A microphone is a peripheral to play and sing on Vocals. It was first introduced in the Guitar Hero World Tour full bundle, Guitar Hero 5 full bundle, Band Hero full bundle, and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock super bundle.

Most USB microphones for consoles including Rock Band microphones are compatible on Guitar Hero console games from Guitar Hero World Tour to Guitar Hero Live and most microphones for PlayStation 2 and 3 are compatible with both systems.


While not a full list of microphones compatible with the Guitar Hero series, here are examples of other microphones compatible with the Guitar Hero series:

Guitar Hero Wired USB Microphone[]

Product Details
  • High performance, high clarity, wired microphone.
  • Reliable and durable design.
  • Includes 15 foot USB cable.
  • Compatible with consoles including PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360.

Logitech Wireless Microphone[]

Logitech Wireless Microphone

Logitech Wireless Microphone

Logitech Wireless Microphone is a wireless microphone manufactured by Logitech, retailing at $79.99. It requires 2 AA batteries (included in product) that can last over 20 hours of battery life. This microphone is connected to PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 via the 2.4 GHz wireless USB receiver it is bundled with. This wireless microphone is not available for Wii but Logitech has previously developed the Logitech Vantage USB Microphone for the Wii (retail price $29.99), which is also available on PlayStation 2 & 3 and is compatible with the Guitar Hero series.

Product Details
  • Wireless, digital microphone: You'll enjoy greater freedom and high-quality voice reproduction during gameplay. Why go wireless in gaming?
  • Authentic, professional design: It's just like a professional mic so you can get immersed in the moment and feel like a star.
  • 20+ hours battery life: You can perform encore after encore without having to worry about changing batteries.
  • Works with most music games: It works with most popular music games so you can have more fun, no matter which game is your favorite.*
  • 2.4 GHz wireless: Setup is easy—you just plug the receiver into a USB port and start singing. You get a range of up to 30 feet (10 m).
*Compatible with
  • Boogie
  • Rock Band series
  • High School Musical series
  • Karaoke Revolution series
  • Guitar Hero series
  • Not compatible with the SingStar series

Other microphones[]

Nintendo DS microphone[]

Band Hero DS vocals gameplay

Vocals in Band Hero on Nintendo DS. The microphone of a Nintendo DS Lite is located in the middle of the hinge.

All Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS models have a built-in microphone that can be used to activate Star Power or blow flames out when hit with the Pyrotechnics power-up in Guitar Duels of the Guitar Hero: On Tour series. In Band Hero on Nintendo DS, the built-in microphone on any Nintendo DS, DSi, or 3DS model can be used to play Vocals and it is pitch-detected just like a Guitar Hero microphone.

Guitar Hero Live Companion App[]

Guitar Hero Live Companion app icon

Released alongside Guitar Hero Live was a free app on iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPads supporting iOS 8.0 and above) called Guitar Hero Live Companion (or the Guitar Hero Live Companion App) which allowed players to use their iOS device as a microphone to sing along the vocal tracks by syncing the app with the main game on any platform through Wi-Fi connection on the same access point.[1]

This app was updated a few times on November 10, 2015 and December 15, 2015, fixing Wi-Fi connection issues with certain routers.

However, the app was removed from the App Store alongside the main iOS game on June 1, 2018 and the app can no longer be connected to Guitar Hero Live.[2]

External links[]


v · t · eInstrumental controllers of the Guitar Hero series
Guitar controllers
Wired SG (PS2) · X-Plorer (X360/PC) · Enduro-AX (Arcade)
Wireless Mayflash (PS2) · Les Paul* (GH3/GH:A X360/PS3/Wii) · Kramer Striker (GH3/GH:A PS2) · Guitar Hero World Tour* (GHWT/GH:M) · Guitar Hero 5* (GH5/BH) · Logitech · Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock* · Guitar Hero 7 (cancelled) · Guitar Hero Live*
Drum controllers
Drum kits Guitar Hero World Tour · Guitar Hero 5 (GH5/BH/GH:WoR) · Logitech
Peripherals Kick pedal
Other controllers and peripherals
Others Gamepads/Keyboard & Mouse/Wii Remote · Microphone · DJ Hero Wireless Turntable Controller (DJH1/DJH2)
Nintendo DS Guitar Grip · Drum Grip
*Wired versions of these controllers were also available on demo kiosks at retail stores (not for sale).