Guitar Rig Tutorial

GUITAR RIG 5 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Introduction & Setup

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    Introduction

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

Chapter 2 : Component Overviews

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    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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    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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    Rack Tools Pt. 2

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

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    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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    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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    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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    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.

Chapter 3 : Additional Features

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    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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    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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    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.

Product Overview


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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Deebee
Submitted 5 months ago

This is what I was looking for!!!

I've always thought Guitar rig is a great software, but somehow underrated. I think it's midi capabilities, easy of use and configurable options make Guitar rig a killer software for the studio and, for me, the most important thing is, to go "live" with a minimum setup, as a solo artist. By the way, this tutorial was really easy to understand and so well explained!!! Thank you Groove 3


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DJ Ricky
Submitted 9 months ago

Great Tutorials!

Guitar Rig 5 explained well..


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Robbo
Submitted 2 years ago

Guitar Rig 5 Explained

This tutorial was very clear and concise.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar


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nonstopdigital
Submitted 2 years ago

A little rushed in the second half.

The video series started out good but as it went along, it seemed like the author was rushing to get everything in. I would have liked to see the topics in the last half of the series explained a little more in depth.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Reaper, Studio One


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Dforster2017
Submitted 2 years ago

Very excellent jump start !!

This was exactly what I was looking for. I could use a bit deeper help, but this got me started.

I am a: Hobbyist


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skotterz
Submitted 2 years ago

excellent

succinct and very thorough

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Ableton Live


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JRS
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent tutorial!

Very Thorough and well explained

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools


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JimGramze
Submitted 2 years ago

I really know my way around now!

Very thorough and approachable series. It seems like it should have taken part of one day to go through this, but it took me three. I kept stopping every time I was shown something and had fun playing with it. Oh, that's easy, let me try. I know how to load presets, alter presets, create and save my own presets, how to share and import them. Very valuable stuff. One thing of note not covered. I'm a keyboard player who does everything in the box. It just dawned on me that I can take one of the many virtual guitar instruments I have and turn off all it's internal effects and glean from that a DI signal to play along with articulations. It works really well, although not likely as well as using a real guitar. BUT IT WORKS, and this approach could have been mentioned as a workable compromise. Great series, makes me feel competent to go forward. I wish I could say that about every tutorial I've watched about products. Bang up job.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer


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Rafael
Submitted 2 years ago

Guitar Rig 5 Tutorial

Wonderfull tutorial very explanatory

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One


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Peter KS
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and comprehensive

I've used GR5 Pro for some time but these videos revealed many more functions that I hadn't found myself.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Deebee
Submitted 5 months ago

This is what I was looking for!!!

I've always thought Guitar rig is a great software, but somehow underrated. I think it's midi capabilities, easy of use and configurable options make Guitar rig a killer software for the studio and, for me, the most important thing is, to go "live" with a minimum setup, as a solo artist. By the way, this tutorial was really easy to understand and so well explained!!! Thank you Groove 3

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

DJ Ricky
Submitted 9 months ago

Great Tutorials!

Guitar Rig 5 explained well..

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Robbo
Submitted 2 years ago

Guitar Rig 5 Explained

This tutorial was very clear and concise.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

nonstopdigital
Submitted 2 years ago

A little rushed in the second half.

The video series started out good but as it went along, it seemed like the author was rushing to get everything in. I would have liked to see the topics in the last half of the series explained a little more in depth.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Reaper, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Dforster2017
Submitted 2 years ago

Very excellent jump start !!

This was exactly what I was looking for. I could use a bit deeper help, but this got me started.

I am a: Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

skotterz
Submitted 2 years ago

excellent

succinct and very thorough

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Ableton Live

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

JRS
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent tutorial!

Very Thorough and well explained

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

JimGramze
Submitted 2 years ago

I really know my way around now!

Very thorough and approachable series. It seems like it should have taken part of one day to go through this, but it took me three. I kept stopping every time I was shown something and had fun playing with it. Oh, that's easy, let me try. I know how to load presets, alter presets, create and save my own presets, how to share and import them. Very valuable stuff. One thing of note not covered. I'm a keyboard player who does everything in the box. It just dawned on me that I can take one of the many virtual guitar instruments I have and turn off all it's internal effects and glean from that a DI signal to play along with articulations. It works really well, although not likely as well as using a real guitar. BUT IT WORKS, and this approach could have been mentioned as a workable compromise. Great series, makes me feel competent to go forward. I wish I could say that about every tutorial I've watched about products. Bang up job.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Rafael
Submitted 2 years ago

Guitar Rig 5 Tutorial

Wonderfull tutorial very explanatory

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Peter KS
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear and comprehensive

I've used GR5 Pro for some time but these videos revealed many more functions that I hadn't found myself.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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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 4.8 out of 5 by 16 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is what I was looking for!!! I've always thought Guitar rig is a great software, but somehow underrated. I think it's midi capabilities, easy of use and configurable options make Guitar rig a killer software for the studio and, for me, the most important thing is, to go "live" with a minimum setup, as a solo artist. By the way, this tutorial was really easy to understand and so well explained!!! Thank you Groove 3
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great Tutorials! Guitar Rig 5 explained well..
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Guitar Rig 5 Explained This tutorial was very clear and concise.
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from A little rushed in the second half. The video series started out good but as it went along, it seemed like the author was rushing to get everything in. I would have liked to see the topics in the last half of the series explained a little more in depth.
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Very excellent jump start !! This was exactly what I was looking for. I could use a bit deeper help, but this got me started.
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from excellent succinct and very thorough
Date published: 2017-08-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorial! Very Thorough and well explained
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I really know my way around now! Very thorough and approachable series. It seems like it should have taken part of one day to go through this, but it took me three. I kept stopping every time I was shown something and had fun playing with it. Oh, that's easy, let me try. I know how to load presets, alter presets, create and save my own presets, how to share and import them. Very valuable stuff. One thing of note not covered. I'm a keyboard player who does everything in the box. It just dawned on me that I can take one of the many virtual guitar instruments I have and turn off all it's internal effects and glean from that a DI signal to play along with articulations. It works really well, although not likely as well as using a real guitar. BUT IT WORKS, and this approach could have been mentioned as a workable compromise. Great series, makes me feel competent to go forward. I wish I could say that about every tutorial I've watched about products. Bang up job.
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Guitar Rig 5 Tutorial Wonderfull tutorial very explanatory
Date published: 2017-06-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and comprehensive I've used GR5 Pro for some time but these videos revealed many more functions that I hadn't found myself.
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful!!! well explained! got me just what i needed about the programm
Date published: 2017-05-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Pro presentation, great content Well organized, thorough, great presenter. Focus is on the software. It doesn't talk about live use very much but I'm not sure how much that it matters.
Date published: 2017-03-27
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
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