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Waves releases GTR3

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Waves has released GTR3, a virtual guitar amp and effects software package.

Waves captured the finest vintage and contemporary amps from Fender®, Marshall®, Mesa/Boogie®, Vox®, and more, using revolutionary sampling techniques that go way beyond standard modeling. The result is the most amazing guitar tones you will ever hear coming out of your computer. And with GTR3’s host-free Standalone ToolRack, all you need to do is plug in…and play!

Waves GTR3
Waves GTR3 – standalone GUI with some amps

GTR3 features

  • 19 Guitar Amps
  • 7 Bass Amps
  • 22 Cabs
  • 26 Stomps
  • Multiple Mics and Mic Settings
  • Custom Hardware Interface
  • Realistic Dynamic Response
  • Expert Presets and FX Chains
  • Sync-to-Host BPM Effects
  • Drag-and-Drop Simplicity
  • Real-Time MIDI Control
  • Standalone or DAW-Ready

GTR3 costs $600 USD, and is available for Windows and Mac (TDM and Native formats).

Visit Waves for more information, audio demos, and a link to download a demo of GRT3 (You’ll need an iLok)

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  • guitartist

    It’s really funny that I could buy 2 top of the line HARDWARE amp sims for the price of this stinking turd software. In fact, I could buy a real tube amp for less, or I could buy a used tube amp and a new top of the line hardware amp sim at the same cost.

    Even more amusing is the prior post on this blog that has the StudioDevil VGA amp sim for $79.

    And if this software is on par with previous waves software, it’s crippled, bloated and the sound is mediocore… at best.

  • http://www.loozabeats.de Looza

    LOL, you are right. The only thing looking into is still freeamp vst.

  • http://rekkerd.org ronnie

    I agree that $600 is quite steep, and for much less (Studio Devil) or free even (FreeAmp) you can get good amp sims too.
    And if you’re set on spending some money AmpliTube and Guitar Rig are tough competition, so I wonder how Waves is going to sell this one. They seems to have more enemies than friends these days…

  • http://www.loozabeats.de Looza

    Well, they are very, very expensive and I guess people are questioning if it’s really worth it. Especially with so much great freeware-plugs coming out lately. I just recently re-organized my VSTi-Dir and realized that I almost exclusively use freeware-plugins for creating sounds… There are so much greatsounding/interesting/odd/special ones around. Would be a good idea btw, to compile a list of top5 freeware plugs from your regular readers. :)

  • http://yahoo.com kulangot

    great stuff!!!

  • Mike

    4 the first time, an guitar sounds real good in a major concert.
    My new rig:
    Jackson RR
    Avalon VT737 SP
    MOTU firewire
    Computer + GRT
    MOTU Send – TO P.A., , and from P.A. to InEar.

    ——————————-
    OLD RIG, never use fron mow,
    Prophesy 2,
    Mesa Triple Rectifier
    Yamaha SPX2000
    and a lot of stoopid gear……

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