KNOXVILLE, TN, September 9, 2007 — GTR, the innovative guitar interface and amplifier modeling package from world-leading DSP specialists Waves, brought superb quality amp modelling to the digital audio workstation. Now Waves is proud to announce another step forward with GTR Version 3, offering guitarists even more – much more.
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 – anywhere you need the very best in guitar and bass amp modeling. 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 turns the computer into a stack of world-class amplification. In addition to a Direct input option for full, transparent tone, there’s a vast selection of new sounds modeled on famous amplifiers. The “Warm” setting for example is an amazing 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 killer, overdriven bluesy tones. “Activator” is based on a Sadowsky® preamp for super-responsive, clean performance, while “SolidState” was inspired by a Hartke® 3500, hand-picked for its sturdy, solid sound. And there are many more.
With GTR3 there’s also a choice of 22 cabinets, and there is a vast array of choices as to what to do with them. Play through two cabinets. Record with two different microphones. Flip the phase. With GTR3 you can mix and match amps, cabs, and mics with drag-and-drop simplicity. There’s 4 x 12" Standard, based on Marshall® 1960a; 4 x 12" Britt, inspired by the Orange® PPC412 Celestion Vintage30. There’s a 1968 Gibson® Skylark. A ’65 Fender® Vibrolux Reverb Blackface. A Pro bass 8 x 10" inspired by the Ampeg® SVT810AV. Every amp and cabinet is modeled to the most astonishing level of accuracy and faithfulness, thanks to Waves’ powerful DSP technology.
GTR also delivers 26 smoking Stomp effects too. From Delay, Distortion, and Doubler to Phaser, Flanger, Fuzz, Compression, EQ and more, GTR has everything today’s guitarist needs. And with features like sync-to-host BPM, drag-and-drop, and real-time MIDI control, it’s easy to dial in an incredible sound. GTR3 includes three onboard tuner variations — standard, chromatic, and alternate, that provide the user total instrument tuning accuracy. Effects are plugged into a virtual pedalboard that can hold up to six Stomps, and the signal path can be rearranged by simply dragging the effects into the right order. The Stomps and pedalboard can be fully automated via either DAW automation or MIDI.
“We believe that GTR3 is the best sounding virtual guitar amp and effects system in the world – period,” said Waves CEO Gilad Keren. “Indeed, GTR3 is so impressive, and so like the real thing, that we believe it’s the ultimate in guitar sound technology.”
It all adds up to a powerful upgrade to a unique system. GTR3 from Waves is available now for Native or TDM, Mac or PC and has a MSRP of $600 Native / $1200 TDM.
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