Impact Soundworks Shreddage 3 Fretless [KONTAKT]

By | December 20, 2022

Impact Soundworks Shreddage 3 Fretless [KONTAKT]

Impact Soundworks Shreddage 3 Fretless [KONTAKT]

The perfect “mwah” sound of a fretless bass, recorded using three channels: DI, plus two mics on a real amp! An unmistakable, buttery-smooth tone that works as beautifully for lead writing as it does for conventional bass lines, without the millimeter precision a live fretless requires. Shreddage 3 Fretless shines across genres: jazz, fusion, new-age and more.

The newest entry in our bass lineup, Shreddage 3 Fretless, perfectly captures the renowned “mwah” sound: an unmistakable mellow tone in which each note blooms and sings. The warm sound of an Ibanez SRF705 is at home in conventional bass lines but also steps up to virtuosic soloing and melodic parts. For this special project, we reached out to the multi-talented George “Norg” Nowik, who collaborated with us to find the perfect sound to shine across genres.

As is the case with all our Shreddage instruments, we meticulously sampled numerous articulations to make a highly playable and realistic instrument, but this time we’re offering some exciting new additions to the library. For the first time, two amped signals are included in addition to DI, so users can get a 100% authentic, pre-sculpted amp tone with no FX required. Tailor your sound by controlling the levels of each of the mics as well as the DI signal in the mix window. Quickly find the tone that fits your production by choosing one of the many presets, covering everything from ambient and reverberant to dirty and overdriven.

Shreddage 3 Fretless also marks the debut of our newly updated Shreddage 3.5 engine, which introduces features that both streamline your workflow and give you the flexibility you need. The GUI has been massively improved for clarity and intuitiveness. Articulations are much easier to adjust and remap with the new TACT 3.0 articulation system, and NKS is now supported for more parameters. The Performance Style drop-down menu provides presets that automatically tweak the instrument to best suit the chosen style. Finally, the brand-new Keyboard Mode lets you play the instrument with all the responsiveness and consistency of a premium workstation keyboard, without sacrificing the amazing tone.

If you’re looking to build a custom tone from the ground up, the Console section gives you everything you need. Create your own signal chain for each of the mics, the DI, and the master channel with a rich array of effects: dynamics, EQs, pedals, reverbs, phasing effects, and others.

Load, play and perform this instrument with ease. The gorgeous tone will inspire. The mix-ready sound and smooth workflow will meet the demands of tight production deadlines.


  •  Iconic “mwah” sound
  •  Multi-signal instrument: DI plus two real amped channels
  •  Selectable performance styles
  •  Production-ready tones that fit seamlessly into your tracks
  •  Legato (hammer/pull and slides) as well as four additional articulations and a variety of articulation effects
  •  Console FX rack and mixer


  • Over 20,000 pristine 24-bit samples
  • Make your own tone by blending up to three signals: DI (clean), SM57 and e902 (both amped)

5 string fretless bass
An iconic tone, carefully crafted and ideal for funk, jazz, fusion, ambient and more.

All crucial articulations
Sequence virtually any part with sustains, mutes, staccatos, harmonics, hammer-on / pull-off, slides, and release noises.

Realistic performances through meticulous sampling
Every string sampled from open up to the highest fret with up to 4x down/4x up strokes per note, 3 dynamic layers, and 5 palm mute layers.

36 production-ready tone snapshots
From clean, wide basses to hi-gain distorted tones, singing leads, and ambient sounds.

Next-generation virtual bass engine
Write and perform both funky low riffs and singing melodic lines with multiple performance styles and options to choose from.

Beautiful, wide UI
Easily adjust all important controls, or go deep to tweak and customize engine parameters.

Poly input feature for realistic chords
Optional lookahead analyzes notes to calculate the most realistic fingering and voicing.

Total articulation control technology
Map, sculpt, and trigger every articulation however you’d like: keyswitch, velocity, MIDI CC and more.

Console FX rack and mixer
Over 30 FX included: EQs, compressors, reverbs, pedals, custom cabinets, amps, and much more.


  • 6GB disk space
  • 7200 RPM hard drive or solid state drive recommended

6GB of RAM
Higher amounts of memory let you load more instruments.

Apple M1, Intel i5 or equivalent CPU
A faster CPU with more cores will allow you to play more simultaneous voices.

Kontakt Player 6.7+
This instrument will run in the FREE Kontakt Player.

Kontakt Requirements – Mac OSX
Intel Macs (i5 or higher): macOS 10.14, 10.15, 11 or 12+.
Apple Silicon Macs (via Rosetta 2 & natively on ARM in Standalone or in hosts that support it): macOS 11 or 12+.

Kontakt Requirements – Windows
Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 (latest Service Pack, 32/64-bit). Intel Core i5 or equivalent CPU. Graphics hardware support for OpenGL 2.1 or higher. Windows 10 strongly recommended.

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