SVT Suite - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q1) What is SVT Suite?
SVT Suite is a 64-bit bass amplifier plugin that marks Ampeg’s first foray into the plugin world. No third parties, no proprietary hardware, just straight up bass tone directly from the most trusted name in bass amplification.


Q2) What amplifiers are featured in SVT Suite?
SVT Suite features 3 legendary SVT heads— The all-new Heritage 50th Anniversary SVT (which is essentially 2 heads in one due to the channel jumping), the popular tube/solid-state hybrid SVT-4PRO, and the cream-of-the-crop backline staple, the Heritage SVT-CL.


Q3) Does SVT Suite feature cabinets as well as amps?
Absolutely. Pair any of those 3 heads with 8 diverse Ampeg bass cabs miked with 6 different microphones. You can adjust the position of the microphones and blend in 1 of 3 room mics for a little more live room feel.


Q4) Can I load my own impulse responses with SVT Suite?
You certainly can. You can load up to 2 of your own third-party IRs or mix and match with our supplied cabs.


Q5) What about FX?
Glad you asked. We all know the ultimate bass rig doesn’t stop with heads and cabs, so we included 5 essential bass pedals: the Ampeg Liquifier analog chorus, Opto Comp analog optical compressor, and Scrambler bass overdrive…along with the all new Rocktaver octave divider and Phasifier phase shifter. You can reorder the order of the pedals to your taste.


Q6) So, SVT Suite gives me amps, cabs, IRs, and FX? Anything else?
Well, how could we forget that coveted DI signal? We got you covered with one of the most sought-after bass DIs ever made, the SVT-DI. That’s right, we included a parallel SVT-DI path, and even added a saturation knob for extra tube color.


Q7) Does SVT Suite have presets?
Sure does! In fact, we’ve included over 50 factory presets, including signature Artist & Producer tones from some of the best of the best in bass.


Q8) Will SVT Suite work with iLok?
There is no licensing available through iLok. It is authorized on first run of the plugin. Just log in with your Ampeg/YGG username and password and click "authorize computer".


Q9) How many computers can SVT Suite be installed on with a single license?
Licensing is tied to Ampeg/YGG accounts and up to four computers can share a single license.


Q10) How do I authorize SVT Suite on my computer?

  • Download the latest version of SVT Suite at https://ampeg.com/svtsuite-download
  • Run https://ampeg.com/svtsuite-download the SVT Suite installer. We suggest you temporarily disable all third party antivirus programs during installation. Follow the prompts and restart your computer if required.
  • Launch your DAW, plug-in host, or recording software, and insert SVT Suite into an audio track as an effect. (Note: the plug-in may also be used via an aux bus.)
  • Log in with your account you used to purchase or activate SVT Suite.
  • Click "Authorize This Computer" or the blue link displayed in the dialog.

If you can't authorize your computer with SVT Suite, You may have exceeded the limit of authorized devices for your Ampeg/YGG account.

Visit https://ampeg.com/account/devices/ for more information on de-authorizing an old device. You may also contact Customer Service at https://ampeg.com/support/ to resolve authorization issues.You may have exceeded the limit of authorized devices for your Ampeg/YGG account. Visit https://ampeg.com/account/devices/ for more information on de-authorizing an old device. You may also contact Customer Service to resolve authorization issues.


Q11) Is there a demo version to try out?
Yes. You can try before you buy! A free trial is available at https://ampeg.com/software and is fully functional for 15 days.


Q12) What are the Mac/PC System and Hardware Requirements and which Digital Audio Workstations is SVT Suite compatible with?

Mac Computers:

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or newer
  • 64-bit AAX Native, Audio Units (AU), VST3 host DAW software
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz
  • Runs on Silicon M1 systems running macOS 11.0 Big Sur in Rosetta emulation
Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • Core i5 2.6GHz processor or faster
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 200MB of free disk space
  • Internet connection required for license authorization and trial version
Supported Hosts
  • SVT Suite has been tested and officially qualified in these DAW versions and plug-in formats.
  • If your DAW or DAW version is not listed below, we recommend trying the SVT Suite demo first to confirm compatibility.
  • Your operating system must be compatible with your DAW in order for SVT Suite to work properly. Please refer to your DAW’s documentation for supported operating systems.
Mac
  • Pro Tools 2020, 2021 (AAX Native)
  • Studio One Professional 5 (VST3, AU)
  • Cubase 10.5, 11 (VST3)
  • Ableton Live 11 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3, AU)
  • Bitwig Studio 3 (VST3)
  • Digital Performer 10 (AU)
  • FL Studio 20 (AU)
  • Logic Pro X 10.6.2 (AU)
  • GarageBand 10 (AU)


Windows Computers:

  • Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • 64-bit AAX Native, VST3 or VST2 host DAW software
  • Supported Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz
Minimum Hardware Requirements
  • Core i5 2.6GHz processor or faster
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 200MB of free disk space
  • Internet connection required for license authorization and trial version
Windows
  • Pro Tools 2020, 2021 (AAX Native)
  • Studio One Professional 5 (VST3)
  • Cubase 10.5, 11 (VST3)
  • Ableton Live 11 (VST3)
  • REAPER 6 (VST3)
  • Bitwig Studio 3 (VST3)
  • Digital Performer 10 (VST3)
  • FL Studio 20 (VST3)
  • Cakewalk by BandLab (VST3)


Q13) How can I purchase SVT Suite?
Worldwide customers can purchase SVT Suite from https://shop.ampeg.com.
SVT Suite is available for $199.99
In the United States, customers can also purchase SVT Suite from Sweetwater.com


Q14) Can I automate parameters in SVT Suite?
Yes. Nearly every parameter in SVT Suite can be automated.


Q15) Will SVT Suite support MIDI parameter control?
Yes, nearly every parameter in SVT Suite can be controlled via MIDI CC.


Q16) I bought SVT Suite and don't like it, can I return it?
The standard return policy is 15 days from the date of purchase.


Q17) Will the UI be resizable?
Not at launch. We are working on it.


Q18) Will SVT Suite support Retina displays (2x resolution)?
Yes. SVT Suite includes Retina support at launch.


Q19) Will there be undo/redo functionality?
Yes, Undo/Redo is included at launch, along with A/B Compare


Q20) Will SVT Suite have a built-in tuner?
Not at launch.


Q21) Will there be a stand-alone version?
Not at launch.