Developed with the revolutionary bi-amped design, the Gallien Krueger 800RB quickly became the go-to amp for bassists all around the world after its release in 1982. Known for its clean, transparent body and highly regarded for its versatility, the original hardware was used on countless hit records from bands of different genres – ranging from Red Hot Chili Peppers, to Guns ‘n’ Roses, Green Day, No Doubt, and many more.
Officially licensed by Gallien Krueger and developed by Brainworx the 800RB bass amp plugin provides more than just an exacting emulation of the original amp.
The multitool that covers it all
Shape the character of the high- and low-end tone using the separated gain knobs for each 100W & 300W amp to achieve the perfect blend of bass and bite. A whopping four-band Active EQ, together with three GK patented Voicing Filters, helps you to articulate the tone you’re aiming for – from huge bottom-end to growling attack, and everything in-between.
Double trouble – two amps in one design
The bi-amplified architecture of the Gallien Krueger 800RB provides you with two different power amps – one for the lows and one for the highs. The adjustable Crossover Frequency knob allows you to control which frequencies go to which power amp, and each amp has a separate master volume knob, making it easy to dial in the sweet spot for your tone.
2x64 different Recording Chains
Choose between 64 different recording chains to run your bass signal through and select from a variety of highly coveted mics, cabinets, and carefully chosen outboard gear. Due to the bi-amped design, the Gallien Krueger 800RB amp plugin features not one but two separate Recording Chain modules, allowing you to tweak the character of each amp individually, topping it with some useful tools like Phase Invert, Solo, and Auto mode.
- Bi-amp design with adjustable crossover allowing high- and low frequencies to be amplified separately
- Two separate Master volume controls for both 100W and 300W power amp models
- Four active EQ bands for precise tonal shaping
- Three Voicing Filters - Low Cut, Mid Contour, and High Boost
- Additional Master volume control for tailoring overall levels (plugin only feature)
- Two dedicated Recording Chain modules for each power amp - each containing 64 speaker cabinet impulse responses
- FX Rack includes Noise Gate, Amp Filtering, and internal Power Soak
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After recording the intro bass line we put on the plugin and the bass player and I both went: Wow. Instantly we felt inspired and got creative: And that’s the most important thing.
Love this!★★★★★Fantastic sit in the mix tones. Perfect compliment to PA's Ampeg sims. And if you can only get one, this one is going to be very hard to beat for versatility.
Gallien-Krueger 800RB★★★★★Wow! Amazing, wonderful sound, a very wide range of colors, you can make whatever you want on it. I wanted to buy it for a long time, but I was not convinced, and after all, someone already wrote in… Read More
Swiss army bass sim★★★★★No joke. This can be used on anything. Any genre. Rock, metal, funk, jazz, Scandinavian Folk-electropop. I've even been running my synths and keyboards through it to tighten up the low end.
800RB★★★★★I do that combination of GK 800RB and 8x10"E for about 25 years road and studio proved. Still amazing!! The only plugin within the last 20 years that is matching them is the 8 RB of plugin alliance… Read More
Very Useful, but with some care★★★★☆I myself am the owner of a GK 200MB combo. Bought that years ago because I could even transport it by bike, but this combo turned out a blessing in disguise. So when I saw the digital version of one… Read More
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
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM
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Gallien Krueger 800RB - Changelog
Version 1.2.1 (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 1.2 (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 1.1 (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 1.0 (Nov 18, 2020)
- Release version