Here's a free Windows program I made to find duplicate amp/cab profiles among groups of .kipr files. This looks at the actual profile data, not the tags. The tags can be somewhat easily changed. This should always find matches, even if someone dubiously changed the tags, or if the tags were blank/vague. It also ignores the amp/cab parameters, such as Definition, Clarity, High Shift, etc. which could be tweaked by the user. It's pretty simple to use. It's useful for a few purposes:
- for commercial profilers, you can make sure no one else is ripping you off.
- for those like me who make lots of tweaks and end up with tons of profiles, it can be handy to quickly find groups of profiles using the same amp or cab, especially if the profiles were tagged poorly
- it's interesting to run to find out if vendors are really making profiles for all the rigs they distribute or if they are just tweaking a few parameters, reusing the same amp/cab, etc.
It should be stable, but I have noticed it may hang if you try to compare a large number of files. If people find it helpful and interesting, maybe I'll try to spruce it up.