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So has anyone tried the wired legacy adaptor?

adaptor stage kit xplorer

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#1 Tekno

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Posted November 5, 2016 - 12:33 PM

So does it work? Can I now play my xplorer on RB4? More to the point does the Stage Kit work and if so any good? Enjoying RB4 but missing my stage kit now.


Its here if unaware: http://pdp.com/en/rock-bandtm-wired-legacy-adapter

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#2 Sideshow

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Posted November 5, 2016 - 05:22 PM

The legacy adaptor is not out yet.  Scheduled for the end of this month.  Maybe somebody tried it at a trade show?

#3 Lord Zedd

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Posted November 6, 2016 - 06:16 AM

Xplorer will apparently not work with the new adapter, and though stage kit is supported by the adapter it is not yet supported by the game.

#4 Oddbrother

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Posted November 6, 2016 - 06:58 AM

Nice to see that MIDI and ION users will enjoy this piece.

#5 corporalgregg

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Posted November 7, 2016 - 12:47 PM

Alex from Giant Bomb streamed for 12 hours the other day playing on his Ion kit with the adapter and it seemed to work just fine. Also, it's bullshit that there is no way to use wired instruments. My OG wired RB1 strat is still my most reliable guitar.

#6 Sideshow

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Posted November 13, 2016 - 07:57 PM

I just got an email from PDP that my legacy adapter has shipped.  

#7 dna299

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Posted November 17, 2016 - 03:04 AM

It works fine on my ION drums, took it a few minutes to fully connect the first time.  Now all I need is a Kickwire so I can use my doublepedal setup.  If anyone has a spare, drop me a line.



#8 Tekno

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Posted November 18, 2016 - 08:58 PM

Being from the UK its a expensive purchase with shipping involved, I need this for two reasons my wired guitars and my Stage Kit (another expensive import) if I can't use this for neither then I'm not only not going to buy it but I'd be very disappointed.

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#9 corporalgregg

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Posted November 20, 2016 - 12:31 PM

It actually doesn't work with wired guitars. Just the MIDI adapter/ION drums and the Stage Kit. My best guitar is an original wired RB1 guitar that has managed to outlast every other guitar, yet I can't use it with RB4 which is a bummer.

#10 Nyxyxylyth


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Posted November 21, 2016 - 03:22 PM

I had to use MIDI-OX to filter out all the other trash my Yamaha DTX-560 sends (just Note On messages), but now it's perfect.

#11 TheoGeek

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Posted November 30, 2016 - 05:07 AM

I just got it (from Amazon pre-order from October) and the thing simply works.  I plugged it in, plugged in my ION controller, and I was drumming.  FINALLY!


No noticeable lag either.


I also have a Rockband KickBox (use it for the drum trigger for bass and the stock kick pedal to select categories).


One interesting thing is that the green XBOX button on the ION controller flashes constantly.


And "Throne" was harder than I expected it to be.  :)


Love this thing...

#12 manbeek

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Posted December 4, 2016 - 04:58 PM

My experience is identical to TheoGeek's.  Love it, and it's about damn time!!!

#13 crazycanuck69

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Posted December 7, 2016 - 10:24 PM

Looks like it will be tough to get in Canada. It has been taken down off Amazon.ca and PDP sites. And PDP is the one that makes it. lol  And is out of stock on Amazon.com. And on a side note.And full band kits are down on Best Buy here. And PDP wont return calls or emails trying to get free shipping on my free mic. They want 20 bucks shipping to deliver a 30 dollar mic. These were the same signs just before mad catz went belly up on rock band.

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