About BandFuse

BandFuse: Rock Legends was created by musicians for people who aspire to play music. BandFuse provides a true pick up and play experience for players of all skill levels, teaches tablature, and supports up to 4 players jamming together as a band. Whether you’ve never held a guitar or bass before, or you are already the lead guitarist in your own band, BandFuse: Rock Legends will have you rockin’ with your favorite songs in minutes. BandFuse: Rock Legends connects REAL guitars, bass and a microphone to your game console, and unleashes a full band experience for players of all skill levels

Music is meant to be shared, and BandFuse: Rock Legends supports up-to four people to learn and play at the same time. Our critically acclaimed player interface uses animated tablature, the modern worldwide standard musical notation. When you leave the game, you walk away with skills you can use in the real world.

Who is behind BandFuse: Rock Legends? Real music Legends. In the game you will see original HD footage of the world’s top musicians as they share techniques, songs, and musical inspiration.

BandFuse: Rock Legends is the final stage in the evolution of merging music with gaming consoles. This is much more than a fun game; it is a compelling way to learn guitar and an incredibly useful tool for any musician. Please check out all of the key features below, including SHRED U, the BandFuse: Rock Legends unique educational tool.

 

The Real Deal

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Never played music before? No problem. Strap on a real guitar and within minutes you are playing along with the biggest rock songs of all time. BandFuse: Rock Legends works with ANY real guitar that uses a standard instrument cable; just use the included guitar-to-USB cable to plug directly into your XBOX 360 or PlayStation 3 console. An optional acoustic adapter included in the Band Pack (sold separately) supports Acoustic guitars as well. The Band Pack also includes a 4-port hub, USB microphone and two extra instrument cables to connect your entire band at the same time.

Real Rock Legends

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A cast of famous rock Legends, including Slash from Guns N’ Roses; Zakk Wylde, former lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and the founder of Black Label Society; bass Legend Bootsy Collins who played bass for James Brown; George Lynch, former guitarist for Dokken and founder of Lynch Mob; Zoltan and Jason from the hit metal band Five Finger Death Punch; Mike Ness from Social Distortion; Alexi Laiho from Finnish Metal band Children of Bodom guide players and provide the foundation for a lifetime of music.

Multiplayer & Multiple Instruments

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Not only does BandFuse: Rock Legends allow you to use your own real guitar or bass and join iconic bands within the game, it also allows you to form your own bands.in your living room. Every song you band plays can be recorded and saved right on the game console so you can create your own music collection. This is the ONLY console game that lets you really jam with friends and Legends. BandFuse: Rock Legends will have you playing and recording in virtually no time at all. Whether you want to compete and score head-to-head at home, or for high scores online…whether you want to learn music, or just have fun with your friends, it can all be done with BandFuse: Rock Legends.

Real-World Animated Tablature

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A unique and cutting edge interface using animated tablature simplifies music for beginners, showing players where to place their fingers and when to strum the strings. Experienced guitarists will be challenged to master solos and advanced techniques, playing along with songs exactly as recorded by the original artists. Because BandFuse: Rock Legends uses real guitar tabs that are found online and in print around the world, you can use the skills you’ve learned inBandFuse: Rock Legends virtually anywhere for a lifetime of musical enjoyment.

A Deep Learning Experience

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BandFuse: Rock Legends is also an incredibly deep learning experience, which will help players of any skill level learn how to play guitar and bass, as well as improve their vocal abilities. The game includes Slash as your personal guitar instructor; Bootsy Collins as your personal Bass instructor; and Jim Bruno as your personal vocal coach. For stringed instruments, BandFuse: Rock Legends will not only help you learn tablature with an expanding catalogue of great songs, but it will also teach you advanced playing techniques, including bends, slides vibrato, harmonics, hammer-ons, and much more. Legendary musicians provide guidance that transcends simple practice techniques, sharing experiences ranging from forming of a band to preparing for a gig. 

