Finally, there's the Ultrasonic; this is something that'll keep high-gain junkies happy, as it delivers thick, heavy sounds that make it easy to emulate modern metal tones. The lower half of the window shows you what all the switches do in the selected preset, while the area at the upper right can display either the metronome, tuner or Loop Machine loop recorder. The Rig Kontrol 2 had a few minor functionality issues, but these have now been sorted. You need to once again check the manual to learn that the 2x12 open back is the one you require to start with the familiar Vox tonality. Here, a section of routing buttons permit various series and parallel configurations Fig. Other tweaks include a more elegant interface, and a rearranged sound library for easier categorization of your presets.
Once chosen, Stomp effects can be dragged to different places in the signal chain, but choosing effects and amps involves numerous dropdown menus. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times the schedule varies depending on the version. I have only a couple of reservations. You also get five modulators, a loop machine, and virtual tapedecks for helping you work on song ideas. For new computer owners, it' highly advised to check with manufacturers on when they expect their products to be fully compatible with the latest operating system. Download Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5. Internally, the Rig Kontrol seems little changed.
The main program executable is Guitar Rig 3. The software's Dynamic Tube Response Technology recreates the various amps, cabs, mics, and effects in exacting detail, delivering perfect custom tone in seconds. The new Search engine allows you to look for sounds not only by name, date of modification and so on, but also on the basis of what Style, Tone or Instrument they might suit. What's more, Rig Kontrol is still a compromise as far as using it as a dedicated audio interface goes; it has to sit on the floor, which makes it awkward to adjust input levels, and you'll have to run cables from your playing position, which can be messy. With four new amp models and six new effects units, there are now very few holes in this amp package. The presets themselves have received a thorough overhaul, too, and one nice touch is that the new ones include a bracketed note telling you what sort of pickup configuration they work best with. A new Matched Cabinet module provides a basic combination of cabinet and microphones to match each amplifier—which offers a workable starting point, and reduces option anxiety.
A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3. If you work in stand-alone mode, Tool Rack is the setup that appears. The new crop of modules is completed by a copy of the Marshall Jackhammer distortion pedal, a new wah based on the Clyde McCoy Real Wah, and a Ring Modulator. Any use of these product names or trademarks of other manufacturers should not be construed as an endorsement, association or affiliation with guitarpatches. Ultrasonic is a versatile high-gain amp for metal and modern rock sounds. All of the amp and effects models exhibit a presence and sheen that screams expensive production.
To my ears, this model sounds very good, with an uber-bright, ringing clean sound that gets progressively more compressed as you turn the gain up, before a harsh distortion reluctantly kicks in at extreme levels. Ever since its first version, Guitar Rig has offered amp emulations of Marshall, Fender, Vox, Roland, and Mesa Boogie models; signal-processing essentials from Boss, Ibanez, Electro- Harmonix, Digitech, and others; as well as many microphone and mic-placement options. I lost count of the number of times I accidentally overwrote presets in version 2. In Guitar Rig 3, however, the options that appear when you right-click on an unused button include Snapshot. Both include the sonic upgrades made possible by the latest chips and multiprocessors, and both programs offer a wealth of signal processing, amplification, speaker, and microphone emulations. The contents of this article are subject to worldwide copyright protection and reproduction in whole or part, whether mechanical or electronic, is expressly forbidden without the prior written consent of the Publishers. If you're looking for the sound of vintage cabs and amps for your bass or guitar but don't have the time or money to go searching the local equipment stores Native Instruments Guitar Rig can set you up and help you avoid what.
Four of the new amp models worth mentioning are the Ultrasonic, Citrus, High White, and the Tweed Delight. While about 58% of users of Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Australia. An on-board studio-quality soundcard routes the signal to your speakers where the drag-and-drop rack format and enhanced preset management system allows you to discover what combination works best for your sonic needs. I am happy to report that Guitar Rig 3 has come a long way toward improving those elements. It has two 'tape' heads and a reverb section, and a suitably warm, vintage sound.
With Guitar Rig 3, you can work with a diverse group of setups, including 12 amps, 17 guitar and 6 bass cabs, 4 rotary speakers, and 9 microphones with adjustable positioning and 44 effects via your computer. Ultrasonic is a two-channel amp with a more modern sound, ultra-high gain, and a range in tonal qualities from clean to extreme metal. One is that although you can use Live View with other controllers, it only ever displays a virtual Rig Kontrol 3. Those banks still exist, but each amplifier model now has its own named preset bank too. Although the list of amps was impressive, there were gaps when trying to nail a subtly driven but undistorted tone.
A new Snapshot mode allows you to change multiple effects settings within a preset by stepping on a single controller switch. Most of the other component divisions boast new additions, however. I find sound creation in Absynth far too absorbing, it's much too easy to lose all sense of time. You do have to remember to re-save your preset after setting up Snapshot assignments, though. While the Rig Kontrol is aimed at guitarists and space on the back of the unit is sparse, it's supposed to be the only interface anyone needs, so it could be a disappointment for those wanting to hook up a mic too. Even the effects sound more like high-end studio processors than stompboxes. Perhaps the most appealing new effect, though, is the tasty Tape Echo, which is a dead ringer for the classic Roland Space Echo.