Native Instruments Guitar Rig

Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5.2

An emulator of guitar amps and effects to get the sound you want
3.9  (24 votes) (See all)

This program is a sound processor that emulates the sound of different guitar amps and effect pedals and racks so you can combine them to get the sound results you are looking for. It is easy to use; you only need to plug in your guitar to your sound card, open the program and select the amp emulator you want to use. Each amp has several preset settings with names that describe the sound that you can achieve. For example, the Hot Plex amp has a preset named "Little Jimi's Wing", that resembles the amp configuration of "little Wing", the Jimi Hendrix's song.

The program's presets are also sorted by styles and songs, such as Pop, Classic Rock, Alternative, and so on. It also has a metronome for you to follow the rhythm when recording your solos with the built-in tape deck.

The program is freeware, but you need to provide a valid e-mail account to receive the download link. Please take into account that the file size is big and it will take a while to download. Also, you need to open an account to download plugins and complementary files. Other than that, it is an excellent program for guitar players of all styles.

Victor Hernandez
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Review summary


  • Free
  • Many preset options
  • You can create your own combinations and record your songs


  • The installation file is big and took a while to download
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