Native Instruments announced on Wednesday that a
of the company’s recently released Guitar Rig 2, the next generation of its digital guitar studio.
Guitar Rig 2 now includes eight amps with the addition of the Marshall JCM 800 emulation that delivers the powerful hi-gain tone that defined the sound of many metal bands. The Fender Bassman model adds a vintage flavor for blues and classic rock and an emulation based on the Roland Jazz Chorus makes its way into the application for jazz and pop guitarists.
Guitar Rig 2 also now includes 36 stomp box emulations. Three new distortion pedals modeled after popular real-world units offer additional crunch, overdrive and hi-gain flavors, while seven new effect modules add further options to shape the tone, according to Native Instruments. New additions include a stomp compressor, a classic Autofilter model, and a true-to-life emulation of the Dunlop Cry Baby Wah pedal.
Another addition to the application is a new Loop Machine that allows real-time loop recording delay so musicians can record and overdub up to 99 layers of audio on the fly.
The demo version is
available for download from the company’s Web site.