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Guitar Rig Session: studio-quality recording suite for guitar, bass, and vocals

Published: Fri June 13, 2008  News Feed

GUITAR RIG SESSION, the new Native Instruments release, delivers powerhouse tone at a down to earth price. The versatile GUITAR RIG 3 XE software coupled with the portable yet robust SESSION I/O audio interface is a potent combination of components – specially designed to let you easily record and process your guitar, bass and even vocals! Here's everything you need to know...

THE HARDWARE: The Ultimate Guitar Interface

The SESSION I/O features a superb phantom-powered mic preamp, Hi-Z Instrument and Line inputs, plus level-controlled Main and Headphone outputs – giving you maximum flexibility in virtually any recording situation.

Setup Overview

The GUITAR RIG SESSION I/O is the centerpiece of your recording set-up. The interface provides all the inputs and connections to send your instrument and microphone signals to the GUITAR RIG 3 XE software on your computer. Separate headphone and monitor.

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THE SOFTWARE: Powerful, inspirational and easy to use

GUITAR RIG SESSION contains the powerful GUITAR RIG 3 XE software featuring 5 amazing guitar and bass amps, 12 cabinets, 21 effects and many helper features - all in award-winning GUITAR RIG sound quality. The package is rounded off by Cubase LE 4®, KORE PLAYER and the KORE SOUNDPACK POP DRUMS


Perfect Custom Tone
This powerful and inspirational software is the direct route to your perfect custom tone. Equipped with the best amps, cabinets and effects from the award-winning GUITAR RIG 3, GUITAR RIG 3 XE puts a world of studio-quality guitar and bass sounds at your fingertips.


Production Suite
Cubase LE 4® is a powerful music workstation combining audio and MIDI recording, editing and mixing in a single, integrated software package. Based on the same technologies as Steinberg’s award-winning advanced music production system Cubase 4, Cubase LE 4® is the perfect entry ticket into the world of computer-based music production.
GUITAR RIG 3 XE and KORE PLAYER including POP DRUMS can be seamlessly integrated as VST plug-ins in order to process your guitar and bass sounds and to produce additional drum and instrument tracks.


Access to the best NI sounds
KORE PLAYER is a free software instrument designed for use with KORE SOUNDPACKS. Built on the same principles as the flagship KORE 2 Super Instrument, KORE PLAYER includes six Native Instruments sound engines under the hood.


KORE SOUNDPACKS are an affordable, ultra-convenient way to instantly further expand the sonic scope of the KORE PLAYER. POP DRUMS delivers two brand new premium acoustic drum kits ready for your pop productions. Each kit was carefully recorded to give the full dynamics of a real acoustic drum set.

Perfect for:

Guitar Players

With 5 world-class amps, 21 inspiring and professional effects, plus numerous first-class “studio-ready” presets, every- thing is there to instantly capture your inspiration. All you need is your guitar, computer and GUITAR RIG SESSION to play and record perfect tones – anytime and anywhere.

Bass Players

The GUITAR RIG 3 XE software not only covers your guitar needs, there’s also a superb range of tones for bassists. On the road, at home or in the studio, just hook up your bass and dial in the perfect tone from the amazing spectrum of bass styles available.


Thanks to the versatile SESSION I/O audio interface, you can also use GUITAR RIG SESSION to record your vocals through the phantom-powered studio-quality microphone preamp. What’s more, you can simultaneously record your guitar or bass using the additional Instrument/Hi-Z input. Record a tune in one take!

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 Top features:

  • 5 supreme-sounding guitar and bass amps, all perfectly emulated in stunning detail
  • 21 effects: Meticulously modeled stomp boxes, distortion and volume pedals and other popular units
  • Essential tools: Integrated tuner, metronome and two tapedeck modules for easy recording
  • High-quality, portable USB 2.O bus-powered audio interface with sturdy aluminium casing
  • 24-bit /192 KHz quality, Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters
  • 2 balanced inputs: 1 Mic/Line/Hi-Z (phantom power supplied) and 1 Line/Hi-Z; individual gain controls with activity and clip LEDs
  • Comprehensive software package with GUITAR RIG 3 XE, Steinberg Cubase® Le 4, KORE PLAYER and the KORE SOUNDPACK "POP DRUMS"


  • Stand-Alone, VST®, Audio Units™, RTAS® under Pro Tools 7, ASIO®, Core Audio™, DirectSound™

System Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.4 / 10.5, G4 1.4 GHz oder Intel® Core™ Duo 1.66 GHz, 512 MB RAM
Pentium III oder Athlon XP 1.4 GHz, 512 MB RAM
  USB 2.0 interface, DVD drive

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