IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX

Ampeg SVX, Software Amp Simulator from IK Multimedia.

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Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 10 reviews )
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stompboxjon's review"Took my bass to a new level"

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
The Ampeg SVX Plug In comes with 4 modules; tuner, amp, cabinet/mic, and stomp. There are also 6 mic models, 24 bass amp combinations and 8 analog modeled stomps. This is one of the best plug ins that I have ever worked with for my bass. They quality of the amps/models are amazing. This is a must have for anyone who is a producer and engineer for bass tracks.


Installing these plug ins where pretty quick and easy the only issue is that I was experiencing some crashing with some of the amps and then Ampeg would not give much support on the issue because they said “They no longer make these plug in”. So be very wary of that, this had me very upset because I feel like they should have at least helped me trouble shoot. I was not sure if the person on the phone really knew what they were talking about or not. I eventually had to uninstall and reinstall everything to get it back to normal.


My favorite cabinets are the SVT-410H and the BA-500, these are the two that I use the most and I love the sound they create. These cabinets give me the best bass out of most any of the plug ins that I own or have even used.
IK Media also makes another plug in called “Metal Studio” which is also a great plug in, though it doesn’t feel like it has as many options as the SVX plug in does. The price of the Ampeg SVX was very reasonable when it first came out and that was the reason that I purchased it. I ended up falling in love with the sound it gave to my bass tracks, it really helped them stand out in the mix and sound full and rich as opposed to thin and dry. It really took me to another level!

tarrtime's review"Don't Waste TIme or $ with Other Bass Amp Sims"

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
Amplitube Ampeg SVX is an expansion pack for IK Multimedia Amplitube. With the introduction of Amplitube Custom Shop, individual amp models in this package can be purchased separately rather than as a bundle.
IKM Amplitube is a software plug-in that can be used inside a DAW, and can also be used as a stand-alone plug-in.
Ampeg SVX is specifically for bass amp simulation.


This software is easy to use if you know your way around Amplitube. If not, it can take a little bit of getting used to. There are a bunch of different screens to sort through, and the routing can be a bit confusing. However, once you figure out the initial navigation of the plug-in, it is pretty easy. The software is laid out like a typical bass guitar signal chain - stomp boxes, amp, cabinet, mic, rack effects.
My opinion is that the stomp boxes and rack effects are not very useful in this package. However, I am a bass player that typically believes in plugging my bass directly into the amp anyway. If I use any effects pedals with this software, I typically use the pedals that are from Amplitube, and not the Ampeg pedals.


Ampeg SVX is the only bass amp simulation software that currently matters. Modeling of bass amps is mostly an after-thought in Guitar Rig, Eleven, etc. Although Pod Farm has a lot of different bass amp models and cabinets, they really can't compare to the sound quality in Ampeg SVX. Even the other bass amps in the regular Amplitube 3 fall short of Ampeg SVX to my ears. I haven't tried OverLoud Mark Studio 2, so I can't make that comparison.
Don't waste your time or money, just buy this software. I think it is pretty cheap these days. Unless you have access to the real ampeg amps, just run your bass direct and use these amps sims.

moosers's review

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
IK Multimedia's Ampeg SVX is a bass guitar amp modeling plug-in that can be used in a variety of formats. It's compatible on both PC and Mac operating systems, as well as for VST, RTAS, and AU plug-in formats, as well as having the capability to be run as a stand alone piece of software. I wasn't involved with installing this plug-in at the studio where I work, as it was already being used before I started working there. As long as you have a compatible system, and most users will, you should be all set as far as installation is concerned. The interface of SVX has a few different parts to it, as it's possible to change all sorts of parameters. There are four main screens inside of the plug-in - an amp head, a speaker cabinet with choice of microphone type, a tuner, and a virtual effects pedal board. There are many different modules to choose from within each of these windows as well. Even with all of this control, the interface is still very user friendly and easy to understand. A manual most likely won't be necessary for most users.


While I haven't had too many major issues with the IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX in terms of performance, it definitely is going to take up a good amount of processing power when you use it. At the studio where I work we run it within a Pro Tools HD system, so we don't really have any issues running it, but occasionally it will freeze up if I have a few of them going which isn't very often. If you're running it in an LE system, you're most likely going to want to print your sounds as much as possible, of course depending on what kind of system you have and all that.


Overall, the IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX plug-in is a very powerful one. There is a ton that you can do with it, a lot of which I've yet to explore into. In general it has a very realistic and believable sound, which for me is the main thing to look for in amp modeling software like this. There aren't as many bass guitar amp modeling plug-ins out there as there are for guitar, making the IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX all that more sweet. I don't use this on every song, but it's awesome to have around when the bass is not as happening as it could be. A few times when I thought we might of needed to do some parts again to get a wider sound, the Ampeg SVX plug-in saved me. For only $100 USD, IK Multimedia's Ampeg SVX is a great addition to a studio of any size.

trevellin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
installing this program could not be easier, follow the instructions and go!
for the general configuration, we have, by presenting a classic SVT amp head, and in the upper right corner, there are 4 rectangles on light blue background; "tuner" (to agree) "amp" (to select his amp) "Stomp" (to choose his or her effects pedals) and "cab" (to choose his cabinet).
you can adjust the input level and its instrument (which may be useful for those who love the natural saturation) and the output level with the bass sound (for a given height).
the other settings, for sure, there are, but I'm just using this program as a plug-in VST in Ableton Live 8 and, sometimes, simply by plugging in to my fun with all the heads Amp, pedals (and there!) and pregnant ...
I have not encountered any compatibility issues.
with a certain version, I have no manual .... so I can not say if it is clear or not.


my computer processor of 3.2 GHz with 1GB memory, no internal sound card, I use the TonePort UX2 and line6 is pretty good, I'm very happy!
I never crashed with this program (and besides, I did plant a super rare!) and then I turn on XP ....
the software works fine, no latency issues.
for those who have; install asio for all, here goes much better after ...
I can not quantify its performance, I care a little about this issue there ...


