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Customer Reviews 20 Reviews

4.45 out of 5 stars

by T. Liljegren (5/19/2015):

The way this one pulls through the mix is breath taking. When u solo it - it sounds… Read more

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Overview

Softube® Bass Amp Room
developed by Softube

Key Features

  • Superior Softube-developed model of a classic, ultra-versatile 1970s bass amplifier
  • Thick, solid preamp tones and power amp distortion at extreme settings
  • Includes three distinctive speaker cabinets (Classic, Rocker, and Oddbird) with adjustable mic positioning
  • Separate DI controls allow for blending of direct vs. amped signal
  • Allows tracking bass tones with sub-2ms latency on the Apollo audio interface
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

Read full features & specs

A Superior Model of the Classic 1970s Bass Amplifier, now for UAD-2 and Apollo.
 
Getting a great bass sound in the project studio has always been a challenge of trade-offs. Using a DI will keep the volume manageable, but you need an amp and cabinet to get the sonic authority you need. Softube’s Bass Amp Room gives you the best of both worlds – the sound of authentic bass amp and cabinets in a volume-friendly package for your DAW.
 
Developed by emulation experts at Softube for the UAD-2 hardware and the Apollo audio interface, Bass Amp Room gives you everything you need to create the bass sound you’re after — quickly, easily, and intuitively, without worrying about the volume or maintenance of a heavy bass amp and cabinet.

A highly versatile amplifier model and three distinctive-sounding cabinets let you create a wide range of bass sounds, from clean and beefy to distorted and aggressive. Track bass directly through your Apollo interface with sub-2ms latency, or re-amplify your existing bass tracks to add space and punch. Stack multiple amp tones to create unique, one-of-a-kind sounds.

Watch the overview video.

One Amp, Three Cabinets
Based upon a classic and versatile 1970s bass amp model, Bass Amp Room gives you a vast range of sonic textures — from clean, fat and punchy to thick, dirty distortion with all the low-end you could want. Three different cabinets cover a full complement of tonal character. The time-honored 8x10” model is renowned for fat, solid tones with plenty of low end and superior definition. The 4x12” model delivers a harder-edged sound. And the open-backed single 12” cabinet is great for a round, mellow tone that blends well with acoustic tracks. 

Realtime Mic Positioning
Bass Amp Room’s adjustable mic positioning can have a dramatic effect on your sound. Click and drag to change the mic’s distance from the speaker. Close positioning gives a full bodied sound with a lot of presence. Backing the microphone away from the cabinet gives you a thinner sound, brings in some phase anomalies, and lets you hear more of the room. Angle the mic to soften things up a bit.

Separate DI Controls
Many engineers prefer the tight tonal control of recording bass through a DI box over micing a cabinet. With Bass Amp Room, you don’t have to choose. A continuous controller allows you to blend any amount of DI signal with the cabinet sound of your choice. A built-in limiter and three tone controls give you even more sonic options, right at your fingertips.  

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Reviews

Reviews

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  • Bill Reynolds

    (Band of Horses)

    “I often use [Softube] amp sims when I mix live recorded material. I'll take the DI from the live console and use an amp sim to cut down on the bleed from the mic in front of the amp on the stage.”

    Gareth Jones

    (Depeche Mode, Erasure, Grizzly Bear)

    “It's a miracle that we can have these [Softube plug-in] amplifiers in our laptops. It's a huge truck full of wonderful gear for me to use at the click of a mouse button.”

    Phil Tan

    (Usher, Mariah Carey)

    “Go for something that's unexpected. There's nothing wrong with running a vocal through a [Softube] guitar amp, for example, if it works and gives you something cool!”

    Paul Hagar

    (Goo Goo Dolls, Jonas Brothers)

    “This [Softube Amp Room plug-in] really comes alive when you multiply a DI sound to make combinations of amps the mix together. Try taking a DI and send to the Marshall and the Vox at the same time. You will be happy you did.”

    Jeff Balding

    (LeAnn Rimes, Faith Hill)

    “All the other bass amp plug-ins I've heard sound decent when soloed, but when you put them in a track they loose presence and definition in the mix. The [Softube Bass Amp Room] plug-in doesn't loose presence when you put it in the mix."

  • Brett Chassen

    (Motorhead, Anthrax, Marilyn Manson)

    "Whether or not you have a really good physical bass amp at your disposal, the [Softube] Bass Amp Room is an amazing tool to have.“

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    WOAW!
    by T. Liljegren(Tuesday 19 May, 2015)

    The way this one pulls through the mix is breath taking. When u solo it - it sounds dirty and weird but then in the big mix it fits perfect and doin the job at 100%. Can't live without it! A must buy! One of my favorite UAD plugins of all time! Thanx a lot, Softube! Read More

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    by R. Virginie (Saturday 18 October, 2014)

    Super excellent plugins sound amaizing like in a studio !!! Read More

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    instant gratification
    by J. Segel (Sunday 24 August, 2014)

    Amp emulators are fun, sometimes, I usually use them for effects on a duplicated track or something. But this, this amp PLUS room emulator makes for instant beauty on bass tracks. Ever since I first used it, it's become my instant go-to for every bass guitar track I have mixed ever since. It… Read More

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    When I Need Some Sauce
    by J. Depew (Friday 27 June, 2014)

    Sweet presets and easy to use. I love being able to move the mice around with the mouse and find the right place. Fantastic plugin! Read More

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    So many options for bass guitar
    by R. Boyce (Wednesday 7 May, 2014)

    I love this plug in over many other amp modelers i have because it has a rounder sound and I really like to go between the amp and the direct signal to find the sound i'm looking for. Read More

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Features & Specs

Features

  • Superior Softube-developed model of a classic, ultra-versatile 1970s bass amplifier
  • Thick, solid preamp tones and power amp distortion at extreme settings
  • Includes three distinctive speaker cabinets (Classic, Rocker, and Oddbird) with adjustable mic positioning
  • Separate DI controls allow for blending of direct vs. amped signal
  • Allows tracking bass tones with sub-2ms latency on the Apollo audio interface
  • Requires UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface, available from authorized dealers worldwide

See the UAD Instance Chart here

Parameter Specifications

General
  • Click and drag cabinets sideways to switch between cabinets
  • Click and drag microphone back and forth to set angle and distance
  • Click Amp Bypass in lower right corner to bypass amplifier
  • Click Cab Bypass in lower right corner to bypass cabinet

Amplifier Control Panel

  • High/Low switch: High (up position), Low (down position)
  • Normal volume: Min to max (unmarked)
  • Bass: Min to max (unmarked)
  • Middle: Min to max (unmarked)
  • Treble: Min to max (unmarked)
  • Master Volume: Min to max (unmarked)

DI Panel

  • Low Cut: Off to 2k
  • Tone: Thin to Fat, via Flat
  • High Cut: 200 to Off, via 2k
  • Limiter: Off to max (unmarked)
  • DI/Amp Balance: Direct Inject solo to Amplifier solo, and any mix inbetween
  • Phase invert: On/Off
  • Output: –32 to +32
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Docs

Softube Bass Amp Room Manual

Apollo Software Manual (Thunderbolt)

Apollo Software Manual (FireWire)

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

UA Product Catalog

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