Guitar Rig

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Guitar Rig
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Guitar Rig 3
Developer(s) Native Instruments
Stable release 5 / 1 September 2011
Operating system Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X
Type Guitar multi-effects processor
License Proprietary
Website Native Instruments product page
"Wet" guitar followed by "dry" DI guitar

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Guitar Rig is a amp and effects modeling software developed by Native Instruments. Primarily designed for electric guitar and bass, the software uses amplifier modeling to allow real-time digital signal processing in both standalone and studio (VST/DXi/RTAS/AU) environments.[1]

It was originally released in mid-2004.[2] The latest version, Guitar Rig 5, was released on 1 September 2011.[3]

Overview[edit]

The Guitar Rig environment is modular system, providing capabilities for multiple amplifiers, effects pedals and rack mounted hardware. The software simulates a number of devices such as preamplifiers, cabinets and microphones under pseudonyms (such as renaming the Shure SM57 as the "Dynamic 57").

The system allows customisation of module parameters – either through manipulation of the graphical interface, use of a MIDI controller or employment of the RigKontrol. Settings can be saved as presets and exported and shared with other users. Version 3 included a redesigned interface to allow improved preset categorisation and customised interfaces for "live" use.[4]

Before version 3 was released, the graphical user interface simulated amplifier logos and design construction. In version 3, this was replaced with a generic name in the default Guitar Rig typeface.

RigKontrol[edit]

The RigKontrol is a foot-operated USB and MIDI controller. It contains an audio interface and DI box,[5] allowing integration with live sound environments.

The device can operate Guitar Rig using eight switches and an expression pedal. Earlier versions of the device contained only six switches and an expression pedal, and did not support interfacing functionality.[6]

Components[edit]

Guitar Rig includes the following components, many of them modeled after or inspired by pieces of hardware (named in parentheses).

Amplifiers[edit]

Microphones[edit]

Cabinets[edit]

Control Room (Pro):

  • 2 x 12 AC Silver (Vox AC 30 Silver Alnico Speakers)
  • 4 x 12 Modern (ENGL E412VG)
  • 4 x 12 Vintage (Marshall1960 JTM50 4×12 75W cabinet)
  • 2 x 12 British (Vox AC30)
  • 2 x 12 American (Something like a Fender Super-Sonic 60 212)
  • 1 x 15 Bass Vintage (Supro Thunderbolt Jensen Speaker)
  • 4 x 10 Bass Alu (Hartke 4.5XL Aluminum 10s)
  • 8 x 10 Bass Pro (Ampeg SVT 810 SVT 10s)
  • 4 x 12 Van 51 (Peavey Sheffield 51501200s)
  • 4 x 12 Ultra B (Bogner Uberkab Celestion Vintage 30s)
  • 4 x 12 Ultra A (Bogner Uberkab Celestion G12T)
  • 1 x 12 Tweed (Fender Tweed Deluxe Jensen P12R)
  • 4 x 10 Tweed (Fender Bassman Jensen P10Qs)
  • 2 x 15 Twang (Fender Dual Showman JBL D130s)
  • 2 x 12 Twang (Fender Twin Jensen C12Ns)
  • 2 x 12 Jazz (Roland JC 120 Roland 12s)
  • 4 x 12 Hot Solo+ B (Soldano 412B Eminence Legend)
  • 4 x 12 Hot Solo+ A (Soldano 412B Eminence S12Xs)
  • 4 x 12 Modern (ENGL E412VS PRO)
  • 4 x 12 UK 80s White (Marshall 1960 G12T 75s)
  • 4 x 12 UK 80s Black (Marshall 1960 JBL K120s)
  • 4 x 12 UK 70s White (Marshall Basketweave G12Ls)
  • 4 x 12 UK 70s Black (Marshall Basketweave Vintage G12H30s "Blackbacks")
  • 4 x 12 UK 60s Green (Marshall 1960 G12Ms)
  • 4 x 12 High White (75 Hiwatt SE4123 50w Fane Purple)
  • 4 x 12 Gratifier (Mesa Rectifier 4x12 V30s)
  • 4 x 12 Citrus (Orange PPC 412 V30s)
  • 2 x 12 AC Blue (Vox AC30 Blue Bulldog)
  • DI Box (generic)

Cabinets & Mics (Legacy):

  • 1 × 12 Tweed Alnico '(Fender Hot Rod Deluxe Tweed)'
  • 1 × 12 Custom (Fender Blues Junior)
  • 2 × 12 Tweed (Fender 57 Twin? (Blue/Green/Cream = No idea)
  • 2 × 12 Brit 60s (Vox AC30)
  • 2 × 12 Chief V-30 (PRS 2×12 Open Back or maybe a Bogner Custom Shop 2×12)
  • 2 × 12 Custom (No idea (Lopoline maybe?)
  • 2 × 12 Jazz (Roland JC-120 Jazz)
  • 4 × 10 Tweed Alnico (Fender 59 Bassman)
  • 4 × 12 UK 60s Tall (Marshall 1960 JTM45 4×12 60W cabinet)
  • 4 × 12 UK 60s (Marshall 1960 JTM50 4×12 75W cabinet)
  • 4 × 12 UK 80s (Marshall 1982a)
  • 4 × 12 UK 70s (Orange PPC 412-C)
  • 4 × 12 High White (Hiwatt SE-4123)
  • 4 × 12 Gratifier (Mesa/Boogie 4×12 Rectifier Standard Slant)
  • 4 × 12 Ultrasonic (Bogner 4×12 Slant)
  • 1 × 15 Bass Pro (Ampeg SVT-15E or B-115E)
  • 1 × 15 Bass WR (SWR WorkingPro 1×15)
  • 4 × 10 Bass Pro (Ampeg SVT-410HE or B410-HE)
  • 4 × 10 Bass WR (SWR WorkingPro 4×10)
  • 8 × 10 Bass Pro (Ampeg SVT-810E)
  • 8 × 10 Bass WR (SWR Megoliath 8×10)
  • Rotator Horns (Leslies in different cases)

