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How to set up Guitar Hero on an Xbox 360

Updated July 20, 2017

Guitar Hero is a very popular music simulator game available on the Xbox 360. It lets players use a guitar controller to play their favourite rock songs, turning gamers into virtual rock gods. The latest edition of Guitar Hero adds drums and a microphone into the mix, completing the entire band experience.

Set up the guitar

Load two AA batteries into the back of the guitar controller.

Turn on the Xbox 360.

Press the "Sync" button on the Xbox 360 console and the "Sync" button on the guitar controller. The ring of light on the Xbox will spin green for a moment and then the guitar controller will be synced.

Set up the drums

Insert two AA batteries into the drum deck.

Plug the foot pedal cable into the drum deck.

Turn on the Xbox 360 if it is not already on.

Press the "Sync" button the Xbox 360 console and the "Sync" button on the drum deck. The drum set will now be synced and ready to use.

Set up the microphone

Turn on the Xbox 360 if it is not already turned on.

Plug in the USB cable on the mic into the USB port on the Xbox 360.

The mic will automatically sync and will be ready to use.

Tip

Once the controllers are synced, you can use the guitar or drums to move around the in game menus. If you are using the microphone, you will have to use a regular Xbox 360 controller to move around the menus.

You can lefty flip the guitar in the options menu if you are left handed.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 AA batteries
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Nick Miles has been writing since 2006, with articles appearing on the sci-fi and horror website FanCrush Networks. Miles holds a Bachelor of Arts in film and electronic arts from California State University, Long Beach.