"In the ever-crowded world of amp modeling, NI once again raises the stakes by adding an incredible amount of flexibility into the equation. Great sounding amps, cabinets, micing and effects - and definitely not just for guitar! Sonically versatile enough to apply anywhere you need to "liven" something up. An excellent tool in the sound designing arsenal."
"I have replaced 20 rack spaces of gear and 10 stompboxes with Guitar Rig. The increased flexibility and control really heighten the creative process for me".
Canadian guitarist and producer Michael Brook used GUITAR RIG for the scores of "Into The Wild" and "An Inconvenient Truth". Michael's Website
VERNON REID OF LIVING COLOUR
"The only limit with Guitar Rig is your imagination! I'm running Guitar Rig live with my MacBook Pro and am having a blast. GR is great standalone, as a plug in, or in addition to your favorites in your pedalboard." Watch the interview video Vernon Reid on MySpace
RUSSELL LISSACK OF BLOC PARTY
"Guitar Rig is amazing, the possibilities are endless - it has reinvented the way I look at the guitar."
"So you want a great guitar sound? You could sell your house and spend years tracking down all the best vintage amps, pedals, cabinets and mics... not forgetting a truck to move it all around. Oh, and a couple of techs to keep everything working, too. Or you could buy Guitar Rig and just save yourself the trouble. And the money." Air live on stage with GUITAR RIG (video) Steve's Website
JUSTIN MELDAL-JOHNSEN (BECK, TORI AMOS)
"When it comes to bass amp modeling software, nothing compares with the tones I can get out of Guitar Rig 3, which I'm using on records right now. The bass sounds are fat, have plenty of "note," with a surprisingly realistic amp grind, if you want it. Plus the effects are superb and can be as freaky as you like—very, very nice." Download Justin's Presets Justin's Website
STEPHEN CARPENTER OF THE DEFTONES
"GUITAR RIG is a little box of audio dynamite! There will be many amps, cabinets and effects out there getting jealous over this one! I love this machine!"
"I pretty much use Guitar Rig on every single song on our new album (I use it on my keyboard-rhodes with a receptor effects unit). Every song on the new album has a Native Instruments piece of software and we wouldn't be Mogwai without it." Mogwai Website
ANDY BARLOW (LAMB)
"Guitar Rig takes your sound into palatial halls, dirty clubs, and spaceship dance-floors. I think it should just be called 'Rig' as I run everything through it."
"I really like the Guitar Rig software a lot. It's a good step forward for developing your guitar sound and ideas. Its versatility is particularly useful in all pre-production situations to easily figure out different solutions: You can re-amp stuff you've already recorded to play it with different combinations of amps and effects."
Flemming Rasmussen has earned his reputation producing Metallica's classic albums "Ride the Lightning", "Master of Puppets" and "And Justice for All...".
GEEZER BUTLER OF BLACK SABBATH
"I find Guitar Rig an essential part of writing, home recording and studio recording. I can access almost limitless amplifiers, speaker systems, mic settings and effects, all on my computer in a concise, easy to use format." Black Sabbath Website
PAUL CROOK (MEAT LOAF, ANTHRAX)
"Guitar Rig is by far the best sounding, most powerful amp modeling system available. I can't remember the last time I had this much fun playing my guitar. Thank you Native Instruments!!!" Paul's Website
GUY SIGSWORTH AND ANDY PAGE
"It just sounds soooo good! When we were recording the guitars, our initial plan was to record through a well known hardware guitar box, and to record a DI signal as well, with the intention of re-amping later on. But once we heard Guitar Rig there just was no looking back! Pretty much all the guitars were recorded with it."
"GUITAR RIG is amazing... these guys really did their homework. And so simple that even me, a bass player, can use it! This makes it a LOT easier for me to work and demo up things while touring, I don't have to cringe now when I hear a live guitar or bass that I record in my hotel room or on the bus."
Benny and Sheila E opened for Prince on the "Purple Rain" tour in 1984, he joined the Miles Davis band in 1988 and has been recording and touring with Santana since 1990. Benny has won 8 Grammy Awards™; played, recorded or produced with John Lee Hooker, Booker T and Sol Y Luna to name but a few… Artist Website
"I can always find the sound to go further ahead musically. It is just flexible and yet very musical."
"The program boasts some of the most tactile amp simulations and well observed stompbox clones I've encountered - not to mention the juiciest faux-spring reverb I've heard. Plus it comes wrapped in lucid yet powerful and open-ended user interface that borrows some of the best features found in NI's other programs."
Joe Gore is music writer and musician with Tom Waits, PJ Harvey, John Cale, DJ Shadow, Courtney Love, Aimee Mann, Meat Beat Manifesto, Tracy Chapman and the Eels, to name but a few… Joe's Website
"Guitar Rig has revolutionized the bass guitarist's options to create, innovate, and duplicate any bass sound imaginable. I have been using Guitar Rig in the studio and live. I now can get the sound I always wanted at a click. This one of best controller units I have ever owned - once you get one you're hooked..."
"When I arrive back at the hotel after a great show, Guitar Rig allows me to recreate that feeling I just had on stage. It gives me the possibility to record and write with the big sound I love, without getting kicked out of the hotel. Guitar Rig rocks!" Reamonn Website
BILLY MORRISON OF THE CULT
"The potential is endless. I find myself dreaming up more and more combinations of amps, mics, heads and FX and they ALL sound killer! Guitar Rig is a fantastic addition to my studio and incredibly easy to use as well. All I can say is: Go get Guitar Rig... NOW!" The Cult Website
SKIP DORSEY (JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE BAND)
"Guitar Rig has allowed me to take my recordings to the next level. This program is so deep, so comprehensive that I think for the first time I'll be able to really capture what I'm hearing in my mind. Thanks Native Instruments!" Justin Timberlake Website
NOEL HOGAN OF THE CRANBERRIES
"I have been using Guitar Rig in the studio and on tour for the past few
years, it has become a major part of my set up for writing & producing.
It's selection of mics and cabinets are impossible to beat." Cranberries Website
ALEX LIFESON OF RUSH
"I have been a Guitar Rig user for almost two years now and am impressed by the vast array of sounds available. I find it an excellent, unending choice for not only great amp and effects sounds, but also general effects. I use many of these unique-sounding effects from the library on vocals, drums and keys, as well as atmospherics, and never seem to run out of options." Rush Website