Shreddage 3 Legacy

Shreddage 1 / Classic is now Shreddage 3 Legacy! Features our original, legendary drop-tuned 6-string guitar with a brutal heavy rock and metal tone. Now upgraded to the S3 Engine with many more samples, more realistic performances, and 30+ included FX (amps, pedals, cabs + more!)


115 in stock


Audio Demos

  1. Bleed Meshuggah (Mock-up by Andrew Aversa) 0:25
  2. Concrete Aquatic Christian Yoder and Jeremy Anderson 2:31
  3. Sketch Montage Andrew Aversa 0:43
  4. Forged Anew Nabeel Ansari 1:33
  5. Chords and Riffs Matt Guillory 1:11
  6. Rock the Dragon Bruce Falcouner (arr. Andrew Aversa) 0:25
  7. The Fire and the Fury Firewind (arr. Andrew Aversa) 0:36
  8. Final Fantasy VI - Desertion Nobou Uematsu (arr. Andrew Aversa) 3:19
  9. Descent Into Darkness Robert Santolupo 1:10
  10. Jackhammer Tremendouz 1:41

Product Info


Greatly expanded sample set from Shreddage 1
6 strings, low string drop tuned to Bb
Sustains, powerchords, palm mutes
Staccatos, grace note slides
Harmonics, pinch harmonics, tapping, FX
Hammer-on/pull-off, portamento
Tremolo, fingered vibrato
Unpitched & pitched release noises
Rakes, muted chokes, DI line noise


Cutting edge virtual guitarist engine
Beautiful, expanded UI for easier editing
New POLY INPUT feature for realistic chords
Multiple fret & string voicing algorithms
New STRUMMING tab for custom rhythm parts
CONSOLE: Modular rack & mixer with 30+ FX
Includes TACT 2.0 for articulation mapping
45 production-ready CONSOLE tone snapshots


3GB of disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.

6GB of RAM

Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.

Kontakt Player 5.7+

This library will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements - Mac OSX

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 7, 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.



Shreddage 3 Legacy is a modern update of the original, groundbreaking Shreddage virtual instrument, first released in 2010. This instrument set a new standard, showcasing stunning realism for high-gain rock & metal rhythm parts. Composers and producers have long enjoyed its aggressive 6-string tone, which features a popular “Standard” guitar. However, the original instrument had a somewhat limited sample pool, lacking per-fret sampling and the note range to perform convincing leads.

That all changes with Shreddage 3 Legacy. Using state-of-the-art tools and a pinch of audio magic, we’ve taken the original sample pool and expanded it via meticulous offline pitch-shifting to cover every fret on all six strings. The result is a far more playable instrument that can now perform strums and leads – not just chunky rhythm parts!

Now, combined with the power of the Shreddage 3 engine and Console FX rack, you can compose and perform using the original, unmatched Shreddage guitar tone with more features and realism than ever. Full NKS integration and Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) also give you the tools to fully customize the instrument just the way you want it.

Welcome to the next generation of virtual guitar 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 Legacy 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 1 – ProRec

“What Shreddage does, it does VERY well. If you need power chords, and don’t want the extra complexity that some libraries have, it’s a no-brainer… It’s affordable and you get a lot of sound and flexibility for the price … The value is tremendous if you need solid power chords to spice up your arrangements. The dry and consistent recordings allow you to create the sound YOU want … [It’s] a solid and fun library. Easy to play, light on resources… [it] will find it’s way into your tracks, whether they be scratch tracks for future live replacement, or final, render-ready guitar parts.”

Brent Randall (ProRec)

Shreddage 3 Legacy – Sample Library Review

“All in all, this is a fantastic package that excels at more aggressive tones in music, such as rock, punk, and metal, but can also hold its own with clean tones. From simple power chords and “chugging” palm mutes, to more advanced bends, slides, and pinch harmonics, this library is great for beginners and pros alike.”

B Free (Sample Library Review)

Shreddage 3 Series – Sample Library Review

“Impact Soundworks have blown the lid off my DAW with Shreddage 3. This is the electric guitar library I have long been looking for. Whether you want a rocking rhythm guitarist, a wailing, screaming guitar soloist, or simply a tool for writing your own rhythm and solo guitar parts, Shreddage 3 fits the bill. You can easily write a full rock track with Shreddage 3 that sounds authentic and believable. It’s hard to ask for much more than that.”

Raborn Johnson (Sample Library Review)