8 Nov 2017

Making Music: "The Ampeg sound for fraction of the cost"

"The sounds are excellent"


"All in all, Ampeg SVX2 is a worthwhile addition to the AmpliTube range, especially as it increases the choices for bass players who always, unfortunately, lag behind guitarists with this kind of product."


Making Music recently reviewed Ampeg SVX 2 and were impressed with the results they achieved with it. Here are some the key comments from author Gareth Patch:

"The sounds themselves are excellent and, although I cannot profess to know whether all of these emulations match the real thing, they impart realness onto DI bass recordings."

"The fact that Ampeg officially licenses them says a lot, as they would have had their boffins run more than a passing ear over them as well."

"A particular favourite in this collection is the Heritage B-15N, which can deliver a tubby, Motown-esque sound through the 1964 channel."

"Switch to the 1966 channel and put the cabinet in the claustrophobic ‘booth’ environment and you have a brighter, more edgy sound heard on countless rock records from the late sixties and early seventies."

"For a media composer, these easily accessible flavours and tones for guitar and bass recordings make context-dependent composition and recording a breeze and makes packages like IKM’s range a worthwhile investment."

Gareth's final verdict was:

"All in all, Ampeg SVX2 is a worthwhile addition to the AmpliTube range, especially as it increases the choices for bass players who always, unfortunately, lag behind guitarists with this kind of product."

Key Plusses:
+ Ampeg sound at a fraction of the cost
+ Advantages of trying out different amp/cab combinations
+ If you've ever tried to move an Ampeg SVT 810, you'll be thankful for the software

Read the full Making Music review here
Learn more about Ampeg SVX 2 here

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