Native Instruments has disclosed details of the forthcoming release of
Guitar Rig 3. The new version will offer more amps and effects, a redesigned Rig Kontrol pedal box and a new interface.
New amps in Guitar Rig 3 include the “Ultraschall,” “Tweed Delight,” “Citrus” and the “Hi-White.” If you are a guitar player, you’ll immediately recognize the amplifiers they are modeled after.
New in this version is a module called Matched Cabinet. This provides a matched combination of cabinet and microphones for every amplifier — so if you choose a Marshall JCM 800 amp, you no longer have to worry about adjusting the cabinet models, it’s all done for you. There are also six new effects in Guitar Rig 3, including a model of the vintage tape delay.
The Rig Kontrol now includes additional buttons and integrated signal level indicators. Several buttons on the rig are also labeled, making it easier to control the software away from the computer.
In addition to the new interface, Guitar Rig 3 also includes 300 presets. If you’re a previous Guitar Rig user you’ll recognize the names of many presets, while others are completely new.
Rounding out the features of Guitar Rig 3 is a Live View that displays a large-scale full-screen view of the most vital parameters for live use.
Guitar Rig 3 will be available in October as Kontrol Edition and Software Edition that costs $559 and $339, respectively. Discounted upgrades for existing Guitar Rig owners will also be available.