Waves GTR3 Guitar Tool Rack Effects and Processors  From Waves

Waves has captured the world’s hottest vintage and contemporary amps, using revolutionary sampling techniques that go way beyond standard modeling.

Waves Digital


"Experience the Difference"

Sound Pure's 3-Year Warranty

Our Free 3-Year Warranty!
In addition to the standard included manufacturer warranty, virtually all new products carry our exclusive, industry-leading, absolutely free, Sound Pure 3-Year Warranty, which includes PARTS & LABOR. This high-value perk is our way of providing the ultimate in added value to enhance the unique personal touch our small, dedicated team contributes to each purchase.
Learn more »

Lifetime Support

Free Lifetime Technical Support!
Our small team of dedicated experts is here to help the original purchaser for the lifetime of the product. Why? Because we care about building real relationships with our customers for life and stand behind every product we sell.

Free Shipping

This Product Ships Free!
Products ship from our well-located, climate- and humidity-controlled warehouse absolutely free (inside the continental USA). Low-cost international shipping options exist for most products.
Contact us for details »

No Sales Tax Outside North Carolina

In Stock!
Delivery is Free via Digital Delivery
Payments as low as $11/mo.

Want a lower price?
Call or email us!

Manufacturer's Description from Waves

With 25 custom guitar amps including 6 new Neil Citron models, GTR3 is a virtual powerhouse. Just plug it in, crank it up, and turn your computer into a stack of hand-picked, world-class amps.

  • 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

Neil Citron models

  • Legatron Clean Based on a customized Carvin® Legacy
  • Legatron Crunch Based on a customized Carvin® Legacy
  • Thermitron Clean Based on an Ibanez® TN120 Thermion
  • Thermitron Crunch Based on an Ibanez® TN120 Thermion
  • Plexitron Lite Based on a modified 60s 100W Marshall® Plexi
  • Plexitron Crunch Based on a modified 60s 100W Marshall® Plexi 

Clean Amps

  • Direct Full-frequency, transparent tone, with light EQ and a hint of dynamics processing.
  • Clean Based on a 1959 tweed Fender® Bassman®, smooth and warm, with shimmering highs and luscious overtones.
  • Sweet Modeled on a 1968 Gibson® Skylark, this small tube amp delivers a clear sound with a clean bite.
  • Punchy Based on the stack master, a 100W Marshall® head, for a clean rhythm tone.
  • Warm An amazing jazz and ballad tone based on a boutique amp from Paul Reed Smith's private collection Drive AmpsEdgy Inspired by a 1980 Vox® AC-30 TB-2, for a big, rich sound with more than just a touch of attitude.
  • Cream Based on a 1966 Ampeg® Gemini II, with bright, detailed tone and a unique low frequency bloom.
  • Drive Modeled on a 1964 blackface Fender® Super Reverb®, this is the go-to amp for bluesy growl, fat saturated sounds, and everything in between.
  • Overdrive Based on a 1980 Marshall® JMP, this is the heavy rock sound in all its glory.
  • Scream Based on a boutique amp from Paul Reed Smith's private collection, for killer, overdriven bluesy tones. 

High Gain Amps

  • Crush Inspired by a modified Marshall® MK2 50W stack head, this is a hardwired gain machine.
  • Monster Modeled on a Marshall® 100W Stack set at full gain for unique undertones.
  • Inferno A virtual model with very high distortion and extremely fast cleanup, great for modern thrash Metal.
  • Shredder Based on a Marshall® JMP1 preamp, this blazing metal tube tone is your license to shred.
  • Scorch Based on a boutique amp from Paul Reed Smith's private collection, ideal for solid rocking rhythm chords.
  • Supernatural Modeled on a boutique amp from Paul Reed Smith's private collection, this overdriven lead tone sustains like a black magic woman.
  • Hot Inspired by a Koch® Combo, perfect for aggressive high gain sounds, scorching riffs, and stinging solos.
  • Crunch Based on a custom Garcia® from Paul Reed Smith’s personal collection, tailor-made for sizzling lead lines and heavy sustained walls of grunge.
  • Modern Modeled on a Mesa® Dual Rectifier® Solo Head, perfect for cutting-edge solo tones and drop-tuned power chords.

Custom Guitar Cabinets

Play through two cabs. Record with two different mics. Flip the phase.
With a huge range of speaker cabinets and perfectly matched mics, GTR3 gives you the power to mix and match equipment with unprecedented ease.

