Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2

Guitar Rig 2, Software Amp Simulator from Native Instruments in the Guitar Rig series.

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 15 reviews )
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moosers's review

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
Installing Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2 was easy and was done without any problems. It is easy to install on either a PC or Mac systems, as I have done it on both. I haven't had any compatibility issues running it with both Logic and Cubase, as well as stand alone. I haven't had access to a manual so I don't if it would have helped me learn the program better or not.


I run Guitar Rig 2 with a Mac Book Pro that has 2.2 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of RAM. I use this mostly as a stand alone program, but also use it a lot in Logic and used to use it Cubase SX 2.0 a lot. Except for a little latency sometimes, I have never had a problem using this in any of those situations. Running a few of these at once will undoubtedly make your computer run a bit slower, but when used in moderation I have never had a problem with it.


I've been using Guitar Rig 2 for about two years, and I used Guitar Rig 1 for awhile before using this one. Overall, I think Guitar Rig 2 is a very useful program. The sounds range in quality as I think the delay and modulation effects are much better than the overdrive ones. I'm not a fan of digital distortion, and as good as Guitar Rig 2 is, it is no exception here. The price is somewhat reasonable as it is an extensive piece of software. It is more in depth than other guitar modeling programs like Amplitube, and is comparable to some of the other ones in its price range. You can get almost any type of guitar sound you can think of - overdrives, delays, reverbs, phasers, and everything else. The quality of the effects ranges, but overall Guitar Rig 2 is a great piece of software which plenty of practical applications.

robfeldman6's review

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
It installed on my computer with no problems. I didn't have any issues with compatibility, because Sonar accepts VST as well as DX versions of plug-ins. Guitar Rig is very easy to set up, the installer doesn't take very long and you are walked through it every step of the way. The only thing that could be confusing is the serial key entering, which is a little different from most companies, but it's not really hard to handle. The manual is pretty detailed, so I think it's all good there.


I have a custom built audio computer from Sweetwater which is about 6 months old, so it is a pretty top of the line system. Guitar Rig works very nicely on it. It doesn't use too processor power so you could definitely run a bunch of these if you wanted something like a wall of guitars effect, or just a lot of lead guitars playing at once. It seems to be very stable, it hasn't caused any problems that I remember.


I have had Guitar Rig 2 for years. I haven't gotten the upgrade to version 3 because honestly I think GR2 sounds great and I am perfectly satisfied with it, so I don't see the point in spending more money. You have a huge choice of different kinds of amps and amp heads, all kinds of different rack effects and stomp boxes, you can tune your guitar with it, and the samples of presets that they give you are killer. You can really pretty much create and guitar tone you could dream up with Guitar Rig, and then you'll find some in the presets that will blow your mind. It's true that it doesn't sound quite as good as a real amp, but it comes very close. In a dense mix, it would be very hard to tell the difference. I really like this plug-in and I think it's a great value. I would get it again.

Megajp's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
Installation Nickel, nothing to say, it starts on its own or must be in cubase. 10.


GR2 is good at relaxing but I find the CPU simulations PIPO. I had two Mesa, and I often play on Marshall or Fender ... ca n 'has nothing to voir.En contrast effects and presets are good. that is comparable to a good multi-purpose and that is easy to program against utiliser.Par c'es complex and not intuitive at all compared to AmpliTube.


I have a long essay and I do not buy it. The simulations are pokey, part of a simulated guitar fender and electro-acoustic. The effects are fun but that is all. the sound is uniform and narrow, does not respect the sound of the guitar.
I would prfre Revalver for an original sound and the line6 POD is much better level simulation.

ShowMeHowToLive's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
The installation was without problem on my iMac, for cons I can not say the same for activation!

Following a bug in their update, my 2 GR unauthorized silent and could not turn in DMO. I have to find a solution on NI forums and the problem has rsolu t!

Setup is super simple and the manual just to Get You Started. Any fawn, the software interface is intuitive trs.

Ah yes, a dtail, I had not seen the volume of the pdalier rglait is the rear (not software), I rsultat n 'had no sound before you see the knob and understand!

The inteface is perfect, unlike other multi modlisateurs or effects, is the finger in the nose, slip and OPDs, it RULES few knobs, one backup and nickel is condition to spend a little time to find the adapted his guitar.

Pdalier management is also well thought trs. Just right click on the button or modulation pedals and choose the effect or The argument that we want. It's simple and efficient trs, has also opened opportunities INTERESTED seen that you can assign whatever the volume pedals (for example a parameter prcis of an amp or effect).


IMac Core2duo 2.16 Ghz, 2 GB of RAM.

The software works well, an average load of 15% rising 30% in high-resolution. Sr all well dpend the config to a simultaneous type Randy Rhoads with a lot of effects and a doubling of amplifier, we can get 30% load.

It turns nickel and it is super stable.

I play with headphones plugged into the pdalier GR 2, and I have no latency, it is as if I was playing with my amp and my pedals. It changes from my old USB enclosure.


I use it for several months. I knew him trying BMD and I think the pdalier came in handy. I tried Amplitube I also well liked but I finally prfr GR 2.

