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Freeware, Fully Functional & Supported : Tarabia MK1 , TaraTube , TaraLead
Pro Version : Tarabia MKII

Free Versions

Tarabia MK1Indian Distortion plug-in

It implements the famous Tarabia Indian Distortion algorithm (originally created in 2018).

This is a particular & original soft distortion/overdrive that can increase the transients/shape.

Freeware version, fully functional & supported.

Tarabia MK1 – Indian Distortion plug-in
+ Soft clipping + Oversampling x2
TaraTube – 8x Vacuum Tubes Distortion/Overdrive plug-in
+ Soft clipping + Oversampling x2

TaraTube8x Vacuum Tubes Distortion plug-in

You can change the number of tubes you want to apply on the input signal (stage parameter / n# of tubes).

Soft to Medium Distortion, Enhancer sound, Add space & Round sounds !

Freeware version, fully functional & supported.

TaraLead – Extreme Distortion plug-in
+ Asymmetric wave clipping + Oversampling x2

TaraLeadExtreme Distortion plug-in

Very easy to use, no parameter (almost!).
Overdrive & Fuzz

Excel on Guitar & Leads,
it produces a sound that drool !

Freeware version, fully functional & supported.


PRO version

Tarabia MKII PRO version 1.1 includes …

  • the famous indian distortion algorithm (Tarabia),
  • 8x vacuum tubes,
  • a WARM/broken Tube mode (new),
  • an extreme distortion mode,
  • a Diode Limiter clipping level (new).

You can sculpt your sound thanks to other features like :

  • a MORPHING mode*,
  • an High Pass Filter,
  • an Low Pass Filter (new),
  • a Sound Exciter,
  • a PRE-Compressor/maximiser
  • a 3 band Equalizer
  • High Definition Sound (oversamplingx8)

We added 3 special clipping modes** :

  • Soft,
  • Medium,
  • Polynomial,
  • and, a diode level control (new).

In this version (1.1), you can resize the User Interface.

*You can morph the sound between the 3 different distortions algorithms.

** Depending on the parameters & the sound you want to get, these clipping algorithm will help you to always produce nice sounds in any situation.

TarabiaMKI PRO Version 1.1

This upgrade is FREE if you purchased version 1.0 in the past.



Version 1.1
Mac OS 10.12 and above
Windows 10 and above
SubLab by Future Audio Workshop | Built for bass.
VST2.4 / VST3
Apple Audio Unit
Linux LV2 Format + VST2 & VST3

System requirements

  • Intel based Mac, 64 Bits (Intel et M1 optimized)
  • OS X 10.12 or later, or,
  • Intel based PC, 32/64 Bits,
  • Windows 10 or later, or,
  • Linux (Ubuntu Studio 22 or AV Linux MX-21),
  • 4GB of RAM,
  • 50MB of disk space,
  • 1280x768px display.

DAW tested

  • Ableton Live 9/10/11
  • BITWIG Studio V3.0.3 and above
  • Studio One 5.4.1 and above,
  • Ardour 6 and above.

Plug-ins comparison chart

NameFreeDistortionMorphingHP/LP FiltersSound ExciterPre-compressorClippingEQAliasing
Tarabia Yes Tarabia IndianNoNo NoNoSoftNoX2
TaraTubeYesUp to 8 Vacuum TubesNoNoNoNoSoftNoX2
TaraLeadYesLead/Guitar distortion NoNoNoNoPolyNoX2
Tarabia MKII (V1.1)NoTarabia + Vacuum Tubes + WARM Tube + LeadYesYesYesYesSoft, Medium, Poly + DIODE LEVEL CONTROLYesX8 (High Quality Audio)
Tarabia MK2 is the sum of TaraLead + TaraTube + Tarabia MK1 + Many other features in one plug-in !


Here is the Documentation of the TARABIA MKII PRO Version (V1.1).

Plug-ins presets

You will remark that the plug-ins visual knobs are very straightforward, few indications… and no predefined presets.

However, you can save your own presets (and recall them with ease) using the dedicated function in your DAW (in Studio One, in Ableton Live, etc.) :

Ableton Live Saving Presets
Bitwig Saving Presets
Studio One Saving Presets

Support contact

Tarabia MK1, TaraTube, TaraLead & TARABIA MKII PRO versions are fully supported. If you have any question or if you encounter an issue with our plug-ins, don’t hesitate to contact us.

The TARABIA MKII documentation is delivered on check out.

If you install the Tarabia Nation plugins & want to send your feedback, you’re welcome !


Copy protection

No copy protection, we don’t believe in copy protection, they are always cracked & they are annoying for the users, we all know you are not going to give away the plugin on the internet… isn’t it ?