Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3

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Guitar Rig 3, Software Amp Simulator from Native Instruments in the Guitar Rig series.

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Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Native Instruments
  • Model: Guitar Rig 3
  • Series: Guitar Rig
  • Category: Software Amp Simulators
  • Added in our database on: 10/02/2007

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Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3 user reviews

Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 11 reviews )
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 1 user review9 %
 1 user review9 %
Audiofanzine FR12/13/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3
(Originally written by Seith/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Easy installation, no problems.

No incompatibility problems, everything worked immediately.

Extremely easy configuration and huge possibilities!!!

User's manual? No need for it! The sound is simply incredible! I own a Joemeek twinQ and I compared both possibilities (with the Joemeek and directly into Guitar Rig 3).

Result: when the guitar is directly connected to the sound card, the sound is awesome! It really improved from Guitar Rig 2, especially the distortion sound. It's incredible! I found the sound I needed... It sounds much better than moderate hardware solutions...


My computer is a Dual Core e4400 with 3 GB RAM and Vista. The sound card is a PCI Echo Layla 3G.

Excellent performance. The software is not too resource hungry. I haven't had a single crash.


I've only had it for a short time but it's more than enough to realize that I can throw my Korg AX3000G into the garbage can...

The price is ok...


webstersays's review

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3
This software installed without any problems. I didn't have any compatiblity issues with it and my system. This software is very easy to set up and get started. The installation walks you through every step. The only thing is the kind of confusing registration process that this company has, but they have good customer service help, so it's not a big problem. The manual for this is very good, every time I had a question about the program itself I was able to find the answer there. It's written in plain english as well, so you don't need to have a PhD to understand it.


I have a Dell computer with an intel processor, 2 gigabytes of ram, and Windows. It works perfectly with my computer. I have seen this on a friends computer which is a slower computer, and it doesn't work as well. There is a lag when you try to play through it and monitor the sound live. My computer is a bit newer though, so I don't have that problem. It has crashed only a couple of times, but otherwise is stable. Since it's crashed twice though, you might not want to rely on it for any kind of a live performance.


I have had this for about 6 months. My favorite thing about it is the really big selection of different sounds you can get. A lot of them sound very realistic. The presets are very well made, and it's a great way to try to find a new sound if you just cycle through them until you arrive at something you like. You can choose so many different types of sounds, there is something for every kind of music and then some. While many of the amp models sound very realistic, there are also some that sound very digital and fake too. I would say that these are not too frequent though, and really all you have to do is just avoid those, there are plenty of great sounding ones. You can also add all kinds of effects to the amp you pick, so the sound options are almost endless. If you compare this price to the cost of how many amp types and effects you get, it is just ridiculous. It's a really great value especially if you are not that good at recording guitar amps. This thing will do the work for you. It's a great value, and I would get it again.

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

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3
Easy and intuitive


Works perfectly on Vista and VST FL studio. I will not venture to Live because of my limited confidence in Microsoft.


By far the best solution for the studio (March 2008 eh ...). In the emulation class is interesting and full of possibilities.

However, this software will never replace a real amp (even a stew) with a real microphone (even a stew). I do not even talk about emulating legendary amps and effects, this always makes me laugh, there really have parsley in the ears. I see similarities, but it is far from the answer of the gameplay of the original. The stamp is not all!

The sounds used to have fun or to create very professional things, but it lacks life, "drive", we battle against the spirit even more than the hardware. The saturation of "lights" is absolutely not musical and realistic, it's a shame. In short exploitable software but not do without a JCM 2000, a Twin Reverb or a Jazz Chorus.

Guitar rig competes pods but do not offer autonomy. on the other hand, for a home studio that is efficient and friendly. Price is abusive (there is a discount for those who already have a Pod), the updates to the tariff is unfair too.

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

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 3
- Installation is it without problem?
- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
compatibility with the M-Audio JamLab, no worries.
- The configuration gnrale is easy?
yes, even easier than GR2, with sub menus on the types of config config primary
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
no ide, I dl.


- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Asus A7N8X Deluxe, AMD XP2500 +, 756Mo Ram 333Mhz cl2.0 sync, one of Tera 6DD.
sound cards: NVIDIA motherboard, M-Audio USB JamLab.
Config simple but it allows for example to produce a film or radio on external speaker and headphone play without latency.

- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
impeccable, worthy successor to GR2.
- What performance? (If quantifiable)
... On an impressive software, sound clips are stunning, the dynamics is remarkable.
Pre husband and family it's hard to play often on my amp combat, offered an interesting GR2, GR3 the sublime.
- This software + hardware configuration is stable?
stable and lightweight in resource.


- How long have you use it?
I turn 48 but with his grandfather for a year in GR2 parallle of my amp / set
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
sounds are impressive quality of the dynamic is much the easier to edit his own sound quickly without stuttering.
I like the least, I think buying a pad noon to control it, slamming 65 and I do not ....^^
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
I also possde GR2 and AmpliTube ... this new version surpasses without fail.
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
without hsitation.

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