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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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!

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 ...