Waves GTR3 Great Presets to Create Unusual Sounds with your Guitar
The interface and install disc come in a very neat package. It's simple but very well designed package scheme.
The interface itself feels sturdy. The battery compartment wiring is the only part that I didn't like. When you put the battery in it is a little difficult to arrange the wires and you need to be careful because I could see someone impatiently causing some damage to or crimping a wire.
Using the interface is easy. Plug in and you have output cord on back and you get a nice preamp boost to use without the software.
GTR3 installation was a little confusing. The security license somehow got lost on my install, and the tech at Sweetwater had to help me get a license put back on the flash drive.
That was pretty much the only inconvenience.
The install has a long list of plugins and programs that requires you to check what you want installed.
So what about Waves GTR3 ?
I'm using the interface to mic in on a laptop.
Not a "pro" setup".
My buddy writes songs and Waves GTR3 will be more than adequate to put some guitar and to his music and experiment with.
The presets are great. I tried some other demo guitar amp programs and to me, the GTR3 really sound the best.
I use GTR3 to record some short clips to use in sequencing programs.
I am trying to learn how to make electronica music, so unusual sounds are something that I like a lot.
GTR3 has unusual presets to mess around with, and there are some really far out sounds that are already made for you to use.
I'm using Ableton demo, and just make sure to install Waves to a vst folder that you have you're plugins in for Ableton, otherwise you will be changing folders to get to the GTR3, then changing back to a different folder to access a different vst.
Pro: Interface is very nice.
Once you learn how to use it you can record guitar tracks to use in other programs like Ableton. So mine works in the demo and it should work with non-demo.
GTR3 presets are great. You have regular clean sounds and some really unusual ones to play around with.
Con: Not worth mentioning again.