IK Multimedia Ampeg SVX recreates the sounds, operation and feel of the world's most influential line of bass amplifiers and brings it to your desktop. You'll get the legendary sounds of the SVT-CL, the B-15, the 4Pro and BA500, all in a convenient lightweight and easy-to-use package.
When you think Ampeg, you think huge stadium bass tone… the Rolling Stones '69 tour with the wall of SVT Classic Heads and 810 cabinets. The sound of Rock & Roll — early Van Halen through AC/DC to Dave Matthews Band. You think the Motown sounds of James Jamerson and that fabulous "round" bass sound only a B-15 Flip Top can provide — the sounds that DEFINED, and DEFINE, bass.
So really you think "legendary". The sounds of Ampeg amplifiers are the sound of a bass revolution — the voice of generations of musical identity and groove definition that are synonymous with the fabric of our core as musicians. These are the tools we use to express our inner groove.
You hear the term "legendary" and "legendary tone" thrown around a lot these days. Everyone is trying to "capture that legendary tone." But if you think about it, what does it really mean? What's behind "legendary" that makes it so?
If you dig deep, at the core of everything "legendary" you'll find one common thread — innovation. And at the heart of innovation is the challenge of the norm, a spirited approach that focuses thinking on not "what is" but "what if."
That's exactly what you get with the Ampeg SVX models. 100% pure Ampeg Bass Tone. Take 175lbs of "legendary" earth-shaking back-breaking roadie-killing bass gear and compress it into a mere 3-pound delicate instrument that can equally produce such raw power and emotion and you've got our "what if" thinking, and you've got the Ampeg SVX suite of Bass Amps and Bass effects. Innovative? Absolutely. Legendary? Hmmmm…
Ampeg SVX is extremely intuitive because it works just like your rig, only lighter. Make no mistake. The sounds from Ampeg SVX are authentic, true-to-the-original bass tones from the world's most respected line of bass amplifiers. What's different is the packaging.
Ampeg SVX starts with the ONE effect that makes every player sound great — the Tuner. Then your signal runs through a virtual dual pedal board. You daisy-chain pedals together, mix and match, drag and drop. Instantly reconfigure the order of pedals simply by grabbing one and dragging it to its new position in the signal chain. (Ampeg SVX has an automatic "unplug" and "plug in" feature in the pedalboards.)
The B-15 looks, acts and sounds like a B-15. The SVT-CL looks, acts and sounds like an SVT. The 4Pro looks, acts and sounds like a 4Pro. See a pattern here?
Then your signal travels to the Bass Head. Choose from four groove making machines… The SVT-CL Classic Head, the SVT-4Pro, The B-15R and the BA500 (combo, but the preamp and power sections have been digitally surgically "separated" from the cabinet). Here you can tweak your tone to perfection.
Some people argue that the cabinet is the single most important "tone" feature for a bass rig. With that in mind, we completely re-engineered the cabinet section, providing you with more realistic bass response than any other bass amp simulation package. The new section allows you to freely position two microphones in front of the speaker, plus add room ambience with a stereo pair of condenser mics that allows you to adjust the "spread" and depth of the room. The result? Ultra-accurate bass response plus the ability to mix in the perfect amount of room warmth. Boom.