Guitar Combos is a series of three amp emulations consisting of a classic tube amplifier with a speaker box and several integrated effects, giving musicians and producers straightforward access to a wide range of guitar tones in software. Guitar Combos are based on the “Dynamic Tube Response” technology from Guitar Rig.
The Guitar Combos series consists of the Twang Combo, the AC Box Combo and the Plexi Combo.
The Twang Combo is modelled after the Fender Twin Reverb and delivers a wide range of clean and crunch tones suitable for Pop, Jazz, Blues and Country styles. It is combined with a 2×12 cabinet emulation and a tube condenser microphone, and includes an overdrive pedal as well as chorus, vibrato, and spring reverb.
The AC Box Combo is modelled after the Vox AC-30 and delivers a wide range of clean and crunch sounds that lend itself to Pop, Rock, and Alternative styles. It is combined with a 2×12 cabinet emulation and a vintage condenser microphone, and includes a treble booster, tremolo, and spring reverb.
The Plexi Combo is modelled after the Marshall JMP50 and delivers a wide range of crunch and overdrive sounds, which makes it the first choice for various flavors of Rock, Metal and Psychedelic. It is combined with a 4×12 cabinet and a dynamic microphone, and includes a fuzz overdrive, distortion pedal, and a reverse delay effect.
Guitar Combos also include a tuner, noise gate and limiter. Also integrated is a Demo Player with a selection of unprocessed guitar loops for convenient tone tweaking. Each combo comes equipped with dozens of presets and offers 64 preset slots that can hold custom tones.
Guitar Combos can be used both standalone and as plug-ins in all major host sequencers. The combos can be controlled via MIDI, which allows for remote preset switching and real-time parameter control using a MIDI foot pedal as well as parameter automation within a sequencer.
Guitar Combos will be available in May 2005 from authorized dealers and in the NI Online Shop. The suggested retail prices are $79 / 69 Euro for each combo, with optional Direct Download versions being offered in the NI Online Shop. Furthermore, a bundle version with all three combos will be available for $199 / 179 Euro.
Supported Interfaces: VST, Audio Units, RTAS, DXi ASIO, Core Audio, DirectSound
- Windows XP, Pentium 700 MHz/Athlon XP 1.33 GHz, 256 MB RAM
- Mac OS X 10.2.6, G4 733 MHz, 512 MB RAM
For more information, visit their web site at www.native-instruments.com