Native Instruments Guitar Rig Mobile Coralville IA

With Guitar Rig Mobile, you can record quality guitar sounds very easily. The system comprises a cell-phone-sized 24-bit, 192kHz interface with a USB 2.0 connectionand 1/4" input and output jacks. Thepackage also includes Guitar Rig 3 LE software,which gives you two guitar amps, a bass amp,12 cabinet models, 12 effects, two “tape decks,” a metronome, and atuner. Enthusiasts of music should not miss this article as it is a good chance for you to learn more about this product.

Powerhouse Musical Supply
(319) 351-5590
2006 Northland Cir
Coralville, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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West Music Co
(319) 351-9111
1705 S 1St Ave
Iowa City, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Westco Fulfillment
(319) 351-2000
2100 James St
Coralville, IA
 
West Music Co Inc
(319) 351-9111
1701 1st Ave
Iowa City, IA
 
Guitar Foundation
(319) 351-0932
209 N Linn Street
Iowa City, IA
 
West Music Company
(800) 373-2000
1212 5Th St
Coralville, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Repairs : Yes
Hours
Monday - Thursday
10:00AM - 8:00PM
Friday
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday
10:00AM - 5:00PM

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Guitar Foundation
(319) 351-0932
209 N Linn St
Iowa City, IA
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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West Music Co
(319) 351-2000
Coralville, IA
 
GUITAR FOUNDATION
(319) 351-0932
PO BOX 3144
Iowa City, IA
 
The Guitar House
(319) 665-6500
195 Highway 965
North Liberty, IA
 
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Native Instruments Guitar Rig Mobile

RECORDING QUALITY GUITAR SOUNDS ON YOUR laptop has been made incredibly easy with the introduction of Guitar Rig Mobile ($99 street).The system comprises a cell-phone-sized 24-bit, 192kHz interface with a USB 2.0 connection and 1/4" input and output jacks. The package also includes Guitar Rig 3 LE software, which gives you two guitar amps (Twang Reverband Lead 800), a bass amp (Bass Pro 8x10),12 cabinet models, and 12 effects. There are also two “tape decks,” a metronome, and a tuner. Don’t worry about having to trudge though a manual to get going on GRM, as NI has pared down the directions to a Quick Start guide and a ten-step setup page. The system is buss powered, and it runs either stand-alone or as a plug-in on both Macs and PCs (see the NI website for specifics and system requirements).

gp1009_gearGuitarRigMob.jpgThough the low price and ease of use make getting into Guitar Rig Mobile an attractive proposition, the quality of the sounds will make you glad you did. Whether you pick from the15 “Signature” presets (classic tones of famed players such as Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons, the Edge, etc.) or create your own sounds using the 17 Twang presets(clean Fender-style models), ten Lead 800presets (Marshall-style amp models), 25 bass models, or 11 GO presets (which are matched to the specific output and sound spectrum you get from single-coil and humbucking pickups),what you’ll quickly appreciate is the realism of the sounds, and the fact that your performance is not affected by latency.

Tested through a new MacBook (OS X version10.5.6, 2GHz processor speed, 2GB of RAM), the Guitar Rig 3 LE amp and effects selections recorded beautifully and sounded excellent when pumped though monitors for live use. The touch responsiveness and dynamic feel of the modeled sounds made it a snap to get suitable tones for jazz, blues, country, rock, and metal. I just selected an appropriate amp type, dialed it in using the virtual amp’s knobs, paired it with a speaker cab to get the response I was after (big differences abound between the 10" and 12" “loaded” open- and closed-back types), and added effects. The distortion pedals(Skreamer, Demon), modulators (Chorus+ Flanger, Phase Nine), EQs (Graphic, Autofilter, Real Wah), other processors (VolumePedal, Noise Gate, Stomp Compressor), and reverbs (Studio Reverb, Delay Man) sound excellent, and are easy to dial in. You can also use the two onboard tape decks for practicing parts, looping, or making sketchpad demos(drum, bass, keyboard, synth, guitar loops, and vocal samples are provided). You could also import your own WAV files into the GRM’s tape decks and jam to them if desired. All considered, Guitar Rig Mobile’s state-of-the-art interface and excellent-sounding amplifier and effects models make it a great choice for those who want the convenience of using a laptop computer for recording and/or performing.

- Art Thompson

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