Ampeg® SVT-VR Bass Amplifier
The original high-powered, all-tube bass behemoth, exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo.
Developed by Brainworx, the Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier plug-in offers an exacting emulation of the classic 300-watt all-tube behemoth and its equally legendary 8x10 cabinet — exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces.
The legendary SVT bass amp is the result of Ampeg’s desire to create the, “biggest, nastiest bass amplifier the world has ever seen.” Mission accomplished. The SVT has righteously stood the test of time, regardless of genre, with unmatched power and tone.
Now You Can:
Track and reamp with the burly, unmistakable tube tone of the immortal SVT bass amp
Harness the power of the SVT’s classic 8x10 cabinet
Harness the power of the SVT’s classic 8x10 cabinet
Audition 23 different high-end Recording Chains with a selection of mics, cabinets, and outboard gear
Take A Listen
Introduced in 1969, the Ampeg SVT (Super Valve Technology) has remained the reigning king of high-powered tube bass tone. Featuring six 6550 power tubes and a monstrous, back-breaking speaker cabinet, the SVT quickly found favor with players who needed to fill arenas with thunderous low end, punishing mids, and musical high end. From Bootsy Collins to Tony Levin, Chris Squire to Robert Trujillo, hundreds, if not thousands of bassists have called on the SVT to deliver huge, unmistakably rugged bass tones.
Tons of Tones
The Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier plug-in provides all of the raw power and punch of the hardware, putting a raging beast directly into your DAW. Whether you’re tracking through the SVT with an Apollo interface, or reamping an existing bass track with any UAD-2 hardware, the SVT-VR plug-in offers myriad tones for any genre.
SVT FX Rack
The Ampeg SVT-VR plug-in features tools that greatly add to its versatility when tracking bass guitar. The FX Rack features an onboard noise gate, Power Soak, and pre/post switchable EQ filter controls, allowing you to put the finishing touches — before or after mixdown — on your tones. But it’s the SVT-VR plug-in’s 23 Recording Chain presets that give you the ultimate in flexibility. Captured through Brainworx’s ultra-rare Neve VXS72 console, these presets let you audition your sounds through a variety of vintage mics, cabinets, and outboard gear. It’s akin to an engineer patching you through various chains and mic placements.
Unison™ Technology for Apollo Interfaces
Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier plug-in gives you the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making this iconic tone machine one of the most recorded bass amps in history.
June 11, 2016
It´s the Ampeg SVT-VR, Just like that!Read More
March 3, 2016
I am a studio bassist and have been recording as an engineer since 2008. I own a Trace AH250 which I'd use once in a while for tracking. I have never been a fan of Ampeg at all, they...Read More
January 14, 2016
One stop for Bass
This plugin is everything I have ever wanted in a bass plugin - plus the bonus of no CPU drain. The sounds is killer, I add this and a 1176 and get huge, fat, tight bass sound. And, I...Read More
January 13, 2016
Helps mixing bass
Getting a good bass tone is one of more challenging tasks in mixing for me. A good amp emulator is often the solution when dialing in changes to what you've got already, be it a combo of...Read More
December 13, 2015
Better than Amplitube
Long time user of Ashdown bass amps with nice valve stages. This has replaced it for my recording purposes. Great tone and weight, sits well in the mix. Can't wait for them to model the...Read More
December 9, 2015
I have an Ampeg PF-500 head with 6X8 Ampeg cab, and the IK Multimedia SVX plugin. This UAD version is different than either of those, and that's a good thing for choices. What I've...Read More
Faithful model of the world's most beloved tube bass amp, endorsed by Ampeg
Unison™ technology for the tone, touch, and feel of the classic SVT preamp section
The classic tone and simpler operation of the classic Ampeg SVT-VR
Great for enhancing DI bass tracks using the internal amp simulation, the recording chains and the FX Rack
Instantly recognizable world-class bass tone sound right on your desktop
23 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 low latency monitoring
Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amplifier
It´s the Ampeg SVT-VR, Just like that!
I am a studio bassist and have been recording as an engineer since 2008. I own a Trace AH250 which I'd use once in a while for tracking.
I have never been a fan of Ampeg at all, they actually sound completely inferior, especially the clumsy 8x10 stack which is horrendous and doesn't come close to modern boutique cabs like Shroeder etc.
Now, I bought this plug on a whim and noodled around for a while - sounded OK
But when I used it to lay down some proper backing tracks for a modern funk tune this thing exploded!
I couldn't believe how well it fit snuggly in the mix, and without any effort on my end. - no compression, no EQ etc
It just blew my mind, and i used a standard preset with minimal tweaking.
This is a total no-brainer !
