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Guitar Rig 3.

Each guitar comes with easy-to-install software with pro-quality low-latency driver to process the Dark Fire through a well-stocked library of effects, all of which is packaged with a Gibson-modified version of the popular Guitar Rig 3 processing software. Through the RIP's connection capabilities you can route these effects to your live outputs, your recorded outputs, or both. Tap into Guitar Rig 3's versatile selection of effects box, amplifier and speaker emulations, and instantly achieve the most desired guitar tones in the history of popular music. Naturally, Dark Fire owners will also be able to connect to the internet through their RIPs to download firmware updates, along with upgraded functions and software features, as they become available from Gibson.
Guitar Rig 3 Features:
  • 12 supreme-sounding guitar and bass amps, all perfectly emulated in stunning detail
  • New matched cabinet module which provides tried-and-true classic sounds in seconds
  • A total of 44 effects, including meticulously modeled stomp boxes, distortion and volume pedals, as well as other popular units
  • A total of 18 guitar and six bass cabinets, four rotary speakers and nine microphones ? all based on popular vintage gear
  • Highly flexible, intuitive and easy-to-use “rack” concept, with simple drag and drop operation
  • Intelligent preset management for fast access to a huge selection of ready-to-play sounds for all styles of music
  • All the essential guitar tools, including an integrated tuner, metronome and two tapedeck modules for easy recording
  • Premium special features, including a loop machine for on-the-fly jamming, plus modifiers such as LFOs, step sequencers, envelope followers and multi-step envelopes for dynamic signal modulation
  • Dedicated “Live View” for instant parameter assignment overview
  • Dynamic Tube Response Technology®, which delivers a profound sonic quality

For more information about Guitar Rig 3 visit www.native-instruments.com

Ableton Live 7
Gibson Studio Edition.

The exclusive Gibson version of Ableton Live software ? dubbed Ableton Live 7 Gibson Studio Edition ? provides Dark Fire owners with the ability to record, play loops and perform every other function needed to play in any live or studio setting. Enjoy the benefits of using the same virtual studio software and stage solution package already used by hundreds of touring professionals all around the world. Ableton Live Features:
  • Studio-quality recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
  • 64 audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks per project
  • Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing for software instruments
  • More than 20 built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors and EQs
  • Includes two software instruments — Simpler for creative sample-based synthesis, and Impulse for dynamic, sampled drums
  • VST and AU effects and instruments support; automatic plug-in delay compensation
  • Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3 files for DJing and instant remixing
  • Tweak Live's controls in real time with any MIDI controller — just MIDI-map it or choose from a list of popular supported controllers for instant mapping
  • Single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation
  • Multicore and multiprocessor support
  • A wide selection of presets for Live’s instruments and effects
  • Extensive built-in step-by-step tutorials
  • Localized software menus, tutorials and PDF reference manuals available in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese

For more information about Ableton Live visit www.ableton.com

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Firmware Downloads

Version RIP Firmware
5.2.1 PC (3.0 mb)  
5.2 PC (3.0 mb)  Mac (2.4 mb)
5.0 PC (1.8 mb)  Mac (2.3 mb)

3rd Party Downloads

Version Software
4.0 Guitar Rig
8.0 Ableton Live Lite - Gibson Studio Edition

Hex Patches

Version Patches Manual
1.0 ZIP (1.8 mb) PDF

Owners Manuals

Version Type (pdf)
4.0 Dark Fire Owners Manual 4.0
3.0 Dark Fire Owners Manual 3.0
1.1 RIP Owners Manual 1.1

Quick Start Guides

Version Type (pdf)
RIP Guide Vista Mac
Applications Applications Quick Start
Guitar Dark Fire Quick Start


Letter to Dark Fire Owners View PDF
Combined System Requirements:
  • Mac OSX 10.4.x G4 1.4 GHz
    or Intel Core Duo 1.66 GHz (recommended)
  • 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Quicktime 6.5 or higher
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • FireWire 400 port
  • Windows XP (SP 2) or
    Windows Vista 32 bit 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
  • Quicktime 6.5 or higher
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • FireWire 400 port