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Classic Bass Flavor In a Contemporary Package - The Ampeg SVT-3 PRO

A true powerhouse in countless bass setups of legends like Metallica and Primus as well as the likes of Bootsy Collins. In 2019 the SVT-3 PRO is still a bass amp in a league of its own. Highly admired for its beefy all-around capabilities, this plugin does an outstanding job of blending the time-honored sound of the original SVT while leaving plenty of options on the table for achieving something tighter and more modern.

Bold Bass in the Digital Age

Another meticulously executed emulation job by the Brainworx team, the SVT-3 PRO Bass Amp plugin is an exacting digital replica of the tube preamp and the solid-state power section. Offering all of the sound sculpting possibilities of the original amp! Brainworx did not hold back when modeling the amp’s hybrid circuit, the graphic EQ and midrange selector, creating an endless amount of possibilities for your bass tones. The SVT-3 PRO plugin builds on the original hardware and easily gives players a tough tube-driven front end with a slightly lighter 450-Watt solid-state power section, providing for an overall well rounded and thick tone.

FX and Pro Recording Chains

To top it all off, the Ampeg SVT-3 PRO FX Rack adds a whole lot more options for tracking the perfect bass sound. In the FX rack, you can use the professional noise gate and a Power Soak along with switchable filter controls. But it’s the SVT-3 PRO’s 27 amazing recording chains that take the plugin to another level, giving you maximum control and options when crafting your sound. These RCs were recorded at Brainworx Germany, through their Neve VXS72 console. They allow you to run your bass through a variety of highly coveted mics, cabinets and carefully chosen outboard gear, effectively offering you mix-ready sound options.

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  • Exacting emulation of the original Ampeg SVT-3 PRO Bass Amp
  • Fully endorsed and approved by Ampeg
  • The classic tone of the SVT combined with an array of modern tone-shaping tools
  • Shape your bass tone with various mid frequencies and a 9-band graphic EQ
  • Tweak your tone with an onboard FX rack that comes with a gate and filters
  • Horn On/Off switch, even for cabs that originally do not have a horn!
  • Use any of the 27 different high-end recording chains that feature a world-class selection of mics, cabinets and outboard gear, recorded through a Neve VXS 72

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

  • SVT-3PRO

    by PMT Studio
    One word "AWESOME" , true emulation and great tones.
  • This amp is dope

    by Keating
    This is by far my favorite sounding bass amp sim of all time.
    End of review.
  • Bass Amp Heaven!!!

    by Mike
    If you love the modern sound of Ampeg then this is the one!!!
  • One trick pony

    by Ricardo Wheelock
    I only use this emulation when I need a bass that is not huge in the bottom, like for jazz, or latin styles (salsa, cumbia etc). It's a one trick pony, but boy that one trick it does, it does… Read More
  • Modern tone

    by Sergio
    This bass amp sim sounds great, it comes with a lot of cab IR's, the EQ is very precise to get the sound you want, it sounds pretty real.
    This is one of the best amp sim I've tried so far.


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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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 1.3 (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