  • 4 x 12” Standard Modeled on Marshall® 1960a
  • 4 x 12” Vintage Based on Marshall® 1960ax with G12 Greenbacks
  • 4 x 12” Britt Inspired by Orange® PPC412 Celestion Vintage30
  • 4 x 12” Inferno Modeled on a custom cabinet
  • 2 x 12” ClosedBack Modeled on Marshall® 1936 cabinet with G12 Greenback Celestions
  • 2 x 12” OpenBack Based on Vox® AC-30 Celestion Alnico Blue
  • 4 x 10” OpenBack Inspired by on Fender® Super Reverb® Blackface 1968, CTS alnico magnet speakers
  • 12” OpenBack Modeled on Mesa/Boogie® Mark IV, Electro-Voice speaker
  • 15” ClosedBack Based on Fender® Showman Cabinet 1960’s
  • Acme 12” Custom Modeled on a custom cabinet by Ted Jensen of Sterling Sound
  • Acme 2 x 10” Cabinet Modeled on a 1962 Vox® cabinet
  • Acme 8” OpenBack Based on a 1968 Gibson® Skylark
  • Acme 4 x 12” Cab Inspired by 1970’s HiWatt®
  • Acme 12” OpenBack Based on mid 60's Ampeg® Gemini
  • Acme 2 x 10” OpenBack Based on 1965 Fender® Vibrolux Reverb Blackface
  • Acme Case Speaker Modeled on late 60’s Silvertone – Danelectro/Sears
  • Electron 2 x 12" Clean Based on a Carvin® Legacy C212E with Electro-Voice® speakers
  • Electron 2 x 12" Crunch Based on a Carvin® Legacy C212E with Electro-Voice® speakers
  • Celestron 2 12" Clean Based on a Carvin® Legacy C212E with Celestion® 30W speakers
  • Celestron 2 12" Crunch Based on a Carvin® Legacy C212E with Celestion® 30W speakers
  • Electron 4 x 12" Based on a straight cabinet with Electro-Voice® speakers
  • Celestron 4 x 12" Based on a straight cabinet with Celestion® speakers
  • Celestron 4 x 12" Vintage Based on a straight cabinet with Celestion® speakers

Studio Mics

GTR3 delivers the unique performance of the world's most sought-after microphones by Neumann®, Brauner®, AKG®, Sennheiser®, RCA®, Royer®, and more.



  • OverDrive delivers gentle growls, screaming highs, and everything in between.
  • Distortion drives the intensity up a notch, for even more crunch and bite.
  • Fuzz features the classic crunchy distortion of the 60s.
  • Buzz recreates the retro sound of a resonant buzz box.
  • Metal with its dual distortion engine, takes you to the edge and beyond.


  • Flanger soars from light feathery swirls to extreme jet sweeps.
  • Vibrolo is a combination Vibrato and Tremolo.
  • Panner features pan modulation based on our acclaimed MondoMod.
  • Phaser recreates the classic whoosh of the 70s.
  • Octaver synthesizes up to two octaves below your input.
  • WahWah features both AutoWah as well as Manual Mode, for external MIDI control.
  • Chorus modulates your sound, from mildness to madness.
  • Doubler delivers double-tracking effects with detuning and delay.
  • Pitcher shifts your pitch in real-time, perfect for whammy style FX.
  • Bass Pitcher is a real-time pitch shifter especially for bass.

Space and Ambience Effects

  • Delay with BPM sync is perfect for polyrhythmic ping-pong effects.
  • Lay-D delivers mind-bending reverse, pitch shift, and delay effects.
  • Reverb is a realistic room emulator.
  • Spring delivers the timeless sound of spring reverb.


  • Gate/Comp is a gate and compressor in one.
  • Compressor keeps your dynamics in check.
  • Gate eliminates noise and weak signals.
  • Tone is a 3-band equalizer.
  • EQ is a 6-band graphic equalizer.
  • Axx Press is a combination compressor and limiter.
  • Volume Pedal lets you fade in or out with ease.

GTR3 Bass

With 7 slamming bass amps and 6 powerful bass cabs, GTR3 takes bass amplifier modeling a giant step forward. Whatever your sound, whatever your style, GTR3 has got the full rich bass tone you’re looking for, with focused lows, punchy mids, and detailed highs. So when you’re ready to hit rock bottom, GTR3 covers all the basses.

Bass Amps

  • Directube Modeled on a Countryman® DI into a V72 preamp for warm analog grace and depth.
  • Activator Based on a Sadowsky® preamp for super-responsive, clean performance.
  • SolidState Inspired by a Hartke® 3500, hand-picked for its sturdy, solid sound.
  • Mo'Town Modeled on the fliptop Ampeg® B15-N tube amplifier, heard on countlessclassic Detroit hits.
  • SuperTube Based on the Ampeg® SVT, a classic in rock, reggae, and many other styles.
  • Thunder Inspired by a David Eden® World Tour 800, for earth-shaking sub sounds.
  • OverBass Modeled on a Mesa/Boogie 400+, for a massive overdriven tube tone.

