NAMM06: IK And Ampeg Collaborate On Bass Amp Modelling
Ampeg SVX puts legendary bass amp tones in a plug-in 19/01/06
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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 DSMâ„¢
(Dynamic Saturation Modeling) technology, â€˜Powered by AmpliTubeâ€™, 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 â€˜Flip Topâ€™, BA500 and SVT4 PRO, Ampeg
stomps like the SPC-OT Octaver or the SCP-OD Overdrive, and cabinets like the SVT410H or SVT810E.
Hereâ€™s an extract from IKâ€™s own press releaseâ€¦
â€œMix and match
between amps and cabinets of the most sought-after Ampeg gear to produce 24 amazing bass
amp combinations. Plus, youâ€™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 anywhereâ€¦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, â€˜all-in-oneâ€™ solution for bass recording. Not just for bass players,
Ampeg SVX will give you that great bass sound you just canâ€™t get by plugging directly into a console or
4 signature Ampeg-modeled bass amps: SVT Classic, SVT 4 PRO, BA500 and the B15 Portaflex
6 signature AmpegÂ® 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: