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Just got a new add-on for GarageBand !!!



GUITAR RIG 5 PRO is the ultimate software solution for perfect custom tone with more amps, more effects and more creative potential than ever before, all in a powerful and intuitive virtual effects rack. 

The latest version includes two essential new high-gain amps, six powerful new effects, and 19 new cabinets — exquisitely modeled in stunning sonic detail. And for complete custom control and a new level of realism, GUITAR RIG 5 PRO gives you the all-new Control Room Pro. Premium sound quality, maximum flexibility and total control for guitar, bass and more.

What's new in version 5...


The GUITAR RIG 5 PRO software offers 17 legendary guitar and bass amplifiers, modeled with the exacting precision of NATIVE INSTRUMENTS' award-winning Dynamic Tube Response Technology. Including the original multi-channel designs and model-specific tweaking options, these amps convey the character, charm and feel of their real-world counterparts, with a vast arsenal of tried-and-true tones for all genres.

Every single amp has its own matched cabinet. This harmonized amp/speaker setup is easy to use yet super-flexible, providing you with classic sounds in seconds. And the Control Room Pro gives you even more options, with a total of 27 exquisite cabinet models to choose from.

Check out the full range of amps.


Choose from 54 effects — immaculate emulations of boutique stompboxes and studio rackmount processors alongside specialist devices, custom built for GUITAR RIG. This comprehensive, rich and diverse collection harnesses the flexibility and power of digital effects processing, with a range and ease-of-use that hardware can’t match. Create breath-taking effects chains, from custom mix racks to exotic sonic monoliths. In full stereo, with a powerful modulation framework.

The latest additions include added sidechaining and the new Container module, for creating multi FX with instant performance controls.

Find out more about the effects in GUITAR RIG 5 PRO.


GUITAR RIG 5 PRO gives you two options for mixing your tone:

1. Control Room points eight perfectly-aligned mics at a cabinet of your choice — your own studio engineer for instant pro settings.

2. Control Room Pro digs deeper — arm each track of the 8-track mixer with your own choice of cabinet, mics and positioning. That's eight custom setups at once, for the ultimate in extravagant sonic fine-tuning.

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Comment by Chig on December 8, 2013 at 11:30pm

Damn...  I should take that Macbook pro out from under that uneven chair leg it is holding up.  

Comment by S.A. Murray on December 9, 2013 at 6:01am


Comment by NatureJunkie on December 11, 2013 at 11:38pm

Garage Band intimidates me. The same way quantum physics does. When I open it up, it just looks so damn hard.

I don't care if this question makes me look dumb. 'Cause hey, we're just Arkians here. Scott, can a tech novice like me use Garage Band be used to convert analog tapes to digital files?

Comment by S.A. Murray on December 12, 2013 at 6:20am

Yes NatureJunkie. I've used GarageBand to convert vinyl records :D

Oooooo..... tutorial time :D Maybe I'll do a video :D

Comment by NatureJunkie on December 12, 2013 at 1:08pm

Oooh, yes please, a tutorial! I have quite a few cassettes of enormous sentimental value, like my late mother talking to my niece on her fifth birthday, that I would love to digitize.

I also have the Buckingham Nicks vinyl LP that will apparently never be released on CD, a great album that I haven't heard in years. How great would that be? Just think of it, Scott. You could be Santa Claus this year.

Comment by BlancheNoE on December 13, 2013 at 10:14am

If I ever have spare cash again I'm getting an electric guitar. I sold my black and white 1981 Stratocaster when I was in my twenties to pay rent and have regretted it ever since. Remember when we all went ape-shit for the Rockman ?.... or the Fostex 4-tracker ?....remember when you had to have a different foot-pedal for every effect ? Jeeze. I worked in a 32 track studio that required 1000 square feet to house all the equipment. Now I have 1000 times the capabilities sitting in a 2 square foot space on my desk that cost us under 2000.00 5 years ago. The tab back then was about 80,000. Wait, why aren't groceries nearly free now???..and why can't we get a new car for under a grand. What's up with THAT ? 

Comment by S.A. Murray on December 13, 2013 at 11:31am

Blanche.. I have an Fender Squire Affinity Telecaster, I got it for $150 last year. And a Fender Squire Cyclone I snagged a couple years ago for $100. I had a Fernandez Strat at one time. You can always get a good deal on the Squire models, off of eBay, before dropping a boat load on a top of the line Fender. Or check your local guitar shop that has in-house lessons, sometimes they use Fender Squires as a first guitar and the students upgrade later. You might find a good deal :D .. But we all know it's the player and not the guitar that is important. .. Heck, even my cheap First Act VW Edition guitar is fun to play :D .. I need to invest in some decent monitor speakers and fix up the basement in order to take advantage of a small studio set up.


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