Review Of Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amp Simulator for UAD-2 By Brainworx

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In this video James takes a look at the new Brainworx bass amp simulator the Ampeg SVT-VR for the UAD-2 platform. He talks you around the GUI and plays some of the presets. The teams at Universal Audio and Brainwork have done a great job at recreating this classic amp. It is great to see more and more amp models coming in UAD-2 format and great to see some bass amps as well.

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16 thoughts on “Review Of Ampeg SVT-VR Bass Amp Simulator for UAD-2 By Brainworx”

  1. I don't understand why my setup doesn't give me this kind of volume? I use a Fender Precision Bass straight into my Apollo Twin mkII HI-Z input, and I get a pretty quiet sound until I turn it up too much that it becomes hissy. When I engage a plug-in, I basically hear nothing. My headphones are turned up, same if I were to monitor through my monitors. There has to be something either wrong with my bass, or I've messed something up in the Apollo Twin or Console. Any insight?

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  2. Wow, I'm listening through a set of high-end Audio-Technica headphones and I can't believe how great this bass amp sim really sounds. I can't wait to get my Twin MK II in the mail in a couple of days to rock this thing! Quick question, can you use this amp through the unison pre-amp?

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  3. I got this plugin and I love it. I wasn't totally sure I wanted that Ampeg sound for the kind of music I write but once I started using it it immediately made my bass sound better and importantly fit in the mix in a much better way. There's a variety of sounds from clean, punchy, scooped to fuzzed out. This is one of a couple plugins that make my UAD-2 crucial to me now.

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  4. Hi James, I enjoyed your review, and your enthusiasm – as always.

    One small point to remember next time:
    It would've been so helpful to hear your bass alone, bypassing the plugin.
    Then when you go thru the presets, we listeners can get a real sense of what it's doing.
    I mean, maybe your bass already sounds really good, naked; we can't know.

    I hope I'm don't sound troll-y, I really enjoy your reviews! Cheers, – pbass

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