Softube's Bass Amp Room was designed to handle all your bass amp needs, from dirty rock to modern clean, keeping two equally important goals in mind: The first was to give the user the best possible s... Read More
Softube's Bass Amp Room was designed to handle all your bass amp needs, from dirty rock to modern clean, keeping two equally important goals in mind: The first was to give the user the best possible sound quality. The latter was to create an intuitive virtual bass amplifier plug-in which allows for a really fast work flow. Time is money, but cutting down on time shouldn't mean you have to accept poor results.
Bass Amp Room software consists of a model of a classic bass amplifier, three distinctive speaker cabinets with click-and-drag mics, and a blendable DI section with tone controls and a limiter. That's it. It's all you need to create a unique signature sound—the strength lies in the ease of use of the individual blocks and the huge range of sounds produced when combined.
In short, Softube Bass Amp Room is all about getting a sound you know you can trust, and getting it quickly, from a plug-in you don't need a degree in computer science to handle.
Authentic Amp Modeling
Although designed as a guitar amp, the 70s amp that served as inspiration for Bass Amp Room has proven to be an excellent choice for bass players. A thick and solid preamp distortion without any fizz lets you crank it up without losing the low end.
The power amp has a more traditional power amp distortion (controlled by the Master Volume knob), but at extreme settings it will start to sound more, erhm, broken (which can be a good thing, depending on your musical tastes).
The High/Low switch wasn't a part of the original amp, but was added to give you a cleaner and fatter sound when necessary.
Virtual Speaker Cabinets
The three virtual cabinets in the Bass Amp Room plug-in include:
•The Classic: Industry standard 8x10" for fat, rock-solid bass tones with lots of low end and lots of definition
•The Rocker: For rock sounds, a 4x12" is the given choice and this one is focused, hard, and sounds just as it should
•The Odd Bird: An open back 1x12" isn't exactly the most usual choice for a bass player, but in a studio it works just excellent
DI and Mix Panel
The DI (Direct Inject) is separate from the amp and cabs, and allows you to tailor the direct signal separately from the amped signal, just like in real life. The tone controls are specially designed for bass and are extremely fast to work with.
The DI Limiter is a one-knob limiter that tames the transients in the direct bass signal.
The possibility to blend the DI signal with the amp signal allows you to get a huge range of sounds. For instance, set the amp on a really distorted signal, and blend in some low end from the DI