Waves’ GTR guitar interface and amplifier-modeling packageAnaheim, CA (January 17, 2008)–DSP specialists Waves has announced three availability options for its Guitar Tool Rack Version 3 (GTR3), the latest step forward in the GTR series. GTR, the company’s guitar interface and amplifier-modeling package, brought quality amp modeling to the digital audio workstation, and GTR3’s expanded availability offers guitarists several product options.
Players can now buy the GTR3 software and Studio Guitar Interface separately or together, at special new prices. The GTR3 Complete package includes the GTR3 Waves/PRS Studio Guitar Interface with either Native or TDM GTR3 software; the GTR3 Software Only Edition package includes either the Native or TDM software; the third package includes only the Waves/PRS Studio Guitar Interface.
Waves GTR3 adds nine new guitar amps and seven new bass amps, including six new and improved high-gain models. The system is now capable of standalone or DAW-ready operation for the maximum flexibility. The GTR3 features a special hardware guitar interface developed in conjunction with Paul Reed Smith that provides the correct impedance and level matching, maintaining the sound, volume and dynamic range delivered by a true guitar input. This results in minimum signal loss, maximum model realism and true touch playability.
The GTR3 now includes 26 modeled classic and contemporary amplifiers that turn the computer into a “stack of world-class amplification.” In addition to a Direct Input option for full, transparent tone, there’s a selection of new sounds modeled on famous amplifiers. The “Warm” setting, for example, is a jazz and ballad tone based on a boutique amp from Paul Reed Smith’s private collection. The “Punchy” setting, based on a 100W Marshall head, for a clean rhythm tone, and “Scream,” based on another boutique amp from the PRS collection, for overdriven bluesy tones. “Activator” is based on a Sadowsky preamp, while “SolidState” was inspired by a Hartke 3500.