NAMM 2019: We’ve seen plenty of guitar amp simulations down the years, but Blue Cat Audio’s Re-Guitar promises something different: the ability to make a single guitar sound like many other types of guitar. In fact, it promises “an infinite number of guitar tones out of a single instrument”.
Re-Guitar includes a pickup simulator that not only models a range of well-known guitar pickups, but also enables you to design your own. Acoustic guitar simulations are included, too; again, you can create your own if you wish.
Hollow body guitars are also covered off, right down to being able to set the desired body thickness. Brightness and gain can be adjusted, and there are virtual tone and volume pots.
You can use Re-Guitar in real-time, so it feels like you’re playing a different instrument, or make adjustments to the tone after recording. As such, you’ve got total flexibility.
Re-Guitar certainly has our attention, so we’ll be sure to check it out at NAMM. It’ll be included as a free update in Blue Cat’s Axiom multi-effects processor (on sale for $149 until the end of January), and also offered for sale as a separate VST/AU/AAX plugin for PC and Mac. The release is scheduled for the second quarter of 2019.
Find out more on the Blue Cat Audio website.
Blue Cat Audio Re-Guitar features
- Guitar tone modeler, with electric pickups, acoustic guitars and hollow body emulations
- Built-in single coil pickups: single hot, vintage, modern, active, tele, neck+mid, bridge+mid, P90, P90J
- Built-in humbucker pickups: vintage, classic, ricky, modern, rails, bright, wide, wide(jazz), jazz box
- Built-in piezo & acoustic guitars: solid body piezo, acoustic sim pedals, modern & dreadnought, jumbo, mini jumbo, 000, small
- Create your own electric pickups or acoustic guitar emulations with the custom electric and custom acoustic models
- Adjust hollow body thickness and amount
- Adjust simulations brightness and gain
- Built-in virtual volume and tone pots
- No latency
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