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Shreddage 3 Stratus FREE$0

Shreddage 3 Stratus FREE

The ultimate FREE electric guitar sample library for KONTAKT! 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!

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  • Pristine 24-bit recordings
  • Sustains, palm mutes, chokes
  • Pitched and unpitched release noises
  • Up to 3x dynamics / 4x round robins
  • Up and downstrokes
  • Over 30 new & custom cabinet IRs


  • SHRED window & offset for accurate shredding
  • Beautiful, expanded UI for easier editing
  • New POLY INPUT window for realistic chords
  • Multiple fret & string voicing algorithms
  • New STRUMMING tab for custom rhythm parts
  • CONSOLE: Modular rack & mixer w/ 30+ FX
  • Includes TACT 2.0 for articulation mapping


  • KONTAKT (full version, not Kontakt Player) version 5.7 or higher
  • 1GB disk space
  • 4GB RAM
  • Your system must also meet the requirements for version 5.7 of Kontakt (FULL VERSION, not Kontakt Player). If you cannot run that version, you will not be able to load the Kontakt instrument.
  • Free Instrument Walkthrough

Library Overview

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 2.0, 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!

Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) 2.0

Shreddage 3 Stratus 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 Stratus - HIFIMIDI

"...this is possibly the best Stratocaster sample library I've ever used..." HIFIMIDI (08/2019)

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)

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)