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Rock Band 3 is the latest in Harmonix's series of music games. It includes the new keyboard and Pro instruments, which are closer to real instruments than those of previous Rock Band games.

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Rock Band 2 Wooden Stratocaster guitar

So I have the wooden Fender Stratocaster guitar for Xbox 360. Love the guitar. Haven't used it in awhile. I put in new batteries and when I try to start it the Xbox button blinks twice and then just ...
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rb3 mic problem

I had a cinch mic and wanted to play rock band 3 with it. I bought a USB hub and turned it on and, even though the game displays 2 mics entered (that's how much of them I've put in), I lose the game ...
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Using a headset with Rock Band 3 for vocals

In the past, I've played guitar in RB3/GHWT and sung at the same time using a mic stand and the GHWT mic. This works fine with the stock mic, because the guitar's strum and buttons are fairly quiet. ...
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Can I export my Rock Band 3 avatars?

I have some nice avatars that I laboured over in the character editor, and I've grown rather attached to them. Is there any way at all to export them? I'd like to be able to bring my avatars with me ...
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Rock Band 3 and Ion Drum Rocker cymbals

in Rock Band 3, when using the Ion Drum Rocker do the cymbals register as separate hits? I heard in pro mode Rock Band 3 can do this. But is the Ion Drum Rocker compatible? Also is pro mode ...
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How can I diagnose/fix a Rock Band 3 MIDI controller that stopped working?

We have Rock Band 3 for Wii, with the Mad Catz Rock Band Midi-Pro Adapter, and a Yamaha P-95 keyboard. This was working just fine. We hadn't used the keyboard with RB3 for a while, and when we plugged ...
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Jukebox mode in Rock Band 3 with Party Shuffle?

I have a lot of songs in my Rock Band 3 library -- thousands of them. Sometimes I'd just like to listen to the tracks in the library, particularly because these are original multi-track studio ...
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What does “Pitch Correction” do in Rock Band 3?

I just started playing Rock Band 3 and I noticed that there is an option for vocals called "Pitch Correction". What does this actually do? Does it change the scoring at all?
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What features does Rock Band 3 for Wii lack?

What features are missing in the Wii edition of Rock Band 3 that the other (PS3 or Xbox 360) editions have? Gameplay functionality only, not console characteristics such as video output resolution.
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Why can't I export Rock Band 1 songs to use in Rock Band 3?

I am trying to export Rock Band 1 songs for my PS3 so I can reuse most of the songs in Rock Band 3. I read that the method to do this is installing the update for Rock Band to enable the option ...
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Is there a way that I can watch the background videos?

I have always loved the "Party Play" ability in the Guitar Hero games. I could make some characters, make a playlist, exit out of my instrument that I was playing at the time, and just sit back to ...
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Can I disable the background video effects?

While playing effects/filters will occasionally be added to the video that runs in the background. While some of them are not so noticeable (b&w), others are incredibly distracting (over the top ...
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How should I configure my Rock Band 3 pro drum kit for the most authentic experience?

I purchased the Rock Band 3 pro drums (the ones that come with the cymbal attachments). I'm wondering what cymbal to color configuration I should use for a drumming experience most comparable to an ...
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How to silence Rock Band drums

Is there some product / hack / technique to minimize the noise from hitting the drum with the stick? Or alternatively, are there drum sets designed with minimal noise in mind? Because I find that the ...
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Why can we suddenly not connect two guitars and drums to Rock Band on Wii?

So, we've had Rock Band 3 for the Wii for about a month, and it's been working fine. We've got two guitars (one rock band 2 vintage, one newer), plus the pro drumset. Everything was working fine, but ...
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How to switch Trainers in Rock Band 3 Pro Mode?

So I finally got my Squier Stratocaster and the Midi controller for Rock Band 3's Pro Mode and wanted to try the training mode. But I got welcomed by the message: You must use the instrument ...
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How can I set up my Korg PadKontrol with Rock Band 3 Pro Drums mode?

