Introduction & Setup
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.
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.
Explore the Preferences Window and learn how to set up your Audio And Midi Hardware for use in Guitar Rig.
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.
Global Header Section5:31
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.
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.
Rack Tools Pt. 18:15
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.
Rack Tools Pt. 210:06
Learn all about the Metronome, Tuner, Preset Volume, and Master FX components.
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.
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.
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.
Modifiers & Special Tools10:33
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.
Creating & Managing Presets7:37
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.
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.
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.
Submitted 3 months ago
Guitar Rig 5 Explained
This tutorial was very clear and concise.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar
Submitted 4 months 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
Submitted 6 months 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
Submitted 7 months ago
succinct and very thorough
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Ableton Live
Submitted 7 months ago
Very Thorough and well explained
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
Submitted 8 months 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
Submitted 8 months 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
Submitted 8 months 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
Submitted 9 months ago
very helpful!!! well explained!
got me just what i needed about the programm
I am a: Beginner, Musician, Cubase
Submitted 11 months ago
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.
I am a: Hobbyist
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