Overview

Capture the chest-pounding low end of Ampeg’s iconic big bass stacks
The SVT amps from Ampeg have long been a favorite of some of the most notable bass players out there, including Bootsy Collins, Darryl Jones, Michael Bradford, Chris Wyse and so many more. The tone of the SVT series is instantly recognizable, with a full supple bottom, and a satisfying growl in the midrange, setting the standard by which all bass amps are judged.

Stripped down to the essentials
The newly-released Ampeg SVT-VR “Classic” plugin produces the same authentic tone as the full version, but with only the essential features for incredible simplicity and ease of use. A single complete channel is included, with both ultra hi and lo settings, giving you everything you need to get the perfect bass tone without any distractions.

A powerfully simple FX Rack to tailor your tone
As you’d expect from a Plugin Alliance, the SVT-VR Classic comes with a customized FX Rack which includes features like a Power Soak for extra saturation and input gain control to perfect your gain staging. Take advantage of 3 of Brainworx’ advanced boutique recording chains to fit your bass sound perfectly into the mix.

Features

  • Exacting emulation of the world’s most beloved bass amp

  • Record and reamp with maximum beefiness and unmatched tube tone of the SVT-VR bass amp, fully endorsed by Ampeg!

  • A single easy-to-use channel with “Ultra Hi” and “Ultra Lo”  modes

  • FX Rack includes a noise gate, tight and smooth filters, Power Soak and a horn On/Off function for the cabinets

  • 3 boutique recording chains to further tailor your tone

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Lex Price

    Lex Price

    Producer, Mixer, Bass Player (Neko Case, k.d. lang, Rodney Crowell, Shemekia Copeland)

    I love the character and the no-fuss design of this plugin. It couldn't be easier to dial up a big Ampeg tone.

  • 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

  • dd

    ★★★★★
    by good
    parfect
  • Nice

    ★★★★★
    by Juppzupp
    Cool Sound !!
  • Classic sound - Not just great for bass

    ★★★★☆
    by Robert S.
    Pros:
    Not just great for bass only! Playing some chords on the guitar with the primary preset - volume, treble and input gain at full power - , plus giving some extra reverb reminds me a lot of… Read More
  • svt--vr classic

    ★★★★★
    by Eliot
    this was free for a limited time... I use it constantly. even run midi drums through it for a quick loft sound, I use it as an "amp" eq and overdrive /... love
  • SVT-VR Classis

    ★★★★★
    by phyngers
    I'm a keys and horn player, not a bass player. But I know that the Ampeg SVT is an integral part of the sound of a lot Bass Players from the Classic Rock era, that I love. I've never been able to do… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

With the Installation Manager you can select, download & install all the Plugin Alliance products. Select any and all formats you need for your system! Mac & PC.

ChangeLog

SVT-VR Classic

Ampeg SVT-VR Classic - Changelog

Version 1.3.1 (Jun 28, 2022)
- General: Fixed potential blacklisting of VST2 on Windows
- General: Fixed potential crashes on Windows
- General: Fixed processing being Mono with VST2 in FL Studio
- General: Fixed value readouts not being present when clicking knob

Version 1.3 (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 1.2 (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 1.1 (May 27, 2020)
- Initial Release