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Waves releases GTR3


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 GTR3Waves 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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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……


great stuff!!!


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. :)


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


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.