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Ampeg SVT Suite

Bass Amp Modelling Plug-in By Paul White
Published April 2023

Ampeg SVT Suite

Ampeg’s first official plug‑in offers a range of classic heads, cabs and effects.

Various companies have offered plug‑in models of revered Ampeg bass amps, but this one is the first to come from Ampeg themselves, and as well as offering a selection of modelled amps and cabinets, it boasts a range of useful effects. Currently at version 1.1, the company’s SVT Suite supports AU, AAX and VST plug‑in hosts on Mac/Windows operating systems; I tested the plug‑in in Logic Pro running on a Mac.


The plug‑in offers the user a choice of three classic Ampeg bass amp heads: the Heritage 50th Anniversary SVT, the Heritage SVT‑CL, and the SVT‑4PRO. Any of these heads can be paired with any of eight included Ampeg speaker cabinet models, and these include the classic Heritage SVT‑810AV, complete with flexible miking options. Other cabinets include the SVT‑610HLF, the SVT‑15E, the SVT‑210AV, the SVT‑212AV, the SVT‑112AV and the SVT‑810 Squareback.

In the virtual mic locker we find a Neumann U47, a Sennheiser MD421, an AKG D112, a Coles 4038, an Electro‑Voice RE20 and a Royer R121 ribbon.

The SVT‑4PRO head, with its in‑built graphic equaliser and compressor.The SVT‑4PRO head, with its in‑built graphic equaliser and compressor.

Dual‑cab and dual‑IR modes enable two...

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