BIAS for iPhone
By Positive Grid Inc
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BIAS is an Amp Designer, Modeler and Processor. 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, 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 iPhone 4S, iPos touch 5th gen or newer
Tone you can get inside of
Using apogee jam and 90s Japanese Fender Strat
Input levels really change the character of the amps, so you may need to run the input levels fairly high, especially if the sound seems too clean and glassy.
Also you may want to turn the "room control" room ambience off at first.
I was crazy impressed by:
The high detail and character in the sound, especially the warm tube sound. All of the stuff you could adjust and mess with that was much more than just eq. The huge variety of sounds you could get, from Marshall stack to Silvertone. The way you can get a high gain big distortion sound without harsh high end.
The things I thought could be better: The "room control" reverb is really dark and tanky and mono. There is no reverb or tremelo in the amp models. The room reverb does not seem to interact with the mic position.
It plays well with Garage Band by starting the audio recorder instrument then plumb in Bias with Inter App Audio. Then you can use Garage Band's really rich wide stereo reverb for a good room sound.
Yes, it works.
I have an iPhone 5c and use the jamup plug exclusively (for now). I run a Fender GLS into it, as well as an old '61 Norma, a Lanikai concert ukulele, an active Ibanez fretless whose model escapes me at the moment. They all sound as they should, amp models are accurate, tone shaping control is exceptional and the amps I create port into Jamup Pro XT as they should.
I like to use in-ears most often. Regular earbuds work just fine as well. If I want to get loud I can run it to a plain old home stereo.
It's a great app to have when you hit up the guitar shops to test instruments. No waiting for the stereotypical willy wanker to pipe down or begging for a cable from inattentive staff. (I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin)
This is quite the amp modeling software. It's particularly impressive when the portable factor is taken into account.
Garage Band has decent amp modeling, but nowhere near the tweak ability that BIAS has.
The possibilities are nearly endless with the number of different tweaks that are available.
Then there's the Tonecloud. If you don't want to make your own amp model, steal somebody else's. Easy.
If you want a portable amp modeler, grab this before the price goes up.
- Category: Music
- Released: Feb 20, 2014
- Version: 1.1.5
- Size: 104 MB
- Seller: Positive Grid Inc
- © 2014 PositiveGrid Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.