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Welcome to Guitar Rig


Welcome to the Guitar Rig manual. Read this user guide and learn how to use Guitar Rig as a multi-effects rack and amp simulator to add warmth, character, and space to your sounds.

Guitar Rig is a multi-effects rack and amp simulator for creative sound design and audio processing. You can use it to add character and space to everything from guitar and bass, to strings, drums, and synths. As a fully modular multi-effect with built-in modulation, it also leans itself to experimenting with electronic sounds.

Guitar Rig makes its wealth of effects accessible through a clear layout that focuses on the Rack. In the Rack you can combine and tweak the individual effects, called Components, to create any multi-effect imaginable. The Rack is accompanied by the Browser, which enables you to find presets and load Components from Guitar Rig's extensive library, and the Sidebar, which focuses on features that make using the Rack more intuitive and efficient.

We hope you enjoy Guitar Rig as much as we do, and are looking forward to hearing your creations!


The information you will find in this manual applies to Guitar Rig 7 Pro and Player. Guitar Rig 7 Player offers the same experience as Guitar Rig 7 Pro with a reduced set of Components. Learn more about the differences here: Guitar Rig 7 Comparison Chart

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