Effects units[edit]

Delay & Echo[edit]
Distortion[edit]
Dynamics[edit]
  • Fast Comp (Feedback Compressor, behaves similar to an UREI 1176)
  • Limiter
  • Noise Gate
  • Noise Reduction (Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor)
  • Stomp Compressor (Boss CS-1 Compression Sustainer)
  • Transient Master
  • Tube Compressor (Electro-Harmonix Black Finger Compressor)
  • VC 160 (DBX 160 VCA Compressor/Limiter)
  • VC 2A (Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveling Amplifier)
  • VC 76 (UREI 1176 Limiting Amplifier)
  • Volume Pedal
EQ[edit]
  • Custom EQ
  • EQ Graphic
  • EQ Parametric
  • EQ Shelving
  • Solid EQ
Filters[edit]
Modifier[edit]
  • Analog Sequencer
  • Envelope
  • Input Level
  • LFO
  • Step Sequencer
Modulation[edit]
Pitch[edit]
Reverb[edit]
  • IceVerb (Lotus Pedal ICEVERB)
  • Little Reflektor (stripped down version of NI Reflektor, IR-based)
  • Octaverb
  • Reflektor
  • Spring Reverb
  • Studio Reverb
  • Traktor Reverb
  • Vintage Verb
Special FX[edit]
Tools[edit]
  • Container
  • CrossOver
  • LoopMachine
  • MasterFX
  • Split
  • SplitMS

Release History[edit]

Version Release
Guitar Rig 1 June 14, 2004 [7]
Guitar Rig 1.1 July 5, 2004
Guitar Rig 1.1.1 August 12, 2004
Guitar Rig 1.1.2 October 14, 2004
Guitar Rig 1.2 November 23, 2004
Guitar Rig 1.2.1 August 17, 2005
Guitar Rig 2 November 16, 2005 [8]
Guitar Rig 2.0.2 May 30, 2006
Guitar Rig 2.2 November 13, 2006
Guitar Rig 2.2.1 March 28, 2007
Guitar Rig 3 October 4, 2007 [9]
Guitar Rig 3.1.1 July 30, 2008 [10]
Guitar Rig 3.2.1 February 18, 2009
Guitar Rig 4 October 2, 2009 [11]
Guitar Rig 4.0.8 April 15, 2010 [12]
Guitar Rig 4.1.1 September 1, 2010
Guitar Rig 4.1.2 February 25, 2011
Guitar Rig 5 September 1, 2011 [13]
Guitar Rig 5.1 March 22, 2012 [14]
Guitar Rig 5 Pro March 12, 2013 [15]
Guitar Rig 5.2.0 October 28, 2013 [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Paul (September 2004). "Native Instruments Guitar Rig". Sound on Sound. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  2. ^ "Guitar Rig gets a tune-up". Sound on Sound. 2004-08-10. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  3. ^ "Guitar Rig 4 Pro Pricing". Native Instruments. Retrieved 2009-09-09. 
  4. ^ "Native Instruments Announces Kontakt 3 And Guitar Rig 3 Software". Harmony Central. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  5. ^ Inglis, Sam (December 2007). "Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3". Sound on Sound. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  6. ^ Inglis, Sam (February 2006). "Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2". Sound on Sound. Retrieved 2009-07-18. 
  7. ^ http://www.macmusic.org/news/view.php/lang/en/id/1885/
  8. ^ http://www.kvraudio.com/news/guitar_rig_2_demo_version_now_available_4262
  9. ^ http://www.emusician.com/gear/0769/native-instruments-guitar-rig-3/147273
  10. ^ http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/showthread.php?55431-Official-update-status-Guitar-Rig-3-%96-Current-3-2-1
  11. ^ http://www.kvraudio.com/news/native_instruments_releases_absynth_5_guitar_rig_4_pro_kontakt_4_and_komplete_6_kontakt_v4_0_1_update_available_12599
  12. ^ http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/showthread.php?94620-Official-update-status-Guitar-Rig-4-%96-Current-4-2
  13. ^ http://www.guitarsite.com/news/software/Guitar-Rig-5-Pro-Announced-Native-Instruments/
  14. ^ http://www.native-instruments.com/forum/showthread.php?148987-Official-update-status-Guitar-Rig-5-Current-5-1
  15. ^ "Guitar Rig 5 Pro Review". Guitarhoo!. Guitarhoo.com. February 5, 2014. Retrieved February 21, 2014. 
  16. ^ http://www.pro-tools-expert.com/home-page/2013/10/28/ni-guitar-rig-now-64-bit-aax.html