Drum Roll Please.. Let the Bass Begin!

The proven expert of bass amplification, the original all-tube Ampeg SVT-VR bass giant, is now available in all major native and AAX DSP formats. Built by Brainworx from the ground up, this exacting emulation of the original 300-Watt amplifier along with its equally well known 8X10 cabinet, the SVT-VR was Ampeg’s ambition to create the, ‘biggest, nastiest bass amplifier the world has ever seen.” Throughout history, the SVT-VR has proven itself time and time again across many genres, with unrivaled power and heavy tones.

Get Your Bass On Demand

And now, you can join the ranks of Bootsy Collins, Darryl Jones, Michael Bradford and Chris Wyse along with thousands of other bassists who have looked to the SVT-VR for all of their bass needs for decades. The story of the SVT began in 1969 when Ampeg changed the game of bass amplification with the release of their Super Valve Technology titan. Featuring six(!) 6550 power tubes and a killer 8x10 speaker cabinet, the amp quickly became the go-to choice for all those seeking to fill small and large venues with a massive low end. The amp’s tone is equally effective across the frequency spectrum, delivering a roaring low end, punchy mids and a pleasant high end. The Ampeg SVT-VR plugin contains all of the raw energy and punchiness of the original hardware, bringing this bass bad boy right into your DAW.


Inside we have access to the preamp, the power section, and even rocker switches that offer the exact signal path, tone, and vibe of the original hardware. The SVT-VR is an absolute must-have for anyone that wants to get that classic thumping Ampeg bass tone. The SVT-VR runs with two channels spread over four inputs along with a 3-band EQ on Channel One and a simpler 2-band EQ on Channel Two. Our native version also comes with Brainworx’s well-known FX rack that offers a noise gate, power soak and pre/post switchable Hi-Pass&Low-Pass filters. The rack wouldn’t be complete without a great collection of recording chains that were crafted through a Neve VXS72 Console, using classic vintage mics, various cabinets and a selection of boutique outboard gear.

Whatever your bass sounds desire, the Ampeg SVT-VR is ready.


  • Exacting emulation of the world’s most beloved bass amp
  • Fully endorsed by Ampeg!
  • “Ultra Hi,” “Ultra Lo” and, for Channel 1, a “Bass Cut” switch and a midrange frequency select switch for crafting midrange timbre around either 220Hz, 800Hz or 3k center frequency
  • Record and reamp with maximum beefiness and unmatched tube tone of the SVT-VR bass amp
  • FX Rack includes a noise gate, tight and smooth filters, Power Soak and a horn On/Off function for the cabinets
  • 23 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinets recorded in a state of the art 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

  • Ampeg SVT-VR

    by Erik Dangenoir (Cercl'oeil Prodctions-CEO/Founder):INSANASOMNIA, Imaginary-Steps...
    Sounds like the real thing, plus you save a lot of space, and never have to worry about, wires, mic placement nor tubes buying.
  • Ampeg SVT-VR

    by AaronNiduk
    Good AMP!
    The warm middle is a little lacking, but this is purely a matter of taste)
  • Top !

    by Bruno Zucchetti
    Top as every product of PluginAlliance !
    I use it by HDX Dsp and I've subscrived for Mega Bundle Yearly ,as a Top Recording Studio in a pocket ...
    i will buy everything waiting the right… Read More
  • Pareto

    by Diarm
    If you can get 80% of the sound for 20% of the price then that is a good deal. This is a fractal of that concept.
    The sound is so pristine and the variability so diverse, there is no need for… Read More

    by odod
    this amp is a badass, it touches the low end so nicely .. loving this plugin, buy it now ! you won't be sorry


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-VR - 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

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