Have any of you (adults) used this as a learning tool? I played a little in high school, but you can pretty much label me a beginner since I've forgotten just about all of it. I've thought about taking lessons, but since the drive would be 30+ minutes on a good day, I know I wouldn't last long. It'd be nice to go at my own pace. I don't expect it to make me an expert, just wondering if it's a nice pick up and play tool.
I've been debating whether to get this or try some of the learning tools built in to Apple's Garage Band app for Mac. Insight from someone experienced would be great. I've tried DVDs in the past as well, but I just find myself getting annoyed at Joe Blow.
Also, are there fixes out there for the audio delay? I'll be playing on the Xbox and I've noticed that even the good reviews on Amazon[amazon.com] mention this. I'll be getting a surround sound soon, but I'd rather not have to switch between my HDMI & Component outputs all the time.
I agree with the other reply that this is a REALLY good learning tool. You will learn more with this than any other method just because it is SO fun and addicting. The way it adapts to your ability mid-game is amazing. That said, I don't think it is a one stop shop if you really want to learn properly. For that, I also recommend hitting Youtube tutorials or getting real lessons. For me, I had tinkered with teaching myself for a couple years and like you would get pulled away from it and forget a lot and then come back to it. When I started using this the progress was much more rapid. Wish I could play every day but with kids,etc it doesn't happen.
Regarding audio lag. I use the Xbox 360 version. Everything I have read about the issue says its when you use the audio coming over an HDMI connection that has the issue. Personally I use an optical audio connection to my receiver and HDMI to my tv for the video and its fine. I also read that people using analog RCA (red/white) audio connections work fine too.
Recommendations on a sub $50 guitar to use with this? Troll the pawn shops?
I also agree $50 (even used) probably won't get you there unless you know exactly what you are looking for and troll Craigs List like a hawk. Since Rocksmith handles almost all of the actual 'sound' your guitar makes for you, the two things you need more than anything is a guitar that is comfortable to play and **stays in tune**. One of the worst things about cheap guitars is they will not stay in tune vey long. That said, Rocksmith has you check your tuning constantly before just about every song or lesson you play. So if its out of whack you will know immediately and it has a built in tuner to help you adjust. Another problem with a junk guitar is it could be tuned ok for normal tuning (all strings played open - you aren't pressing any frets) but when you play notes further up the neck they can still be out of tune due to poor build standards.
I started with a Dean Vendetta I got on a Musicians Friend deal of the day for $75. I thought it was a great starter for the money. Once I knew I was gonna stick with guitar, I upgraded to a used Fender Stratocaster (not a Squire Stratocaster by Fender) and feel like I can use it for a long long time. Another starter guitar I would recommend is the Peavey Rockmaster. Got one for my daughter during a $25 Target sale but even at $100 its a decent guitar for the money. Factory strings aren't great but it shouldn't matter for Rocksmith and with any guitar you should learn how to change them yourself anyway (its fun).
I got this recently for my xbox. To get rid of any lag I purchased an audio adaptor to plug in along with my hdmi. I just turn the tv volume down and have this plugged into my sound bar (any external sound will do). I also got a adaptor so I can plug my headphones right into the cables. The headphones are not amplified and there is no volume control, but there is enough volume that I can hear exactly what I'm doing. Great game, great motivator!
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