One stop for Bass
This plugin is everything I have ever wanted in a bass plugin - plus the bonus of no CPU drain. The sounds is killer, I add this and a 1176 and get huge, fat, tight bass sound. And, I don't have to mic anything, drag my head and cab around. I couldn't be happier, best in class, look absolutely no further.
Helps mixing bass
Getting a good bass tone is one of more challenging tasks in mixing for me. A good amp emulator is often the solution when dialing in changes to what you've got already, be it a combo of DI and amp.
I've used everything out there I could find. Now that I'm on UAD-2 I am using Ampeg SVT-VR for reamping bass, and it's everything and a bit more, due to the mic modeling. The automatic switching through the various mic/cab options saves you from doing it yourself, which gets you a little more away from expectation bias.
So far I find the tones very heavy and give more than enough heft in the mids and lows- what you're usually trying to get with an amp signal. A combination of this and the UAD dbx 160 compressor brings classic tones.
Better than Amplitube
Long time user of Ashdown bass amps with nice valve stages. This has replaced it for my recording purposes. Great tone and weight, sits well in the mix. Can't wait for them to model the Portaflex!
I have an Ampeg PF-500 head with 6X8 Ampeg cab, and the IK Multimedia SVX plugin. This UAD version is different than either of those, and that's a good thing for choices.
What I've noticed is that it's a little light on the bottom end, which is perfect for a busy bass line. The SVX plug and the amp can sound a lot more massive which is also good for other things. The UAD has a more "solid" midrange than the SVX plugin, but the SVX plug can get nastier. In my experience UAD plugs are in general pretty polite :)
So to sum up - nice plugin, totally worth the price of admission. Great on songs where you need more note definition. I'm using it more and more. Slap a UAD Fairchild 670 compressor on it for a great solid sound.
After years of trying to get good sound out of DI bass tracks I finally came up with a pretty cool plug-in chain that I've been using as a starting point. Yesterday I activated the SVT-VR demo and did some A/B tests: my plug-in chain vs. the SVT-VR. No contest - this thing just completely rules.
I've had trouble mixing 5 string bass parts (and w/ drop D tuners) for as long as I been tracking them. My old workaround (a combination EQ and Multi-band compression) would tame the bottom but leave it unfocused.Then I started this SVT demo 2 days ago. Instant perfect bass sound, no real tweaking necessary. Most of the presets offer different takes on the same theme: big, tight, punchy tone. I can clearly hear every note in the low register of a 5 stringer now. The power soak feature allows you to really push those tubes for added aggression if needed. Listening to a couple mixes on a variety of sound systems confirms what I heard at the studio - perfect, awesome Ampeg character. In under 30 seconds.
I record bass for 15 years now,and I tried every plugins and pedals that emulate a bass amp sound. By far, this plugin is the most realistic one.
I played a lot on SVTVR, and I love this amp. This emulation is so close.
Just the SVTicket!
I have had a few problems using other plugins that claim to emulate a real SVT but this plug is amazing! Love it!
A. García Cortés
Nunca había oido mi viejo hofner con mejor sonido en grabación. Todos los presets son usables. Sale en la mezcla sin necesidad de forzar el volumen y tiene la calidez de un ampli de valvulas real. Fantastico !!!
Un 10 !!!!
I have it with the b15n, both have their unique signature sounds. The best bass amp sim plugins i had pleasure working with ....
Dat fat ampeg sound
Just what I was looking for. I take the balanced out from the amp in my studio into line inputs of the apollo 8, and process the signal with this amazing plugin. The result is a solid, warm sound.
Well, If you have a lot of fantasy you can get everything you want and it sounds really groovy. I like it!
Sweet tones in the mix
Getting the perfect bass tone is what most dedicated bass players strive for, and many achieve it seemingly, however that perfect tone isn't going to work in every situation and in every mix, after acquiring the Ampeg SVT-VR plugin I couldn't believe how subtle and versatile a tool it would become in my recording process, this thing literally rocks and goes so deep you need a bathysphere!
I've tried a lot of different bass plugins to make a DI bass signal come to life and sit in the mix in a natural way. I think my search has ended. Always loved the sound of the SVT bass monster (i'ts no fun to carry around) This is as close as you will ever get to the real thing without breaking your back.
Sounds good enough to pass up using a real amp. Really helps to quickly get a good sound.
My new bass Amp
Can't say one bad thing about this AMPEG, I can count on it for all types of music and has plenty of bottom and high and everything in between, glad I bought it
This one unit can fit almost any style you throw at it and the deeper controls are all there for those who are tweak happy. Hard to get a bad bass tone with even the worst DI Bass material using this guy. Probably worth getting the bundle seeing as this one is so good.
Couldn't be happier.
Tried several bass amp plugins over the years and this one sits better in the mix with minimal effort and offers a great variety of tones. Whether amping a Kontakt bass or playing my Yamaha bass it sounds great. Couldn't be happier.