Forged from the hammer of Ragnarok, Shreddage was designed to be the most realistic and flexible electric guitar sound for rock and metal. Combined with its expansion Shreddage X, you get a full range of articulations from palm and aggressive mutes to powerchords, vibrato, harmonics, pinch squeals, pick scrapes, neck slides, portamento slides, chordstops, and much more. Available for Kontakt + SFZ!
Shreddage is a DI guitar sample library like no other. Rather than trying to cover every possible technique or style, it is focused entirely on rhythm playing in a rock/metal style. The result of this intense design focus (and two full years of research and development) is an extremely playable and realistic instrument. This library isn't just for composers, though it is very easy to use in the context of trailer cues, video game arrangements and other massive productions. It's also a great tool for producers and even guitarists!
Shreddage requires next to no editing or humanization to sound realistic right out of the box, and thus can be dropped in a track to fill it out, doubling a real guitarist or serving as a highly-accurate placeholder or demo until live guitars are recorded. The Kontakt patches feature a scripted interface that allows you to easily tweak envelopes and EQ, but does not require any sort of fancy keyswitches or MIDI CC control to use. Just load and play - each hand gets a different type of articulation, and velocities handle the rest. Swap out individual patches to tweak your performance multi.
The Shreddage X expansion pack / add-on goes a step further. Impact Soundworks started by lowering the tuning even further, going from Bb to Ab (the "A" is for "Armaggedon".) They added non-pinched vibrato on every note, for even more expressive performances, then recorded traditional harmonics (with no vibrato) as well as blazing tremolo picking. But they didn't stop there. Shreddage X includes true recorded portamento slides on every single note and powerchord, up to an octave. The portamento time can be reduced to create more subtle legato transitions, eliminated, or kept at max to create dramatic custom slides and dives.
All this newfound power would be for naught if it were hard to use, so they reprogrammed the patches and kept them as easy to use as ever. There is still no need to memorize complex keyswitches, excessive midi CC automation or pedal futzing. Just load up the master patch and prepare to have your face melted. For years we've read that it's simply not possible to have realistic guitar samples without loops. They are confident that with this library, they have proved the doubters wrong!
• Drop Bb tuning
• 8x round robins
• Up and down strokes
• Single notes, powerchords
• Palm, half and aggressive mutes
• Pinch squeals
• Full chokes
• Pristine 24 bit clean (DI) samples
Shreddage X (Addon / Expansion)
• Drop Ab tuning
• Non-pinched vibrato
• Aggressive sustains
• Tremolo picking
• True recorded single note & powerchord slides
• Hammered legato
• Single-note release stops
• Scripted legato controls
• Simplified mapping