Is it possible to Bypass the amp and only use the Cabinet?



  • Is it possible to Bypass the amp and only use the Cabinet?
    I want to use a load box for silent recording and send the signal from my amp directly into my Mac and use Bias Amp or FX Cabinets for recording, but is there any way to completely bypass the amps in Bias Amp or Bias FX?? Or is there any Amp model on tone Cloud created specifically for that? It can easily be done with some other apps, but I'm still trying to figure out a way to do with BIAS.



  • Looks quite possible in Amp. You have to enable "unlock signal path" in settings. Then you can lift all the inner parts of the amp out of the signal path (= inactivate them). I had to turn up the volume of the mics quite a bit though.

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  • Well in BIAS FX you could go to Options (Gear Icon)-Global Control and uncheck Preamp, Tonestack and Poweramp. In BIAS Amp 1 and 2 you could go to Options-Unlock Signal Path and enable it, then drag Preamp, Tone Stack, Power Amp, Transformer upwards to take them out of the chain. (In either case you may/will need to adjust the level of the incoming and outgoing signal to suit.)

    But you are probably much better off just getting one of the many cheap or free cab impulse loaders and get some cabinet impulse responses and loading them up, there is nothing special about the included cabs in BA1/2 or BFX, not even the Celestions.



  • @souelle2104 said in Is it possible to Bypass the amp and only use the Cabinet?:

    Is it possible to Bypass the amp and only use the Cabinet?
    but is there any way to completely bypass the amps in Bias Amp or Bad FX??

    lol, quite the 'Freudian Slip' there . . . and very ironic lol



  • @dawseeker Hahaha, my BAD :P ... That's the stupid autocorrect !



  • Just get one of the many free IR plugins out there. The world of third party IRs and plugins is then open to you, much better than limiting yourself to Bias FX's or Amps cab emulation and IR loading implementation which have some very significant limitations, IMHO.

    There are lots of solid free IRs out there too. I would never even consider Bias for that use over Rosen's loader or similar and I have full licenses of all of PG's stuff.

    Here:
    https://lancasteraudio.com/pulse/