Shreddage 3 Abyss
Shreddage Bass 2 is now Shreddage 3 Abyss! Superb realism, depth, and stunning tone from a custom six-string Muckelroy bass, now upgraded to the S3 Engine: more realistic performances, easier editing, custom articulation mapping, and tons of built-in FX (amps, cabs, pedals & more!)
for Power Users
- Colossal Force Tony Dickinson 2:48
- Finisher Solonoid Studio 1:58
- Fighters David Levy 1:44
- Cold Fusion Andrew Aversa 1:00
- Downtown Adam Gubman 1:12
- Trouble David Levy 0:59
- Descent Of The Colossus Mutee ur Rahman 1:08
- Shred or Be Shredded Steven Macdonald 1:39
- The Liberation of Gerrard V DFS Music 4:26
- Basic Instructions Brad Jerkins 1:10
Over 10,000 pristine 24-bit samples
Recorded DI (direct in) so you can use any amp tone.
Custom 6 string bass tuned to drop A
Classic bass tone that can be heard across every genre of music, but particularly great for pop, blues, funk, and jazz.
All crucial articulations
Fingered sustains, staccatos, pops, tapping, harmonics, FX, slides, hammer-on, and pull-off.
Realistic performances through meticulous sampling
Every string sampled from open up to the highest fret with up to 4x down/4x up strokes per note and 4 dynamic layers.
21 production-ready tone snapshots
From hi-gain amped options to clean, ambient playing.
Cutting edge virtual bassist engine
Beautiful, wide UI
Poly input feature for realistic chords
Total articulation control technology
Console FX rack and mixer
5GB disk space
7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.
Apple M1, Intel i5 or equivalent CPU
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.
Kontakt Player 6.7
This library will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.
Kontakt Requirements - Mac OS
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12 (latest update).
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12 (latest update)
Kontakt Requirements - Windows
Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher.
Shreddage 3 Upgrade Trailer
Shreddage 3 Upgrade Overview
S3 Masterclass Part 1
S3 Masterclass Part 2
Shreddage Bass 2 Walkthrough (Legacy)
Shreddage 3 Abyss is the evolution of our custom six-string bass library Shreddage Bass 2, taking the complete set of over 10,000 recordings and placing them in our cutting-edge S3 engine. Featuring the sound of a one-of-a-kind, custom Muckelroy electric bass, Shreddage 3 Abyss is a super versatile instrument that starts at a floor-shaking drop A and extends up four and a half octaves. Now you can enjoy these incredible samples with even better performance playback, strumming, articulation mapping, and tone options!
This instrument was performed by master bassist, composer, and session musician Tony Dickinson, who brought his massive experience and skill to recording the library from both the perspective of a performer and a producer. To capture the most pristine and well-rounded DI tone possible, we used a Universal Audio Solo/610 analog tube pre for maximum fatness, punch, and warmth. Each string was recorded in exhaustive detail across every fret at multiple dynamics, with up to 8x round robin (RR) variations per note.
Now, with the included Console FX rack and mixer, you don’t even need external plugins to mix and process the instrument; just choose from our dozens of included presets and you’re ready to shred. Every articulation can be mapped or triggered however you want using Total Articulation Control Technology 2.0 (TACT). There are more ways to tweak and play these articulations than ever: dynamic layer and mute level adjustments, per-articulation velocity to volume, Strum Mode, and much more.
Welcome to the next generation of virtual bass instruments!
Console: Modular FX Rack and Mixer
Console is our new 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 Shreddage 3 products. It also allows you to mix and blend between guitar pickups, with custom inserts on each if you’d like.
Download the Console manual here to learn more!
Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) 2.0
Shreddage 3 Abyss includes an updated version of TACT, allowing you to customize how all articulations are mapped and triggered! Everyone has their own preferences for how to perform or write for virtual guitar, and with TACT you can create the perfect setup for your DAW.
Download the TACT 2.0 manual here to learn more!
Shreddage 3 Abyss – Sample Library Review
“Out of the box I was thrilled with the sound and to be honest I don’t tweak out the settings that much to get a performance for the tracks I am creating. Though it definitely leans towards an instrument for metal or rock I have found the instrument works well for just about any kind of music…it has become my go-to electric virtual bass instrument if I am creating rock, metal or a dark score that need a bit of low end and attitude.”
Don Bodin (Sample Library Review)
Shreddage Bass 2 – Bedroom Producers Blog
“The sound is very clean and clear, but with a warm low end even at the highest velocities. Being a bassist and having lots of recordings of myself laying around on my hard drive, I did some comparisons and this bass has a much nicer low end than my recordings. Only the C string is more about bright zing than warmth (as high C strings on 6-string basses normally are).
[…] A very nice, very versatile bass guitar library. As long as you’re not looking for accurate vintage sounds, Shreddage Bass 2 can do just about everything you might need a virtual bass guitar for.”
D Smolken (Bedroom Producers Blog)
Shreddage Bass 2 – The Audio Spotlight
“The sound is extremely warm & clean with very nice attacks. The release samples really enhance the realism. Of course the sound of Shreddage Bass 2 is most suited for rock & metal, but I’m sure it can work with any style. I’ve been using it for about 10 days now in many of my tracks of various genres and it has worked in every single one… It will be my go-to electric bass library… In my opinion [it’s] worth every penny. Whether you are a metalhead like me or just need a good electric bass in your music, [it] will surely not disappoint!”
Anže Rozman (The Audio Spotlight)