Let me introduce a result of some commercial project that I was involved within last ~3 months - Tamgamp.lv2 (pronounce it as "Damage Amp").
The project was aimed to develop an LV2 plugin which will simulate basic set of world-famous guitar amplifiers and which will
work in a commercial hardware solution. From a good side, this project allowed me to earn some thousands of $$ for a time
I've consumed working on it. So I want to apologize for some sluggish activity relative to the LSP Project at this time.
The key features of this project according to technical requirements were:
- Simplicity of the interface, no UI (use generic one), minimum knobs/sliders.
- Smooth bypass button.
- Smooth switch between amplifier models.
- Smooth switch between tone control chains.
- Smooth knob control without pops and other sound artifacts which allows to apply automation to the plugin.
- Normalized output level: different amplifiers should sound almost of the same output loudness with different gain settings.
- Fender Princeton
- Fender Twin Reverb
- Mesa Dual Rectifier
- Mesa DC3
- Marshall JCM800
- Peavey 5150
- VOX AC-30
- Tamgamp which was developed and tuned using a DK Builder tool from Guitarix project;
- TamgampGX which uses original Guitarix chains but with some slight tunings.
From my side, I can not blame him since he's original customer and I'm just a salary man who worked on a contract, but according to my preferences, we got a better product than a reference Line 6 POD x3 processor. Even if the result is not 100% authentic, for me it sounds better than Line 6 solution if we combine the amplifier with some cabinet convolver like Impulse Responses Mono.
Anyway, according to our agreements, I am free to publish and reuse the source code but with removal of the original company name from sources due to potential conflict of using original brand names and trademarks (like Peavey, Marshall, etc) in the code base.
That's why I've created an additional GitHub repository and moved the code to it.
So, please enjoy this repository and tell what you're thinking about the final product we've got:
Your opinion is very important.