TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, November 4, 2008 -- Waves Audio announces the release of the latest version of GTR3, developed in association with acclaimed guitar maker Paul Reed Smith. The new GTR3 update includes six new classic modeled amps and seven new cabs from GRAMMY® -winning guitar expert Neil Citron. As a guitar tech and recording engineer for six-string superheroes like Slash, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather and Larry Carlton, nobody knows more than Neil about how to get great guitar sounds. With Citron’s contributions, GTR3, the flagship of Waves’ line of guitar sound processing tools, now includes a total of 32 modeled guitar and bass amps.
>From the personal settings on his customized Carvin® Legacy, Ibanez® TN120 Thermion and modified ‘60s 100W Marshall® Plexi amps, to his vintage handmade cabinets and hand-picked microphones, Citron’s unmatched expertise and years of experience bring new dimensions to GTR3. Waves precision-modeled Citron’s unique amp configurations and studio techniques, which deliver a realistic, nuanced sound that few producers have been able to achieve. In the modeling process, the amps were miked and sampled using Neve mic-pres and EQ’d exactly the way Citron would record them in a tracking session. Six models resulted from this process: “Clean” and “Crunch” Legatron (based on a customized Carvin Legacy), “Clean” and “Crunch” Thermitron (based on an Ibanez TN120 Thermion) and “Clean” and “Crunch” Plexitron (based on a modified 1960s 100W Marshall Plexi).
As with all Waves models, GTR3 and the new Citron models offer more than approximations of classic sounds. They accurately replicate every last detail of the original gear. “As someone who owns these actual amps, take it from me -- with GTR3, now you do too!” stated Citron.
With GTR3, Waves has captured the world’s hottest vintage and contemporary amps using revolutionary sampling techniques that go way beyond standard modeling. The result is the most accurate and nuanced guitar tones available coming out of a computer. The GTR3 system is now capable of standalone or DAW-ready operation for the maximum flexibility - anywhere users 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.
In addition to a Direct Input option for full, transparent tone, there’s a vast selection of sounds modeled on famous amplifiers. Every amp and cabinet is modeled to the most astonishing level of accuracy and faithfulness, thanks to Waves’ powerful DSP technology.
GTR3 Current Features:
- 25 Guitar Amps
- 7 Bass Amps
- 29 Cabs
- 26 Stomps
- Multiple Mics and Mic Settings
- Custom Hardware Interface
- Realistic Dynamic Response
- Expert Presets and FX Chains
- Sync-to-Host BPM Effects
- Drag-and-Drop Simplicity
- Real-Time MIDI Control
- Standalone or DAW Ready
The latest version of GTR3, including the new Neil Citron amps, is available at no additional charge to users of GTR3 and Mercury covered by Waves Update Plan.
Players can buy the GTR3 software and Studio Guitar Interface separately or together, at special 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. The GTR3 software and Studio Guitar Interface from Waves are available now with pricing as follows:
- GTR3 Complete (Studio Guitar Interface and Native software): $500.00 MSRP
- GTR3 Complete (Studio Guitar Interface and TDM software): $600.00 MSRP
- GTR3 Software Only Edition (Native): $380.00 MSRP
- GTR3 Software Only Edition (TDM): $480.00 MSRP
- Waves/PRS Studio Guitar Interface: $120.00 MSRP