Open Source Guitar Rig Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Guitar Rig is Guitarix, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Guitar Rig and six of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Guitar Rig are Rakarrack (Free, Open Source), go-dsp-guitar (Free, Open Source), GNUitar (Free, Open Source) and CP Guitar Effect Processor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 21, 2021

    1. 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.
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      Most users think Guitarix is a great alternative to Guitar Rig.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • JACK Audio Connection Kit
      Rakarrack is a richly featured multi-effects processor emulating a guitar effects pedalboard.
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      Most users think Rakarrack is a great alternative to Guitar Rig.


    2. A cross-platform multichannel multi-effects processor for electric guitars and other instruments.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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      The project is no longer updated and the official website is no longer available.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

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    3. CP-GFX is simply a Cross Platform Guitar Effect Processor. The aim of the project is to create an extensible and easy to use program which is easy to port to different platforms an operating systems.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      ExEf (Extreme Effect) is an extremely powerful and flexible Real Time effect engine running on a PC under LINUX. It is designed to work with guitars, microphones and other instruments. It can run both in X Window System and command line.
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