Ampeg® B-15N Bass Amplifier

Ampeg® B-15N Bass Amplifier

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$149.00

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The iconic bass amp sound of the ’60s and ’70s, exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo.

The Ampeg B-15 bass amp defined the sound of recorded electric bass. From Motown sides with James Jamerson to classic Stax records with Donald “Duck” Dunn, this 30-watt, 1x15, all-tube brute oozes character — delivering a warm and fat fundamental note that laid the foundation for ’60s and ’70s rock, funk, and soul.

Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier plug-in perfectly emulates the circuitry, tone stack, and iconic thump of Ampeg’s limited-edition Heritage B-15N bass amp — exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and
Apollo interfaces.

Now You Can:

Track and reamp with legendary all-tube, B-15 tone — from jazzy clean to warm overdrive to heavy distortion

Harness two flavors of the iconic B-15 circuit — 1964 and 1966 — each with switchable bias controls for further tweaking

Hone your tone with the robust and meticulously emulated two-band Baxandall EQ

Audition 42 separate high-end recording chains, featuring four different cabinets and multiple classic microphones

Take A Listen

Take A Listen
The Sound of Giants

The Sound of Giants

The Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier plug-in flawlessly captures the original hardware’s dual 6L6-powered circuit as well as its simple, ultra-musical two-band Baxandall EQ. Simply use the Volume control to dial in rich, smoky tones, perfect for jazz and soul, or inch the Volume up for a fat guttural growl that teams with harmonics and character.

Two Channels, Tons of Tones

Two Channels, Tons of Tones

An evolution of the classic B-15 recipe, the B-15N sports two channels — 1964 and 1966 — each offering two flavors of iconic tones. The 1964 side gives you a 25-watt cathode biased circuit, whereas the 1966 input features a 30-watt, fixed bias circuit. Sonically, the 1964 side is spongier and breaks up earlier, while the 1966 input gives you a tad more headroom and midrange beef. Additionally, you can toggle between selectable bias modes, yielding even more tones and textures.

B-15N FX Rack

B-15N FX Rack

The B-15N plug-in provides additional control over your sound through the inclusion of the Brainworx FX Rack. It features a Noise Gate to control low-end buzz, switchable high-pass and low-pass filters to provide even more tonal options, and a Power Soak circuit that allows you to dial in as much overdrive as you want, without having to crank the output gain.

Unison™ Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Unison™ Technology for Apollo Interfaces

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Ampeg B-15N plug-in gives you the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making this iconic bass combo one of the most recorded bass amps in history.

Key Features

The classic tone of the studio staple Ampeg B-15N bass amp used on countless hit recordings
2 distinct preamp circuits (1964 and 1966) producing two flavors of vintage Ampeg bass sound
Unison™ technology for the tone, touch, and feel of the classic B-15N preamp section
Tone Controls: Baxandall style Bass and Treble (per channel)
42 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in a state of the art room with stellar gear
Feels like a real amp when played through Apollo's Realtime UAD Processing
Physical input impedance and hands-on control of Gain staging with Unison technology

Customer Reviews

Ampeg B-15N Bass Amplifier

OVERALL RATING

S. Duryea

August 19, 2016

Warm and punchy..

Love this amp!! Easy to use and cuts through a mix like warm butter.. My go to amp for now until UA comes up with something better, which is always the case....

C. McDonald

August 18, 2016

Ampeg B15

I am old school and remember this amp. This software makes the perfect emulation without the weight and the wait for the tubes to warm up.
Thanks you UAD for making my life easier. :-)

I. Papagiannidis

August 6, 2016

fantastic!

Great emulation ! tightens up the bottom adds fantastic warmth and low end and makes the bass sounding more in your face. great also for adding distortion to the bass.
well done once again!

H. Barnard

August 2, 2016

5 Stars

Another great sounding amp emulation from UAD... all the warmth and tube tone of the B15 amp.

D. Thompson

August 14, 2016

Still Demo'ing

This plugin, like many other UAD-Sim's just doesn't do it for me

- Lack of that "something"
- I cannot load my own IR's
- There is definitely something that I am not getting which I do get from a certain $12 competitor (I don't work for the competitor)
- The bass is just the same, there really is not much of the magic that UAD seem to achieve with other things such as Comps, Strips

My personal opinion is I won't be buying another UAD amp sim until they truly do make something special. Otherwise, go for the $12 competition. These sims, all of them, really do not cut it in my opinion. Comparing with a $12 sim, NO WAY!

Sorry UAD but you are lacking something and it's looking more to be "hype" than quality.

R. Roelofs

August 22, 2016

Quite out of my mind about that thing.

