Impact Soundworks Shreddage II
Impact Soundworks has released their virtual guitar instrument Shreddage 2: Absolute Electric Guitar.
Featuring a sampled seven-string guitar with a custom scripted interface, this rock and metal-focused sample library, powered by Native Instruments Kontakt Player, is the sequel to Impact Soundworks' Shreddage: Electric Rhythm Guitar collection.
Shreddage 2 incorporates guitar techniques: sustains, powerchords, staccatos, palm mutes, portamento slides, hammer-on/pull-offs, multiple vibrato types, and neck slides. The collection does not rely on keyswitches, MIDI CCs or a bank of patches to trigger articulations.
Shreddage 2 comprises 7,000 24-bit clean (DI) samples recorded from a Musicman JP12 7-string guitar direct through an Avalon DI box. Each articulation was sampled with up to 8x round robins, down and upstrokes, and multiple variations. For example, each note has up to 5 layers of palm mutes, from very short and aggressive to half-muted, each one having its own set of round robins.
Additional features include a fretboard monitor, customizable legato, anti-repetition, multiple types of release noise, velocity scaling, built-in signal FX, per-note and per-articulation round robin, envelope controls, a preset system, monophonic and polyphonic modes.
Peavey ReValver HPse
As with its predecessor, Shreddage 2 includes a custom version of Peavey's ReValver HPse software, a virtual amp sim for Mac OS X and Windows. Besides the factory presets, Impact Soundworks has provided their own set of custom Shreddage presets for the amp sim. ReValver HPse owners are entitled to discounted upgrades to Peavey's ReValver MKIII.V and ReValver HP products.
Pricing & Availability:
Shreddage 2 is available at Impact Soundworks for an introductory price of $119 through the end of December, 2012, before it returns to a list price of $139. Existing Shreddage customers can upgrade anytime for $99.
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