Overview

This plugin is included in our MUSICIAN & MEGA Bundle at no extra cost!

Create authentic guitar sounds with the WEDGE FORCE Matcha DI guitar synthesizer and your favorite guitar amp plugins! Matcha >>> Pedals >>> Amp >>> FX = Realistic Guitar Sounds

Matcha is a unique and innovative musical instrument that allows keyboarders and MIDI artists to create powerful rock guitar tones that sound as realistic as any you’ve ever heard. In fact, it is so realistic that we encourage you to double your MIDI guitar parts, just like you would do when you record real guitar riffs!

Matcha is more than just a shockingly authentic-sounding guitar synth with powerful onboard tonal-shaping options though. It’s a professional musical instrument ready to be REAMPED into your favorite guitar amps. It replaces the guitar in a recording setup, but not the amps and FX! Pair Matcha with ANY of your favorite pedals, amps, cabs, and FX to get amazing tones, playable from your MIDI keyboard.

Having this potential for massive sounds at your fingertips opens new horizons for keyboard players and composers to enter the world of guitar sounds and effects. And guitarists will enjoy to experiment, combining real guitars and MIDI generated riffs and licks.

While Matcha can be programmed to sound absolutely amazing using MIDI, WEDGE FORCE’s core mission with this instrument was to create a software synthesizer that enables keyboardists to achieve the best possible guitar parts by capturing the nuances of live performances in the studio or on stage.

The modeling under the hood of Matcha is of another level compared to the norms you’ll find in other software instruments. WEDGE FORCE’s engineers quickly realized that sampled sounds could never sound completely realistic because harmonic resonances can sound very different for each combination of notes.

This led the WEDGE FORCE team to build their proprietary “Synthetic Force Engine,” which combines studio pre-sampled waveforms from the world’s most iconic custom made guitars with real-time synthesized sounds.

While pre-sampled waveforms can sound great whenever a single note is played, multiple notes can still sound downright unnatural when played simultaneously. This is where Matcha’s real-time generated harmonics enter into the mix. They are instantly synthesized in real-time for each note, preserving the original waveform’s timbre during pitch bending, sliding, palm muting, pinch harmonics, and more.

All of this is possible with amazing, lightning-fast performance too. WEDGE FORCE has optimized Matcha’s 64-bit double precision engine to free up resources for the effects and other synths you may be running in the background. And its latency is close to zero—less than one millisecond.

With Matcha, you can finally create realistic MIDI guitar tracks. Use it to compose new songs with mouse-click-perfect riffs and solos. Or play authentic and expressive metal guitar parts live on your MIDI keyboard. Easily enhance your productions with multi-layered guitar tracks. And continue editing your MIDI tracks after the musicians have left the studio.

Features

  • Pinch Harmonics: Blend pinch-harmonics into the main tone using the MOD wheel controller of your keyboard to make your riffs cooler, and your solos scream!
  • Palm Muting: Create palm-muted sounds by holding the sustain pedal of your MIDI keyboard for that always cool “Dzj Dzj” Metal sound.
  • Neck Position Mapping: On a real guitar, every note is available on multiple different frets on the guitar’s neck, and they all sound different. This is why Matcha adds the option to choose the proper neck mapping across all six strings for your preferences.   
  • Pick Hand Behavior: Matcha uses AI to predict the correct picking direction (up or down) based on the tempo of playing, neck position, and velocity of the previously played notes to select different samples for dynamic and realistic sounds.       
  • Real-Time Note Detune: A randomized detune option gives your tone more realism and dynamics within the selected range of cents. The authentic timbre is preserved by the algorithms during pitch bend, slide, mute, and detune operations.
  • Attack and Velocity Control: Gives you control over the attack of your notes, and the velocity mapping depending on your playing style.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Jordan Rudess

    Jordan Rudess

    Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment

    Matcha is a very realistic guitar virtual instrument with some very nice control and flexibility. I really like the muted sounds in combination with the harmonics that you can achieve. Also… Read More

  • Mendel bij de Leij

    Mendel bij de Leij

    Composer, Musician, Mix & Mastering Engineer

    Using the WEDGE FORCE Matcha made me dig into a creative zone that I haven’t dug in before!

  • Antoan Yank

    Antoan Yank

    Producer, Songwriter & Keyboard Player

    I am extremely passionate about this product. Re-amping its clean DI signal with guitar effects gives me limitless tone possibilities and inspires me to be creative in ways that were… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • Matcha

    ★★★★★
    by Marco Forni
    Good emulation is the one that gives you a crisp, realistic sound. Great emulation gives you that PLUS expression and full control over your performance. Result is : Emotions.
    Believe me, and… Read More
  • Guitarist's Helper

    ★★★★★
    by Stephen Buvoltz
    When I first listened to Matcha a lot of 'what ifs' came to mind. What if I quad tracked my own guitar along with Matcha tracks in the mix panned left and right. I tried that and the result? Sounds… Read More
  • Matcha guitar well

    ★★★★★
    by Rick Veneer
    Since I'm a guitar player, this is not the kind of thing I would normally use myself. However, listening to the demos and playing around with it through amp sims and effects, it is, in my humble… Read More
  • As a guitarist I am amazed at how good this is

    ★★★★★
    by MixedbyMe
    Honestly I didn’t expect much from this at all, boy was I wrong. It sounds right even from the presets and has enough control to sound real in any mix that requires it.
    Totally impressed by… Read More
  • The bees' knees

    ★★★★★
    by Tiki Horea
    This plugin's pretty realistic-sounding.
    I especially use it for softer, less technical genres.
    When programming the guitar part, I make sure not to use anything at a velocity of 127,… Read More

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX Native, AU, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 10.15
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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ChangeLog

Matcha

WEDGE FORCE Matcha - Changelog

Version 1.3.5 (Sep 7, 2020)
- Initial release