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guitarix is a virtual guitar amplifier for Linux running on Jack Audio Connection Kit. It is free as in speech and free as in beer. The available sourcecode allows to build it on other UNIX-like systems, too, namely for BSD and for MacOSX.

guitarix takes the signal from your guitar as any real amp would do: as a mono-signal from your sound card. The input is processed by a main amp and a rack-section. Both can be routed separately and deliver a processed stereo-signal via Jack. You may fill the rack with effects from more than 25 built-in modules including stuff from a simple noise gate to brain-slashing modulation f/x like flanger, phaser or auto-wah.

Your signal is processed with minimum latency. On any properly set-up Linux-system you don't have to wait more than 10ms until your sound is processed by guitarix.

The demos below are 100% guitarix without any other amps, cabinets or stompboxes in the chain.
And even more...
If you want to use more f/x than we provide built-in guitarix, you can also select plug-ins from the large list of LADSPA and LV2 plug-ins. Or just connect the Jack-out of guitarix with the Jack-in of Rackarrack or any other Jack-aware host. Of course you can record your playing in DAWs like Ardour. But guitarix comes as well as LV2 plugin suite, so you could load the amps and plugs directly in your favorite DAW. Though we design guitarix with guitar-signals in mind there is nothing wrong with connecting a synth or any other sound-generator to it.


guitarix2 v.0.41.0 has been released. This is a major release.
Godin LGX-T
Roland VG-8
Boss GP-10


My brother uses this and rack a rack on an old laptop. Because Linux doesn't have bloatware, it totally works for him. Bajillion tones, varying quality, huge fun.
electric: Epiphone Dot semihollow body, acoustic: mahogany jumbo, recording: Cubase Artist 11 or Tascam DP008


Just as soon as my favorite local jazz radio show stops recording on this Mac, I'm gonna boot into ubuntu and try this out. Thanks!
Though I think I messed up ubuntu audio yet again. Later for that. Gotta wait til 2AM for the jazz show to finish.


I never got along with guitarix. I absolutely loved the tones of rakarack.