Add the sound of a modern bass guitar amp to your DAW

The SVT-3PRO plugin accurately captures the sound of Ampeg's renowned SVT-3PRO bass amp, a staple in modern bass recording. The original amp includes a tube front end with a solid-state power section, which is favored by artists such as Metallica, Primus, and Bootsy Collins. This combination results in a tight, contemporary version of the classic Ampeg tone, striking an ideal balance between tightness, grittiness, and clarity.

Choose from five unique characteristics

The SVT-3PRO offers a blend of vintage Ampeg warmth and modern versatility. Its Frequency Select dial is central to its design, presenting five distinct mid-frequency options: 220 Hz, 450 Hz, 800 Hz, 1.6 kHz, and 3 kHz. Adjust the center frequency to add rich depth, resonant growl, focused power, or vibrant clarity to your bass.

Sculpt the tone of your bass guitar using a graphic EQ

Ampeg’s SVT-3PRO plugin includes a fully functional graphic EQ, ideal for sculpting and fine-tuning your bass sound. With a dedicated tube gain knob and Ampeg’s famous Lo and Hi switches, there’s a world of iconic bass tones at your fingertips. This plugin delivers the hardware's punchy and assertive character, offering a spectrum of bass flavors from round and fat to clear and present.

Unlock the power of a Brainworx FX rack

To top it off, the Ampeg SVT-3PRO includes a plugin-only FX rack developed by Brainworx. This rack hosts a noise gate, Power Soak feature, and pre/post switchable high-pass and low-pass filters. The added rack also includes a collection of recording chains crafted through a Neve console using classic vintage mics, cabinets, and boutique outboard gear.


  • Fully endorsed Ampeg SVT-3PRO bass amp emulation
  • Bright switch that delivers lively top-end
  • 15 dB pad
  • Bass and treble adjustment knobs
  • Five selectable midrange frequencies
  • Adjustable tube gain
  • 9-band graphic equalizer
  • Brainworx FX Rack that includes a noise gate, Tight and Smooth filters, a Power Soak knob, and a Horn switch
  • 27 premade recording chains created in a Neve-equipped studio

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Eddie Torres

    Eddie Torres

    International Award Winning Film Composer, Music Producer, Musician

    I’ve used the Ampeg on popular TV cues, I’ve used it on different music production genres. And I am blown away by its versatility and tone.

  • John Mattick

    John Mattick

    Crew 22 Music / Olivia Newton-John, Aretha Franklin, Blake Shelton

    Rodney Lawson, Chris Carpenter and I at Crew 22 Recording in Nashville use the Ampeg SVT-3PRO and the Ampeg B-15 plugins with both real basses and virtual synth. basses to create a genuine live… Read More

  • Andreas Kober

    Andreas Kober

    Musician, Bass player

    I love the punch and vibe of this plugin, it's super versatile! Brainworx definitely captured the tone perfectly.

  • Philipp Wilhelm

    Philipp Wilhelm

    Musician, Bass Player, Producing Student

    Ampeg’s are some of the most reliable and versatile amps on the market. No matter what kind of style or genre you are aiming for, an Ampeg is the perfect starting point!

Customer Reviews

  • MetalliCAN!

    by Mark M Thompson
    Looked up what gear I needed to emulate Robert Trujillo's sound. Putting this after IK's Modo Bass instead of its built in amp and hey presto! damn near perfect. The cab choices are endless, and the… Read More
  • THAT bass sound

    by Industrial Strength Disco
    Yet another PA amp sim that convinces me that hardware is virtually redundant. This thing is giving me all the mojo and versatility that I need for my productions. The sound of a perfectly mic'd… Read More
  • My new favourite bass amp

    by spiritvegetable
    Of the three Ampegs, the VR, B15 and the 3PRO, I think I'm beginning to like the latter one the most. At first I loved the VR because I got a massive tone that was immediately satisfying for rock.… Read More
  • SVT-3PRO

    by Rosta Foret
    I know the SVT-3PRO very well from the band from my teammate. The bass on the tests is gaining line from the Peavey Minimax amplifier and once I put this plugin on the track, the recording gets on… Read More
  • Deep Low End

    by history -c
    I like this plugin very much. Usually, I run my bass only through a Aguilar Tone Hammer's DI. The low end is monstrous. It is clean, pronounced, deep and mean. It awakened me with awe inspiring… Read More


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 14 down to macOS 11
Windows 11 down to Windows 10

Intel, or Apple Silicon

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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Ampeg SVT-3Pro - Changelog

Version 1.5.1 (Oct 9, 2023)
- General: fixed CPU spikes on Mac OS

Version 1.5.0 (Aug 15, 2023)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for AAX
- General: added macOS Ventura support
- General: improved plugin loading time in the DAW
- General: fixed issue causing Logic to crash when closing the plugin UI
- General: improved font drawing behavior

Version 1.4 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.3 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode
- Fixed AAX DSP stereo processing

Version 1.2 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products

Version 1.1 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows

Version 1.0 (Jul 31, 2019)
- Initial Release