Overview

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All Tube Power Unleashed

Brainworx and Plugin Alliance are thrilled to present the native plugin version of AMPEG’s seminal V–4B 100W All-Tube Bass Amp.

The original amp came on the market back in 1971 and featured the same preamp as the Ampeg SVT, but introduced a 100 watt power amp, all tube construction and matching 1x12, 2x12, and 8x10 cabinets. To put it simply, the V–4B is an amazing reissue of the well-known 1971 original and delivers a thick tube tone with an uncompromising low end that has made its way into countless bass rigs over the years. It can be heard on countless hits!

With the V–4B it’s easy to plug in and quickly get a huge round tone that has made AMPEG the go-to standard for bass players the world over. The controls on the V–4B are simple and to the point, featuring a 3 band EQ with switchable mids and ultra low and high switches for defining power and note definition. This remarkable simplicity allows you to quickly dial in a vast range of tones, everything from boomy and beefy down to something more honky and gritty.

With the AMPEG V-4B plugin you get an exacting emulation of the original hardware amp. In the digital version of the amp you also get access to 65 Recording Chains that feature well engineered combinations of classic microphones and a ton of boutique outboard gear all running through a Neve VXS72 console. Brainworx’s FX Rack also offers onboard effects such as a noise gate, filter control and a horn on/off function for the cabinets.

Features

  • Exacting emulation of the original Ampeg V-4B All Tube Bass Amp, endorsed by Ampeg
  • Pure AMPEG tube tone
  • 65 Brainworx-made Recording Chains
  • FX Rack include noise gate, tight and smooth filters, Power Soak and a horn On/Off function for the cabinets
  • 3-Band EQ with switchable mid frequency for powerful tone shaping
  • Ultra-Low and Ultra-High controls

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Audio Militia Studios

    Audio Militia Studios

    The legendary sound of Ampeg, always ready to go no matter where you are.

    The effects rack opens up so many more possibilities that you can’t get with the actual amp.

  • Philipp Wilhelm

    Philipp Wilhelm

    Musician, Bass Player, Producing Student

    The amp has been recorded perfectly without any room or microphone issues. That’s something I could never do in my workspace.

Customer Reviews

  • Ampeg v-4

    ★★★★☆
    by Zhiguli 8
    Really like this plugin, but the reason I'm docking it one star is the fact that the V-4 is also a great guitar amp (Stones, QOTSA), especially using the power soak feature, so some guitar… Read More
  • The best Ampeg plugin

    ★★★★★
    by Bobby
    My opinion but this is the first Ampeg plugin amp that actually sounds like the real thing, the first one that has an edge in the sound, distorts just like the real thing.
  • 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
  • QOTSA tones for days.

    ★★★★★
    by Christian
    Little known fact, an Ampeg V-4 (the V-4 was the head alone) combo was one of the amps used to cut Songs for the Deaf, so if you want the coveted Queens tones, this is it. Guitar sounds… Read More
  • A peg Love

    ★★★★★
    by Chris
    Long time ampeg user. Love this.

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11.0.1
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

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ChangeLog

V-4B

Ampeg V-4B - 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 (July 8, 2019)