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SHB-1 Bass Tube Amplifier
SHB-1 by Ignite Amps is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin and an Audio Units Plugin.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32/64-bit)
Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP
OS X 10.5
Intel processor with SSE2 instructions support
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SHB-1 is based on the real SHB-1 "Extreme Bass Head", built by Ignite Amps for Federico Fulceri, bass player of the Italian thrashers Subhuman, featuring 6 triode stages and a 1300W Class D power-amp.

Every single component in the signal path of the real analog circuit has been taken into account and modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound, keeping an eye on CPU performance and real-time playability at the same time.

SHB-1 is meant to be used as a bass amplifier for live playing and jamming, tracking or mixing inside hosts capable of VST or AU plug-ins support.

Main Features:

  • Dynamic 12AX7 / ECC83 coupled triode stages analog modeling.
  • Mono / Stereo processing support.
  • Selectable oversampling rate (up to 8x).
  • Global input / output level controls.
  • Double precision (64-bit) floating point mathematical model.
  • Fully automatable controls.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review

Reviewed By Ripthorn2 [all]
December 25th, 2020
Version reviewed: 1.0.0 on Windows

This is absolutely wonderful for bass! I record my custom 5 string direct in and use this after a compressor but before reverb. It has a wide range of tones and sounds fabulous. I simply cannot say enough good things about it. I consider it one of the best plugins I've downloaded, particularly free ones. Just get it and try it out, you won't be sorry.

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Comments & Discussion for Ignite Amps SHB-1

Discussion: Active
30 March 2023 at 1:45am

I love the plugin and have the free version, but it gives intermittent dropouts. I was looking for the full version but can't seem to find it on the Ignite site, I just see a donations button, how do I buy the full version? Do I make a donation? Which I have no problem with but still want to pay for the full version.

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