Tubular

Next-gen amp simulator

Tubular is a step forward in guitar amp simulation technology. Wave digital filters enable us to simulate complete amplifier schematics explicitly. Physics-based tube equations are solved every sample.

Tubular includes 20 amps, 10 cabinets, 10 speakers, 11 pedals, a noise gate, and stereo modulation, delay, and reverb rack effects.

Updates will always be free, including more content, features, and bugfixes.

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Version 1.0.0 // 2022-12-19 // changelog // manual

Supported formats:
Windows 10+ VST3
macOS 10.14+ AU, VST3

Features

  • 20 amp models derived automatically from complete circuit schematics. Clean to metal, vintage to modern, production to boutique. All channels, switches, and knobs are modeled.
  • Hybrid impulse- and physics-based speaker cabinet simulation with 10 cabinets, 10 speakers, and 2 microphones, all interchangeable. Frequency response graph updates in realtime.
  • Drive pedals, modulation effects, stereo delay and reverb from Velvetverb.
  • For more detailed information, please see the manual and the technology overview.

Amp circuit simulation

Tubular uses wave digital filters to simulate 20 amplifiers directly from their circuit schematics. This method captures the electrical phenomena that make amps sound and feel the way they do - tube soft clipping, bias shifts, power supply sag and all.

The amp models in Tubular were selected to span many architectures - clean amps; blues and rock amps with power-section overdrive; heavier amps with preamp distortion and even diode clipping. Each amp has all the channels, switches, and knobs of its real-life counterpart. Some amps feature extra channels or switches that implement popular circuit mods.

If you're interested, you can read more about Tubular's amp simulation approach at the technology page.

Amp Controls
Amp Schematic

Speaker cabinet and room modeling

The speaker cabinet section in Tubular is based on a novel hybrid of impulse responses and physical simulation. Speakers, cabinet enclosures, and microphones are modeled as independent impulses, allowing the user to choose any combination of these components. Variable distances and reflections add even more flexibility.

Tubular also includes a graphic EQ integrated into the cabinet interface. Two shelves, two peak sections, and an overall lowpass and highpass allow the user to make their own specific adjustments.

Speaker Cabinet
Pedalboard

Pedalboard

Tubular's pedalboard includes a battery of drive, filter, and time-based effects to help you shape the sound going into the amp.

The Clean Boost and the four included distortion pedals can add drive and flavor to an otherwise clean tone, or tighten up an already-distorted amplifier. These pedals are modeled as electronic circuits, using the same simulator that runs the amplifiers.

Beyond distortion, Tubular includes a standard set of useful and fun pedals - a classic wah, a pair of compressors, phaser, flanger, and delay.

Stereo rack effects

Time&Space

  • Modulation multi-effect with Doubler, Chorus, and Harmonic Tremolo effects.

Echo419

  • Stereo delay with pitch shifting, ping-pong, reverse delay, and various filter effects.

Velvetverb

  • Algorithmic reverb with smooth modulation, ducking, and wide stereo imaging. Taken directly from the standalone plugin.
Rack

Amplifiers

  • Dz CH4
  • Du OD Special
  • Du Steel Stringer
  • Ed 2120 III
  • Fe Tweed Bass
  • Fe Twin Verb
  • For Shugga
  • Fri BEE-100 Deluxe
  • Fri J-Squared
  • Ma JM 800 Lead
  • Ma Jubilant
  • Ma Plexi Super Lead
  • Mb Mk. II C++
  • Mb Rektifier Rev. F
  • So SLOW-100
  • Sup Tiny Combo
  • Tk Imperator
  • Two Continuum
  • Vx AC-130
  • Wiz METAL-50

Cabinets and Speakers

  • 1x12 Tweed
  • 1x12 Open Back
  • 2x12 Twin Verb
  • 2x12 Vx AC-130
  • 4x10 Tweed Bass
  • 4x12 Bog
  • 4x12 Ma 1960B
  • 4x12 Mb Trad
  • 4x12 Mb Oversize
  • 4x12 Ce Reference
  • Ce V30
  • Ce Green
  • Ce Nico Cream
  • Ce G12 Cream
  • Ce Heritage
  • Ce Blue
  • Ce Type-A
  • Ce Type-V
  • Jen C12K
  • Jen P10R

Effects

  • Wah-wah
  • Green Screamer
  • Fooldrive
  • Unicorn Drive
  • Ratmond
  • Clean Boost
  • Simple Comp
  • Compressor
  • Flanger
  • Phase XC
  • Delay Pedal
  • Time&Space stereo modulation (rack)
  • Echo419 stereo delay (rack)
  • Velvetverb stereo reverb (rack)

For information about installing Tubular, and what platforms it supports, please see the FAQ.


Tubular includes open-source software written by third parties. For more information, see the acknowledgements.



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