Shreddage 3 Stratus: AVAILABLE NOW!

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zircon
KVRAF
4449 posts since 16 Mar, 2004 from Columbia, MD

Post Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:52 pm

Shreddage 3 Stratus - Available Now!

Impact Soundworks' Shreddage 2 guitar has been our most popular virtual instrument since its release in 2012. Over the years, we've refreshed and updated it several times, and brought two other guitar models to the same engine. But now, it's time for the next generation!

Introducing Shreddage 3

We have created an entirely new virtual guitar engine, scripted from the ground up with cutting-edge tech. S3 harnesses the full range of Kontakt 5.7's features to deliver stunning playability, realism, and customization. Not to mention, it looks badass!

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The S3 engine will power newly-recorded guitars starting with Stratus, coming later this month. Older guitars on the S2 engine, as well as Archtop and Shreddage Bass 2, will also be ported to S3.

Blog Post: Shreddage 3 Engine

Key Features:
  • Vastly improved realism for fretting, string selection and voicing
  • Multiple fretting modes for differing types of playing (lead, poly rhythm, etc.)
  • Built-in multitracking and custom pickup blending
  • "Poly Input" mode for even more realistic playback of block chords
  • Extensive control over all parameters of the virtual guitarist
  • New fully-customizable Strumming mode
  • Random resonance, anti-repetition, DI noise, rakes and release triggering
  • A plethora of engine options from stroke timing to legato playback
Introducing CONSOLE

Debuting in Shreddage 3 Stratus is our new CONSOLE tab. This is, in our opinion, the most powerful FX mixer in the Kontakt world with unprecedented amounts of control and customization at your fingertips.

While you can of course route the instrument to your host DAW for mixing, Console makes it incredibly easy to set up, save, and load tone presets for ANY S3 instrument. (You'll see this in other non-guitar libraries soon, too!)

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Console Features:
  • Independent mixing, purging, mute/solo and FX chains for all pickups
  • Instantiate up to 8 FX per pickup, plus master inserts and sends
  • Add FX in any order, including multiple of the same FX
  • Save and load FX chains for individual channels or the entire Console
  • 30 FX modules available in total, including...
  • Numerous pedals, amp models, and custom cabinet IRs
  • Multiple EQs, reverbs, distortion FX, spatial FX (rotator, phaser, flanger, etc)
  • FX chain presets are portable between instruments!
Introducing TACT 2.0

"Total Articulation Control Technology" (TACT) has appeared in a number of ISW releases, giving you - as the name suggests - complete flexibility over how articulations are mapped and triggered. Individual techniques could be mapped to velocity, key range, key switches, midi CCs or other methods, with the ability to create multiple 'rules' and mapping presets quickly and easily.

Naturally, for S3, we have given TACT an upgrade as well!

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We've kept all the same great functionality from v1.0 but expanded the look to be far less cramped. Legato controls are more flexible as well, giving you extended tweaking capabilities for the origin, transition, and destination samples.

Shreddage 3 Stratus

All of these incredible features are nothing without a killer set of samples, and we're excited to announce the first guitar of the S3 engine is a classic American sound that has long been missing from the ISW lineup.

Stratus is just as deep-sampled as earlier guitars, offering a full range of sustains, palm mutes (with multiple layers), powerchords, tremolo, harmonics, legato, chokes, rakes, and releases.

We've also captured some brand new articulations such as Staccato Snaps and Tremolo Slides that are essential to this type of guitar, and simultaneously recorded three pickups (neck, middle, bridge) which give you three very distinct tones to work with.

How does it sound? Well...

Audio Demos

https://soundcloud.com/isworks/sets/shr ... atus-demos

Launch Trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=friAwKrtzRs

Instrument Walkthrough

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rOTUqTTQ8E

Availability / Pricing

Shreddage 3 Stratus
is available NOW for MSRP $149, compatible with Kontakt Player 5.7+ and NKS. Full version of Kontakt is NOT required!

Owners of any Shreddage 2 series guitar will get a $20 coupon in their Deals area, plus heavily discounted upgrades on S3 versions of S2 guitars.

We can't wait to hear what you do with S3 Stratus!
Shreddage 3 Stratus: Next generation Kontakt Player guitar, now available!

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bill45
KVRAF
2359 posts since 15 Jun, 2006

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:01 pm

Awesome! I suggest getting The original SG of Shreddage ! And the same guy who played it.
Love the Attitude of the articulations in Shreddage 1.

Shijng
KVRer
6 posts since 4 Sep, 2013 from Germany

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:32 am

My body is ready!

