Shreddage 3 Stratus Free

The ultimate FREE electric guitar sample library for KONTAKT PLAYER! Includes deep-sampled sustain, palm mute, and choke articulations with 3 octaves of playing range, up to 24 samples per note, and tons of performance options. Also features TACT 2.0 and the new CONSOLE mixer and modular FX rack!

Suggested Price: $5

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MSRP: $0

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Audio Demos

  1. Mega Man 3 - "Passing of the Free Crown" Yasuaki Fujita (arr. Andrew Aversa) 1:31
  2. The Third Destiny Nabeel Ansari 1:32
  3. Donkey Kong Country - Aquatic Ambience David Wise (arr. Andrew Aversa) 1:44
  4. Funkoland Andrew Aversa 1:11
  5. Silent Memories Tremendouz 0:58
  6. Wash of Emotions Zack Parrish 1:15

Product Info

Content

Pristine 24-bit recordings

Recorded DI through the neck pickup so you can make your own tone. (Other pickups available in the full version)

Classic 6-string guitar

All-around American sound heard on countless songs: great for rock, blues, pop, funk, and more.

All crucial articulations

Sustains, palm mutes, chokes, pitched & unpitched release noises,

Realistic performances through meticulous sampling

Every string sampled from open up to 12th fret with up to 4x down/4x up strokes per note, 3 dynamic layers, and 3 palm mute layers.

Dozens of production-ready tone snapshots

From hi-gain amped options to clean, ambient playing.

Headbanging Guitarist

Features

Cutting edge virtual guitarist engine
Beautiful, wide UI
Poly input feature for realistic chords
Total articulation control technology
Console FX rack and mixer

Requirements

System Requirements
1GB disk space

7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended.

4GB of RAM

Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.

KONTAKT Player 6.7+

This library IS NOW compatible with 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 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.

Tutorials

Free Instrument Walkthrough

Details

Our goal with this library is to give ALL Kontakt users an excellent, realistic, and FREE virtual guitar instrument with all our latest technology and no crippling limitations. Shreddage 3 Stratus Free includes some of the most useful sounds from the full version, as well as tons of editing features, TACT 3.0, and the Console mixer (see below), giving you all the tools you need to write and produce electric guitar parts.

Just like the full version, you get our updated fretting & voicing engine with multiple algorithms and styles to choose from. You can create custom tones with 30+ included FX modules and cabinet IRs. With this instrument, you can create lead, rhythm, and strummed parts, all in a single Kontakt instance.

In short, if you own Kontakt, this is the most realistic and flexible electric guitar library you can possibly get for free. We know you’ll love it, too!


Comparison to FULL Version



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.

Plus, with Console, you can easily save and load FX chains or presets between projects or even different Shreddage 3 products.

Download the Console manual here to learn more!


Reviews

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Shreddage 3 Stratus – HIFIMIDI

“…this is possibly the best Stratocaster sample library I’ve ever used…”

HIFIMIDI (08/2019)

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Shreddage 3 Stratus – KeyboardKraze

“If you listen to the samples, you will find yourself actually thinking that your [sic] listening to some of your favorite classic metal bands…Shreddage 3 delivers a powerful punch with endless possibilities. If you’re a fan of metal guitars, give this plug-in a try.”

Chris Senner (KeyboardKraze)

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Shreddage 3 Stratus – Professionalcomposers.com

“… what’s really impressive is that it does not only do rhythm guitar and arpeggios well: it actually can pull off amazing lead guitar sounds too, with vibrato, bends, hammer-ons, and all that so important expression! … With Shreddage 3 you can really do all styles of electric guitar performances. And if you spend some time adding expression and performance style variation, you can end up with a truly authentic sounding electric guitar performance in your music production.” (professionalcomposers.com)

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Shreddage 3 Stratus – SoundBytes Magazine

“The effects work well and sound great, and you can easily get along without a separate guitar amp plugin. Right out of the box you’re able to get a convincing distortion and cabinet sound and many other effects. The strumming options are very useful and add to the versatility and realism that this product offers…. Stratus is a very powerful guitar sample library with several goodies under the hood. From its awesome clean tone to its many useful articulations and effects, I doubt you’ll be wishing for anything more.”

Rob Mitchell (SoundBytes Magazine)

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Shreddage 3 Stratus – Beat Magazine

“For either lively rhythm performances or expressive solos, Shreddage 3 Stratus impressively captures the versatile and characteristic sound of the Fender Stratocaster. This instrument is excellent for a variety of genres such as rock, metal, funk, or soul. Though it already sounds good with the integrated effects, it becomes really authentic with a high-quality external amp sim. The appealing interface makes this powerful Kontakt instrument comfortable and intuitive to use.” (6/6 Stars)

BEAT Magazine (03 2019)

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Shreddage 3 Stratus Free – Producer Hive

Once again, this boils down to Impact Soundworks’ impressive ability to capture the nuances of a live electric guitar performance…Having this much control over the sound of your guitar allows you to create an incredibly natural performance. If you’re looking for a way to incorporate electric guitars into your music inexpensively, this is a solid choice.”

Seth Huff (Producer Hive)