Wow,
tomorrow my pay check
tonight recorded a heck of a song with this piece.
typically something, like the bluesbreaker you wanna use on 44.1, you know: nothing too fiddly, straight vibes in the belly with a perfect mixdown from your daw of course (sd hd to write to).
If Robin Hood took the money back from the rich and returned it to the poor, UNIVERSAL AUDIO took ROCK back from the rich and returned it to the poor! (yeah, yeah UA, you may use that quote:))

D. Thompson

August 16, 2016

No Buy - Sorry UAD

Ok, demo'd again after your speedy response.

Problems;

- The sim doesn't add any actual real difference to the competition I've compared with
- The lack of custom IR loading is huge factor
- As much as it's modelling (at a reasonable price) an Ampeg B-15N I do not think when it's released natively there will be any difference whatsoever

What I'd like to see is;

A high quality, a real UAD specific, tailored exclusively forever to UAD that is, bass sim that allows Cab Lab 3 type IR loading. A very unique plugin yet modelled on a modern amp head and is Unison including the IRs!

Honestly guys, I have not bought a single new product and I'm not even going to demo unless it truly is unique to UAD. Otherwise, you do good plugs

H. Barnard

August 1, 2016

5-Stars

Another great sounding amp emulation from UAD... all the warmth and tube tone of the B15 amp.

D. Kato

September 17, 2017

Good partner

This product responds to my expectation anytime.
Simple operation gives us the best result.
This reduces time to suffer from sound making.

M. Espina

August 14, 2017

Great!

I have been using the svt III (I own the hardware too) and I'm so happy with it so I was only curious and decided to buy this one too. Now I want all the ampeg plug ins. I absolutely recommend it.

Y. Rodriguez

July 19, 2017

sounds sick!

Like a said, sounds sick!, for me is 85% close to the real amp, my friend have the same from the 60's ( I guess) and sounds very close.

T. Young

July 17, 2017

Going direct...YUCK...

If you're going direct with your bass tracks, BUY THIS .

J. Rosin

July 14, 2017

Great bass amp emulation.

Just getting familiar with this but first impressions are great. Played and recorded my AV Fender 62 P bass with flats thru it... best bass amp emulation I've tried to date. I had privilege of recording thru the real thing a couple months back and UAD did a great job of capturing the sound in this plugin. So far the B15 followed by the 1176LN has delivered my best sounding recording chain for bass home recordings and I've tried the 610a, 610b, soft tube amp room, and the neve 1073 all followed by various compressors. Direct thru the 610a is second favorite to date. I'll probably end up doing a blend. Hope this helps. Definitely worth a demo and I recommend as a buy.

UAD User

July 12, 2017

Bread and butter amp

So simple and incredibly effective it's ridiculous. I truly love this one, it's become my new "bread and butter" bass amp. Great job UA!

N. Watkins

July 5, 2017

You can't go wrong with U/A and Ampeg!

I find the Ampeg B-15 Amplifier to be THE most musical bass amp plug-in I've ever recorded with! Now mind you, I'm just a guitarist that plays bass occasionally however, I still feel strongly about this TONE MACHINE! IMHOP, it's closest thing to a real Ampeg with many different speaker configurations with just click from your mouse to a destination of tonal ecstasy!
Way to go U/A!!!

r. zurmely

June 28, 2017

Very Surprised by this Amp !!

When I first demo this amp, I didn't expect to have a Woow moment! I was amazed by the sound and the feeling that I got when I plug my bass on it. I already got the SVT-VR which has a really solid tone that I like, but this one... blew me away! Nice vintage tone and easy also to get a modern tone too, and you got that Growl.... Goosebump! Definetly a very awesome product by UAD. Thank you for the work!

r. zurmely

June 28, 2017

Very Surprised by this Amp !!

When I first demo this amp, I didn't expect to have a Woow moment! I was amazed by the sound and the feeling that I got when I plug my bass on it. I already got the SVT-VR which has a really solid tone that I like, but this one... blew me away! Nice vintage tone and easy also to get a modern tone too, and you got that Growl.... Goosebump! Definetly a very awesome product by UAD. Thank you for the work!

B. Munyon

June 24, 2017

OMG, so good

Yes. Nice job on this one, UA. Especially like all the microphone positions with and without EQ and great microphones. Inspirational bass sounds going in with UNISON and/or in a mix.

P. Smith

June 23, 2017

Pre-amp for drums?

I love the sound of great music from the 60s and 70s so when I got the chance to get some of that tone, I took it. UA delivered again as expected, but what wasn't expected is what this amp does for your vocal chain when you have a vocalist with no lower register. Warm. Clean. Nice. How about on drums? Yep. Use it on kick with your D112 and see how excited you get.

m. ramos

June 15, 2017

Holy Sh*t!!

This is one of those plug-ins that immediately grabs you and says, "You need this". I was working on a project and using bass guitar samples. I just wasn't feeling it. I decided to demo the Ampeg and was blown away. I use it on real bass now!!

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