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Tim Converse: 100% Committed to Rock Band

Interview with Tim Converse (Xbox Gamertag/Rock Band forum name "Hitoshura") Hitoshura has become famous in the Rock Band community for being the first person to achieve every goal in Rock Band 3. This required literally hundreds of hours of gameplay across all the instruments (standard and Pro) as... Read more

The Glowing Stars: Professional Music, Game Controller

Photo credit: Riki FeldmannMatt Payne of The Glowing Stars uses a Rock Band 3 keyboard controller on stage in his band. Below, he tells us all about it and then talks to HMX Alum Sean Baptiste about the band and their history. Matt Payne breaks down how he started using a Rock Band keytar in The ... Read more

My First PAX: PAX East 2012

I've been waiting three years to write a My First PAX article. I've edited articles from Thrasher and thebeststeph and others, and always thought PAX sounded like the most fun event to go to. Watch people play Rock Band all day? That sounds awesome. Even though I knew people came home exhausted and ... Read more

The History of Maximum Donordrive, A Rock Band Party with a Purpose

Austin Lindstrom played bass guitar for Motion City Soundtrack, 1999 - 2002. He is the founder and organizer of the Maximum Donordrive, a charity music games party. The Rock Band band above is Maximum Bonerdrive - Austin, Eric, Jordana, & Dr. H. Austin notes that Dr. H has over 2,500 Rock Band DLC t... Read more

Rock Band Instrument Prototypes & Insider Stories

Here's another video in honor of Rock Band's 4th anniversary. In this one, we give you an inside look into what was involved in the mammoth task of building all of the hardware for Rock Band. Lots of great info here, some of it never heard before. Four years ago on November 20, 2007 Harmoni... Read more

Harmonix at PAX East 2011

Harmonix was at PAX East this year showing off Rock Band 3, the Fender Squier Pro Guitar Controller, and Dance Central. HMXPope put together a video giving you a taste of what it's like to be at PAX. For even more PAX fun, check out HMXdropslash's photos of all three days (plus a peek at pre-show setup!) on the official Harmonix Flickr page. You can also listen to the official Harmonix Community Team Reverse Q&A panel (be warned - it's not for the faint of heart). Read more

BYOBooth: Our DIY PAX 2010 Adventure

PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is, without a doubt, the most supportive, friendliest and hospitable convention we have the good fortune to attend every year. Top to bottom, from the folks running the show to the fans walking the floor, every person we run into is high five worthy. PAX this year was absolut... Read more

Before I Forget... We Went to Gamescom

Last week your globe trotting friends on the Community Team packed our bags and headed off to the land of bier and schnitzel. Our destination? Cologne for the 2010 Gamescom conference. For those of you not familiar with Gamescom, its one of the largest games fairs and promotional events in the world... Read more

Exhausted Insanity and Boy Scouts - One Girl's Comic-Con Tale

Trying to summarize our adventure to Comic-Con which was Harmonixs first time on the floor and my first Community trip is one of the most daunting things Ive done to date at this job. In some ways, a string of words would almost work better: long lines, thick crowds, loud noises, super short skirt... Read more

Why We Rocked: Harmonix Showcase at PAX East 2010 For A Cause

Ive been fortunate enough to attend every PAX at which Rock Band has been present. Explaining the joyful insanity that is PAX to someone who hasnt attended is a challenge, but explaining the LUNACY that is the musical presence at this gaming convention is near impossible. Every year in Seattle, I w... Read more