Rocksmith Catch All

Apparently there is already a fix for the CDLC. I haven't tried it yet, so I'm not going to link to it. Pretty obvious where to find it, but if anyone wants to PM me, I can point them in the right direction.

Well luckily my Rocksmith has not updated yet so I will make sure they have got the CDLC working before I perform the update. It wouldn't be the end of the world, but I do have a number of CDLC songs I've downloaded and enjoy playing.

tboon wrote:
ranalin wrote:
tboon wrote:

Did they not say previous owners of Rocksmith 2014 would get some free songs after the update? I don't see them. :/

nope previous owners could buy the song pack separately!

I mean that's fine, I don't mind buying it, I like the software. Just thought I read they were tossing in some lagniappe. I'm not as cheesed about the CDLC being busted as you or most folks probably are.

I'm not that cheesed was just a PSA, and like B Dog pointed out a fix is already available.

Thank you for a new word though. Never seen that in print. Just spoken a couple of times.

So I've had the urge to learn something new lately so I was on the hunt for some affordable options to see if this is something that I really want to get into or not. I was planning on learning bass as that tends to appeal to me more, so here were a few things I found on Amazon that might work. Was just reaching out for better suggestions or to see what others thought.

Rocksmith 2014 Edition - PC (Cable Included)
Dean E09M Edge Mahogany Electric Bass Guitar
Protec Guitar Strap with Leather Ends and Pick Pocket, Black

Is this a decent bass guitar to get started on? Do I need to buy an amp as well, or is this sufficient? Also, from what I was reading there's a free upgrade to the Remastered version with the 2014 Edition, so it seems like getting that with the crazy expensive cable seemed like the right way to go.

I'm always a bit dubious about buying a more inexpensive instrument without having played it first just due to how much more variation there seems to be in the quality control of cheaper instruments, but I looked at a few sites and that's a pretty consistently well-reviewed instrument. Seems like a good deal for the price. If you have a local guitar shop with good staff interested in something other than making a quick sale (i.e., not Guitar Center), there's probably a chance they can direct you at a used guitar of some sort that's been set up properly. So, the Dean seems like a good deal, but there's always a bit of a roll of the dice. I'd say probably an acceptable rush as a good starter instrument, with the idea that if it doesn't feel right, haul it to a guitar shop and have them do a quick setup. It's a cheap, fast thing and they can adjust it so it's right.

My only other suggestion is a leather strap, just because I find them to be a lot more comfortable. I like locking straps, because, if you put a regular strap on really quickly and aren't paying attention, your guitar can slip of the strap knob and this is a bad thing. Not that I have any experience with that happening. I have this one on a few guitars; it's a bit more at $18, but it's just safer and way the hell more comfortable.

If you're just learning, skip the amp. You can use Rocksmith as an amp and just play through it. Plus, Session Mode lets you add guitars, drums, keys, abs other instruments. You can always buy an amp later.

Datyedyeguy wrote:

Is this a decent bass guitar to get started on?

Seems like it is, although you might want to do a few things before plunking your money down. I'd definitely go to a guitar shop and try it out and talk to someone there. I am always leery about buying instruments online. You are getting a low-end bass and should expect a few things to not be quite right. I've read a few cases where the soldering on the electronics is not up to snuff on the model you are looking at. Easy enough to fix. You will probably need to get the string height adjusted so it does not rattle when you play. Again easy to fix and frustrating if you are just stepping into things. Overall though it looks like it would be a good beginner instrument.

Datyedyeguy wrote:

Do I need to buy an amp as well, or is this sufficient?

Eventually you will want one if you stick with it. You don't need one for Rocksmith. If you want to play or do lessons outside of Rocksmith you will need an amp of some sort. One of these will work for lessons and playing by yourself.

Datyedyeguy wrote:

Also, from what I was reading there's a free upgrade to the Remastered version with the 2014 Edition, so it seems like getting that with the crazy expensive cable seemed like the right way to go.

Does the free remaster come with new purchases? I thought it was for existing owners but admit I stopped paying attention when I figured out I was going to get the upgrade. In either case, you definitely need the cable.

If you have any more questions, please ask!

Edit: fixed sentence structure where mind went one way while hands were typing something else.

tboon wrote:

Does the free remaster come with new purchases? I thought it was for existing owners but admit I stopped paying attention when I figured out I was going to get the upgrade. In either case, you definitely need the cable.

AIUI, all versions of 2014 should have received an update that upgraded them to the Remastered version of the software. If you didn't already have 2014, and you buy a package marked as the Remastered Edition, you also get a handful of additional songs that weren't in the original 2014 release. Those songs are also available as a DLC pack called the Anniversary Pack, for people who already had 2014.

Thanks for the feedback everyone, it's much appreciated. I'll head to a few local guitar shops and see what they have to offer. Good to know though that I wasn't going completely the wrong direction. Also thanks for that headphone amp. Had no idea those were a thing!

Might be a few weeks before I get all the funds to buckle down on this, but I'll be sure to reach back out if I do have anymore questions.