Studio Quality Amps and Pedals

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Thousands of hours went into creating an incredible selection of studio-quality amplifiers and effects pedals that are easily customized by players.BandFuse: Rock Legends includes an intuitive Amp and Pedal system with authentic re-creations from some of the greatest amps and pedals of all time. Use the preset provided for you in each song that automatically matches the original artist’s tone, or go wild and create your own Legendary sound. You have the ability to tweak every knob on each modeled amplifier and pedal effects include classic distortion, chorus, digital delay, fuzz, wah, octaver, and many more! 

Any Skill Level

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BandFuse: Rock Legends is for players of any level, whether you have never held a guitar before or have been playing for years. In-game Legends teach everything from the basics to advanced technique. Every song features 5 levels of gameplay, starting with one finger on one string, and ramping up to note-for-note accurate renditions from the original artists. For the ultimate challenge, play on Pro Mode where no notes are shown, but you score twice as much. All songs include both the lead and rhythm parts for the guitar, multiple levels of bass guitar, and vocals.

Stat Tracking

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BandFuse: Rock Legends tracks your detailed stats as you play. You can go back and review your performance data at any time to determine what you need to improve on, so you can work on those techniques and improve your skills. This is especially helpful for learning difficult tunes and techniques.

The Ultimate Set List

BandFuse: Rock Legends includes 55 of the biggest hits. Whether you want to jam to classic rock or modern metal, BandFuse: Rock Legends has you covered. Our massive set list features an eclectic mix of genres from rock and punk to metal and funk! Check it out here. A continuous pipeline of hit songs will be available for download through the in-game store to expand your musical choices, increase in-game instruction, and grow the library of backing-tracks. you covered. Our massive set list features an eclectic mix of genres from rock and punk to metal and funk!

Real Music Videos

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Every song included in BandFuse: Rock Legends comes with a music video, so whether you’re playing along or just spectating, everyone can enjoy the show!

Tuner

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BandFuse: Rock Legends is the only game that provides musicians with a complete and accurate polyphonic tuner, which allows players to easily check their tuning or change tunings on the fly!

Tours – A Deep Career Mode

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BandFuse: Rock Legends includes a deep career mode, consisting of 10 amazing tours. Start from humble beginnings in the garage and work your way to becoming a Rock Legend! With more than 20 hours of rock ‘n’ roll fun, the Tours will keep you rockin’ late into the night

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Shred U

BandFuse features an incredibly deep interactive learning experience called “Shred U”, which is filled with hours of interactive songs, tutorial videos, and various learning tools that will help you hone your skills so you can shred like a Legend. Shred U will not only help you become a better player, but can help you learn about a wide assortment of topics related to being a musician or becoming a successful rock star.

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BandFuse: Rock Legends features an incredibly deep interactive learning experience, which is filled with hours of interactive songs, tutorial videos, and various learning tools that will help you hone your skills so you can shred like a Legend. 

Lick Lab

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BandFuse: Rock Legends helps you to master even the toughest part of any song by breaking every song down into bite-sized phrases called licks. Each lick can be played in Note For Note mode as well as 5 different speeds specifically designed to help every musician learn any part of any song. The Lick Lab features over 2000 licks from songs as well as almost 100 original licks.

Skills Lab

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The Skills Lab features more than 5 hours of video and interactive tutorials all centered around teaching you while setting you on the road to becoming a Rock Legend in your own right. With videos about everything from how to master a particular technique, to overcoming the realities of the road, the Skills Lab is there to prepare you for anything.

Backing Tracks

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Shred U also features 25 backing tracks to jam along to. Put your own color to each track, or learn your scales by playing to the 10 included scales tracks. The Backing Tracks are there to help you unlock your own creative side and rock out whenever you want,or help you master the most difficult scales and become a legendary guitarist.

Practice Mode

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Whether you’re wanting to practice a song, or work on a particular section, Practice Mode gives you the ability to break down a section of a song and slow it down, loop it, add a metronome click to help you keep time, or even set it to play back in Note For Note mode allowing you to master any song or section of a song.

