Innovative hardware has always been a core part of the Rock Band experience. Since the first Rock Band game, we’ve introduced a wide range of guitar, drum, and other instrument controllers – check out our Compatibility Chart to find out which instruments work with which games. With Rock Band 3, we’re introducing our most exciting lineup of instruments ever – instruments designed to help you close the gap between simulation and reality!
The Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller is designed for use exclusively with Rock Band 3, allowing gamers to accurately replicate a real guitar when playing Rock Band Pro mode in the game. It features 17 frets along a button-based neck, a 6-string strumming area which allows for discrete picking of each string, and a touch-sensitive string box which allows players to mute or "cut-off" notes when pressed. In addition, the Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar operates as a fully functional MIDI guitar, with the MIDI output connector providing compatibility with MIDI software sequencers and hardware devices while standard console-specific gaming controller buttons deliver seamless console integration and navigation of the game menus. The Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar allows for left or right handed use and can also be used to play either lead or bass parts of the game in Rock Band Pro and standard game modes.
The Wireless Keyboard Controller has been crafted to resemble classic professional keyboards and is playable on a secure flat surface or while strapped over the player’s shoulder. In addition to playing the keyboard parts of Rock Band 3, the Wireless Keyboard Controller can also be used to play the lead guitar or bass parts of the game. The Wireless Keyboard Controller also functions as a MIDI keyboard, boasting a two-octave (C3 to C5) range and non-weighted, velocity-sensitive key bed allowing gamers to take full advantage of the Rock Band Pro mode. The MIDI output connector provides compatibility with MIDI software sequencers and hardware devices while standard console-specific gaming controller buttons deliver seamless console integration and navigation of the game menus.
The MIDI PRO-Adapter allows musicians to use their real MIDI keyboards or MIDI drum sets to play Rock Band 3. Plugging directly into the console via USB, the MIDI PRO-Adapter works as an interface between the console and MIDI instrument, converting the MIDI messages into console controller data which the game translates into on screen action. The MIDI PRO-Adapter features a velocity sensitive adjustment for MIDI drums designed to reduce cross-talk during play. A full D-Pad and standard gaming controller buttons are located on the PRO-Adapter to deliver seamless console integration and navigation of the game menus. It ships with a removable clip, allowing MIDI PRO-Adapter to be attached to a belt or to rest on a table top or similar flat surface.
Compatible with all wireless Rock Band drum kits, the Wireless PRO-Cymbals Expansion Kit features three newly designed Rock Band 3 cymbals which have been re-engineered for quiet operation. Fully supporting the Rock Band Pro mode where the cymbals represent Hi-Hat, Crash and Ride, the cymbals can also be used in standard game modes for all Rock Band software. The PRO-Cymbals are also available as part of the Rock Band 3 Wireless Drum and Cymbal Kit (sold separately).
The Wireless Wooden Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller is a genuine full-sized wooden replica game controller of the famous Fender Stratocaster guitar. The body, neck, and headstock are made from genuine Stratocaster wooden blanks, while the tuning keys and bridge are built using genuine metal parts and fittings. It is available in a hand-painted three-tone sunburst or metallic candy apple red design.
The Wireless Fender Telecaster Player’s Edition Guitar Controller features a range of features designed to appeal to the true Rock Band enthusiast, helping to maximize the scoring potential when playing any of the Rock Band games. Modeled after the legendary Fender design and features fast action ‘Shredderz’ fret buttons, which help to deliver precise control, instantly reacting to the players’ commands. Activating Overdrive has never been simpler: gamers can now press the ‘back’ button, tilt the guitar, stomp down on the Electro-Harmonix Overdrive Pedal (sold separately), or use the touch-sensitive pick-up located next to the strum bar, simple to operate even under the most stressful of performances. The Bigsby whammy tailpiece delivers tensioned ‘whammy’ operation and the strum bar has been carefully designed with a tight throw enhanced by the single cherry-switch design which provides an audible click each time the strum bar is plucked. It is available in butterscotch, light blue and gunmetal designs.
The Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller is modeled after the legendary guitar design and is instantly recognizable to legions of music fans. An ideal introduction into the world of Rock Band guitar game play, the Wireless Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller allows gamers to play either guitar or bass portions of the game. Authentic styling and five solo fret buttons complement the quiet strum bar and fast fret buttons. The Overdrive activating tilt sensitivity allows gamers to thrash out the most extreme tracks with maximum precision. It is available in black and cherry designs.
The Wireless Fender Precision Bass Guitar Controller offers gamers a highly authentic guitar controller, specifically designed for bass enthusiasts. Ideal for playing the bass portion on all Rock Band tracks, the Wireless Precision Bass Guitar Controller is also compatible with all lead guitar tracks and features a unique ‘split strum bar’ which gamers use to pluck and strum twice as fast by replicating both up and down fret bar movements. Modeled after the legendary Fender design, the Wireless Precision Bass Guitar Controller is now available in hot rod red and seafoam green designs.
The Rock Band 3 Microphone features a wide frequency response delivering crystal-clear vocals, essential for aspiring lead singers everywhere. Durable concert-style design provides gamers with a realistic and highly sensitive microphone, ideal when singing solo or when harmonizing with others in Rock Band 3, The Beatles: Rock Band, or Green Day: Rock Band.
Designed for use with the new Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard Controller, the stand provides the ideal method of playing the keyboard controller while standing or sitting down. The fully adjustable height, custom contour top piece and all metal construction provide a stable platform for play. (Instruments not included)
The Rock Band 3 Squier® by Fender Stratocaster® Guitar Controller is a fully functional, full-sized, electric guitar with strings that also functions as a game controller for Rock Band 3’s innovative Pro mode gameplay. The Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster uses technology built into the neck and fingerboard of the guitar to track finger positions in real time. The guitar also transmits strum data for the six individual strings, allowing the game to give feedback to players as they make the leap from rhythm game rocking to real world skills. Players can unplug from the fun of Rock Band 3 and plug directly into an amp to rock for real. Find more info at Fender.com.