MilkmanDanimal wrote:

$30 on Amazon today for Rocksmith + cable. Ridiculously good deal.

Right after I added the non-cabled to my Secret Stan wishlist, which is for some reason now $10 higher than the cabled one.

Buy a bunch, don't open them, wait for it to go back to $59.99, sell as New for double your money back (or slightly less to undercut Amazon's price).

Thanks for posting the deal. I think I'm going to finally take the plunge and get Rocksmith. Now to figure out which beginner's guitar to get and how much I'm willing to spend.

Picked up a Les Paul Special LTD II (essentially the guitar in the starter pack) and I put in about 2.5 hours today. My fingertips are sore 4 hours later.

Firat impression is good. I am terrible at chords. I need a little more structure than the simple goals it sends out after each song.

Scaphism wrote:

Picked up a Les Paul Special LTD II (essentially the guitar in the starter pack) and I put in about 2.5 hours today. My fingertips are sore 4 hours later.

Firat impression is good. I am terrible at chords. I need a little more structure than the simple goals it sends out after each song.

Nice guitar!

Having been there chords are tough, you just need to be patient. Rocksmith also works well in conjunction with other systems like Justinguitar.

I like RS for the fun of 'playing songs' which helps with motivation when practice becomes a grind and getting me to look at new skills.

So i got a new PC awhile back and it refuses to recognize the cable.

I get an error 'This device cannot start. (Code 10)'

I do some digging and apparently there's an issue with the cable and USB 3.0 and 3.1 ports.

I then do the recommendation and buy a powered 2.0 USB hub and plug that in and still no luck. Same results.

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Try this yet? I had to do it with a fresh install of windows 10, I don't think the error message I was getting was what you were describing though.

1. Navigate to Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Sound.
2. Highlight the default Playback device and select Properties.
3. On the Advanced tab, set the default format to be 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality).

Clumber wrote:

Try this yet? I had to do it with a fresh install of windows 10, I don't think the error message I was getting was what you were describing though.

1. Navigate to Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Sound.
2. Highlight the default Playback device and select Properties.
3. On the Advanced tab, set the default format to be 16 bit, 48000 Hz (DVD Quality).

Different problem. The device isn't getting loaded at all so nothing to do properties on.

This game is really good. Got the wife playing it and she's having a blast.

My only qualm with it is how incredibly difficult it is to get it set up. We have a PS4 Slim, with no optical port, and we had to buy a third-party USB to headphone jack converter and connect that to a speaker.

After working all that out, though, it has been a really great time.

This is $10 on sale at Gamers Gate right now, question before I pick it up for PC, without a cable to connect to PC how do you interface? Or do I pickup some sort of USB interface from Amazon?

Hobear wrote:

This is $10 on sale at Gamers Gate right now, question before I pick it up for PC, without a cable to connect to PC how do you interface? Or do I pickup some sort of USB interface from Amazon?

You will need the USB interface from somewhere. And on my PC, I have to make sure to plug it in and make sure it's connected before starting up Rocksmith. Otherwise RS won't detect it.

Rocksmith 2014 Remastered comes with microphone mode so a cable is not strictly necessary. You will need a USB microphone. Getting a cable is still preferable though.

tboon wrote:

Rocksmith 2014 Remastered comes with microphone mode so a cable is not strictly necessary. You will need a USB microphone. Getting a cable is still preferable though.

Yeah, I find the idea of an external microphone pretty questionable just because it's inherently less accurate; get a cable. Just checked, they're like $30 on Amazon.

Just making sure it needed that or if people had just gone from RCA cable and downsized to stereo input plugged straight to the PC, I have loads of old AV crap lying around. Not that I care just didn't know if this was really a thing.

You may be able to crib something together (I think I have seen people do some homebrew for RS), but at the end of the day the RS app will expect data coming in via USB.

Easier to just get a cable.

Thanks!

And snagged the upgrade to 2014 for $10.00 . I think it is time to bust my Gibson out of its case and derustify my chops

Ordered all new cabling today and a Bluetooth transmitter for my amp. Hoping that the latency issues are a thing of the past and no longer will have a headphone cord in my way.

Just purchased new analog headphones, a 5 channel mixer and a new DI box to route my setup so that I have guitar and PC volume at the tip of my fingers. I can't wait to set it all up!

For those bass enthusiasts the pack for this week is Royal Blood.

Pretty stoked, after grabbing the pc version I went on the hunt for a Real Tone cable. Well on Craigslist a guy was selling cable and 360 game copy for $5! I am now the proud owner of this full setup for far less than I was expecting!

I've had this game for a while. I'm mainly a guitar player. I had turned my back on playing for about a year. Not by choice. More from circumstance.

A few weeks ago I bought a bass. Kay guitar was having a blowout sale. I was literally driving past their warehouse. I was looking for a co-worker. I couldn't find him, so I pulled over and punched out for lunch. Less than a half hour later I was walking out with a P-Bass clone. $179.00 including a chipboard case. All paid for with Visa gift cards that I had in my wallet.

I've been having a blast learning bass parts to super cool rock'n'roll songs.