Create a professional rhythm guitar track in minutes! The first in a line of loopable rhythm guitar phrase libraries, Riffage: Metal contains 300 high-energy, unique phrases from the epic sound of doom to the head-banging intensity of thrash to the basement grind of djent. Phrases can be played in any key, in a wide variety of tempos, with either a production-ready amped sound or a clean DI signal. A time-saving rhythm companion to Shreddage!
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300 killer guitar phrases
Create heavy rhythm tracks with burning riffs and licks performed by a seasoned pro. All phrases available as WAV as well.
Play in any key
Every phrase was recorded in multiple allowing the phrases to work in any track with minimal transposition.
Doubletracked amp + DI channels
Premade, radio-ready amped tone drops into any mix; or, use the clean (DI) channel and make your own.
Fit Riffage phrases into any track with 80, 120, and 160bpm riffs plus lock-to-host functionality.
Beautiful, wide UI
Easily adjust all important controls from a single page.
Find the perfect phrase by using the built-in browser and tags like Style, Tempo, and Articulation.
Console FX rack and mixer
Over 30 FX included: EQs, compressors, reverbs, pedals, custom cabinets, amps, and much more.
6GB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
4GB of RAM
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
Apple M1, Intel i3 or equivalent CPU
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
Kontakt Player 6.6+
This instrument will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.
Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12+.
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12+.
Kontakt Requirements - Windows
Windows 8 or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.
Need a metal rhythm track for your searing Shreddage solo? Or an instantly pro-sounding metal rhythm guitar track for a project under a tight deadline? Riffage: Metal brings the virtuosic performance of a seasoned professional metal guitarist into your productions with efficiency and speed. The 300 patterns give you the best of both worlds: the generous variety of phrases and subtle variations in performance that a live player brings with the production-ready sound and efficiency of a phrase library. Audition phrases lightning quick in the browser and narrow your search using the provided keywords. Play phrases in any key and in an impressively wide range of tempos. Create a full-fledged rhythm guitar track within minutes!
Performed on a Gibson Explorer with a Dirty Fingers pickup, Riffage: Metal’s phrases cover a huge variety of riffs, licks, and chugs recorded across three different tempos: 80, 120, and 160 BPM. However, phrases can be played at just about any tempo, without artifacts. Up to 46 phrases can be assigned to keyswitches (C1 through A4). Phrases include a variety of techniques, including harmonics, bends, mutes, and slides, from powerful slow chugs to high-intensity 16th note patterns, suitable for many kinds of metal genres. The library also comes with the option to simply drag and drop WAV files in your DAW. Though the breadth of the library is great, its searchability and easy browsing makes it a perfect partner for meeting tight production deadlines.
The stereo, double-tracked amped sound plugs right in to most professional metal productions. You can sculpt it further on our Console page, or build your own tone using the DI channel and our included Console FX: custom cabinets, dynamics, EQs, pedals, reverbs, and more. Or use the DI tone with your own amp sim of choice!
- 300 phrases, covering everything from doom to thrash
- Riffs, licks and chugs recorded at 80, 120, 160 BPM
- Easy browsing using keywords
- Playable in all keys, at just about any tempo
- Production-ready with an amped signal
- Craft your own tone with the optional DI signal
- WAV files available for drag-and-drop directly into your DAW
About the Performer
Patrick Windsor is a multi-instrumentalist who has performed, written, and recorded music in multiple genres for more than two decades. He has performed in the rock groups 48sin and Egostatic and the experimental rock band Tub Ring, performing around the Chicago area and finding track placement in TV shows such as “Californication.” He created the metal band Internal Empires, which played regionally in the Chicago area and shared the stage with such metal bands as Every Time I Die, Norma Jean, The Bled, and more.
Console: Modular FX Rack and Mixer
Console is our mixer, modular effects rack, and pedal board, designed to give you full control over your virtual guitar tone. Unlike our previous FX racks, which were limited to a small amount of preset modules, Console gives you 30 effects modules to choose from!
These include multiple EQs (digital and analog-style), compressors, spatial FX, modulation FX, amps, distortion pedals, reverbs, and a selection of over 30 custom cabinet IRs recorded just for Shreddage 3! These cabs cover all the most important sounds you would want, with both dynamic & condenser mics in multiple positions plus a ribbon mic for certain models.
Using Console, you can easily save and load FX chains or presets between projects or even different Impact Soundworks products. It also allows you to mix and blend between channels, with custom inserts on each if you’d like.
Download the Console manual here to learn more!
Riffage: Metal – Sample Library Review
“Riffage: Metal is perfect when you need to just throw in some really quick, heavy phrases…lots of thought has gone into how us as composers can use this…it sounds brilliant, but it’s so usable…If you make metal music, like full band productions; if you use it in orchestral music, which generally I do, so big orchestral productions with guitars, this is absolutely perfect for you.”
Testimonial – Jimmy ‘Big Giant Circles’ Hinson (Black Ops 4, Borderlands 2, Threes)
“Between Shreddage, Super Audio Cart, Juggernaut, and Mega Brass I don’t remember the last time I haven’t used an Impact Soundworks instrument in a track. The attention to detail is astonishing and it’s all so easy to use out of the box, which is a big deal.”