Shreddage 3 Hydra is the culmination of everything Impact Soundworks have learned in 10 years of creating virtual guitars. This is their vision of what a no-compromises, maximum-quality 8-string guitar should be. Impact Soundworks internal bar of quality was so high that they had recorded the entire sample set three times to pursue the perfect performances and tone.
Impact Soundworks has selected an "Iron Label" RGIF8 drop-tuned to low E for the guitar and equipped it with Fishman Fluence Tosin Abasi Signature pickups. These pickups put Shreddage 3 Hydra in its own class, even compared to other instruments. They have distinct and useful tones (neck & bridge positions), but their clarity and low noise floor are unmatched. In addition, some open-string sustain notes ring out for over 40 seconds!
Thanks to an exhaustive sampling of all useful articulations, dynamics, RR variations, and layers, Hydra gives you all the tools you need to create absolutely incredible guitar tracks. With the right writing (see our 'Masterclass' series on YouTube, below), you can make rhythm parts, chords, and leads that will drop jaws with their sound and realism.
Naturally, this is a killer guitar for rock and metal music, particularly heavy subgenres and progressive variations. But as you can hear in their walkthrough video and demos, the clean tone possibilities are just as impressive. In addition, the clarity and sustain in the pickups make Hydra a great choice for any 'gaze' style music.
Check This Walktrough DEMO
Whatever style or genre of music you like to make, we know that Shreddage 3 Hydra will become an essential part of your production workflow.
Console is Impact Soundworks new mixer, modular effects rack, and pedalboard, designed to give you full control over your virtual guitar tone. Unlike our previous FX racks, which were limited to a small number 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.