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Reviews

Game Revolution Preview Online!

http://www.gamerevolution.com/preview/bandfuse-rock-legends/89265

The Game Revolution Preview of BandFuse: Rock Legends is online now! "BandFuse: Rock Legends promises to turn the authentic guitar video game into a more party-friendly learning tool" - Game Revolution

Worth Playing Preview – ‘BandFuse: Rock Legends’

http://worthplaying.com/article/2013/11/12/previews/90722/

Letting gamers plug in a real guitar and casually strum along with their favorite songs or master the techniques of the world's most iconic guitarists, BandFuse: Rock Legends gives players the chance to experience their favorite songs like never before.

Gamezone BandFuse Preview

http://www.gamezone.com/previews/2013/11/15/the-final-countdown-bandfuse-rock-legends

Checkout the Gamezone preview of BandFuse: Rock Legends. " If you're looking to jump into the world of guitar playing, this title may very well be a highly effective tool in ensuring that you get there with the help of some pros and a list of iconic songs that transcend several genres and generations."

Geek Dad Reviews BandFuse: Rock Legends

http://geekdad.com/2013/11/bandfuse/

" I’m very impressed with this game. The combination of game play, low latency adapters, and flawless audio detection make this a lot more fun and a lot more educational than Rock Band , and a lot easier than Rocksmith . I never quite adapted to Rocksmith ‘s notation and always felt a little learning curve if I put the game down for a few days. With BandFuse the standard tablature was instantly readable and never confusing."

Impulse Gamer: Bandfuse Rock Legends Xbox 360 Review

http://www.impulsegamer.com/bandfuse-rock-legends-xbox-360-review/

"Shred U: Here is the rocking soul that the Guitar Gods have smiled upon of this game. Here the guitarist, Bass player or vocalist can go to brush up and practice their skills."

Examiner review of BandFuse: Rock Legends

http://www.examiner.com/review/review-of-bandfuse-rock-legends

"It's a fantastic learning aid for those who're willing to put in the time and effort, and there's several unique features that definitely make this title worth picking up," says David Leavitt of Examiner.com

Game Revolution: BandFuse: Rock Legends Review

http://m.gamerevolution.com/review/bandfuse-rock-legends

" There are many amazing things that Band Fuse: Rock Legends does to revolutionize the way we play guitar, and it’s inspiring."

Worth Playing Review – ‘BandFuse: Rock Legends’

http://worthplaying.com/article/2013/12/9/reviews/90897/

Rocksmith is a solid game and does a great job of teaching you how to play it, but that knowledge doesn't transfer outside of that particular franchise. Though Bandfuse has a higher learning curve because of its tablature note format, it prepares you to play the game and the stand-alone instrument. Bandfuse is easily the most successful approach to learning how to play a guitar, but it's also damn fun for guitarists of all skill levels.

Bio Gamer Girl – BandFuse Review

http://www.biogamergirl.com/2013/12/bandfuse-rock-legends-video-game-review.html

In the end, BandFuse: Rock Legends is a good game that not only provides hours of entertainment but a rewarding educational experience for honing your musical skills. The game's multiplayer sessions are a blast, alongside its impressive Karaoke mode, which will keep you coming back and finding fun new ways to enjoy the game.

gameinformer: “Which Guitar Game Should You Play?”

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2013/12/23/which-guitar-game-should-you-play.aspx?PostPageIndex=1

We didn’t review two of this year’s music games, as both projects have moved from classic game experiences to something more akin to music education software. Nonetheless, both BandFuse: Rock Legends and Rocksmith 2014 are fascinating projects, especially if you’ve been excited about an opportunity to learn guitar through an interactive method. I spent several days playing both games, and found both excelled at different elements. There are things to like in both titles, but they're surprisingly different in their approach to play and teaching. Here’s a rundown of what I discovered, and what I liked or didn’t like in each guitar game.