Guitar Rig Alternatives and Similar Software

Native Instruments Guitar Rig is a truly legendary guitar suite for PC and Mac. With intricately modeled sound that's hard to match, it's amazing there would be so many outstanding alternatives. Those alternatives span all major platforms, most commonly Mac and Windows. Linux suites are generally open-source.

Guitar Rig shines with stunning graphics and accurate models of real hardware. Finding alternatives is easier with feature filters like intuitive interface, realistic graphics and of course, realistic modeling.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 2/5/2020 3:50:00 AM

Alternatives to Guitar Rig for all platforms with any license

  • AmpliTube

    Guitar Amp & FX modeling plug-in • Amp, Stomp, Cabinet + Mic, Rack FX modeling • 160 included gear models • 51 Stompbox effects • 31 Amp models • 46 Cabinet emulations incl. rotary speaker • 15 Microphone models • 17 Rack effects • 8 series/parallel rigs with mono/true stereo in • Cabinet module with 2 freely movable Mics • Plug-in and standalone • Includes Custom Shop for à la carte model purchases

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • Guitarix

    Guitarix is a simple Linux Rock Guitar Amplifier for JACK Audio Connection Kit with one input and two outputs. Designed to get nice thrash/metal/rock/blues guitar sounds. There are controls for bass, middle, treble, gain (in/out), compressor, preamp, tube's, drive, overdrive, oversample, anti-aliase, fuzz, balance, distortion, freeverb, impulse response, vibrato, chorus, delay, crybaby(wah), ampselector, tonestack, and echo.

    Free Open Source Linux BSD

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  • ToneLib GFX

    ToneLib-GFX is a collection of guitar amps, speaker cabinets and effects implemented in software for use with your computer, Windows PC or MAC. The software comes as a Standalone Application and as plug-ins for use with the most popular DAW (digital audio workstation) recording software. The Tonelib-GFX also supports 3rd party impulse responses (IRs), offering even greater tonal flexibility.

    • Awesomely made built-in presets of classic guitar sounds and a good number of pedals, cabinets, etc. to create your own sounds Guest • Sep 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Waves GTR

    From Fender® to Marshall®, Mesa/Boogie® to Vox®, and more, Waves has captured the world’s hottest vintage and contemporary amps, using revolutionary sampling techniques that go way beyond standard modeling. The result is the most amazing guitar tones you will ever hear coming out of your computer. And with GTR3’s host-free Standalone ToolRack, all you need to do is plug in…and play!

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • iShred LIVE

    Killer effects and tools for your guitar, iShred LIVE puts you in control of an amp simulator with variable overdrive, and starts you with two free effects, the HK-2000 digital delay and Q-36 Space Modulator/Flanger, and a built-in noise gate and filter.

    Free iPhone iPad

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  • GNUitar

    GNUitar is guitar effects software that allows you to use your PC as guitar processor. It includes the following effects: wah-wah, sustain, distortion, reverberator, echo, delay, tremolo, vibrato, and chorus/flanger.

    • Discontinued
      The project is no longer updated and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.3.2, released in May 2005, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

    Free Open Source Windows Linux

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  • Hardcore

    Hardcore provides a collection of 10 classic effects designed with Guitarists in mind, available in VST effect format or as an FL Studio plugin. The classic stomp-boxes can be neatly arranged on the Hardcore pedalboard along with an 8-band graphic EQ along and 5 classic cabinet simulations.

    Commercial Mac Windows FL Studio

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