The next generation of virtual guitar instruments for KONTAKT PLAYER is here! More realistic and versatile than ever before, featuring an American classic sound, three pickups, tons of articulations and the new CONSOLE mixer and modular FX rack! NOTE: This instrument requires a Shreddage 3 License ($30). You only need to purchase this once, saving you money on all future S3 guitars! Learn more below.

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Shreddage 3 Stratus Main UI
Shreddage 3 Stratus TACT
Shreddage 3 Stratus Advanced
Shreddage 3 Stratus Console
Shreddage 3 Stratus Strumming

Content:

  • Pristine 24-bit recordings with 3 pickups
  • Sustains, palm mutes, powerchords
  • Powerchord mutes, staccato, snaps
  • Harmonics, tremolo, tremolo slides
  • Hammer-on/pull-off, portamento slides
  • Fingered, whammy, and emulated vibrato
  • Unpitched & pitched release noises
  • Rakes, muted chokes, DI line noise
  • Over 30 new & custom cabinet IRs
  • Multiple demo MIDIS / projects included

Features:

  • 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 w/ 30+ FX
  • Includes TACT 2.0 for articulation mapping

Requirements:

  • KONTAKT PLAYER version 5.7 or higher
  • 9GB disk space
  • 6GB RAM
  • Your system must also meet the requirements for version 5.7 of Kontakt Player. If you cannot run that version, you will not be able to load the Kontakt instrument.
  • Release Trailer
  • Instrument Overview
  • "The Third Destiny" Screencast

Library Overview

Shreddage 3 Stratus is the first chapter in a new universe of Impact Soundworks guitar and bass instruments. In creating this sample library, we’ve drawn from nearly a decade of experience and customer feedback on our previous guitars. We created a new engine - Shreddage 3 (or S3, for short) - entirely from scratch, incorporating the latest Kontakt technology and tools available in version 5.7.

Our new fretting and voicing algorithms give you more realistic performances and playback than ever, emulating how a real guitarist would play a part. Changing these is as simple as selecting from a menu or pressing a keyswitch. A much-requested Strumming engine has been added, great for both slow and fast rhythm parts alike. And with our new modular mixer Console, you now have over 30 effects at your fingertips, from EQs to pedals, compressors, amps, cabinets, modulators, and more.

To showcase all these incredible features, what better guitar to sample than a classic American tone used in countless rock, blues, metal, pop, soul, and funk tracks? Stratus includes three unique pickup positions with custom blending along with all the key articulations you’ve come to expect from the Shreddage series sampled in exquisite detail.

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 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 License & Ecosystem

Starting with Stratus, all Shreddage 3 guitars will use a single license (serial number) for activation. This will allow us to offer each guitar at a lower base price, saving you more money with each guitar we release!

The way it works is simple. You only need to purchase the $30 Shreddage 3 license once for use in Native Access. No matter how many S3 guitars you have, they'll all run under this single license.

Learn more on our blog: "The Shreddage 3 Ecosystem"

Impact Soundworks - Shreddage 3 Stratus Review - 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)

Purchase Options

This product requires a Shreddage 3 License ($30). If you don't have one, we'll add it to your cart.
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