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WEDGE FORCE INCBy WEDGE FORCE INC
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WEDGE FORCE INCBy WEDGE FORCE INC
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About

Welcome

Until now, playing of rock and metal music was a privilege of guitar players  ... we would like to change that!

We enable piano players to have the same heavy guitar sounds so they can enjoy playing and composing new metal songs for us all !

 LIVE product demos:

The best way to compose songs is through live performances and improvisation. Our instruments are designed to be played LIVE!

Our mission is to deliver software synthesizers with the best possible guitar sound quality - especially when it comes to rock/heavy sounds!

What do we want to create?

Our first product "Earl Gray Guitar" software synthesizer is already released. It sounds amazing with the timbre of a rhythm guitar:

We need your support to create a series of new instruments with the timbre of "Metal Bass", "Progressive Metal Guitar" and many more depending on the support we receive:

How do we create a new synthesizer?

  

How far are we with the "Metal Bass" synth?

We call it "Keemun Bass" since we have a habit of naming our products over teas :)

It is almost finished! We have a working prototype and we already completed the "BUY" and "CUSTOMIZE" and "SAMPLE" steps and now we need your support to complete it!

Here is a screenshot from our prototype:

Keemun Bass + Earl Gray Guitar DEMO!

How our sound engine works?

We realized that sampled sounds alone will never sound like the real guitar instrument because harmonic resonances are different for each different combination of notes. This is why we built a proprietary “Synthetic Force Engine” which combines studio pre-sampled waveforms with real-time synthesized sounds.

The best way for a guitar synthesizer to sound right is to use the exact same effects used by guitarists and to replace only the physical guitar with a software guitar. To make this possible our engine:  

  • outputs an accurate clean DI sound, just like a physical guitar, as expected by the guitar rigs.
  • outputs the full frequency range as it comes from the guitar pickups.
  • you have the choice of using the built in effects or to bypass them and output directly the DI signal to third party effects like "TH3".
  • it is ready to be plugged into any software or hardware guitar effects equipment.

 

Effects?

Wedge Force synthesizers come on-board with tons of effects (tube amp overdrive, cabinet simulation, distortion, flanger, delay) and you’re going to need them all. Coming from the world of keyboards you may find it difficult to grasp all different guitar effects, processors, amps and cabinets out there so it is easy get confused.

We recommend you to start with our pre-defined presets and then customize it for your taste. When you feel ready for more sounds you can purchase additional (3rd party) software guitar effects package like "TH3 or "Guitar Rig Pro" - you can use guitar effects because our engine outputs clean DI sound like a physical guitar.

 

Under the hood …

 

In our studio we crafted cutting-edge algorithms which:

  • are designed to preserve the original waveform timbre during pitch bending, muting and pinch harmonics
  • synthesize harmonics and blend them into the main mix for each different combination of notes to sound right
  • muted sounds are inspired by the physical palm-mute technique used by guitarists including the initial sound when an open string is muted with the palm
  • we have optimized our engine for performance up to the last CPU cycle to free up resources for the effects or other synths you may be running in the background

In our labs we are running automated tests to monitor and ensure optimal CPU performance and RAM usage testing with:

  • 20+ concurrent tracks
  • effects on each track
  • close to zero internal latency (<1ms)

Which DAW containers are supported?

  • Garage Band (AU plugin)
  • Logic Pro (AU plugin)
  • Cubase (VST plugin)
  • Pro Tools (AAX plugin)
  • FL Studio (VST plugin)
  • NI Machine (VST plugin)
  • Cakewalk Sonar (VST plugin)

    ... and many more DAW container applications supporting one of these plugin formats: VST2, VST3, AAX or AU.

What are our hardware requirements?

Our product is a digital download software. To use it you need to have:  

  • Personal computer (Mac or PC)
  • 8+ GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • Higher CPU clock speed (2.8+ GHz) should be preferred over higher number of cores
  • MIDI Keyboard with PitchBend and ModWheel controllers
  • Sustain Pedal is required for muting the notes
  • (recommended) DAW container application like Cubase or GarageBand if you want to record tracks and save sound presets.
  • (recommended) High quality sound interface for lower latency 
  • (optional) SSD Drive for faster initial loading

                                          YOU ROCK

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We already have our "sound engine" polished, tested and released in production along with our "Earl Gray" synth. We have musicians playing on it on a daily bases so we see no risks there.

There are the usual risks of software development related to dependency on OS features and libraries which could change in the future. Historically, we're compatible on day one with both Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows updates. In the worst case we may need a couple of months to release an update.

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    1x "Keemun Bass" License Key

    You will receive your own personal license key for our upcoming software synthesizer "Keemun Bass" used in all demo songs (exclusively available only to KickStarter backers).

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    1x "Earl Gray Guitar" License Key

    You will receive your own personal license key for our flagship software synthesizer "Earl Gray Guitar" used in all demo songs (exclusively available only to KickStarter backers).

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    "Earl Gray"+"Keemun" personal licenses!

    You will receive your personal license keys for both our flagship synthesizer "Earl Gray Guitar" and the upcoming "Keemun Bass" synthesizer (exclusively available only to KickStarter backers).

    Includes:
    • 1x License for "Earl Gray Guitar" software synthesiser
    • 1x License for "Keemun Bass" software synthesiser
    • MIDI and DAW container project files of our demo songs.
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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    Here is where the magic happens!

    You will get a subscription for all our current and future musical instruments!

    Also, you'll be included in our upcoming private beta events which will grant you early access to all of our upcoming instruments.

    We will give you 3x product keys for each new product and we will never disable them (as a token of gratitude to the people who helped us make our products better) so you'll automatically receive 3x license keys for all our current and future virtual instruments.

    Includes:
    • Early access and participation in our Private Beta Events.
    • 3x license keys for all our existing and future synthesizers!
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    We call this passion!

    You believed in us and we'll never forget it. You're already part of the project and with your permission we would like to include your name in the credits section.

    You will be included in our upcoming private beta events which will grant you early access to all of our upcoming instruments. We give 5x product keys to each beta participant and we never disable them (as a token of gratitude to the people who helped us make our products better) so you'll automatically receive 5x license keys for all our current and future virtual instruments.

    Includes:
    • Your name will be included in the credits section!
    • Early access and participation in our Private Beta Events.
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