Get the sound of Ampeg’s towering 300-watt bass amplifier

The legendary SVT bass amp came from Ampeg’s ambition to create the “biggest, nastiest bass amplifier the world has ever seen.” That mission was a resounding success, and the SVT-VR has proven itself repeatedly with unrivaled power to create weighty tones. The Ampeg SVT-VR plugin delivers the sound of the hardware in your digital audio workstation (DAW).

Recapture some of the most coveted bass tones in history

The Ampeg SVT has probably been heard on more hit records and significant stadium tours than any other bass amp. Join the ranks of Bootsy Collins, Darryl Jones, Michael Bradford, Chris Wyse, and thousands of other world-class bassists who have relied on the SVT-VR for decades. With its roaring bottom, punchy mids, and pleasant highs, the SVT-VR plugin contains all the raw energy and punchiness of the hardware.

Add massive and focused low-end to your mix

Featuring six 6550 power tubes and an 8x10 speaker cabinet, the original SVT amp quickly became the go-to choice for filling venues and studios with massive, focused low-end. The SVT-VR plugin recreates the original hardware's preamp, power section, bass cabinet, and iconic rocker switches to offer the same signal path, tone, and vibe.

Unlock the power of a Brainworx FX rack

In addition to faithfully recreating the three-band EQ on Channel One and two-band EQ on Channel Two, the SVT-VR plugin includes a Brainworx FX rack. 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 SVT bass amp emulation
  • Dual-channel design with Normal and Bright inputs
  • Choose between a three-band and two-band EQ
  • Bass Cut, Ultra-Hi, and Ultra-Low switches
  • Brainworx FX Rack that includes a noise gate, Tight and Smooth filters, a Power Soak knob, and a Horn switch
  • 23 premade recording chains created in a Neve-equipped studio

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Phil Soussan

    Phil Soussan

    Musician, Songwriter, Record Producer

    As a user of Ampeg for over three decades I have never gone into the studio without one, be it an SVT Classic, an SVT-II or an SVT-3Pro until now. Today we have gotten to the point where it is now… Read More

  • 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


    by Keating
    You want that fat, nasty bass tone that cuts AND rumbles? This is where you get it.
  • Favourite Bass Amp Sim

    by James
    This is hands down my favourite bass amp sim out there! I like to pair it with a Darkglass B7K driving into it (either the real one, or the emulation from Neural DSP). The saturation and tone… Read More
  • SVT-VR

    by MS
    Pure magic without a bunch of fiddling around to get there. Maybe 15 seconds to dial in a tone that sits in a mix to perfection. The only thing that's as good as this, only different, is PA's… Read More
  • Ampeg

    by Petar
    Just amazing
  • Ampeg SVT-VR

    by Uralb
    This Bass Amp plugin is an absolute no-brainer!
    The handling as well as the manual are foolproof and easily comprehensible even for beginners. The sound is simply fantastic, the options for… 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-VR - 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

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