Stryves
KVRer
10 posts since 22 Jun, 2018 from Hamilton, ON Canada

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:53 am

Thank you for the update!

zircon
KVRAF
4449 posts since 16 Mar, 2004 from Columbia, MD

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:11 am

We've announced our pricing, along with how future instruments, upgrades, and crossgrades will be made available in the Shreddage 3 family!

The base price of Stratus will be $119, with a one-time $30 S3 license on top. Once you have the license, you'll be able to purchase and use any other S3 series instrument without re-paying the license fee.

Learn more in our latest blog post below:

https://impactsoundworks.com/the-shreddage-3-ecosystem/
Shreddage 3 Stratus: Next generation Kontakt Player guitar, now available!

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Ravel
KVRer
10 posts since 8 Jul, 2018

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:28 am

Hello Zircon, I'm not interested in this new Strat guitar, i'm waiting for the 8 strings one with Fluence Pu. Anyway when do you plan to release demo songs (just to hear new features of S3) ?

For the 8 strings guitar would it be possible to have a little midi pack to work with main sequencers (Fl Studio, Reaper, Ableton ecc)?

Hedon
KVRer
5 posts since 4 Apr, 2018

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Sat Oct 20, 2018 12:57 am

So this 8string will be djentysounding like IBZ? As a humble suggestion, why not a 6string baritone more suitable for ordinary deathmetal?
That "djenty" pick attack is really annoying to me, but I´m old-school so... :)
Something like this: http://www.solar-guitars.com/produit/a1-6-baritone-atg/

Looking forward to trying no3!

Ravel
KVRer
10 posts since 8 Jul, 2018

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:16 am

Yeah, it's this djenty trend that's really annoying.

Here, no one from isw to answer, as usual.

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EvilDragon
KVRAF
17987 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:46 am

8-string is an Ibanez RGIF8, but pickups in it were swapped from EMG909X to Fishman Fluence (Tosin Abasi signature pickups). It sounds really good :)

zircon
KVRAF
4449 posts since 16 Mar, 2004 from Columbia, MD

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:17 am

Our new CONSOLE modular mixer and FX rack will debut with Shreddage 3 Stratus! Mix and blend all three pickups with 4 x 8 insert channels, 8 send channels, and 30 different FX modules to choose from (in any order you want). Includes over 30 new cab IRs recorded exclusively for Shreddage 3. Read more & listen in the blog post below:

https://impactsoundworks.com/console-mo ... and-mixer/
Shreddage 3 Stratus: Next generation Kontakt Player guitar, now available!

Impact Soundworks - Cinematic sounds, world instruments, electric guitars, synths, percussion, plugins + more!

zircon
KVRAF
4449 posts since 16 Mar, 2004 from Columbia, MD

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:04 am

Can S3 Stratus do more than just metal? Of course it can! Check out this new funk demo track which makes excellent use of the new Strumming feature for awesome funky strums and wakka-chikkas, plus some sweet wah lead action.

https://soundcloud.com/isworks/shreddag ... rew-aversa
Shreddage 3 Stratus: Next generation Kontakt Player guitar, now available!

Impact Soundworks - Cinematic sounds, world instruments, electric guitars, synths, percussion, plugins + more!

Shijng
KVRer
6 posts since 4 Sep, 2013 from Germany

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:11 am

Thank you, the demos sound good and versatile. Are these the included amps and FX? In any case, really great work.

zircon
KVRAF
4449 posts since 16 Mar, 2004 from Columbia, MD

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: COMING SOON. (The Master Thread)

Post Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:29 am

Some of the demos use external plugins as they were written before we finalized Console, others (like the Aquatic Ambiance one) are all internal amps/cabs!
Shreddage 3 Stratus: Next generation Kontakt Player guitar, now available!

Impact Soundworks - Cinematic sounds, world instruments, electric guitars, synths, percussion, plugins + more!

zircon
KVRAF
4449 posts since 16 Mar, 2004 from Columbia, MD

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: AVAILABLE NOW!

Post Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:47 am

Shreddage 3 Stratus: Next generation Kontakt Player guitar, now available!

Impact Soundworks - Cinematic sounds, world instruments, electric guitars, synths, percussion, plugins + more!

Shijng
KVRer
6 posts since 4 Sep, 2013 from Germany

Re: Shreddage 3 Stratus: AVAILABLE NOW!

Post Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:10 am

Congratulations for the release!
Bought it instantly after I saw the news.
Really good videos as usual, too.

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