Vee Bass Amp
by Viper ITB
4.9 / 5     (10 votes)
Vee Bass Amp is a bass amp simulation.
It consists of a tube preamp, a parallel parametric EQ, a bass cabinet emulation, a studio/room ambience emulation. Hidden features include a HPF to remove subsonic rumble, a LPF to remove hiss and high frequency artifacts, a 8:1 FET type compressor placed between preamp and EQ.

The optional cabinet was specifically designed to attenuate the most troublesome frequencies a bass guitar produces. Automatic attenuation of bad resonances and muddiness in conjunction with automatic level control  make the bass tracks easier to manage during mixing, even for inexperienced mixers.

Optional "studio ambience" emulation adds a realistic vibe by blending simulated "wall reflections" into the dry signal, as if the cab was miked with an additional condenser mic.

EQ NOTES: Low Shelf and High Shelf EQ controls are independent from Low Mid and High Mid bands. The signal is divided into two identical streams and recombined after the EQ section. This is known as "parallel EQ'ing", commonly used in analogue domain devices. EQ moves become less aggressive, allowing for greater cuts/boosts and EQ bands do not interact with each other (ex. you do not change 1000Hz boost when boosting 3k which often happens in serial EQs).

COMPRESSOR NOTES: the one used in VeeBassAmp is set up in a "New York" RMS manner, letting transients through but transparently leveling dynamic range of the entire track. In most cases you will not even hear it working. When you hear it pumping - lower the input level. Threshold = -12dBFS.

PREAMP NOTES: the preamp slightly colors the sound, adding tube harmonics through the entire spectrum. It can be overdriven when cranked up to the max and fed with a really hot signal.
  • DRIVE - a tube preamp section gain knob. Turn clockwise for more gain and tube overdrive. Turn counterclockwise for a cleaner sound.
  • CAB ON/OFF switch - turns the cab emulation on and off. Click on a button to operate.
  • STUDIO ON/OFF switch - turns the ambience simulation on and off. Click on a button to operate.
  • EQ - Gain - turn knobs to boost (clockwise) and attenuate (counterclockwise) selected frequencies.
  • EQ Freq - turn knobs to select EQ center points.
  • MASTER - an output volume control. Use it to set unity gain and control the overall volume of the plugin.

Thanks to Antress (for generously shared tube overdrive algorithm, FET compressor "circuits" and GUI knobs - and Christian W. Budde for his awesome VST Plugin Analyzer

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B Oct 26 2018
Oct 26 2018
How do you access the hidden features?
Viper ITB Nov 04 2018
Nov 04 2018
The hidden features are not accessible. They are designed to emulate the natural amp and drivers behaviour and quirks (compression and limiting of the EQ range). In real world you cannot control compression of a power amp or force a speaker to produce sounds out of its working range. This is why certain features are hidden here - they hugely contribute to the color and are impossible to switch on/off.
Amazing. Mar 31 2018
(5 / 5)
Mar 31 2018
This thing sounds amazing. I was hesitant to even DL at first cuz of the low-budget appearance. We have become "spoiled", cuz most ppl nowadays expect graphics (pictures of amps, cabs, mics, etc.)! But it's every bit as good as high-end, commercial products -- and without the "bloatware"! 5/5
Viper ITB Apr 27 2018
Apr 27 2018
Thank you! :)
Malte Dec 09 2017
(5 / 5)
Dec 09 2017
Sounds great! And it's free!
Viper ITB Dec 14 2017
Dec 14 2017
Thank you! Yes, all my plugs will always be free for you, guys.
Bill Compeau Oct 09 2017
Oct 09 2017
One of the best VST bass amp sims I have used, thanks so very much for this little gem!
Viper ITB Oct 10 2017
Oct 10 2017
Thank you very much! May it help you spread your music :)
Joseppi Aug 31 2017
(4 / 5)
Aug 31 2017
I own Amplitube and for BASS Vee Bass kills it!! I can easily dial in SWR, Eden, Trace tones. Brilliantly simple and straight forward. Please make a Vee Wide that is more subtle for bass, the Guitar version rules!
Viper ITB Sept 04 2017
Sept 04 2017
Thank you! :) Please poke me on FB, I will prepare a special version of Vee Wide for you
Ray Jul 27 2017
(5 / 5)
Jul 27 2017
Fuck yeah ! Sounds great ! On a elec bass and nice on synth (sub 37) too.
Viper ITB Aug 09 2017
Aug 09 2017
Thank you very much! :)
Robin Aug 03 2016
(5 / 5)
Aug 03 2016
Surprisingly great considering it doesn't have the fancy GUI that some others do! Can't judge a VST by it's cover! This one definitely sounds much better than it looks!
Viper ITB Aug 07 2016
Aug 07 2016
Thank you for your honest opinion! :)
Great! Apr 27 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 27 2016
Love it, thank you !
Viper ITB May 01 2016
May 01 2016
Thank you very much!
Anonymous Feb 04 2016
(5 / 5)
Feb 04 2016
Viper ITB Feb 06 2016
Feb 06 2016
Thank you!
Mike Aug 11 2015
(5 / 5)
Aug 11 2015
Thanks. Nice work, great plugin. I like it.
Viper ITB Aug 14 2015
Aug 14 2015
I am happy to hear that. May it serve you well!
Viper ITB Aug 08 2015
Aug 08 2015
Hey, I thought I'd share this: The bass guitar was recorded through D.I. than put through Vee Bass Amp + compressor. No additional EQ was required. If you used this vst too, please let me know: I am very curious how it sounds in hands of real musicians. :)
Good sound May 02 2015
(5 / 5)
May 02 2015
Easy to use and nice results.