Impact Soundworks has released five new additions in its Shreddage 3 series of virtual guitar and bass instruments: Jupiter (7-string heavy rock & metal guitar), Archtop (6-string hollowbody), Rogue (7-string Japanese metal guitar), Abyss (custom 6-string bass), and Serpent (7-string American guitar).

Each Shreddage 3 guitar is available now for KONTAKT PLAYER with full NKS compatibility at the list price of $149 USD, while Shreddage 3 Abyss is priced at $99 USD.

These five virtual instruments are complete upgrades from previous Impact Soundworks releases, taking existing sample libraries and re-programming them for the powerful S3 Engine with a wide variety of improvements and new content.

Impact Soundworks Shreddage 3 Jupiter

Shreddage 3 Jupiter (upgrades from Shreddage 2: Absolute Electric Guitar)

Impact Soundworks’ most popular electric guitar, a super-heavy 7-string sound drop tuned to A and ideal for heavy rock and metal. This has the darkest, richest, and chunkiest tone of any S3 guitar.

Impact Soundworks Shreddage 3 Rogue

Shreddage 3 Rogue (upgrades from Shreddage 2 IBZ)

A legendary Japanese 7-string electric guitar with a very bright, biting, and aggressive sound (perfect for metal!)

Impact Soundworks Shreddage 3 Serpent

Shreddage 3 Serpent (upgrades from Shreddage 2 SRP)

Performed and recorded by YouTube superstar Jules Conroy (FamilyJules7x), this instrument features an all-American 7-string electric guitar with a balanced and versatile timbre that is flexible enough for many genres.

Impact Soundworks Shreddage 3 Abyss

Shreddage 3 Abyss (upgrades from Shreddage Bass 2)

This 6-string fingered electric bass offers a massive four and a half octave range with a pure, deep tone recorded through a high-end analog DI box.

Impact Soundworks Shreddage 3 Archtop

Shreddage 3 Archtop (upgrades from Archtop: Hollowbody Electric Guitar)

A beautiful 6-string Jim Sadowsky model hollowbody electric guitar with two pickups and a variety of new articulations like powerchords and extra palm mutes. Equally well-suited for clean playing, jazz, blues, funk, R&B and more.

Built on nearly a decade of experience sampling and programming virtual guitar & bass instruments, the Shreddage 3 engine offers extremely detailed samples, realistic performance playback, a fully-modular mixer, FX rack and pedalboard, plus extensive editing controls.

Each guitar is recorded clean for maximum flexibility in tone, and with the new built-in Console tab, users can mix and match between 30 different effects (pedals, amps, cabs, and more) plus 30+ custom cabinet IRs, all without using a single external plugin.

“After the success of the first Shreddage 3 release Stratus last year, we’re extremely excited to be bringing five of our most popular existing instruments to this new platform,” said lead developer Andrew Aversa.

“Every aspect of the instruments has been improved, from mapping and performance to editing. We even recorded new samples for instruments like Shreddage 3 Archtop to make it more versatile than ever.”

All Shreddage 3 instruments come with a set of custom tone presets to provide instant inspiration. These Kontakt snapshots range from ambient clean tones to hi-gain, heavy metal sounds, and all can be easily tweaked, copied, and shared with other S3 users. With Console, it’s even possible to save specific FX or pedal chains in one instrument and load it in a different Console-compatible instrument altogether.

All Shreddage 3 instruments feature:

  • Superior performance realism for lead, rhythm, and chord playing.
  • Multiple fretting & string selection algorithms to choose from.
  • One-click double, triple, and quad-tracking.
  • ‘Poly input’ lookahead for more realistic chords.
  • ‘Shred window’ for better-sounding sweeps and fast playing.
  • New ‘Strumming Mode’, perfect for rhythm tracks.
  • TACT 2.0: Map and trigger every articulation any way you want.
  • Console: Modular FX rack & mixer with 30 modules.
  • Dozens of Kontakt snapshots to inspire your creativity.

Each Shreddage 3 instrument is available for the list price of $149 USD, and all are fully NKS and Kontakt Player compatible. Owners of the previous versions of these libraries can upgrade for just $20 USD each.

More information: Impact Soundworks