Impact Soundworks has released Shreddage 3 Stratus free for Kontakt, a complete free virtual guitar instrument based on their Shreddage 3 electric guitar engine.
Available to all Kontakt 5.7+ owners, this instrument includes the core articulations of the full library without sacrificing any sampling depth or fidelity.
- 12 frets and 6 strings sampled: 3 total playable octaves.
- Up to 24 samples per note (up to 3x dynamics, 4x RR, up/down strokes.).
- 24-bit high fidelity recordings.
- Neck pickup position.
- Sustains, palm mutes, chokes, release noises.
- Multiple fretting/string selection algorithms for different playing styles.
- Strum engine for customizable strummed/rhythm parts and harmonies.
- New Shred window/offset for more realistic fast parts.
- Poly-Input lookahead window for better chord voicings.
- Console: Flexible FX rack and mixer with 30+ modules to choose from and dozens of custom IRs.
- Tact 2.0: Map each articulation any way you like with new per-articulation tweaks.
Video Overview: YouTube.com/watch?v=HmiJMotRFUc
Comparison With Full Version:
- S3 Stratus free requires the full version of Kontakt; the full version supports Kontakt Player.
- S3 Stratus free includes emulated and fingered vibrato; the full version adds whammy vibrato.
- The full version adds an additional octave of playing range with a full 24 frets per string.
- The full version includes legato articulations (portamento, hammer/pull), harmonics, tremolo, staccato, and rake picking.