The Rolling Stones '69 tour. Early Van Halen to AC/DC to Dave Matthews Band. The Motown sounds and that fabulous "round” bass tone. The gear behind AmpliTube SVX defined – and continues to define – the sound of electric bass.
Funny story… during the first phase of testing with the original engineers, one particular software model was being driven so hard that it "shut down." Completely stopped working. But the lead engineer approved the model on the spot.
You see, there was a slight design flaw in the actual amplifier that would cause a power fault shutdown if the amp was driven too hard for too long. The software model was so accurate that it even replicated this design flaw!
AmpliTube SVX features 18 models including 4 amps, 6 cabinets and 8 stomps, giving you the "Greatest Hits" amps, from the earth-shattering sound of Rock & Roll bass from the SVT – the Grandaddy of them all, to the smooth groove-making rolls of the B-15. The scooped edginess of the 4Pro. Plus a complete set of bass-specific pedals to give you unprecedented tone shaping options.
Based on the Ampeg® BA-500, a high quality solid-state bass amp with a sonic fingerprint that will deliver a big, detailed sound. Thanks to its powerful sound shaping controls, this amp model will be great on all musical genres and styles.
Based on the re-issued 1960s Ampeg® B-15R, enhanced and improved. This all-tube model limited production features the “classic” tube preamp combined with a selectable tube 60W/100W power amplifier for the most sought-after vintage bass sound ever.
Based on the Ampeg® STV-Classic, this all-tube bass head delivers a warm, harmonically rich and punchy sound that is a trademark for the rock bass sound both live and in the studio. The amp that created the rock bass sound.
Based on Ampeg® SVT-4PRO, a real all-round high end bass amplifier. It combines a full-featured tube preamp with a tight solid-state power amplifier for a wide and rich sound spectrum from extremely neutral and transparent to powerful unique tones.
Based on Ampeg® BA500® Cab Model.
Based on Ampeg® B-15R® Portaflex “Flip Top” Cab Model.
Based on Ampeg® BXT 410H® Cab Model.
Based on Ampeg® PB-212H® Cab Model.
Based on Ampeg® SVT-410H® Cab Model.
Based on Ampeg® SVT-810E® Cab Model.
Based on the Ampeg® SCP-OD Overdrive pedal. It recreates the original distortion circuit, adding upper octave harmonic content to the direct signal to create a unique overdrive effect.
Based on the Ampeg® SPC-OCT Octaver pedal. Moving the octave knob will double your direct signal one octave below the direct signal, making your melodic lines richer and fuller, and expanding the frequency range.
A model of a classic analog Chorus/Vibrato. In Chorus mode the modulation is lush and slow, and in Vibrato the modulation is faster and more noticeable.
This model is based on a classic analog delay with modulation stomp pedal.
Modeled after a classic Wah pedal used by many top players in the 60’s and 70’s. The "auto" option produces the Wah effect automatically, meaning that there is no need for the manual intervention on the pedal position.
This effect is modeled after a vintage compression stomp pedal and can deliver a strong sustain and powerful compression with lots of character.
A highly developed filter effect, this uses the envelope of the incoming signal to control a synthesizer-style filter. The sound palette’s range of this virtual unit is wide and rich.
A traditional volume pedal.
There's a special place in our history for this project. You see, it was our first opportunity to actually work and communicate directly with the engineers at a company making the gear we were modeling. In retrospect, this project was really ahead of its time
Today, IK is more than a pioneer in the digital tone generation and analog gear modeling field. With unique technologies like DSM™ (Dynamic Saturation Modeling), VRM™ (Volumetric Response Modeling) IK models have set the industry standard evidenced by co-branding recognition from the most influential partners in the industry such as Fender, Orange, Soldano, T-Rex, Jet City and many more.
The AmpliTube Custom Shop is a free software package for your Mac or PC that includes a complete guitar dual signal chain; tuner, pedalboard, amplifier, cabinet, microphone and rack effects section. It comes with 24 pieces of gear and access to our unique online virtual music store where you can purchase the AmpliTube SVX models either a-la-carte or as a complete collection. You can even create almost any rig you can dream up combining AmpliTube SVX with the universe of gear available to try or buy in Custom Shop.
When used as a standalone application, AmpliTube Custom Shop features a 4-track recorder section and a song-player for easy play-along capabilities. The SpeedTrainer function allows you to slow down the audio so you can learn licks note for note without affecting the pitch.
Need a way to connect to AmpliTube SVX? Check out AXE I/O and AXE I/O SOLO, IK’s range of premium audio interfaces offering the same great tone-shaping features, and find out just how easy creating best-in-class guitar recordings can be. Or try our new Z-TONE DI, bringing world-class tone shaping & re-amping features to any interface.