I downloaded this guitar software a few weeks ago (now updated – it is free for a year: here) but due to some soundcard issues (my hardware, not the software) was unable to do anything with it until a few days ago. It is great! I’ve never had the time, space or money to put together any kind of recording setup (though I’d love to have one) This software allows me, though, to setup almost any kind of guitar rig I can think of (and a few that I can’t!) in the comfort of my own PC.It has been easy to use and there are lots of great sounds in there. I played around with it for hours and played some stuff on the guitar that I’ve never played before – inspired, I guess. This has made me decide it is time to move into hard disk recording, albeit at a slow rate (no funds!).
Even with the short space of time that I’ve used this, I know that it will be an integral part of any PC based recording system I put together. Now, where is that Atari 1040 I had?
“Waves Audio announces that its GTR Solo software is now available as a free downloadable one-year license. GTR Solo features amp models from Fender, Marshall, VOX and more, created using revolutionary sampling techniques that go way beyond standard modeling. These virtual amps do not merely approximate the sounds of the original gear; they recreate every last nuance. Ten amps are included in total: Clean, Sweet, Edgy, Drive, Overdrive, Crunch, Shredder and SolidState Bass Amp, as well as PRS Scorch and PRS Crush, which were created in association with world famous guitar manufacturer Paul Reed Smith. GTR Solo’s 13 stomp effects let users created a massive variety of sonic textures: OverDrive, Distortion, Phaser, Flanger, Chorus, Delay, Wah Wah, Spring, Pitcher, Vibrolo, GateComp, EQ and Volume. Finally, the package includes 10 cabinet models that render the aural sensation of real speakers moving air: 12” Open Back, 2×12” Closed Back, 2×12” Open Back, 4×10” Open Back, 4×12” Standard, 4×12” Vintage, Acme12” Custom, Bass 8×10” Pro, Acme 4×12” Vintage Gibson® Skylark and Acme 8” Open Back Hiwatt®. Back, 4×12” Standard, 4×12” Vintage, Acme12” Custom, Bass 8×10” Pro, Acme 4×12” Vintage Gibson® Skylark and Acme 8” Open Back Hiwatt®.“