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Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 Software Edition

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GUITAR RIG 3 lets you get a combination of stacks, cabs, and effects you can always rely on without ever leaving your home. If you're looking for the sound of vintage cabs and amps for your bass or gu... Click To Read More About This Product

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GUITAR RIG 3 lets you get a combination of stacks, cabs, and effects you can always rely on without ever leaving your home. If you're looking for the sound of vintage cabs and amps for your bass or guitar but don't have the time or money to go searching the local equipment stores Native Instruments Guitar Rig can set you up and help you avoid what may possibly be unreliable used equipment. The new version of this popular software delivers 12 amps, 17 guitar and 6 bass amps, 4 rotary speakers, and 9 microphones with adjustable positioning and 44 effects via your computer.

Note: All customers who purchase this product after 7/1/09 will receive a free downloadable update to Guitar Rig 4 Pro software, which will be released October 1.

Four of the new amp models worth mentioning are the Ultrasonic, Citrus, High White, and the Tweed Delight. Ultrasonic is a two-channel amp with a more modern sound, ultra-high gain, and a range in tonal qualities from clean to extreme metal. Citrus gives you the sound of the 70s, British invasion-style, offering full, warm sounds to "granular" distortion. The virtual 100 watts of the High White will have you playing in the sonic vein of David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Pete Townsend (The Who), and other British lead guitar stalwarts. The delight of Tweed Delight is it's simplicity. Despite having only three knobs, this amp, inspired by an American legend, runs the gamut from glass-clear to wailing blues.

The six new effects you 'll get are Sledge Hammer, a hammering overdrive/distortion-effect; Ring Modulator for the classic Ring-Mod effect; a Custom EQ and Vintage EQ; RealWah which emulates a modern wah-wah pedal; TapeEcho which gives your sound that left-field, outer space feel; and Delay Man, a delay effect with built-in chorus and vibrato. There's still 38 more time-based, modulation, distortion, overdrive, filter, and volume effects to play with, as well as a split module, crossover mix devices. You also get five modulators, a loop machine, and virtual tapedecks for helping you work on song ideas.

An on-board studio-quality soundcard routes the signal to your speakers where the drag-and-drop rack format and enhanced preset management system allows you to discover what combination works best for your sonic needs. There's no sound engineering experience necessary. This latest offering of GUITAR RIG comes with a "Matched Cabinet" feature that offers tried-and-true, classic combinations of amps and cabinets to make finding that "one sound" stress-free. The software's Dynamic Tube Response Technology recreates the various amps, cabs, mics, and effects in exacting detail, delivering perfect custom tone in seconds.


  • Twelve supreme-sounding guitar and bass amps, perfectly emulated in stunning detail
  • New matched cabinet module provides tried-and-true classic sounds in seconds
  • 44 effects: meticulously modelled stomp boxes; distortion and volume pedals; other popular units
  • 18 guitar and six bass cabinets, four rotary speakers, and nine microphones--all based on popular vintage gear
  • Highly flexible, intuitive and easy-to-use "rack" concept with drag-and-drop operation
  • Intelligent preset management for fast access to a huge selection of ready-to-play sounds for all styles
  • Essential tools: Integrated tuner, metronome, and two tapedeck modules for easy recording
  • Premium special features include a loop machine for on-the-fly jamming, plus modifiers such as LFOs, step sequencers, envelope followers and multi-step envelopes for dynamic signal modulation
  • Dedicated "Live View" for instant parameter assignment overview
  • Dynamic Tube Response Technology delivers a profound sonic quality
  • Interfaces
    • Standalone, Audio Units, VST, RTAS under Pro Tools 7, ASIO, Core Audio, DirectSound
    System Requirements
    • Mac OSX 10.4.x, G4 1 GHz or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz, 512 MB RAM
    • Windows XP + Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista (32 bit), P III 1 GHz, Athlon XP 1.4 GHz
    • 512 MB RAM
    • USB 2.0
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    Amazing Software

    By Wally Pease

    from Ohio

    Comments about Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 Software Edition:

    I've been using the Guitar rig 3 software for a couple of months now and I have to say, it's an incredible program. I would have never thought a computer program could successfully emulate actual audio hardware so flawlessly. The quality is incredible, perfect for studio recording, there isn't a single tone this app cant produce, and it's simple to use. I definitely got my moneys worth out of this.

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