Please take the time to read through this page carefully as the patches will not work if you do not have the right components installed. Below you will find all of the information you will need to purchase and install these patches.
- What Is A Patch?
- Do I Have The Necessary Components To Make The Patches Work?
- Audio Samples Of Some Of My Patches.
- How To Install The Patches.
- I Really Need Some Help With This!
- Buy My Patches Here.
What Is A Patch?
A patch is a small file that tells Guitar Rig what components and settings to use for any particular sound. For example a Hank Marvin patch will be given a song name like Apache. When you click on the patch name it will load all of the pre-configured components for that tune. These patches are sometimes also called ‘presets’. Guitar Rig comes with a library of different sounds/presets, these patches I sell are additional tones that are not included in the factory installation of Guitar Rig.
Do I Have All the Necessary Components To Use These Patches?
Open your guitar rig software and click on the ‘Components’ tab as seen in the image below. Here you will need to confirm that you have the following effects. As there are several different versions and extension packs you may not have all that is required!
Please check inside the various drop down menu categories and verify that you have the following effects:
- AMP – Twang Reverb
- AMP – Jazz Amp
- DISTORTION – Treble Booster
- DELAY AND ECHO – Twin Delay
- DELAY AND ECHO – Tape Echo
- DYNAMICS – Noise Reduction
- DYNAMICS – Tube Compressor
- DYNAMICS – Volume Pedal
- DYNAMICS – Stomp Compressor
- DYNAMICS – Fast Comp
- CABINETS – Control Room
- REVERB – Vintage Verb
- MODULATION – Tremolo
Some Of My Patch Audio Samples
On the audio players below you can hear some recordings of samples of some of the sounds I created using Guitar Rig.
I have deliberately recorded the guitar slightly louder than the backing track so you can clearly hear what you are going to get.
These sounds are raw and unedited straight from Guitar Rig and recorded within Sonar Platinum.
Sample 1: Apache
Sample 2 : Cavatina
Sample 3: Kon Tiki
Sample 4: Peace Pipe
Sample 5: Wonderful Land
Some patches are available as a bundle and can be purchased here.
All of my patches are available as individual products and can be purchased here.
I Bought The Patches Now What Do I Need To Do?
Locate your downloaded patch folder and unzip it.
This folder has been compressed and zipped for quick downloading and needs to be unzipped in order to access the file.
If you do not have any software on your computer unzip compressed files then I recommend using 7Zip which is a free software that can easily and quickly be installed. See the image below for where to download it.
Open your Guitar Rig software.
On your Presets list inside Guitar Rig you need to select the ‘New In GR5’ tab and make sure that it is highlighted as seen in the image below!
Now we are going to instruct Guitar Rig where our new patch folder is.
Click on ‘File’ then ‘Import Preset’ and a new window will open asking you to find the location of your new patches i.e from your documents folder, desktop, some other folder in another hard drive etc. You can place your new downloaded patch folder anywhere you like but it is important to remember not to move or delete your new preset folder from it’s location, as Guitar Rig will not find it next time you run it and you will have to import the files again!
Click on each one of the five patches i.e Apache using the ‘Import Preset’ option and then repeat this process for the other four patches.
Now scroll down to the bottom of your preset list and you will find your new presets.
Click any of them to load and enjoy your new sounds!
Technology Is Not For Me, Please Help!!
Ok, so perhaps you are not so technically minded when it comes to computers, but you still really want to have these patches installed?
If this is the case there is a solution and it is very easy!
You can visit my Technical Service page and fill out the assistance form. Upon receiving this form I will get in touch with you and decide the easiest and best way to assist you. Often I use a remote connection (Teamviewer) so I can access your PC from mine and install the patches for you.
With this simple service you can sit back, relax, and then enjoy your new sounds. You will also see exactly what I am doing so you will learn how to do it yourself the next time! I do charge a small fee for my time.Hank Marvin The Shadows Guitar Rig Patches