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GUITAR RIG 5 Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Introduction & Setup

  • Introduction 1:42


    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.

  • Installation Overview 3:56

    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.

  • Configuring Preferences 3:02

    Configuring Preferences

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

  • Interface Overview 6:45

    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.

  • Global Header Section 5:31

    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

  • Rack View 6:08

    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.

  • Rack Tools Pt. 1 8:15

    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.

  • Rack Tools Pt. 2 10:06

    Rack Tools Pt. 2

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

  • Amplifier Modules 9:45

    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.

  • Cabinet Modules 10:14

    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.

  • Effects Modules 4:51

    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.

  • Modifiers & Special Tools 10:33

    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

  • Creating & Managing Presets 7:37

    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.

  • MIDI Control 6:43

    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.

  • Creative Uses 5:14

    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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