What are the best 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.

    This page was last updated Nov 12, 2021

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • FL Studio
      Hardcore provides a collection of 10 classic effects designed with Guitarists in mind, available in VST effect format or as an FL Studio plugin.
    1. 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      The program is no longer updated.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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      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Amps and effects done right, right on your Mac. Beautiful, immersive, powerful, audibly wonderful.
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    2. ReValver® models guitar amplifiers, stompboxes and effects at the component level, resulting in unmatched realism, dynamics and tone.
      • 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.


    3. Mercuriall Ampbox is a next-gen VST/AU/AAX + standalone amp modeling plugin for PC/Mac. It's an ever-evolving platform for all* Mercuriall products, current and future. The platform has everything needed to create perfect tones with just one plugin.
    4. Inspired by the ultimate collection of legendary and boutique amps and effect pedals, GuitarTone offers a vast array of high quality tones.
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    5. ToneStack is the ultimate guitar studio featuring a massive selection of amps and FX using the latest advancements in modeling technology. Out-of-the-box, ToneStack comes with 6 amps, 6 cabs and 21 effects.
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    6. Pedals is a VST effect plug-in designed for processing electric guitar and bass. The Pedals GUI simulates real devices for sound processing: guitar pedals, amplifiers, speakers, etc. There are a total of 20 models of pedals, 2 amps, 7 speakers models and 3 rack units.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 0.92, released in September 2012, can be still downloaded from Brothersoft.com

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      STL AmpHub is an all encompassing electric guitar suite in software format, featuring an ever expanding set of stomp-box, amplifier, cabinet, microphone and effect models, covering every possible guitar player needs for any genre.
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