I have Rock Band 3 for PS3, the Mad Catz Midi adapter and a Korg PadKontrol drum pad. Now I'd like to use all this in pro drums mode. The PadKontrol is freely programmable, so it should work ...
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Proper Finger Placement on Rock Band 3 Pro Keys

It's been a long time since my childhood piano lessons, and now, with Rock Band 3's introduction of the Keyboard Instrument, it's time to learn it all over again. The Rock Band keyboard has notches ...
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Nothing happens when I attempt to generate account-linking code in Rock Band 3

I'm trying to obtain the "Well connected" goal, which involves entering the account-linking code on the Rock Band website. The problem is, when I click "Get account-linking code", it just sits on ...
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Having a hard time getting better at Rock Band drums, what can i do to improve?

I've been playing Rock Band off and on since the first incarnation, with most of my time spent playing the drums. I think I've reached a plateau and haven't seen much improvement in my scores. I can ...
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Does the Rock Band 3 Squier lock you into playing notes/chords a certain way for the game?

I know that the Squier Stratocaster for Rock Band 3 uses a semiconductive fretboard to read your finger placement in order to interpret the notes you are playing, rather than actually using the ...
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Will the Mad Catz Portable Drum Kit pedal work with RB 3 drums?

The title kinda says it all-- I was thinking about getting a Portable Drum Kit for my Xbox, and was surprised to see lots of praise for the kick drum pedal that comes with it. If I get it, can I use ...
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Why won't my Rock Band 3 Squier guitar detect when I play the higher strings?

My Fender Squier Rock Band 3 Guitar and Controller often doesn't register when I pluck the thinner strings, especially the thinnest one (at the bottom of the guitar, but which produces the highest ...
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Compatibility of Rock Band 3 instruments using MIDI adapter

I have the RB3 for Wii bundle, and I have Xbox guitars, microphone, and drums. If I purchase a Wii RB3 MIDI adapter, can I use my Xbox instruments on my Wii?
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Is it possible to connect an initially not-online profile to the Internet in Rock Band 3 for Wii?

When I first set up my band in RB3, I didn't have an Internet connection, so I pressed "Not online". However, I've now managed to get online but can't seem to find any way to change the setting. Is ...
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ION Drum Set Pedal Compatibility

I currently have a RB1 set that I got way back when it originally came out, but I've been considering getting a new set so that I can start playing pro drums on RB3. I figure that if I'm going to get ...
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What songs from the Rock Band discs don't import into later versions?

I know there are certain songs that cannot be imported from one version of Rock Band into another due to licensing issues. What songs from Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are restricted in this way?
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Preordering the Rock Band 3 Fender Squier Stratocaster in UK? [closed]

So the Fender Squier Stratocaster is available for preorder as of the last 2 weeks in America, exclusive to BestBuy. However, I can't find anywhere in the UK/Europe/Rest of the World that purports to ...
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I am trying to play Rock Band 3 with 2 wireless mics and cannot see the last one that connects

I have the 2 mics from Lips (by Microsoft), and I am trying to play Rock Band 3 with one person singing harmony and the other lead. Is that possible? For some reason, when I start the game, it only ...
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Is it possible to play Rock Band with multiple accounts from the same machine?

In Rock Band 3 for PS3, when I'm playing with a band locally, is there a way that I can save my progress to the character on my account, even if that account isn't the currently active one? Like if ...
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Rock Band Drum Versions

I recently purchased Rock Band 3 and would like to upgrade my old Rock Band 1 drums. Is there any difference between the base drum kit for RB2 and RB3? I know RB3 has a new cymbal kit but I cannot ...
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How exactly does the new 100+ button Rock Band 3 guitar work in-game?

I know there is a new guitar being released that has buttons laid out to simulate frets by putting them in 6 rows of however many buttons. I have a few questions about how that guitar actually works ...
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Will save data for the EU versions of Rock Band 1/2/3 load on the American versions?

