So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

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KVRAF
2452 posts since 15 Feb, 2020

Post Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:48 am

Hard to imagine how tiny SW companies like NI, who give away all Mac versions of their products for free, can cope with updating their Mac OS plugins.

You need to be a behemoth like TAL and charge high subscription fees to successfully deal with this unexpected change to Apple's architecture.

KVRist
105 posts since 31 Oct, 2020

Post Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:50 am

I also hope that one day NI will be as big as TAL and their plugins will look at least as good and will be retina ready as well.

KVRAF
2049 posts since 12 Nov, 2014

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:53 am

LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:23 am
simon.a.billington wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:49 am
I’ll be interested to see what amps and effects get introduced next.
And if they will be free... :)
Very good point!! Now I’m getting the suspicion it will be for a price.

Although, NI has new management who are looking to create a more unified product line. Who knows how they will drive things forward beyond that.

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KVRian
967 posts since 11 Apr, 2008

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:52 pm

New Amp (+ 100 new TR808 BD Samples) every month for only $9.99/month! ;)
Beware! The software discussed in this topic has unacceptable aliasing at -386dBTP but it can be fixed by changing the sample rate to 12Bit

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KVRAF
18074 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:02 pm

mumpcake wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:49 am
It's a shame Apple has to waste so many developers' time.
Apple Silicon looks great! Doesn't seem like a waste at all.

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KVRAF
18074 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:05 pm

simon.a.billington wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:53 am
LoveEnigma18 wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:23 am
simon.a.billington wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:49 am
I’ll be interested to see what amps and effects get introduced next.
And if they will be free... :)
Very good point!! Now I’m getting the suspicion it will be for a price.

Although, NI has new management who are looking to create a more unified product line. Who knows how they will drive things forward beyond that.
NI does some amazing stuff, and some head-scratching stuff. I hope a more unified product line will mean unification around the amazing part :)

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KVRAF
21217 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:25 pm

pdxindy wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:02 pm
mumpcake wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:49 am
It's a shame Apple has to waste so many developers' time.
Apple Silicon looks great! Doesn't seem like a waste at all.
Of course that something an Apple koolaid drinker would say. :)

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KVRAF
18074 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:21 pm

EvilDragon wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:25 pm
pdxindy wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:02 pm
mumpcake wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:49 am
It's a shame Apple has to waste so many developers' time.
Apple Silicon looks great! Doesn't seem like a waste at all.
Of course that something an Apple koolaid drinker would say. :)
Fortunately, their koolaid tastes great. Not everything has poison in it. :P

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KVRAF
1946 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Post Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:09 pm

simon.a.billington wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:53 am

Although, NI has new management who are looking to create a more unified product line. Who knows how they will drive things forward beyond that.
If you look at the new NI management team,it is clear that their strategy of establishing a unified product line will be focused on the financial side of the equation...

There will be the usual management speak with lots of rhetorical BS,but the private equity debt has to be paid back and there is only one way to balance a ledger and bring it into profit :wink:
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

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KVRist
253 posts since 11 Jan, 2014

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:42 am

The MatrixBrute through replika delay, shimmer and raum in guitar rig.

https://youtu.be/-GO77TOJUBk

KVRAF
6337 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:26 am

Nice, another example of why they should not have called it 'Guitar' Rig!
Its an FX Rack that includes amp simulators!
PC, BWS, Live and Studio One, Renoise, X32 Desk, Hardware Synths + Eurorack, MPC Live, A4 and RYTM, PT, TD27 V Drums, Guitars, Basses

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KVRAF
21217 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:09 am

Hindsight is 20/20 :D

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KVRAF
2216 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:10 am

EvilDragon wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:09 am
Hindsight is 20/20 :D
yeah.. I think in NI marketing did some videos showing what else guitar rig can be used for it might garner some more interest. right now, i think they are a minor player in the guitar amp sim landscape. IKM and NeuralDSP are sort of leading the way and pummeling the competition. Word on the street is another big player is also about to drop a big upgraded version on the market which will make it even more competitive.
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KVRAF
5116 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:36 am

They should add the small print words "Not Just" into the G of Guitar Rig

KVRer
5 posts since 18 Feb, 2021

Post Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:24 am

I don't even consider it as viable ampsim anymore. However, it is and always has been a great FX rack IMHO. It still gets a lot of use in that role around these parts.

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