"I use Guitar Rig a lot to process a whole host of things, not just for distortion but every type of modulation really, it's actually my favorite reverb as well, one of the verb units within it, so I use that a lot." Original Q&A found [here](http://www.fxpansion.com/index.php?page=12&tab=58&showartist=145&xmode=singletab).more
Russell Lissack on Native Instruments Guitar Rig Pro Software: "Guitar Rig is amazing, the possibilities are endless - it has reinvented the way I look at the guitar." (original source [here](http://www.native-instruments.com/en/komplete-professional-instruments-and-effects/artists/)).more
In their "In the studio" interview with Future Music Magazine, Cazzette demonstrates using Guitar rig 5 @ 2:58. " We use this one alot for just making sounds..it helps making sounds not so traceable. You can take the most basic sound and put it through Guitar Rig and it sounds like you don't really know where it comes from.more
"You chose to use Reaktor rather than Guitar Rig? Well, eventually Guitar Rig worked its way into the process. 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." - via the archived [NativeInstruments.com](http://web.archive.org/web/20120204001428/http://www.native-instruments.com/community/tech-talk/trent-reznor)more
The signal goes from the Parker's hex pickup to the VG-99 to a DOD Passive Mixer, which splits the direct guitar out from the VG-99 to a Zoom G3 (used for auto wah), a laptop with Guitar Rig Mobile Interface with programmed sounds controlled by a Roland FC-300 and Ableton Live controlled by a Keith McMillan SoftStep.more
“The basic function of Guitar Rig is emulating amps and recording setups for guitars - basically it’s a recording studio for your software guitar sampler/synth. But it really gets interesting when you start using it on heavy bass, chords and lead lines, with its huge number of unique built-in distortions, filters, reverbs and much more.more
In this [article](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/deftones-stephen-carpenter-sergio-vega-on-diamond-eyes-253377/), Sergio Vega of [Deftones](http://equipboard.com/band/deftones) and [Quicksand](http://equipboard.com/band/quicksand) mentions Deftone's recording of "Diamond Eyes" and his use of Native Instrument's Guitar Rig 3 software, stating, "My primary sound source was also the Guitar Rig 3."more
Got tired of lugging around tube amps, plus I live in a building with other homes and can't really crank my amps to 11. I've been playing through guitar rig for years now and I love it, with a little toying around I can more or less replicate tones from all my favorite guitarists.
This software is incredible. There's so much stuff in here- a ton of amp heads and a ton of cabinets, plus loads of classic effects pedals (Boss DS-1, Tube Screamer, Big Muff, Boss CE-1, etc). I love this program since I love trying to match a guitar sound exactly as I hear it in a song, so all the gear in here has made it really easy to do. It's pretty simple to use, as long as you know what each of the units is. I like to compare it to Photoshop- Photoshop is an amazing program where if you know what you're doing you can do some really cool stuff, but if you have no idea how to use it then it's going to look awful. GR5 Pro is the same way- if you have a good ear for getting the right guitar tone then it's perfect but if you don't know what you're doing then it will sound awful. It has a preinstalled bank of preset rigs and tones that can be pretty decent, but I like starting from scratch since I think it sounds better that way. The presets that are included are definitely diverse in genre (everything from metal to shoegaze), so there's a good selection. They have a great number of classic amps (Twin Reverb, Bassman, Dual Rectifier, JCM800, AC30, etc) and they're pretty accurate in matching/emulating the tone of the actual amp. I love it because it's essentially an entire Guitar Rig that fits in your laptop, that way you can get all your tones and gear without having to lug it around in a van. My only complaint is that they seem to have discontinued the Guitar Rig product line, so they should reissue a Guitar Rig 6 that would include additional amps and pedals. This software is really good at what it does, I just wish they continued making it because the people that use it really love it. So Native Instruments, if you're reading this, please continue making Guitar Rig software!
It is great to find new sounds you might like. I really don´t use it when I record, but I go and take a look at it when I´m looking for that sound I´m thinking of and can´t tell which one it is! You could say I use it more of an experimental tool.
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.
Guitar Rig is easily one of the most feature-packed guitar/bass amp sims on the market, yet it remains one of the most user-friendly.
With this latest version, there are two new amp models, Control Room Pro for advanced mix-and-match cab/mic combos, six new effects, and a few crafty functional extras.
We're reviewing the software-only version here, but don't forget that there's the Kontrol edition too, bundled with the Rig Kontrol foot controller. The software comes as part of Komplete 8, too. It runs standalone or as a VST/AU/RTAS plug-in.
Initially, it might seem excessive that over a third of the GUI is given over to the (hideable) browser panel, but in our opinion, the most effective way of getting familiar with Guitar Rig is via the presets.
A lot of time has been put into these, and famous tones such as those of Satriani, Van Halen, Rammstein, ZZ Top, Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and AC/DC are all on hand. 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.
We found that these two new amps can be used together to great effect. The Hot Solo + provides an authentic mid-boosted AC/DC-style rhythm crunch, while soaring, shredding solo tones are effortlessly had with the Van 51.
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. This is quite unlike both the real hardware and Peavey's official 5150 emulation in their ReValver software.
I tried out the demo and it's so cool. It adds distortion but doesn't sound anything like Trash or Ohmicide, it's completely different. Used it on all my bass to add interest, by completely destroying them with distortion or just adding warmth and fuzz. Either way it's a great plugin and I can't wait until I can buy the full version! Oh yeah it also does guitars...
I use guitar rig for finding sounds to use on my collection of pedals. For most of the sounds I want to create it works excelently, however I find that the pitch pedals and the distorted pedals or amps always seem to break up or sound muddy fairly fast. but the clean amp modelling is fantastic, and so are pedals such as reverb and delay. but i would recommend real pedals for distortion and pitch.The other thing I love about this program are the transpose and tempo features.
I'm tired of writing so many reviews today, so I'm gonna keep this one short. Throw this thing on a synth or your vocals and you get some bad-ass distortion, delay, amps, noise reduction, and so much more.