I live in the EU, own a European Xbox 360, and the EU versions of Rock Band 1, 2, and 3. I am going on a trip to the US in a couple of weeks and will be visiting some friends of mine who own a North ...
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PC Compatibility of MadCatz Rock Band 3 Wireless Pro-Drum and Pro-Cymbals Kit for Xbox 360

I would like to ask if there is anyone who tested Xbox 360 Rock Band 3 Pro Drums in a PC? I'm planning to buy one. Although I like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, I plan to use it in a Drummania-like ...
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How do I get the hi-hat to the right place in RB3 Pro drum kit?

Is there any way to set up the RB3 drum kit + cymbals so that the hi-hat (yellow cymbal) is straight above the snare? It would be nice to be able to use either hand for the snare while playing running ...
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Can you play Guitar Hero using Rock Band 3's new cymbals?

Guitar Hero supports both 4-lane and 5-lane drums mode. I assumed it wouldn't be possible to play 5-lane drums in Guitar Hero using the Rock Band cymbals, but then I found these, which claim to work ...
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How fragile is my Mustang “Pro Guitar” controller?

I got the 102-button "Mustang" guitar for Rock Band 3, and I'm kind of afraid I'm going to break it if I breathe on it too hard. (Possibly I'm just having bad memories of the hardware issues at RB1's ...
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Compatibility of US Rock Band equipment with Australian Wii? (RB3 in particular)

I want to pick up the wireless keyboard for Rock Band 3 for Wii. In Australia, as far as I can tell, only EB Games has imported it, and it costs nearly $200AU for the pleasure. Including shipping, ...
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Sorting by Pro Keys rating

When I'm playing Rock Band 3 by myself, I want to go into Quickplay and sort the songs by their difficulty in Pro Keys. I can't figure out how-- when I log in from the keyboard and choose "Song ...
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Karaoke-style Multi-Vocals on Rock Band 3

We're currently organising our staff xmas do, and we were thinking about using Rock Band 3, as I have the previous games, microphones etc. Since I have a USB Mic and a couple of Wireless ones, I was ...
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Does Rock Band 3's song rating system change the recommendations?

Rock Band 3 added two new features: song ratings and recommendations. The song ratings, as far as I know, just change the likelihood of songs showing up. The recommendations, as far as I know, are ...
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Where do I find the band instruments for Rock Band 3 in Australia?

Almost all stores in Australia are stocking the game only for Rock Band 3. I need to buy all of the instruments (except microphone) and have several things to weigh up: No Rock Band instruments are ...
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Which console to buy for Rock Band 3

I do not currently own any consoles, but Rock Band 3 looks so appealing for me that I am considering buying a console solely for that game. Discounting Nintendo DS, the game supports PlayStation 3, ...
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Can I delete my Rock Band 2 content?

We bought Rock Band 3 and want to do the song transfer which will take 1.9 gigs. Can I delete the main Rock Band 2 content to free space?
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Is the XBox 360 wired headset compatible with Rock Band 3?

we just got Rock Band 3 for XBox 360 and we're trying to use the wired headset attached to the vocalist (wireless) controller as a mic. This work in Rock Band 1 and 2, but it's not working in 3. Is ...
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How do additional songs work on the Wii version of Rock Band 3?

I know that former iterations of both this game and Guitar Hero games provided "expansion discs" or something of that nature to release some of the songs that were available as DLC for the Wii ...
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Is it possible to use the new Rock Band 3 instruments cross-console?

If I have the Wii version of the peripherals, is it possible to use them with my Xbox 360? The reason I think this would be possible is because they are midi-capable instruments that can be plugged ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the Rock Band 3 Keyboard?

Vs. a normal midi keyboard and the Midi Pro adapter? In particular, The RB3 Keyboard is not a full-sized keyboard. If we do use a full-sized midi keyboard in Pro mode, can we/do we have to use the ...
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Are There Normal RB3 Guitars

Our guitars are beat to snot and we need new ones. We were holding off on buying new controllers until RB3 hit, assuming there would be a new line of MadKats (MatCats?) regular guitar (non-Pro Mode) ...
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How can I get all the basic instruments for Rock Band 3 on 360?

I would like to purchase Rock Band 3 on Xbox 360. At the moment, I have no instruments. How can I ensure that I get: 2 guitars A keyboard A drum set 3 microphones The game itself I prefer if the ...