Native Instruments has introduced Guitar Rig 6 Pro, a long-awaited update to its hugely popular, near-decade old Guitar Rig 5 Pro amp-modeling and effects plugin.
The long list of upgrades on the Guitar Rig 6 Pro is headlined by the addition of Native Instruments’ Intelligent Circuit Modeling, which uses machine-learning to reproduce the nuances of hardware. Essentially, this allows for - Native Instruments says - “added depth and realism." It also allows for the company to update effects and amps with greater frequency.
Guitar Rig 6 Pro also features three new amps: Chicago, Fire Breather and Bass Invader. Chicago is a clean-focused amp, Fire Breather lives up to its moniker with boutique Marshall-style tones, while the Bass Invader focuses on vintage tones. Additionally, the Richard Kruspe-developed Rammfire, previously only available as a separate purchase, now comes standard.
Native Instruments is also promising improved cabinet sounds, and has expanded the plugin's effects library with compressor, modulation and reverb effects from Komplete and Softube.
Upon its launch, Guitar Rig 6 Pro will feature presets from Pete Thorn, Zola Jesus, Butch Vig, Yvette Young and Tim Lefebvre, with more promised in the months and years to come.
To top it all off, Guitar Rig 6 Pro is graced with an updated HD interface, promising color coding and speedier navigation.
Guitar Rig 6 Pro will be available on October 1 for $199. Existing Guitar Pro users can upgrade for $99.
For more info, stop on by native-instruments.com.
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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