing about Rocksmith 2014 Edition has to be the new revolutionary Session Mode - a framework which allows you to jam realistically with a virtual band who will follow your every move. Nothing improves your playing like jamming with a real band and this is the next best thing! Noone is the music industry has experienced technology quite like this before.
Rocksmith's Session Mode can be used very early on in the game too so don't worry about having to be an expert to appreciate it. A helpful onscreen guide shows you what key you are playing in and suggests some guide notes. This tool is ideal for preparing you to take your new skills and join that first band!
Rocksmith - How Does It Work?
Anyone can learn to play the electric guitar with Rocksmith for Xbox 360. No clunky plastic peripherals, just you, your console and your guitar! Rocksmith developers present the first and only game where the controller is a real guitar or bass. The most authentic guitar experience in music gaming.
By plugging your guitar into your Xbox 360 console, you'll develop real skills by playing real music. Featuring gameplay that will automatically adjust to your personal skill level and a unique and innovative game design that will make playing great guitar music visually intuitive, Rocksmith will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar before.
With Rocksmith on Xbox 360 you'll unlock various fun mini-games that will hone specific guitar playing skills. You'll also be able to choose from a large number of songs in different styles.
Get Plugged In
Rocksmith includes a unique quarter-inch to USB cable that is the first of its kind and allows users to plug in their electric guitar with a quarter-inch jack directly into your Xbox 360.
Masses of Effects Pedals, Amps & Cabs
Turn your Xbox 360 into an electric guitar amplifier and play with a huge number of in-game effects pedals, amps and cabinets. String pedals together with a nearly infinite number of combinations and tweak your sound until you're satisfied. Whether it's crunchy distortion, vintage tremolo, or psychedelic reverb you like, Rocksmith has it covered.
A great learning tool, Rocksmith will not only present you with new songs, but will also challenge you to step away from the notes on screen and play songs by memory.
"Rocksmith is the fastest way to learn guitar." US survey conducted by Research Strategy Group Inc.
"An impressive learning tool disguised as an entertaining game...Rocksmith really does bridge the gap between guitar game and learning to play a real guitar and you can have a lot of fun while you're using it." Trusted Reviews
"95 of players improved at guitar." Toluna Consumer Survey
LA Electric Guitar - Rocksmith Guitar Bundle
A sleek, versatile guitar that can really rock! Easy to play and with a wealth of tones, the Los Angeles is ideal for the emerging guitarist. Coming supplied with a free gigbag and lead, the Los Angeles has everything you need to transport and plug in your guitar for lessons, rehearsals, gigs and jam sessions.
Classic Style and Versatile Sound
This Los Angeles is an affordable way for beginners to capture the vibe of some of music's most respected guitar greats. The sleek, double cutaway body and sparkling tones of its three single coil pickups are inspired by some of the most legendary guitars in the history of music.
Capable of producing anything from deep rock crunch, through jangly blues to sparkling highs, the LA can be used for both rhythm and lead at the flip of a switch. A 5 way selector gives access to the wealth of guitar sounds the ST has to offer - tones for everything from rock, blues and funk to jazz. Single coil pickups are known for their bright, sharp and clear ring with the neck pickup producing a mellow but full twang and the bridge position giving you a clean, acoustic-like ring.
Easy Playing Neck, Comfortable Body
The solid, contoured body of the LA guitar makes it comfortable to play. With a body crafted from Paulownia wood, this instrument is lightweight and easy to handle. The deep black finish is matched with a white 3-ply pickguard and chrome hardware that complements this guitar's classic design.
The LA's full size, 21 fret neck combines a Maple back with a Rosewood fingerboard. The smooth Maple allows comfortable, quick and easy movement along the neck for those faster licks whilst the guitar's double cutaway design lets you rip through blistering solos with easier access to the higher frets. The dark Rosewood fingerboard adds a mellow depth and warmth to the guitar's sound with plenty of sustain.
If dive bombing or blues vibrato are your thing the LA is equipped with a vintage 6-point tremolo. If you prefer things a little more mellow, the tremolo arm is removable and can simply be attached when needed. The guitar also features a volume control and two tone dials, all of which sit within easy reach for quick adjustments during a gig.
LA Electric Guitar Reviews
This guitar was awarded 4 out of 5 by Music Radar in a review of the LA Electric Guitar + Amp Pack.
"This guitar just has a sound of its own, and there's a mellow warmth.. that's quite endearing." Guitar & Bass Magazine
"...they've pulled off something spectacular - great looking and sounding instruments that feel as if they'll keep these qualities until you're ready to upgrade." Play Music Magazine
Features & Specifications
LA Electric Guitar
Body & Bridge:
- Model: Electric Guitar
- Body: Paulownia Wood
- Finish: Gloss Black
Neck & Fingerboard:
- Neck: Maple
- Neck Joint: Bolt-on
- Fingerboard: Rosewood with dot position inlays
- Scale: Full Size 648mm / 21 Frets
Pickups & Hardware:
- Parts: Korean Hardware
- Pickguard: White 3-Ply
- Machine heads: Chrome die-cast
- Tremolo: Standard 6-point vintage (includes detachable tremolo arm)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickups: 3x Single Coil (Middle pickup reverse wound)
- Control: 1x Volume, 2x Tone, 5-Way Pickup Selector Switch
- Accessories: Gig bag, Jack cable
- Real Tone Cable: Included
- Session Mode: Jam with a virtual band
- Note Highway (interface): New
- Songs On-Disc: New (50+)
- Riff Repeater: On-The-Fly Riff Repeater
- Mini-Games: 10
- Master Mode: Improved Master Mode
- Electric Guitar Tunings: Original + New
- Bass Guitar Tunings: Original + New
- Techniques: Original + New
- Amps: Updated
- Electric Guitar Support: Yes
- Bass Support: Yes
- Downloadable Songs: 150
- Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese