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This page serves as a guide for the compatibility of various controllers with Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and other software. This information was available on Rock Band's official website, but as of July 23rd, 2014, the Rock Band website is no longer available[1]. However, the compatibility lists are still viewable on The Internet Archive[2]. All of the information from that webpage has been compiled into a chart below. This page also provides information on what parts for the controllers are compatible with other controllers, such as cables or battery covers.

Compatibility chartEdit

All controllers listed below are only compatible with the console they were intended to be used on. For example, a PS3 Guitar Hero 4 guitar controller will only work with the PS3 versions of the games listed below, even though the Xbox 360 version of the controller occupies the same column.

Guitar Hero 3, 4, 5, 6, and Band Hero guitars Guitar Hero 2 guitar Mad Catz Precision Bass Mad Catz Telecaster Rock Band 1, 2, and The Beatles: Rock Band guitars Rock Band 3 Squier and Mustang Rock Band 3 keyboard Guitar Hero 4, 5, 6, and Band Hero drums Rock Band 1, 2, and The Beatles: Rock Band drums ION Drum Rocker Rock Revolution drums Guitar Hero 4, Band Hero, Rock Band 1 and 2, and The Beatles: Rock Band mics Lips mics Mad Catz mics PDP mics SingStar mics
Green Day: Rock Band (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Green Day: Rock Band (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Lego Rock Band (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Lego Rock Band (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Lego Rock Band (Wii) yes no no no yes no no yes yes no no yes no no no no
The Beatles: Rock Band (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
The Beatles: Rock Band (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
The Beatles: Rock Band (Wii) yes no no no yes no no yes yes no no yes no no no no
Rock Band 3 (360) yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Rock Band 3 (PS3) yes no yes no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Rock Band 3 (Wii) yes no yes no yes yes yes yes yes yes no yes no no no no
Rock Band 2 (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Rock Band 2 (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Rock Band 2 (Wii) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes no yes no no no no
Rock Band 2 PS2 no yes no no yes no no no yes yes no yes no no no no
Rock Band 1 and Track Packs (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no yes yes no
Rock Band 1 and Track Packs (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no no yes yes no yes no no yes yes
Rock Band 1 and Track Packs (Wii) no no yes no yes no no no yes yes no yes no no no no
Rock Band 1 and Track Packs PS2 no yes no no yes no no no yes yes no yes no no no no
Band Hero (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Band Hero (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Band Hero (Wii) yes no no no yes no no yes yes no no yes no no no no
Band Hero PS2 yes yes no no yes no no yes yes yes no yes no no no yes
Guitar Hero 5 (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Guitar Hero 5 (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Guitar Hero 5 (Wii) yes no no no yes no no yes yes no no yes no no no no
Guitar Hero 5 PS2 yes yes no no yes no no yes yes yes no yes no no no yes
Guitar Hero Smash Hits (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Guitar Hero Smash Hits (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Guitar Hero Smash Hits (Wii) yes no no no no no no yes no no no yes no no no no
Guitar Hero Smash Hits PS2 yes yes no no yes no no yes yes yes no yes no no no yes
Guitar Hero World Tour (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Guitar Hero World Tour (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Guitar Hero World Tour (Wii) yes no no no no no no yes no no no yes no no no no
Guitar Hero World Tour PS2 yes yes no no yes no no yes yes yes no yes no no no yes
Guitar Hero: Van Halen (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Guitar Hero: Van Halen (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Guitar Hero: Van Halen (Wii) yes no no no no no no yes no no no yes no no no no
Guitar Hero: Van Halen PS2 yes yes no no yes no no yes yes yes no yes no no no yes
Guitar Hero: Metallica (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Guitar Hero: Metallica (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes
Guitar Hero: Metallica (Wii) yes no no no no no no yes no no no yes no no no no
Guitar Hero: Metallica PS2 yes yes no no yes no no yes yes yes no yes no no no yes
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (360) yes yes yes yes no no no no no no no no no no no no
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (PS3) yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (Wii) yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith PS2 yes yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Guitar Hero III (360) yes yes yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Guitar Hero III (PS3) yes no yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Guitar Hero III (Wii) yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Guitar Hero III PS2 yes yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Guitar Hero II (360) yes yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Guitar Hero II PS2 yes yes no no no no no no no no no no no no no no
Rock Revolution (360) yes yes yes yes yes no no yes yes yes yes no no no no no
Rock Revolution (PS3) yes no yes no yes no no yes yes yes yes no no no no no

NotesEdit

Rock Band series Guitars, Drumkits, and Microphones are compatible for Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero for the Wii. Do NOT change those things.

Guitar controllers for Guitar Hero games (excluding the first 2) are compatible with the following Wii Rock Band Track Packs:

  • Rock Band Track Pack: Classic Rock
  • Rock Band Country Track Pack
  • Rock Band Metal Track Pack
  • Rock Band Country Track Pack 2

Part compatibility Edit

  • The Guitar Hero 4, Guitar Hero 5, and Band Hero guitar controllers all use the same battery cover.
  • They also presumably use the same faceplate.
  • Any electronic drum kit can be used with Guitar Hero 6 by connecting the MIDI output of the drum kit to the MIDI input of the drum control unit.

GalleryEdit

Below is a gallery of images captured from the official Rock Band website's compatibility page. In the case of controllers that are compatible with the exact same software as other controllers, they are listed below as the same image for the sake of saving space.

Instrument compatibility with softwareEdit

Software compatibility with instrumentsEdit

GuitarsEdit

DrumsEdit

MicsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.harmonixmusic.com/blog/rock-band-site-news/
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20140708160725/http://www.rockband.com/compatibility