How do I sync my Rock Band 4 controllers on the Xbox One?

Keep in mind that you must have the Legacy Game Controller Adapter hooked up to your Xbox One to play Rock Band 4 with compatible legacy music game controllers. You do NOT need to sync microphones - as long as a controller is synced to your console, plug in your microphone via USB and you're good to go!

  1. Make sure your Xbox One is turned on and you have Rock Band 4 running.
  2. Make sure your Rock Band 4 controller that you are trying to sync has fresh batteries.
  3. Press and hold the Xbox One button on your instrument. This is found in the center of your drum kit or next to the D Pad on your guitar.
  4. A white light should turn on and start blinking slowly. This means the controller is waiting to sync.
  5. AT THE SAME TIME: Press and hold the sync button on the Xbox One (located to the left of the CD drive) and press and hold the small wireless button on your Rock Band 4 controller (for drums, this is a black button found on the bottom left side of the main center brain. For guitars, this is a white button found where the amp plug would be). You only need to hold down both of these buttons for a maximum of two seconds.
  6. The white light on your instrument should start blinking quickly. This means the controller is trying to sync with your console. After a few moments, it will return to blinking slowly and then stop blinking all together. If the light is steady and not blinking, this means your controller has synced.
  7. If your controller continues to blink slowly, repeat step 5 until the light becomes steady. Make sure to press BOTH sync buttons on the Xbox One and Rock Band 4 controller at the same time!
  8. Once your controller has synced, press the Menu button (the button that has three thick black parallel lines) to officially get in game and rocking!


If you require further assistance to sync your controllers, please refer to this Xbox support article or contact Mad Catz with any hardware defects.