Free Guitar Rig Alternatives

    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 on Nov 8, 2020

    • Virtual guitar amp.
    • Rakarrack is a richly featured multi-effects processor emulating a guitar effects pedalboard.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • JACK Audio Connection Kit


    • Deplike is a portable Android guitar amp and guitar effects processor, a full-featured guitar rig in your pocket.FEATURES- USB Audio Support
      • Free
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
    • Play your favorite songs in their original sound using your phone or tablet! It's a whole new experience in learning songs.IT’S LIKE MAGIC
      • Free
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
    • A cross-platform multichannel multi-effects processor for electric guitars and other instruments.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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...
      • Free
      • iPhone
      • iPad
    • GNUitar is guitar effects software that allows you to use your PC as guitar processor.

      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      The project is no longer updated and the official website is no longer available.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
    • CP-GFX is simply a Cross Platform Guitar Effect Processor.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.1.2, released in December 2006, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Realistic, pro-quality component level models of guitar amps, stomp boxes and effects processors.
      • Freemium
      • Mac
      • Windows
    • ExEf (Extreme Effect) is an extremely powerful and flexible Real Time effect engine running on a PC under LINUX.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux