First Look: Shreddage 3 Hydra by Impact Soundworks

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The most surprising thing about this 8-string guitar library for Kontakt? It is so much more than just a heavy metal guitar. Hydra takes the Shreddage line to another level adding new engine functionality, custom-designed amps and a diverse range of presets.

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First Look: Shreddage 3 Hydra by Impact Soundworks

Shreddage 3 Hydra is a Kontakt Player Instrument compatible with the FREE version of Native InstrumentsKontakt

Hydra takes the Shreddage line to another level. Sampled from an Ibanez “Iron Label” 8-String electric guitar drop-tuned to low E, this library for Native Instruments Kontakt Player is so much more than just a heavy metal guitar.

Shreddage 3 Hydra TACT articulation panel

With sample sets for both the Neck and Bridge pickups and a huge collection of articulations including sustains, power chords, mutes Staccatos, hammer-on/pull-off legato, harmonics, pinch harmonics, tapping, tremolo, slides, fingered vibrato, unpitched & pitched releases, FX, rakes, muted chokes and DI line noise the library takes advantage of Impact Soundworks newly updated TACT 2.0 articulation mapping system.

Shreddage 3 Hydra snapshot presets

The 55 Snapshots show off just how diverse this instrument can sound from ambient to jazzy, crunchy to full-on face-melting tone.

New to the Shreddage engine with this release is a Poly Input Feature that helps to create realistic pick/strum chord performances when playing on a midi keyboard.

Hydra main Interface

In this first look, I share my experience playing through a collection of the library’s presets and share a demo I created learning about the library.

Shreddage 3 Hydra normally sells for $149 from Impact Soundworks

 

For more information on the Shreddage engine visit contributor Raborn Johnson’s review of the Shreddage 3 Bundle

 

Facts

Shreddage 3 Hydra downloads as 14.36 GB and includes new Poly Input Feature for realistic chords and new Strumming Tab for custom rhythm parts.

The library also includes Impact Soundworks Console Modular FX Rack & Mixer s well as the updated TACT 2.0 Articulation Mapping

Shreddage 3 Hydra is a Kontakt Player instrument and requires the FREE Kontakt Player v5.7+ or full Kontakt.

Shreddage 3 Hydra normally sells for $149 from Impact Soundworks

 

 

 

Demos of Shreddage 3 Hydra by Impact Soundworks

Videos of Shreddage 3 Hydra by Impact Soundworks