So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

VST, AU, etc. plug-in Virtual Effects discussion
User avatar
Forgotten
KVRAF
3232 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:31 pm

melomood wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:22 pm
vurt wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forgotten wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:35 am
vurt wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:31 am
that which is not dead
may eternal lie
in some strange aeons
even death may die

:band2:
Keith Richards?
clearly him and mick were replaced with rudimentary automatons back in the 80s.
explains both the longevity and micks dancing :shrug:
I've suspected as much
Yep, I don’t think it’s a revelation that’s going to surprise anyone.

reggie1979
KVRian
1402 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:10 pm

Well, Def Leppard uses it so maybe I'm wrong :hihi:

machinesworking
KVRAF
1768 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:48 pm

Scotty wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:17 pm
I don't have a lot of faith in most companies regarding driver development. It seems to be such a specialized skill that staff changes combined with continuous OS updates must make it very difficult to commit to driver development over the longer term.

I have experienced these disruptions by RME (yes RME abandoned digi cards) , Korg (Oasys PCI), M-Audio, Motu, Steinberg (big offender) and others... For NI ... Kore and Rig Kontrol are now require dedicated CPUS ( maintain 3 for that reason), sometimes elaborate workarounds or they don't work at all . We really don't have a choice but to accept it when it happens but I am very wary of purchasing driver dependent hardware from companies with smaller staffs now simply because if the big companies can't keep up, what hope is there for the smaller developer to make a long term committment?

Maybe if the companies would commit to open sourcing their drivers after they discontinue support I'd feel better about the situation but much of this is probably well kept industry secrets so little chance of that happening I suppose.
I've got the same RME Fireface from 15 years ago, drivers are stable.
The digi cards you mention, are they the same ones that use the older PCI style? That might be beyond RME's capabilities to keep updated, because beyond that I don't see too much abandonment of anything with them. Even MOTU, the 828 driver is 2017 etc.
Let's hope NI keep their long term users in their focus should they enter a restructuring phase. I own a lot of their software and hardware and have more than a little skin in the game.
Agreed, Komplete 10U and Maschine Studio here. If it gets weird I'm just going to keep this old Mac Pro here until hell freezes over with a stable version of Komplete on it. Need to jump on the next fire sale of Komplete for sure though, I imagine it will be a decade before sample libraries don't run on Kontakt 6. :)

User avatar
Forgotten
KVRAF
3232 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:19 pm

reggie1979 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Well, Def Leppard uses it so maybe I'm wrong :hihi:
Sounds like a good reason to stop using it if you ask me... :hihi:

User avatar
digitalboytn
KVRian
1457 posts since 8 Dec, 2008 from Global Cowboy

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:02 pm

So... Is Guitar Rig dead ?

What a silly question....

Of course it's not dead...

Why,just this very weekend,the NI management "team" and the private equity investment folks are burning the midnight oil at NI corporate headquarters in Berlin, coding away like crazy to bring new and exciting features to Guitar Rig Pro in the very near future...

All of this cynical talk of them slashing jobs and restructuring so that they can sit back and count the cash is just absolute rubbish !

They are actively involved in the product development at all levels...

Positively hands on they is :)
Sorry - I don't use auto-tune....

reggie1979
KVRian
1402 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:31 pm

Again, CONTEXT...............

Can you use it, of course. Is it being developed proper...............NOPE. Dead as a door-nail.

User avatar
Aloysius
KVRAF
24461 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from the Land of Soy

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:58 pm

Dead as a door knocker
Hi-de-Hi!

reggie1979
KVRian
1402 posts since 26 Nov, 2018

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:56 pm

Finally, someone with a sense of purpose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

machinesworking
KVRAF
1768 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:45 pm

reggie1979 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Again, CONTEXT...............

Can you use it, of course. Is it being developed proper...............NOPE. Dead as a door-nail.
The big test is VST3. If they decide not to do a VST3 version, that's it, same with Absynth.

User avatar
el-bo (formerly ebow)
KVRAF
13479 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:13 pm

reggie1979 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Is it being developed proper...............NOPE.
Repeating the same speculation will not make it true.

User avatar
Forgotten
KVRAF
3232 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:11 am

Aloysius wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Dead as a door knocker
Image

User avatar
vurt
addled muppet weed
50190 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:57 am

reggie1979 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Again, CONTEXT...............

Can you use it, of course. Is it being developed proper...............NOPE. Dead as a door-nail.
my door has screws. modern here.

User avatar
vurt
addled muppet weed
50190 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:58 am

Forgotten wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:11 am
Aloysius wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:58 pm
Dead as a door knocker
Image
the file tag needs amending, im not sure it delivers.

User avatar
vurt
addled muppet weed
50190 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:00 am

reggie1979 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Finally, someone with a sense of purpose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i have a sense of purpose, im an advocate for the almost dead.

User avatar
Forgotten
KVRAF
3232 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: So... Is Guitar Rig dead?

Post Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:50 am

vurt wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:00 am
reggie1979 wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:56 pm
Finally, someone with a sense of purpose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i have a sense of purpose, im an advocate for the almost dead.
Back to Keith Richards...

Return to “Effects”