Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 Pro
songboy 03/22/2010

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


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I have had no compatibility issues running this plugin on my Macbook. I have not needed the manual for this plugin as it is very simple to use. The interface is very easy to navigate and all the effects are categorized well so its easy to find exactly what you need. Using the effects is also easy because they are all setup like rack gear which I have been use to using for years. Everything is right in front of you and setup to be tweaked very well.


I run this in Ableton 8 mainly and it works like a gem all the time. It has never crashed on me and all of the virtual rigs are stored and recalled without any problems. I give this a 10 out of 10 for performance. I was honestly astounded about how good this plugins sounds. I have A/B checked this plugin against my actual analog effect pedals and the sound quality is very very close. I don't really use the amp simulation as I own a Fender Twin and don't really see the need to simulate an amp when I own a gem like that. I could see if I didn't want to drag the twin to a show and was just running the guitar through the PA, but I haven't done that yet. I have been using this for about a month now.


What I like most about this unit is the limitless amount of effects you can put on you guitar. I love to put three delay racks on there set up for different times and sometimes different outputs to create some crazy "wall of sound" style effects. Also, the distortions are quite nice as well as in general, most of the effects kick butt and are very realistic sounding. There is nothing I do not like about this plugin. I upgraded from Guitar Rig 3 for around $100. I haven't really noticed many differences overall but I still love the plugin just the same. I give it a 10 out of 10 for precision and quality of sound as it is as good as it gets when playing your guitar through a computer. I use the pedal board feature in Logic 9 a lot and they are pretty similar, except pedal board was free with logic 9 which was really sweet. I definitely would buy this again.