NAMM06: IK And Ampeg Collaborate On Bass Amp Modelling

US Ampeg SVX puts legendary bass amp tones in a plug-in      19/01/06

NAMM06: IK And Ampeg Collaborate On Bass Amp Modelling

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IK Multimedia and bass amp manufacturer Ampeg have disclosed information on the Ampeg SVX - the first bass amp plug-in with the classic signature sound of what many regard as the best bass amps in the world. IK make the claim that Bassists will immediately feel like they are really playing through the high-end amp they are only used to hearing in the best hardware gear. The plug-in features ultra-accurate modeling of the most sought-after Ampeg gear, with unique DSM™ (Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology, ‘Powered by AmpliTube’, which IK tell us is used to emulate analog and tube circuitry down to a detail of finesse, which cannot be offered by any other effects modeler, resulting in a truly accurate dynamic response carved at the highest level of precision.
What you get is a complete bass-rig plug-in with multiple amps, cabinets, stomps and tuner. There are over 20 bass gear emulations, including classic Ampeg bass amp models like the SVT Classic, B15W Portaflex ‘Flip Top’, BA500 and SVT4 PRO, Ampeg stomps like the SPC-OT Octaver or the SCP-OD Overdrive, and cabinets like the SVT410H or SVT810E.
Here’s an extract from IK’s own press release…
“Mix and match between amps and cabinets of the most sought-after Ampeg gear to produce 24 amazing bass amp combinations. Plus, you’ll have a complete bass pedal board with 6 fully configurable stomp effects. In addition, select among 8 classic bass effects crafted after classic Ampeg stomps and other must-have vintage gear. Add a tuner and separate direct/amped signal path for a complete software bass rig.
The Ampeg SVX interface offers 4 individual components: separate Amp Head, Miked Cabinets, plus a Stomp Pedal board organized the same way a bass rig is laid out. Two parallel signal paths make it possible to have separate direct bass sounds, mixed with different processed amped signals for an instant, top-quality studio sound anywhere…whether you are recording or jamming!
Ampeg SVX is easy to use with hundreds of presets ready to go. For the first time any musician, songwriter and producer can have a complete, ‘all-in-one’ solution for bass recording. Not just for bass players, Ampeg SVX will give you that great bass sound you just can’t get by plugging directly into a console or computer.�
    Main Features
  • 4 Modules: Tuner, Stomp, Amp, Cabinet +Mic selection/placement
  • 4 signature Ampeg-modeled bass amps: SVT Classic, SVT 4 PRO, BA500 and the B15 Portaflex
  • 6 signature Ampeg® cabinet models: 1x15, 2x10, 2x12, 2 models of 4x10, and also 8x10
  • 24 bass amp combinations
  • 8 analog modeled stomps on 6 slots with flexible routing: Chorus, Delay, Octaver, Wah, Envelope, Filter, Overdrive and Compressor
  • High precision tuner
  • Ultra-accurate analog modeling with DSMâ„¢ technology
  • All effects BPM syncable
  • Supports all major platforms on both Mac and PC
    Price & Availability Ampeg SVX is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2006, at an MSRP of $399/Euro329. Detailed information on Ampeg SVX will appear soon online at:

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