Rock Band 3 Interview: Rock Band Pro

Rock Band 3 will feature a new mode called Rock Band Pro. We go into greater depth about it here.

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waffle57
waffle57

Pretty damn cool. Though it doesn't really teach you the proper technique or how to read music. Still, it's a video game, this is pretty awesome.

SOUP_MAN_242
SOUP_MAN_242

cool i dea but needs to be cheaper im mean 150 dollor guitar dang

Frankasti
Frankasti

@ckynick256 Actually, they do mention you can still play expert difficulty. And btw, GH is not comparable to RB, don't confuse Activi$ion with Harmonix.

BertBobR
BertBobR

I can see what he's saying with the real guitar but you are not a keyboardist if you can only play 2 octaves...

kwanzudood
kwanzudood

@vers1on My guitar/bass doesn't have to have the technology to read finger positioning, there are guitar tuners out there that can actually tell what note you're playing. Just put that software into the game to read the tones that are actually being played. If you're not a musician you wouldn't know this.

ckynick254
ckynick254

This is now way better than guitar hero. They aren't much of a hero anymore. More like lame guitar game. the only problem i see in this game is they have not stated is if you can still play at expert speed but like in rockband 1 and 2 not notes just keys. So if you do not want to learn the guitar or it is too hard you can still have speed fun not some slow easy bull.

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

@jojoforpres I'm not bashing music games and even if I was it's MY OPINION whether I think they suck or not, that's not trolling and I am allowed to voice my opinion as long as I'm not singling out or attacking people on an individual basis unlike you. Understand?? Probably not.

jojoforpres
jojoforpres

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StJimmy15
StJimmy15

why is Mr. Interviewer so freaking awkward?

solidine
solidine

I thought Guitar Hero and Rock Band were a blast at first, but they got old very quickly. I'd always wondered why no one bothered to make a game that actually teaches you how to play the instruments. This actually seems like something I would invest in, if it works as a tutorial for playing instruments.

xmodifiedracerx
xmodifiedracerx

Personally I think this is cool (judgding from the video alone) it appeared to actually show what chords the guitars were playing. I think this will definately bring kids to wanted to learn music and instrument playing to a new level. Especially since a lot of music programs are being cut from schools. Just my 2 cents.

nastuf
nastuf

I wanted to know about the singing... did you f%&$ing fix it harmonix hmmm

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

@jojoforpres Actually, no, me saying the game is ridiculous and getting out of hand is not trolling, it's called expressing my opinion. Just because you don't share that viewpoint doesn't mean it's trolling. What kind of site is this turning into if you can't say a game is ridiculous without little goodie two shoes crying about "trolls."

jojoforpres
jojoforpres

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Shattermage
Shattermage

So you're a keyboardist if you can play expert pro mode, eh? Sorry, you still need to learn how to read music, bud. I'm still intrigued by this new expansion of difficulty though. I know I'll be taking a shot at the keyboard pro. I've been waiting to translate my piano skills to the gaming world.

carlokimpe
carlokimpe

you will see keyboard on guitar hero

Pyerun
Pyerun

Looking forward to it!

Devvy01
Devvy01

how many more music games there be??

G_Monkey
G_Monkey

My question is will all my DLC for rock band 1 and 2 and my green day tracks be compatible with this? I really hope so. I have a lot of Queen and I wanna add Bohemian Rhapsody to my playlist, not start a new one :P

insanitycheck4
insanitycheck4

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Petercairns
Petercairns

how will Guitar Hero be able to keep up with this...?? Look forward to seeing : )

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

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Zacek
Zacek

I can't wait for this. I will be poor again.

VERS1ON
VERS1ON

@kwanzudood: Too bad your standard guitar/bass doesn't have the technology in the neck to read your finger positioning and translate it on screen. However, if you buy the Squire Controller, you'll be able to plug it into an amp and play it like a real guitar. Same thing goes for the PowerGig Guitar controller.

DarkManiaN_1979
DarkManiaN_1979

very cool. I can't wait to check it out when it finally hits the AU market.

dromoter
dromoter

something useful indeed while having fun aswell

HiddenOakTree
HiddenOakTree

about freaking time make the time spent playing educationally FUN!

Paulofcj
Paulofcj

it's just a new wave of virtual games, i'm sure that i will love it, and the world too!

kwanzudood
kwanzudood

i'm not buying another guitar hero/rock band until it comes with a quarter-inch cable jack peripheral that i can plug my actual guitar and bass into.

Ramiro00
Ramiro00

Don t worry the next guitar hero will bring a new mode called "pro tour" or something like that...XD. Very original

envomtonix
envomtonix

I'm least impress by Guitar Hero making the characters appear like animals, but more impressed by Rock Band improving on ideas and functionality. Good job Harmonix, keep it up.

smbius
smbius

I'm looking forward to Rock Band Pro. The guitar pro feature is cool!

tyco_ex
tyco_ex

This is really cool. Though it won't really help you learn to play an instrument, it can just teach you how to play specific songs. If you go buy a songbook for keys it isn't going to have a 10 key track on it, it's going to have notes. The guitar one might be a it more helpful since it looks a lot like playing with tab, you just won't know any chords.

SaintJimmmy
SaintJimmmy

I've hoping for a feature like this for a very long time judging how this game turns out this might be the first music rhythm game ive bought in a long time

siamo
siamo

This will definitely set your wallet back a bit. Plus we're gonna have to deal with a whole bunch of new "musicians" once every one starts learning their tricks on pro mode. As if there aren't enough of those dbags around. Looks like an innovative change though. Kudos!

chudrocker
chudrocker

This is really promising. It looks a little complicated, but hey, it's actually opening the door to the actual instruments.

jarrodwesley
jarrodwesley

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DionysusBurning
DionysusBurning

Man, I cannot wait 'till Rock Band 3 comes out now! 8D

jasper-ah-
jasper-ah-

realy need mony for this one, im start to believe lady gaga song!?!!?!?! thats money honey!

Skargamer
Skargamer

OK, this all sounds dandy but how much is it gonna cost me?

cybrcatter
cybrcatter

+1 at harmonix for attempting innovation.

ProdjectAUSM
ProdjectAUSM

Anticipation set to MAAAAAXX! You did not disappoint Harmonix. I knew you had something brewing.

marcl18123
marcl18123

im gonna be so poor after i buy this, but it looks to be worth the money, especially since my drums are on their last leg.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

This loks very expensive for the whole band kit. it'll be worth it though ;)

Smoov_B
Smoov_B

now this, I'm excited for