Ignite Amps releases SHB-1 free tube amplifier effect plugin


Ignite Amps has announced the release of SHB-1, a digital emulation of a tube amplifier for bass.

It has been developed to accurately model its real harware counterpart, built for Subhuman bassist Federico Fulceri by Ignite Amps, in 2012.

From well fat and round tones for blues, to very tight and focused funky sounds, up to all out distorted, jackhammer-like poundings for modern metal, paired with the proper cab, the SHB-1 can cover them all and
then some. Every single component on the signal path of the real analog circuit has been took into account and modeled in the best possible way to match the original sound, keeping an eye to CPU performances and real-time playability at the same time.

Ignite Amps SHB-1The 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.

SHB-1 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.
  • Zero latency.

The SHB-1 is available as a freeware effect plug-in for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).

More information: Ignite Amps

Leave a comment

1 Comment threads
3 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
Nekro DeanKJ30KJ30 Recent comment authors
newest oldest
Notify of

Unless I missed something- this doesn’t seem very useful for bass guitar. The eq section is very limited which in my test wasn’t very good for any tone shaping or getting a deep or low freq. bass sound.

Nekro Dean
Nekro Dean

KJ30 did you use a bass speaker cabinet simulator/emulator or Impulse(s) after the SHB-1? I know it is a really obvious question but all the Ignite Amplification amps/pre-amps do need a mic’d cab processor after them to realize there true potential. Personally I am very happy with all thier plug-ins, I know it could just be that it does not click with you/your personal tastes. Hope that helps :)