It's been a 3 or 4 months that I use and I tried the sound modules of low TonePort UX2 called "gearbox" sounds are not terrible compared to Ampeg SVX.
I love the most, the bass sounds of the SVT 4 PRO, all pedals, simple configuration and intuitive that I can use it in Ableton Live 8 as VST plug-in.
I like the least and some bass sounds ...
I love the sound of Ampeg SVX and his ampeg generally, and in fact, I just bought it not long ago, a B-100 R and I am very happy ; what I miss is a good microphone to record sound directly from the amp, I've always been a proponent of this method to have a true bass sound, but then with ampeg SVX, c ' is really good, you will provide you buy a whole collection of amps are legendary for having a bass sound that takes the road!

Dejecte's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
No problem, easy.


motherboard P5Q


Important use of CPU, damage ...
Not a bad choice for a lot of sounds is well trs.
But in the words of a collgue below, the sound loses momentum, gives a rough draft. I use it only for three days, so it's a little short to see if it's a big problem. Indeed, it is possible in the mix this sense of loss disappears in favor of the ct "his pro" software.
It is also certainly possible that I need a few weeks and some mix to optimize the software ...!

macintoys's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
RAS installation simple and efficiently
lack a TDM version for speed
configuration at top efficiency and simple


Motherboard P4P800, P4 2.8 GB 1.5 GB of ram ..... mix and 2 core

it works perfectly but is a super intensive pross 50%

his performance at Euro 300 places I do not know how to buy amp then yes was great

my configuration is quite stable but I think we can do better


I use it for 3 weeks

as has the fact to have everything at hand was not the least tdm

I did not try anything else for low because I looked for days and days for gt and I came across his older brother who charmed us

as I said buy 2 or 3 ampeg was expensive so that for 300 euros you have the amp but I would recommend a small ditto prior history of a heated tip can

I would do is really choice but ditto with the front or a Brick not need an avalon or other costly 89 euros occasion ditto to us (postage included)

solo84's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
I go, everything t said.




RALIS test with a branch in a Stingray Universal Audio LA-610 (therefore lamps).

A MUCH IS THE FIRST, I agree, the grain is beautiful, warm and round!

Only things gtent APRS comparison A / B: nothing, the bass mix is ​​better with the LA-610 alone! The sound keeps all its dynamics and its presence, then qu'Ampeg enlve him a party! I tried every head, every speaker, nothing! In contrast, the 610 combines ADA microcab for simulation of cabinet, and forgiveness! Maximum warmth and roundness without loss of momentum or prsence the mix!

In my opinion this app is OK with pramp way, but if you have a good pramp lights it is better to avoid recording!

JoneSmice's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
Installation is no problem, no incompatibility RAS.
Registration is done either directly on the net or by question / rponse.


- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Card Asus M2NE mre
AMD Athlon X2 3600 +
2GB ram
It is stable but the plug is pretty greedy.


I use it for 2 months.
Available as a VST, RTAS and StandAlone: ​​what more?

The sound is really good, the dirty to clean, you can really explore the sonic palette a lot, even if it's true that there's always that grain Ampeg. It's not me that is a GNER ...
The presets are penss, they can work faster or trs to go explore directions in which we would not Attard.

I would do without this choice hsiter.

I was using previously SIR (convolution) with IR noisevault home is fun and nice but adpanne plug is best for me.
I now find a product that satisfies me as much for guitars ...

krishkou's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
Mac OS X, a cinch.

Compatible with Garage Band (attention, resource-intensive) and with pro tools


See above.

Exemplary stability.

Available on standalone update with a small magneto to play backing tracks
So I note 10


Used only a few days.

Amp sounds for software, intuitive ....; that good in my opinion, but the positive, I repeat, it is the sound .... and what a sound, we believe it.
I would do without a doubt the choice.
When the price / quality ratio is exceptional when comparing the sound quality for the price of the amps modeled in hardware.

phenix!'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX
I do not have, I just had the chance to try this Ampeg amp simulation.

The interface is simple, clear and accessible.Ici, there is no 40 amp models and cabinets and 20 effects.
4 amp models-quality effects + 7 a volume pedal, incidentally a tuner and a metronome, and There's already a lot of fun and food for pofiner sound.
(May be missing a parametric equation, but hey, that's my little personal whim ...)

If not, contrary to what is stated in the notice below, the Ampeg SVX runs STAND ALONE!


On the computer when I tried it, no worries, it will run, lz soft does not seem to be too resource hungry.

It looks to me stable and very functional.


I play with a Fernandes, mounted with active EMG pickups, I'm not a bassist, it's just an instrument that I love and with which I record in my small sketches, rarely more.
However, I have had a Bass Attack Hartke from home, and PC, I worked with a Line6 Toneport UX2 from home and a freeware Helian 1stbass (nice but very limited).

Well, it's this plug-in I was most excited, what a sound! one would believe! more realistic than anything I've tried, and it really means There's carving his own sound.
Here, choose a preset, it starts to ring immediately, unlike Line6 where you have to spend hours adjusting the settings to achieve something to correct or not too bad in the best case.
The simulation is certainly a little fewer than Line6 (although the Toneport y'en there are only 5) but they sound warmer and more realistic.
And here you can really choose enter a very distinctive sound Ampeg (SVT3pro style) or contrary to something more transparent as models and settings.

In short, I conquered, and finally a simulation for bass that sounds great to me.
The best I've experienced (along with the bass amp simus are few in software, unlike the guitar electric.

Try it, really, if you're never quite satisfied with your bass sound recording ...