What I like most is first the quality of sound reproduction. It sounds natural, rel, not like some multi effects. The distos are especially well rendered, same for the type of amplifiers and the positions of the microphones. When I 'simulation uses the Marshall, I really the grain of the amp and my Les Paul is really stunning ...

Then, the software is stable, simple and well done for. One can easily register and yammer a tuner, and a mtronome JamMan looper that allows it gnial! In addition, a plug-in is provided to be used in other software, which is handy.

I, for against, AIM least some effects such as wah wah is not bad but probably ask to refine rglages. The rotovibe is good, close to my Dunlop trs.

There are hundreds of presets. Although sr, most are trs typs or caricature, but it INTERESTED to see what can be GR 2. We spent hours testing a particular config and customize your sound. There are all types of pedals classic Big Muff, MXR Phase etc.. The possibilities are endless.

It is the modlisation is to say that we will never have the sound and the prsence vritable amp but the rendering is close to the trs rsultat recorded without s' emm ... with microphones and everything else, especially without impeding his neighbors or his wife.
It also lacks customization of an amp, not possible to change the lamps, not possible to change it, no choice between a JCM 2205 or 2203 etc..

The only small default is that there is no possibility to add new MODELS, unlike Line 6, OR offers nothing, no packs, and so we just limit choice level even if the basics are the dj and allow a lot of things.

The report price is really excellent quality. Hard to beat me and saw the choice about the quality of rendering. They could add some amps or effects supplmentaires (why not a simulation of single coil pickups / humbuckers) but it's almost perfect dj.

Test for the Pod, the Vox ToneLab and various multi-effects, I find GR 2 is far ahead and offers much more (jam man, recorder, modifiers) ... You have to spend time but you get the rsultats recorded really superb. Good, for it must be against the PC / Mac is not forcment ct IDAL for the scne.

Big advantage compared to the Pod:
- Possibility to add multiple virtual microphones (There's also a lot of choice) and so to shape his own sound
- Added modifiers which allow tricks gniaux. For example, align the power of an effect on the level of or on any parameter.
- Possibility of splits, to choose such an effect on the 3 Premire strings and another on dernires etc. 3.
- Designed interface much better

Inconvnient from the Pod XT Pro for example, is that you have a PC / Mac, so it dpend computer

So it's much more powerful than the Pod in terms of his work.

If I had the right to keep only two things in my set, it would no hsitation and the Les Paul Guitar Rig 2 with the Mac.

I would do without this choice hsiter. It redcouvre his guitar and we spent hours having fun, working, recording and composing jams.

Robespierre's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
... (Software version)




I try with a friend. The config is = tele or strata, JOEMEEK preamp, sound card MAUDIO delta, guitar rig 2, samson resolv 50a and monitoring.

friendly interface, numerous effects. I mainly played with just one module without distortion amp simulation. The simulation of the air baffle a lot. Tube screamer friendly, "simple fuzz" very very well, disappointed by the EH Fuzz and the simulation of DS1.

I do not really like the amp simulation, reverb modules and CPU use bcp.

For the price, I bought a real amp with at least a tube preamp for a real sound and a real record with HP Special guitar.

But my friend uses it just for the simulation of a cabinet behringer tube screamer (TO800) upstream.

Finally even if the possibilities and the interface is nicer, AmpliTube keeps a better personality with a touch more realistic. And considering the price, I prefer a real amp.

PS: like any multi-effect, we lose the personality of the guitar.

halotrail's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
Quick installation, no conflict.
Manuel clear, intuitive interface


I use Guitar Rig on a amd 64 4200 + Dual core with 2 gigs. It works perfectly.
I use guitar rig since its first version without any problems.


The sound seem a bit low and lacking in digital life and space. If you really want to make the most of this software, combine multiple amps on several different tracks. If you have the opportunity to work reamp is a real bomb!

And if you want to hear it here:

If you want to hear, see my profile.

I certainly would remake that choice.

I give him a 7 / 10 because the software ca disto shall mean but still a little work, there really is way to get something.

djanov's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
- The installation is done it without problems?
... Installed in 2 shot a pot spoon!

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?

- The general configuration is easy?

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Fuck all instinct al me!


- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Atlona pc amd 64, orkas ultimate v.2 1GB of RAM, and finally something like this what

- This software + hardware is stable?

- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
I would say that we must use the right of the ASIO driver M-Audio Delta 44 ...

- What performance? (If quantifiable)


- How long have you use it? :
a year since I know the version 1 (not good for that matter) and the two do serious harm!

- What is so special that you like most and least?
the versatility and the pursuit of new sounds very rich and infinite. cest much better than be "trapped" by his tube amp before. I think its a good future for scratch who want to see beyond the tip of their nose, even the refractory of digital should make an effort.

