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GUITAR RIG 5 Explained

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Introduction & Setup

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    Tutorial 1



    Welcome to Guitar Rig 5 Explained! Guitar Rig is an effects plug-in that has evolved tremendously over the years. Not only is it a high quality Amp, Cabinet and Effects Simulator for guitar players, but it also hosts an array of extremely powerful creative effects that can be used regularly in the studio.

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    Tutorial 2

    Installation Overview


    Guitar Rig can come either as a standalone product, or bundled with the Rig Kontrol hardware or KOMPLETE software. Learn how to authorize them using the NI Service Center.

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    Tutorial 3

    Configuring Preferences


    Explore the Preferences Window and learn how to set up your Audio And Midi Hardware for use in Guitar Rig.

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    Tutorial 4

    Interface Overview


    Learn everything about navigating through the Guitar Rig 5 interface and discover the hidden views like Live View and the virtual Rig Kontrol. We'll take a look at the Sidekick view and learn the different sections.

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    Tutorial 5

    Global Header Section


    Learn all about the Global Header Section and how to set up Input Volumes, our Noise Gate, and set the Output Volume. We'll also take a look at the CPU Usage Meter and High Quality Mode.

Component Overviews

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    Tutorial 6

    Rack View


    In this section we'll learn how to Add, Replace, and Delete Modules into the Rack view by selecting the components from the Sidekick Window. We can enable and disable components in the Rack View. Learn how to customize your signal flow by moving components within the Rack View.

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    Tutorial 7

    Rack Tools Pt. 1


    Here we'll take a look at the Rack View Toolbar to activate our Metronome, Tuner, Tapedecks, and Master Effects Modules. Also see how we can minimize the Rack view modules for easy navigation, and how we can reset the Rack View. We'll start by taking a deeper look into the two Tapedeck modules that we have available.

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    Tutorial 8

    Rack Tools Pt. 2


    Learn all about the Metronome, Tuner, Preset Volume, and Master FX components.

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    Tutorial 9

    Amplifier Modules


    Explore the various Amp Modules that are available to us and learn how we can further modify their behavior by adjusting the Expert Controls. Learn all about Power Supply, Variac, Sag, and Bias Options to see what kind of effect they have on our sound.

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    Tutorial 10

    Cabinet Modules


    Up until now we've been using the Matched Cabinets for our amplifiers that get automatically loaded when we select an amplifier. This section we'll be exploring the various Cabinet And Mic Options that we have available to us.

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    Tutorial 11

    Effects Modules


    Discover the variety of different Effects Modules and see how we can use Additional Effects to enhance our guitar sound. Discover additional features in the Expert Settings.

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    Tutorial 12

    Modifiers & Special Tools


    See how we can use Modifier Modules to modulate the different controls in our rig and we'll take look at some of the Special Tools we have that can really take our rig to the next level.

Additional Features

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    Tutorial 13

    Creating & Managing Presets


    In this section we'll learn how to Create A Preset from the Rig we created and learn how to Tag And Organize them to make them easy to locate in the Presets Module in the Sidekick View. Learn how to Share And Import Presets with other Guitar Rig users and explore how you can create Set Lists for using Guitar Rig in your Live Setup.

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    Tutorial 14

    MIDI Control


    Make Guitar Rig even more flexible by integrating MIDI. Discover how we can Enable, Disable, And Adjust virtually every parameter of our rig by using MIDI. Learn how to integrate MIDI in combination with the Virtual Rig control to create your own Foot Pedal for Live Use.

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    Tutorial 15

    Creative Uses


    In this section we'll take a look at a few different ways that Guitar Rig can be used creatively. We'll learn how we can create Flexible Effects using the Container Component, and take a deeper look into using a Convolution Reverb Component to load your own Cabinet and Microphone Impulse Responses.

GUITAR RIG 5 expert Dave Askew takes you on a journey to the center of Native Instruments GUITAR RIG 5! Truly an entire guitar studio in a box, you'll learn all about legendary guitar and bass amplifiers, cabinets, vintage stompboxes and cutting edge effects processors, so you create any guitar sound you can imagine!

Dave starts with an overview, showing you the potential of GUITAR RIG 5, then guides you on installing the software and explaining the GR5 interface. From there, you'll learn how to set up GUITAR RIG to your liking using the Global Parameters.

Next, dive into the nerve center of GUITAR RIG: the Rack View, where you'll learn to build your own rigs. Dave then explores the vast amounts of Amplifier, Cabinet, Effects, and Modulation Components at your disposal. Wrapping it up, you'll discover Advanced Preset Management and MIDI Control Techniques in the final videos.

Whether you're new to GUITAR RIG or an expert who wants to go deeper, watch "GUITAR RIG 5 Explained" and start building your dream rig.

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Submitted 1 month ago

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Submitted 2 months ago

Great video

Really love the way GR5 is set up. Very easy to use and the video Guitar Rig 5 Explained is perfect to get things moving quickly. Covers everything in detail.

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Submitted 4 months ago

Pretty dang on good

very helpful to get some good tones out of guitar rig

I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Beat Maker

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Submitted 7 months ago

Very well done

Very complete and easy to understand. Just the right amount of information.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've been a musician since a very early age starting with playing the trumpet, guitar, bass, and piano. Not the drums though, my brother got those genes. I am an excellent finger drummer though to say the least!

2. What training have you had?

For formal training I took regular music lessons in grade school and high school which were fortified with training from private tutors. After school I joined the Army band and went through the Army School of Music as well. I'd like to say that most of what I've learned though came through experience and having hands-on opportunities.

3. When did you get into recording?

During my stay in the Army I was the live sound manager. I loved operating the mixing board but I loathed the 'live' environment. I truly enjoyed making things sound great but I didn't like the fact that there is so little room for error in the live setting. I had wished for more time to invest in being able to make something that sounds ok, turn into something phenomenal. I started by recording our Army band performances on a Yamaha AW1600 for fun, but really enjoyed that I could capture that moment then take my time to make it sound amazing without having to worry about the crowd booing. The rest is history!

4. People you have worked with/for?

A few musical highlights have been running live sound for the President of the US, and doing some on the side tech work for the band Dope. I also was able to work with Virus on one of his side projects. Over the years though my focus has been mainly in customer service and tech, so I've talked with thousands of industry professionals on a daily basis which have truly been too numerous to name individually.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Growing up I always felt that I spent a lot of time training myself how to do things, but oddly enough I always thought I'd never make a great teacher even though I'm a geek through and through. In the early part of my career I turned down so many opportunities to teach music and engineering. I think part of that came with my own insecurity of not having the formal education that society tells us that we need to succeed. It took a lot of time, practice, and personal education to get me past that hump of feeling confident in trusting that what I taught myself was legit. I've finally reached a point where I feel like I have a lot to offer in terms of knowledge, but most of it has come through investing the time with having the hands on experience that not even formally educated people get sometimes. I truly believe the best way to learn something is to get your hands on it and immerse yourself in every little detail. Groove 3 is a great avenue to be able to share that knowledge.

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GUITAR RIG 5 Explained is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great usable product ! I needed help understanding new software quickly & efficiently . Groove 3 " Guitar rig5 explained" got me where I need to be and fast !
Date published: 2017-02-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great video Really love the way GR5 is set up. Very easy to use and the video Guitar Rig 5 Explained is perfect to get things moving quickly. Covers everything in detail.
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Pretty dang on good very helpful to get some good tones out of guitar rig
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well done Very complete and easy to understand. Just the right amount of information.
Date published: 2016-08-30