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Smikey2006
post Mar 14 2008, 05:08 AM
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So i was at my buddies place and i was looking at his monitors while we were jamming and saw that his guitar was actually plugged into his computer into a program called guitar rig.. i got him to tell me a little bit about it.. basically it is a virtual guitar rig, where you can download different preamps and choose your head and cab + preamps + all your effects and really generate your own vintage tone.. and if you put it on your laptop and take your laptop with you and plug it into a modeling amp its just as good as owning a whole rack of preamps.

http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/GuitarRigWin/

whats everyone think? is it worth it.. cause im definatly thinking about it smile.gif


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post Mar 14 2008, 05:14 AM
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I personally have found that software tends to sound less than acceptable to my ears, but I've never tried this program. It's worth giving it a try if you like what you're friends rig sounded like.
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post Mar 14 2008, 09:45 AM
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Check out my lesson, it was recorded using Guitar Rig 3, and in my opinion it rules big time, I don't use anything else at home. As far as I remember you can download a demo version at their homepage so you could try it.


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post Mar 14 2008, 09:57 AM
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If you know what you're doing then you can create a pretty damn good EP. Check out www.myspace.com/voiceofthesouluk as EVERY guitar was done using GUITAR RIG 3 biggrin.gif I think it came out bloody good but our album we are recording by micing up amps and doing it tyhe proper way I guess.


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post Mar 14 2008, 11:00 AM
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I used GR2 a lot before buying Pandora, and it's working fine for recording. All my acoustic lessons and the little finger workout were done by GR2. smile.gif

On the other hand, I am not sure how it would sound live on stage unsure.gif


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post Mar 14 2008, 11:44 AM
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It's a nice software, didn't used GR3 (must try, thanks for advice Marcus), but GR2 wasn't very good for me. It does have a lot of options, many simulations, the sound was too thin almost on every one.

So I would recommend trying this GR3 newest version. As Marcus said it is a good software and the newer must be better than the old one.


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post Mar 14 2008, 01:27 PM
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Its really no different form a Pod - in the case of the pod, the laptop hardware is replaced by the hardware of the pos itslef - its all software these days!

I think GR3 is great, and comparable to the pod (which also has a software plugin called Gearbox) - they are both great if you like software modelers.


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post Mar 14 2008, 02:22 PM
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Guitar Rig is awesome. Easy to use and sounds excellent.


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post Mar 14 2008, 02:34 PM
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If you buy line6 toneport device, it comes with a similar simulations software(gearbox).I understand that with guitar rig 3 you get some kind of interface to plug your guitar in..If you don't get that version you will need some kind of interface to get the good signal into your PC..

I tried guitar rig 2 , I'm sure guitar rig 3 is much better software...Would like to hear from someone who can compare it to gearbox software (is it worth it).. wink.gif


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post Mar 14 2008, 03:59 PM
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well i think ill grab the demo and give it a whirl smile.gif at least its getting some positive comments.. smile.gif


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post Mar 14 2008, 04:08 PM
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I was using GR as a send EFX after I record main sound,
with drive,EQs etc.
It does sound ok but not acts well "under fingers" imho,it's still software. smile.gif


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post Mar 14 2008, 04:13 PM
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What I like about Guitar Rig is that it's a combination of hardware and software,read about it and you'll love the
Rig Kontrol.
http://www.native-instruments.com/index.ph...2d0c8e74bd86531
http://www.native-instruments.com/index.ph...mp;tsr_id=54530

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post Mar 14 2008, 04:36 PM
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QUOTE (The Spartan @ Mar 14 2008, 04:13 PM) *
What I like about Guitar Rig is that it's a combination of hardware and software,read about it and you'll love the
Rig Kontrol.
http://www.native-instruments.com/index.ph...2d0c8e74bd86531
http://www.native-instruments.com/index.ph...mp;tsr_id=54530


yeah that piece of hardware allows you to transfer signal of your guitar to PC using USB I think wink.gif Without it would not be very useful.I think line 6 toneport is almost the same thing so do a research before buy wink.gif


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By coincidence I've just received this link from IK Multimedia about their new 'Stomp IO'. Not cheap though at 799Euros.

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post Mar 14 2008, 05:03 PM
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have to say, i was very suprised by it... and to me it sounds better than a pod... - would never use it on a serious studio album though - amps are more real

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post Mar 14 2008, 05:15 PM
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It would be great if someone post some samples recorded using Guitar rig 3.


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post Mar 14 2008, 05:34 PM
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heres a couple of jazz and then rock licks i did for total guitar magazine using guitar rig

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In what way do you connect your guitar to your computer for using guitar rig? Via usb or directly into the soundcard?


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post Mar 14 2008, 06:08 PM
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I use an M-audio Fast track recording interface which i bought in the states for about $99
my guitar goes straight into that and then that links via usb to my mac in which i run logic

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post Mar 14 2008, 06:52 PM
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it sounds pretty sweet but the software is pricy
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