Anyone have experience with Positive Grid's BIAS plugin?
rogerjordan1980 last edited by
I've been thinking about buying the full package (FX 2 elite and Amp 2 elite) but I wanted to see if people have any thoughts on it. Some specific questions:
How deep does the customizing go?
How good is the "amp match" thing? As I understand, you give it a sample clip of a guitar tone and it tries to replicate it. How close does it get?
I imagine many of the pedals and cabinets are made to emulate famous real-life equipment. How close do they get? One thing I though of using it for, is to demo virtual versions of gear as a way to see if I really want to buy the real deal.
How many pedals actually come with bias fx 2? I note it says you can access and online community where people make virtual pedals, how does that work? It also seems like there are separate, pedal add-on packs. Does bias fx 2 not have any pedals included?
oldkat last edited by
@rogerjordan1980 Hi! I've had BiasFX going back several years. I originally bought BiasFX pro then upgraded to BiasFX2 Pro in Nov of '19. I just upgraded to Elite last weekend.
I don't have the most sophisticated ear, so in terms of matching and realism, I couldn't say. I've never been a hardware pedal guy, but have had two different DSPs, one floor/pedal and one rack and it's very similar. I had Cakewalk Guitar Tracks (desktop app) back in the late 90s, and this is without question a ton better.
There are Youtubers that do comparisons and walk-thrus on building amps that can show you a lot more than I can, and you really should check those out.
I counted the pedals so I could at least offer that much in terms of real help.
Noise gate: 3 pedals.
Compressor: 5 pedals, 4 rack devices.
Pitch/Filter: 6 pedals, 2 rack
Boost: 6 pedals
Overdrive: 9 pedals
Distortion: 19 pedals, 2 rack
EQ: 2 pedals, 2 rack, 1 volume pedal
Modulation: 28 pedals, 3 rack (chorus, phaser, flanger all dumped into the modulation category)
Delay: 19 pedals, 5 rack
Rever: 3 pedals, 3 rack
I'll let someone else count up all the amplifiers and heads for you.
Hope that helps!