By blending tones from differing cabs and mics, we could sculpt the overall timbre of the rhythm guitar tone, so that it would 'sit' in the mix most effectively, manipulating the timbre so that our guitars were not masking any of the other instruments frequency-wise. It's hardly revolutionary, but sometimes these simple effects are the most artistically pleasing. . Even keys on your computer keyboard can be used as real-time controllers, and to save reinventing the wheel, Controller Sets can be created and stored to be used again. If you're prepared to work at the controls, you can get very close to the sound you'd expect to hear in the control room if you were miking a real amp.
The design and the low cpu resources needed to run this program is another factor which makes this product even better. Create breath-taking effects chains, from custom mix racks to exotic sonic monoliths. The advanced tag-based preset browser makes it easy to find and organize your effect settings. The software comes as part of Komplete 8, too. Conventional window buttons can be used to remove instruments from the rack, and when you drag in a new one, a red line appears between existing modules to show you where the newcomer is about to go. Yeah, at least nine of the songs on the album were recorded on Guitar Rig — I just plug in to the Mac. While most of the elements of Guitar Rig will be fairly familiar to anyone who has used either software or hardware amp modelling devices before, the tape decks deserve a little more explanation.
The effects are generally pretty good. If a controller is being used for patch or bank selection, then it can't also be used for parameter control, which seems sensible enough. Then drop keys, bass drums and vocals through the rig and you are making music! So I can't give a good rating. Knowing what I know , I would make the same choice because Native Instruments never disappointed me while using many of their products , indeed this is a top electronic amp. Overdubbing is of the very simple 'sound on sound' type using the phrase in its traditional lower-case meaning , which allows you to play something in deck one while playing along and then recording the results to deck two. The typical functions are easy to spot trough a great designed window that has a lot of presets on it. For quiet jam sessions I throw on some headphones, plug my guitar in and get lost in it.
Joining the pre-existing 15 amps are the Van 51, which is clearly a Peavey 5150 emulation, and Hot Solo +, which appears to be a Soldano imitation, judging by the logo - the knob style and labels hint at Soldano's Hot Rod 50 model. Most of this can be attributed to the touch-responsiveness of the amp emulations, and though I've yet to find anything that exactly replicates the experience of playing through a real amplifier, some models are extremely good. Surprisingly, there's little difference in tone when switching between the rhythm and lead channel of the Van 51 once both pre-gain knobs are set to give similar drive. It's obvious, you'd say, since monitoring speakers have a flat response. But if I record it direct, it'll sit there in the session and then when we get to a real studio and we've got the real band recorded with microphones and a big room, we can re-amp that performance, and re-record it. By Paul White The market for software that emulates guitar amplifiers is pretty crowded these days, but Native Instruments have found a new angle with a modular program that comes with a dedicated hardware controller and interface. Everything is very interactive and visual.
This Native Instruments amp modeling software is great when you don't have space in your abode for several stacks and cabinets but still want to hear the array of tones your guitar or bass could produce if you did. The time and pitch features of deck one are missing but otherwise the idea is generally the same. I didn't think they captured many of the classic amps well at all. Guitarists probably won't use this so much, but producers might. The typical functions are easy to access either while using the preset manager , or just using your mouse over the plugin.
While about 39% of users of Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy. Real guitar gear is known for its so-easy-a-guitarist-could-use-it simplicity, and yet virtual amp simulators continue to grow in complexity and capability. For classic power and gain the Tube Compressor and Skreamer really come into their own, while a range of high-end effects such as the Studio Reverb and Delay Man can add that special touch. Every single amp has its own matched cabinet. The guitar connects to the line input on the Rig Kontrol foot controller and the two line out jacks on Rig Kontrol connect to the line ins of your audio interface. Be sure to Fan us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:. Read more Overview Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 is a software program developed by Native Instruments.
Audio-player practice with the detune function and slowed, it is a handy tool to practice playing on the audio tracks. The physical feel of Guitar Rig when playing is comparable to the other better amp modelling software packages out there, and while it still doesn't match a real amplifier in this respect, the sounds are nicely touch-responsive and also respond well to backing off the guitar volume control. We found the new Stereo Tune effect much more useable. Though there are relatively few amp models at the moment, some come with a choice of preamp models, which can be thought of as amp channels, so for instance the Instant Gratifier solo head has Clean, Raw, Vintage and Modern variants. And pretty much every song on that album was done on that, I think. Hot Plex is another variation on a theme, but with more gain for those of a more metallic disposition.
Throw is preset tones generated to match the masters or just really show what this plug in can do and you may spend hours and days just clicking and strumming, simply because you cannot stop playing it. Sometimes we'd make a very clean patch that only utilized the amp simulators or different arrays of speakers and then take whatever we might be using as the front head and run it through the amp simulator in Guitar Rig. I have owned most of those marqee amps from plexis and 800s to deluxes, twins and bandmasters not to mention all the vox amps I still have. Once you've created a chain of modules, you can wrap them in the Container and assign its macro controls 4, 8, 12 or 16 to parameters within the chain. The audio and control layout is made up so that you can navigate everything very quickly and get things done a lot quicker than most other amp sims where a lot of simple tasks end up taking a while.