I am very connected to digital and I do not really play over the purist in order to distinguish myself from others.

j love gives me the control key because I've got it functioning virtual and I have too much hate to be at the feet.

by against the clean sound sucks are programmed paskeu pressure with a bcp ca be mounted and the volume of pr effect so that sth. I think that it takes a few minutes and spent hours over qq; 2:30 in jai find a sound that I'm already very sick to the teeth!

and finally I would say the noise gate is a finish that shit "sucks" the sound and sustain, there is as of more than suptile used the noise gate (put his hands on the strings and cut the sound for example ... ..)
the distos are rather good and rich in whole, but attention to the breath when we add the fact, and it hurt more than anything irritates ca come al ...

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
POD 2.0 is frankly a crap next to a G.rig 2 because I had the front and disappointed.

j love much notice comparison between G. Rig 2 and line 6 gearbox gold bundle because I do not c what is better or if both are alike to me almost same price (50 € pres)

- How would you rate the quality / price?
Mwai frankly it's going to, economic, and c is more ergonomic q bcp a mesa head or combos and all that goes with tsoin tsoin. ; With the beast of pedalier EST qd same price and yet very practical in my opinion. j I hate having the

not the same dynamic that tube amp if you really tickles the micro detail to fuck the world!, jai a dsl 401 behind me, and that n is actually not the same thing the grain is tight on a 12 * while in G.R2 j I put 4x 4 * 12 and AC deposits with different microphones severe angle in various different volumes etc. etc. etc. ....

but my heart has a greater tendency to versG.Rigg2 tour so far because if you do not say you would probably not differnece between G.Rig2 and dsl 401, do not bother to lie!

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
a little (bcp) n'veux my head down, eyes closed. 9 pr breath and clean its just sucks but has poffiner jy Beginning to talk and I can already see me around with a laptop, G.rig 2, key control, an ibanez petrucci p3 and basta!!

FINALLY IS ON THE USE stroke N ANY MIDI PEDAL IF YES OR NO ES it complicated ?????

to obtain urgently in all good authorized dealer in your area ^ ^

9 for pbl breath No I have not solved ink, so that the comparison with gold bundle geabox

ctrl_alt_suppr's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
Installation without any problems on my TiBook 800MHz, noted that I had the new version free update (version 1 purchased in September, just before the release of version 2). No incompatibilities found, the configuration is done without problems. As against the manual is poorly translated, it was quicker to find information on the net.


I use it on an old Powerbook G4 Titanium 800MHz with 512MB RAM and 60GB of disk and basic audio circuit (thank you Apple to equip all your computers to low latency audio circuits). The software works perfectly even though I still prefer some may limit the number of effects (up to 80% occupancy of the processor, it's done quickly think). But if the software works perfectly with no audible latency: perfect. Everything is perfectly stable.


Over a year now. Unlike others, I particularly appreciate the fact that the Rig Kontrol first generation is not USB2 (bus away from my laptop), which allows me to use it :-)

Very good product overall, I highly recommend it to any guitarist (at least on Mac).

Toto's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
No installation problems, yet no incompatibilitconfiguration simple and manual in French (from an automatic translation software which sentences had a blast, has given the ides for the lyrics ;)


PIV 2.8; AsusP4c800 deluxe, 1G ram; Digi002
In a stand alone will, in protools have to go without too much reverb and amp simulation because it is heavy for the cpu.


I use it with the pdalier RIG1 currently. I just ordered the Rig2 because to live on a computer it is better to have him ... ddi
All Simu amp have the right, in its clear or saturate you do what you want. The pod pro and vox Valvestate saturations are not as violent. RIG and ensures that the pod + really clean sound (the vox is really good too dmerde)
The Edit is really terrible for us a new re gratteux.Je do not know if some collgues, unwanted by the "analog sequencer", "LFO", "step squenceur" "envelope" ... in the hardware but I feel like all the effects of synthetic dse it takes to make the Great.
The filters are bluffing, is a psych funk souhat.
Moreover, modifiers that used with Hardware gratis?
quality price ratio is too expensive or you still earn enough but will not change ...
I am soft and I order the pdalier. I have the advantage of the NI anniversaure dez evening but I was going to cost me 399 to update
The bub06/17/2006

The bub's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 2
The installation software and online registration are no problem.
More difficulty against the pdalier by: I have to change USB port to the bte be recognized by my PC, APRS multiple attempts to install the driver.

Prcaution take before going: well calibrate the pedals, otherwise no signal is sent.

APRS, C foot!

The documentation is in French, enough to grip, and upgrade the software via the Internet is impeccable.



No problem setup, latency 8 ms 48 Khz stable, not even pop clik or three instances when the plugin is open simultanment Cubase SX 3.

Modre resources mobilized if not over-charge set-up plug (sr if you work in dual channel with 3 parts of distortion, reverb, delay, compressor, wah for each channel will begin the process red).

TOP home studio use.


Use for 3 months.

We immediately apprcie wealth of presets included with the software, which allow a quick start and adapts many situations (its orientation even when the large distortion).

We regret:

- That the pdalier ASIO driver is (apparently) not recognized in CUBASE (which would have an I / O audio supplmentaire);

- What the textbooks do not offer an explanation drives (including the amp simulator).

The report qualitprix me parat good.

I Rasht without hsiter all soft + pdalier