Softube Bass Amp

When it comes to amplifier emulations, bass players have always been shamefully neglected. With Bass Amp, Softube delivers a bass amplifier emulation with the same amount of attitude and personality that can be found in Softube's Amp (Reason’s new guitar amplifier). Clean solid lows? Nasal presence? Wildly distorted? Whatever sound you're after, Bass Amp can deliver.


With Bass Amp, you get two modeled bass amplifiers—Modern and Vintage—and three different speaker cabinets. The cabinets include models of the studio microphones that were used and studio room emulations for a natural sound. By combining any amp with any cabinet, you are able to cover a wide range of sounds.

Amp models

Modern: A contemporary version of a classic tube design from one of the most popular bass amplifier brands. Modern has all the clarity and punch you'd expect from a modern amplifier, but still with the pleasant three-dimensionality that well designed tube amplifiers offer.

Vintage: Got grit? Vintage gives you a dark, dirty, steamy bass sound that adds power and attitude, and helps make the bass instrument cut through the mix.

Cabinet models

Dark: A classic 8x10 cabinet with a snappy response across the frequency spectrum. Captured with a German large membrane dynamic microphone, straight on axis for a clear sound and a rock solid low end.

Bright: A British 4x12 bass cabinet with great midrange presence. The dynamic microphone is placed off axis for a slightly roomy sound.

Room: A 4x10 cabinet, captured with a German classic large membrane condenser mic at a distance. Roomy with a nice depth and width that caters for a very natural sound in the mix.

Softube Amp Demo Sounds

Rack Extension Features:

Selects the desired amp model

Selects the desired speaker & cabinet type

Determines how hard you drive the input stage. The more drive, the more distortion.

Bass, Middle, Treble
EQ to sculpt your tone. High and low do what you would expect them to. The Middle control's operating frequency is selected with the Mid Freq switch which has five different positions.

Ultra Hi & Ultra Lo
Pushing Ultra Lo and Ultra Hi adds a boost to the respective frequency ranges and also causes a slight curve shift in the midrange.

This aptly-named knob transparently compensates for any level changes your settings may have caused. Both Drive and Volume are controllable by CV.