PRESS & AWARDS
Reviews of GUITAR RIG KONTROL and Software Edition
SOUND ON SOUND
"Native Instruments' guitar amp simulation software has sprouted a bunch of new amps and effects, along with more realistic cabinet and miking options, and is easier to use than ever before."
Sound on Sound
, UK, 05/2010
"Throw in the new amps and effects, the Control Room module, stage/studio-ready presets, and the low price and Guitar Rig 4 will not only keep the Guitar Rig faithful happy, but I'd be willing to bet it's going to gain some new converts as well."
, US, 03/2010
"Guitar Rig delivers an impressively authentic tone, and the range of effects on offer makes it a real treasure chest of creative possibility."
Music Tech, UK, 03/2010
"For recording, Guitar Rig is a great way to get a whole professional studio worth of guitar amp and effect tones for a fraction of what a single good real rig would cost."
Great Gear Award!
, US, 03/2010
"An astonishing product at a bargain price."
Best Buy Award!
Total Guitar, UK, 03/2010
"The Control Room module and the new speaker and mic simulations definitely improve the overall sound, expand the possibilities and the new amps complement the already comprehensive library."
, FR, 02/2010
"A very playable, great sounding and extremely functional program that's definitely worth the asking price."
Guitarist, UK, 01/2010
"Guitar Rig 3 delivered such good core tone that I forgot about the software and focused on my own playing, as I would playing through a regular amp... Couple that with an excellent foot controller and a simplified user interface, and Guitar Rig 3 is a successful and worthy update indeed."
Guitar World US - 04/2008
"Guitar Rig 3 is very guitarist-friendly by being simple on the surface, but gives serious depth for those who want to build and edit their own custom "racks" of sounds. Whether you use one sound or a ton of diverse sounds (or want to come up with new, futuristic sounds no one has heard before), Guitar Rig 3 could be the ultimate guitar rack without the price tag (or weight!)."
EQ US - 04/2008
"This is the cyber age and we want every amp and guitar device in history, and we want to be able to sling them over our shoulder in a backpack. Guitar Rig 3 takes us one step further to that dream, and a giant leap closer to the future."
Electronic Musician US - 04/2008
"Guitar Rig 3 is a significant evolution in digital hardware and software. It is a truly exciting turnkey solution for electric guitarists looking to replace the spaghetti nightmare of cables and foot pedals."
Editors’ Choice Award!
Mac|Life US - 03/2008
"Guitar Rig 3 provides virtually every tone imaginable - ranging from a clean, clear jazz feel to a gut-wrenching, high-gain metal roar, and pretty much everything in between This setup is a dream for any guitarist who continuously searches for that ultimate custom tone."
American Songwriter US - 03/2008
MUSIC & PC
"The newest incarnation of Guitar Rig, version 3, is one of the best modeling systems for guitar and bass on the market today. Although the sophisticated design of the user interface was already hard to beat, it has been improved significantly. Especially in the area of overdrive sounds, Native Instruments has taken a great leap forward with the new models."
Music & PC D - 02/2008
"Guitar Rig 3's amps sound and feel noticeably more realistic. If you prize vibe, then Guitar Rig 3 is your baby."
Guitar Player US - 02/2008
"Guitar Rig 3 remains one of the most flexible amp simulators we've encountered to date, with sonic capabilities to match. The foot controller makes Guitar Rig 3 an excellent live rig, capable of far more than any traditional hardware-based rig can achieve."
Music Tech UK - 01/2008
"As a recording tool for the sessioneer or producer, a comprehensive practice aid or recording notepad, Guitar Rig 3 has a great deal to offer. Its host of highly realistic sounds and a high-quality floorboard mean that in its latest incarnation, Guitar Rig has broadened its appeal beyond computer recording enthusiasts. Very impressive."
Guitar Buyer UK - 01/2008
"Sonically, Guitar Rig has always been capable of ranging from classic traditional sounds to experimental exotica and the added models will add even more scope from one end of that range to the other. It's an excellent cost-effective package and thanks to the Rig Kontrol facilities, is still the single product of all those available that most successfully integrates the act of playing guitar with a computer."
Guitarist UK - 01/2008
"This is the most user-friendly version of Guitar Rig yet. The range of high-quality tones available make this the ultimate creative tool for guitarists."
Computer Music UK - 12/2007
"Guitar Rig 3 is a solid update to an already excellent collection of guitar amp and effects emulations."
Future Music UK - 12/2007
SOUND ON SOUND
"Not only does Guitar Rig 3 contain the best-sounding amp models that Native Instruments have yet produced, but the whole program feels far more slick and polished than its previous incarnation."
Sound On Sound UK - 12/2007
"Guitar Rig 3 is a complete package that covers all the needs of modern guitarists both in the studio and live. The sound, the easy handling, and the great integration of the Rig Kontrol 3 make checking out Guitar Rig compulsory for every guitar and bass player"
Keys D - 12/2007
"Guitar Rig 3 is easier to use than ever, and it sounds better than anything that has been there before."
Guitar D - 12/2007