Impact Soundworks Shreddage 3 Archtop
Hollwbody Guitar Library for Kontakt Player
Archtop: Hollowbody Electric Guitar is now Shreddage 3 Archtop! A supremely versatile hollowbody 6-string electric guitar, perfectly suited for clean & amped playing and great for jazz, blues, R&B, funk, pop + more. Now upgraded to the cutting-edge S3 Engine with better performances, editing, and FX!
Shreddage 3 Archtop takes our incredibly popular Archtop: Hollowbody Electric Guitar instrument and upgrades it to our cutting-edge S3 engine, adding brand-new samples along the way! The original instrument, featuring a six-string Sadowsky Jim Hall model with dual pickups, was favored by thousands of composers, producers, and bands for its playability and smooth tone. Now, you can enjoy these incredible samples with even better performance playback, strumming, articulation mapping, and tone options!
Shreddage 3 Archtop was performed by master session musician Josh Workman, who brought detail and nuance to every note. Each sample was cleanly recorded DI through a true analog signal chain for maximum warmth, making this guitar equally usable in both amped and clean contexts. While it is more than capable of hi-gain styles, Shreddage 3 Archtop truly excels with cleaner tones and genres like jazz, fusion, pop, alt rock, blues, funk, and R&B.
Now, with the S3 engine, you can use the included Console FX rack and mixer to process and amp the instrument with no external plugins needed. Just choose from our dozens of included presets and you’re ready to play! All the articulations from the original instruments are here, and can be mapped or triggered however you want using Total Articulation Control Technology 2.0 (TACT). There are more ways to tweak and play these articulations than ever: dynamic layer and mute level adjustments, per-articulation velocity to volume, Strum Mode, and much more.
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.
Total Articulation Control Technology (TACT) 2.0
Shreddage 3 Archtop 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.
- Pristine 24-bit recordings
- Sustains, sustain octaves, palm mutes
- Tapping, power chord sustains & mutes
- Staccatos, harmonics, pinch harmonics
- Hammer-on/pull-off, portamento
- Tremolo, fingered vibrato
- Unpitched & pitched release noises
- Rakes, muted chokes, DI line noise
- Over 30 new & custom cabinet IRs
- 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
- 30+ production-ready CONSOLE tone snapshots
- Kontakt Player 5.7 or Kontakt Full 5.7 (or higher)
- 6GB 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.
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