BIAS - Amps!
By Positive Grid Inc
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BIAS is an Amp Designer, Modeler and Processor for iPad. It's warm, accurate and more versatile than any other modeler, processor in hardware or software ever created.
BIAS starts with stunning replications of 36 of the most sought-after vintage and modern amps in rock ‘n’ roll history and then lets you customize them to respond perfectly to your unique touch and feel. Swap out the tubes, preamp, transformer, tone stacks, cab and mic—even change the tube’s bias—to create your dream amp and distinctive signature sound. Tap once to open your BIAS amp in JamUp and add awesome multi-effects.
Close your eyes, and you’ll swear you’re hearing the real thing. With BIAS, you own a complete virtual collection of the most coveted and unique guitar amps of all time—some dating as far back as the 1940s. Every amp model is meticulously engineered to respond to your playing with immediacy, sensitivity and realism that make you not only sound better but also play better. And BIAS sounds great on bass guitar, too.
But BIAS doesn’t stop there. Create totally new sounds by designing your custom dream amp. It’s as easy as tap and drag. Using BIAS’ highly intuitive and lightning-fast interface, it’s child’s play to instantly swap out colorful tube preamps, lush distortion circuits, classic tone stacks, boutique power stages, custom-built transformers and cabs loaded with specially matched speakers. The result is a depth and range of tones not possible using traditional guitar amps or other modelers. Whether you’re a classic rocker, metalhead, jazz player, bluesman or singer-songwriter—and whether you understand how amplifier electronics work or not—you’ll be dialing in killer, exclusive tones in a heartbeat.
BIAS integrates seamlessly with Positive Grid's free JamUp XT and optional JamUp Pro XT guitar multi-effects apps for iPad, expanding BIAS into a powerful and completely unified professional guitar system for live use, recording and jamming. Simply tap the JamUp icon on BIAS' upper bar to open your current BIAS amp setup directly in either JamUp XT or JamUp Pro XT. JamUp XT adds 1 amp and 6 effects to your BIAS rigs. JamUp Pro XT adds fully 6 amps and 16 stomp-box and premium rack effects - including distortion, compression, tape delay, tremolo and spring reverb. Both JamUp XT and JamUp Pro XT include Jam player, 8-track recorder and phrase sampler, tuner and metronome, effectively turning BIAS into a recording studio and top-of-the-line practice utility.
BIAS works with GarageBand and other audio apps using iOS 7’s Inter-App Audio and Audiobus. Whether recording, songwriting, or honing your chops—at home or on the road—BIAS places unequaled tone at your fingertips.
• The most complete, accurate, and versatile amp modeling available in the world
• 36 amp models included with the introductory release
• Factory categories organize amps by music genre and sonic impact: clean, blues, twang, crunch, metal, acoustic and bass
• Fully customizable preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets and mic selection and placement—mix and match!
• Customize the look and feel of your own amp panel, change name, tolex, panel and knobs.
• Works the way guitarists think: tweak gain and overdrive, swap out tubes and transformers, change the cabinet and mic position, and shape the tone with different tone stacks and two 8-band equalizers
• Included noise gate and room simulator
• Create a virtually unlimited number of custom amps
• Quick preset to recall each of your 8 favorite settings in turn with just one tap
• Seamless integration with JamUp XT and JamUp Pro XT, open and save your amp models inside JamUp with one tap
• Works with GarageBand and other audio apps via Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.
• Designed for iOS 7, requires iPad 2 or newer
What's New in Version 1.1.4
How could You?!?!
If you want the best sound possible from your idevice this is the way to go.
Top JamUp? This thing is incredible, and I'm not Bias. As if there was any need to perfect the tones in JamUp, BIAS does that and then some. One has never been able to manipulate amps and tones like this. I'm in awe of how good this app is. Positive Grid is is insane, intelligent, friendly, and makes top quality perfect apps! Some times there is a glitch, but they are responsive, and quick to fix.
If anyone thinks the original analog sounds can't be recreated with this and JamUp, you are missing out. I do CT(CAT) scans for a living. And when the X-ray beams are transferred into an analog signal, before they are directed to the analog to digital converter, well, there is no loss of information to digital. The detail in the imaging is incredible. All I'm trying to say is ya it's all digital, but it freakin smokes, and the sound/tones are there to proove it.
A non-guitarist dream come true
Ok, let me put it out now, I'm not a guitarist. I can play guitar but I'm not versed at it. What I know is that I only have one real amp/cab combo, so I needed an app that could recreate different amps.
I bought JamUp Pro and I use it for guitar, keys and vocals. Definitely gives me the life venue sound that I want for certain songs.
When Bias came out, I hesitated because I already had JamUp in my device, so I thought I was set. But when I saw that I could actually build a custom amp for my voice, or an amp for iSEM, another for Magellan, etc. I saw the light.
This would be my ticket to those sounds in my head, and best of all, the custom amp can be used inside JamUp to call out the other effects, just brilliant!
So, with these apps, I have pretty much stopped looking for more FXs apps, I have them all here!
Best amp simulator for ipad, period. An in app tuner wouldn't hurt. Even though most of the time I record I use jam up pro there are times when I'm fine with just using Bias and a tuner would be cool. It doesn't take anything away from the app though. If you are on the fence between this and Amplitube , this and jam up pro is the hands down winner. I've invested a pretty penny into Amplitube and all the in app purchases and I don't use it at all. There's just no comparison in sound quality.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 27, 2014
- Version: 1.1.4
- Size: 99.3 MB
- Seller: Positive Grid Inc
- © 2013 Positive Grid
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.