Native Instruments has announced Guitar Rig 2 Software Edition, a new version of their guitar and bass sound emulator. It’s coming in mid-November and will cost $349.
The original Guitar Rig 2 is an all-in-one software and hardware set-up for guitarists and bass players that includes a pedal device and software. The software emulates different models of guitar and bass amps, cabinets, rotary speakers and microphones, as well as effects like stomp boxes, distortion and volume pedals, and much more.
Guitar Rig 2 Software Edition follows the same format, but it’s designed to cater to producers and sound designers who are looking to craft guitar sounds for music they’re working on — it doesn’t include the foot controller. It’s virtually identical to the original version in its range of functions, according to Native Instruments — it’s just the foot controller that’s missing.
Native Instruments notes that Guitar Rig 2 Software Edition will incorporate the 2.2 version release of Guitar Rig 2, and will also include Intel Mac compatibility.
Interfaces supported by Guitar Rig 2 Software Edition include Audio Units, VST RTAS on ProTools 7, Core Audio, Core MIDI and more. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.x or later, G4/733MHz and 512MB RAM.