Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 Pro
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07/14/2011

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 Pro : Anonymous 's user review

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I have Guitar Rig 4 as part of Komplete, so the setup was incredibly easy, although it may have taken a bit longer than I'd like. But I'm just complaining, because what's an hour of installation when what you get gives you far, far, far more in return?

I don't know why people who don't know what they're doing end up buying all of these bundles without messing around with whatever is available to them beforehand. I shouldn't have to mention this, but if you cannot figure out that Guitar Rig is an effect, an insert, then you don't really have any business owning Guitar Rig. With that out of the way...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

When Guitar Rig 4 first opened up, I immediately felt at home. Everything was laid out in front of me in the simplest of ways, and I had to play around with presets for hours on end before I even got to tweaking myself! I immediately noticed the wonderful quality of effects for guitars, but what was far more striking was the inclusion of presets for things like voice. Despite the knowledge that you could technically add any effect to anything, I still was blown away by how feasible it actually became with Guitar Rig.

On top of that, the plugin isn't that heavy on my system, and it's nothing special (Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB RAM).

OVERALL OPINION

Guitar Rig 4 is probably the most comprehensive plugin in terms of consolidating plugins and effects. I find that the sonic possibilities are rather endless with Guitar Rig 4 and the advertised purpose, guitars, isn't skimped upon at all.

To be perfectly honest, I do prefer IK Multimedia's Amplitube over Guitar Rig for when it comes down to guitars, but then only slightly, and Amplitube is rather limited, good, but limited, in its scope. Guitar Rig 4 is a bit of a do all and then some.

So grab Guitar Rig and start playing!