Official site: https://kpp-tubeamp.com
KPP 1.2 is a software guitar processor in the form of LV2 and LADSPA plugins.
The tubeAmp plugin uses profiles in its own *. tapf format, so you can
emulate the sound of any real guitar amp models. Other plugins from the set
emulate the Fuzz, Distortion, Overdrive, Noise Gate, and Octaver pedals.
Major changes since 1.0:
- Added a built-in file picker dialog which replaces zenity.
- Changed the models of Fuzz and Distortion plugins, now they emulate FuzzFace and Boss DS-1 pedals.
- Added new profiles for tubeAmp.
- Fixed bug with GUI plugins in QTractor.
- Fixed a lot of bugs, including incorrect operation of the Octaver plugin.
May be used instead of the tubeAmp plugin as standalone JACK application.
This is the first release, version number 1.2 is for unification with KPP,
because it use the same guitar amp emulator.
Allows you to create and edit profiles for tubeAmp.
- Profiler. Allows you to pass the test signal through any real amplifier,
software or hardware processor, model of an electrical circuit. Automatically
analyzes the result and adjusts the settings of the profile.
- Auto-equalizer. Allows you to adjust the sound of any profile to any reference recording.
It is analog of specMatch in guitarix or Amp Match in BIAS Amp.
- Deconvolver. Allows you to get impulse responses (IRs) of guitar cabinets
by passing a test signal through them. Calculated IR can be sent
to profile, or you can save it to a *.wav file and use it in any convolver
or IR player.
- Convolver. Allows you to superimpose multiple IRs on top of each other.
For example, you can add reverb to the profile.
ngspice as emulator. It requires a lot of computing power, so for now you can only
process guitar recordings in a *.wav file and output the result to the *.wav file.
This is especially useful with tubeAmp Designer - you can create *. tapf profiles using
the SPICE model and then use them in realtime with tubeAmp.
To process the sound you need:
- Model of the emulated amp / pedal in SPICE. I would recommend Qucs-S for creating this models,
but you can use any other SPICE editor or write the code manually.
- Cabinet pulse (optional, not needed for pedals).
models of almost all tubes used in guitar amplifiers (triodes and pentodes), for
creating new models, and the impulses of two cabinets. I would recommend to use
this tube models because they are specially selected and adjusted for better
performance during heavy overloaded operation.