Bass Cabinets

  • Bass 8 x 10” Pro Inspired by Ampeg® SVT810AV
  • Bass 6 x 10” Based on Ampeg® SVT610HLF
  • Bass 15” Modeled on late 60s Fender® Bassman
  • Bass 15” Fliptop Inspired by Ampeg® B15N
  • Bass E15 4 x 10” Based on David Eden® cabinets
  • Bass M1516 Modeled on Mesa/Boogie® 1516

GTR3 Standalone Guitar ToolRack

Now, you can fire up GTR3’s standalone ToolRack software without a host like Pro Tools or Logic. Whether you’re practicing alone, rehearsing with a band, playing live, or just jamming, the standalone ToolRack has all you need. In the studio, onstage, anytime, anywhere, the world’s greatest guitar gear is only a click away.

Drag-and-drop amps and stomps in any order, pan stereo effects to multiple cabs, save your processing chains as custom presets, and more. And ToolRack is ideal for live shows. It’s like having a warehouse full of cherry classic equipment that you can call up on the fly for every single tune.

  • Plug it In
  • Turn it On
  • Choose Amps & FX
  • Customize Your Chain
  • Rock and Roll

Waves makes the tools of choice for the world’s most demanding sound experts: Grammy®-winning Multi-Platinum producers, engineers, and artists. That’s why GTR3 has to sound indistinguishable from the originals.

Whether you’re laying down tracks in the studio or live onstage, GTR3 is the only guitar processor you’ll ever need. Native or TDM, Mac or PC, with or without a DAW, anytime, anywhere, you’re ready to rock. The result is the most amazing guitar tones you will ever hear coming out of your computer. And with GTR3’s host-free Standalone ToolRack, all you need to do is plug in…and play!

And now you can buy the GTR3 software and Studio Guitar Interface separately or together, at special new prices.


If you're interested in any Waves single plug-in, contact us directly for pricing and further information.

Waves Digital

About Manufacturer

Waves is the leading provider of DSP solutions for audio professionals in content creation and MaxxTM audio signal processing solutions for consumer electronics. Waves award-winning audio processor plug-ins are the technology and market share leader for thousands of audio professionals in content creation. These plug-ins utilize Waves proprietary DSP algorithms based on Waves psychoacoustic expertise. Waves' Maxx technology dramatically enhances audio performance in consumer applications and has been licensed to several leading audio companies including Microsoft, Motorola, Samsung and Sanyo.Yamaha also purchased a minority position in Waves in 2000. The Waves mission is to develop and provide solutions that enables unparalleled sonic quality for all audio applications.


System Requirements (Mac)


Core Duo 2.3Ghz



4 GB


Operating System

10.7 - 10.9.1


Screen Resolution



System Requirements (Windows)


Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz | AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent



4 GB


Operating System

Windows 7 | Windows 8


Screen Resolution

1024x768 32-bit



Supported Hosts (Mac)

Pro Tools 11.0.1 - 11.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)

Pro Tools 9.0.5 - 10.3.8 (SoundGrid/TDM, RTAS, Audiosuite)

Logic Pro 9.1.3 - 10.0.6 (Audio Units)

Digital Performer 8.0 - 8.0.5 (Audio Units)

Ableton Live 8.2.1 - 9.1 (VST)

Nuendo 5.1.0 - 6.0.6 (VST3)

Cubase 6.0.3 - 7.5 (VST3)

WaveLab 8.0.3 (VST3)

Main Stage 2.1.3 - 3.0.2 (Audio Units)

Garage Band 6.0.3 - 7.0 (Audio Units)

Final Cut Pro X 10.0 - 10.1 (Audio Units)

Wave Burner 1.6.0 - 1.6.1 (Audio Units)

Soundtrack Pro 3.0.1 (Audio Units)

Studio One 2.0 - 2.6.2 (VST3)

Media Composer 7.0.3 (RTAS)

Sound Forge Pro 1.0 (Audio Units)



Supported Hosts (Windows)

Pro Tools 11.0.1 - 11.1 (AAX Native 64-bit, Audiosuite)

Pro Tools 9.0.5 - 10.3.8 (SoundGrid/TDM, RTAS, Audiosuite)

Ableton Live 8.2.1 - 9.1 (VST)

Nuendo 5.1.0 - 6.0.6 (VST3)

Cubase 6.0.3 - 7.5 (VST3)

WaveLab - 8.0.3 (VST3)

Sonar X2 (VST), X3c (VST3)

Sound Forge 10.0c - 10.0e (VST)

Vegas 11 - 12 (VST)

Acid 7.0e (VST)

Audition CS5.5 (VST), CS6 (VST3)

Samplitude ProX (VST)

Sequoia 12 (VST)

Pyramix 7.1.10, 8.0.11 (VST)

Studio One 2.0 - 2.6.2 (VST3)

Media Composer 6.5 - 7.0.3 (RTAS)






GTR Tuner Manual

GTR Interface Manual

GTR Amp Manual

GTR Stomp Manual

GTR ToolRack Manual