Platinum Artist achievement in Rock Band 2

Platinum Artist

Finish the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Expert

Platinum Artist+0.2
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How to unlock the Platinum Artist achievement

  • Aeris GainzbrahAeris Gainzbrah371,420
    19 Jan 2009 26 Jul 2009
    46 2 8
    The likes of Visions make this incredibly difficult for some on Guitar, Drums and even Bass.

    My advice to those falling under this category would be to go for vocals. Expert Vocals is surprisingly easy. Anyone can get through any song on vocals, all it takes is working out the correct pitch. Everyone can hit it and once you have it, it's a breeze.
    Don't be put off if you fail a song quickly. Just retry until you know what it needs.

    If you find yourself struggling to hit low notes, sing really high. And vice versa if you struggle with high notes, try going low. Having to match 'Pitch' is quite a misleading way to word it, as you do not have to follow the scale in terms of low - > high to hit the notes represented on there. I hope that all makes sense.

    Vocals is also a strange one in that the difficulties of the songs are not accurate for everyone and so it is difficult to warn of songs that may cause problems. Just go with it and you'll soon pick it up.

    Have fun!

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    Wannabe Actuaryvocals is definitely doable by anyone. I'm a terrible singer (couldn't carry a tune in a bag), but I managed to do expert vocals and finish it. only 4 songs gave me trouble (Beck, Billy Idol, Guns 'N Roses, and Spoonman).

    Oddly I had no trouble with the so called "hard" vocal songs that most mention.
    Thanks for the approach on this though, took 2 years and 2 months, but now the game is complete.
    Posted by Wannabe Actuary on 21 Dec 10 at 14:05
    MMMDII did this on vocals, and apparently, Chakaal Starr and I have very similar voices. Paramore failed me out three or four times, while Soundgarden failed me out five or six times. I didn't have a problem with Alanis, and I did finish both Rush and Guns 'N Roses first try (though they were by no means 4 or 5 star performances).

    It's fitting that the last song in the setlist is Painkiller, and the last word you get to scream when wrapping this up is "PAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!"
    Posted by MMMDI on 05 May 12 at 18:25
    Octobot SuperI agree with the difficulties being inaccurate. I think they rate the songs on the assumption that you're going to try to sing EXACTLY LIKE THE VOCALIST. But when you start doing whatever it takes to hit the notes (going up / down in octaves, humming, whistling, etc.), the so called difficult songs might just become really easy.

    However, I just sing everything in falsetto, and even though it sounds horrible and makes everyone else in the house want to kill me, it's much easier to hit the notes this way than in my regular singing voice.
    Posted by Octobot Super on 13 Jul 12 at 12:48
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  • Tom115Tom11551,567
    01 Mar 2009 02 Mar 2009
    24 5 9
    Playing the Endless Setlist 2 on Expert bass rather than guitar makes this a hell of a lot easier. Visions is by FAR the hardest song on bass so practice that, a lot. All other 83 songs are pretty easy - Panic Attack is probably the only other song that will give you any trouble if any.
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    Roland de VauxIf two players, each logged in with their own unique Xbox Live Gold membership are playing on the same console, will they both get the achievement? Just want to be certain before we waste that much time on an achievement.
    Posted by Roland de Vaux on 08 Jan 10 at 05:45
    Pedle ZelnipPersonally I find Chop Suey harder than Visions, but I guess that's just me. Panic Attack is still the hardest.
    Posted by Pedle Zelnip on 22 Jan 10 at 22:23
    FlavorMcNubsVisions is kicking my butt. This "song", if you can even call it that is terrible.
    Posted by FlavorMcNubs on 03 May 12 at 01:58
  • SashamorningSashamorning2,122,553
    17 Dec 2009 04 Mar 2010
    17 1 2
    I'll add to the last comment... vocals can be a lot easier. A lot of people seem to be afraid to even try vocals. (I actually used to sing semi-professionally, so I'm ok with it, but I know a lot of my friends are afraid to even try.) Some pointers:

    The game can't tell if you're singing the words or not, just the pitch of your voice. Even if you're not used to singing, you can practice moving your voice to follow the pitch without the lyrics.

    Also, don't sing too loudly; that will push off your pitch. Instead, sing right into the microphone at a normal level. (Don't do it too quietly, either. The game can't pick it up.)

    Like the last comment said, each person will have difficulties with different songs. The problem is when a song is over your "break." In those cases, you can switch octaves in the middle of the song, singing higher or lower depending on the song. Falsetto works too, and I found myself switching to falsetto during some songs because the whole song was right on my break. The game doesn't care, again it's all about pitch.

    Good luck with it!
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    Sid KafizzExcellent advice here. I was very shy about vocals until I realized that the game doesn't care about how you sound, or if you know the words. After getting my Gold Artist acheivement on Drums, I now wish I had just gone straight to Vocals. Once you get the hang of the techniques that Sasha is talking about, Vox become easy, and often very enjoyable. Give it a shot - it is without a doubt the easiest path to Platinum.
    Posted by Sid Kafizz on 14 Aug 10 at 16:07
    NastyMastaDaddyThis is so much easier on vocals. The only song I had to play more then once was that guns'n'roses song. Thanks Sasha!
    Posted by NastyMastaDaddy on 14 Jul 13 at 03:19
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