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Mertay
post Jun 13 2018, 02:25 PM
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Friend of mine bought it, I helped him a little with the details and during the process had a good listen and play.

https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-amp/?gcli...ASAAEgKNGvD_BwE

If you're an active youtuber guitarist follower (specially the high-gain guys), the tones immediately reminded me of their demo sounds. The ready amps inside it combined with the celestion cab.s gets you the sound needed for recording, I didn't feel a need to eq anything (just amp eq or change cab.s) I've had the chance to try. This might be the highest praise from me possible smile.gif

At first the amps came to me a bit compressed but realized they're doing a good job on mimicking a loud amp. I didn't get to surf in the tonecloud much, but the few user created ones didn't do it for me.

Downside is the cpu usage, needs a rather new machine if you're going to use vsti plugs with it (drum, bass etc...). Also the price on the elite is on the expensive side and I suspect the lower priced options experience may not be worth it compared to other sim.s.

Finally, if you're a tweaker you're in trouble smile.gif would be fun to create a personal sound but the amount of things that can be tweaked is insane so I suggest not diving too deep in the controls (can rob you of your play time too much) cause the included amps already sounded amazing to me.


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Todd Simpson
post Jun 14 2018, 06:38 AM
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Yup!! smile.gif Many fans of BIAS insist that it can do most of what a KEMPER can do and do it for FAR less money. ( TO WHICH, MOST KEMPER OWNERS CRY FOUL!!!) I. I"m guessing one will cry foul before the thread runs it's course smile.gif was on the BETA Test team as you guys know and I was really impressed with it. I have NEVER tried a kemper so I can't honestly compare them. STill, it's great to see a software bit that does so much detail on building an amp and lets you get so granular on your decisions.

For the price, it's certainly hard to be for sure imho.

our own BEN uses BIAS to great effect and gets some killer tones. FAAARRR better than I ever did.

I'll be trying the MOBILE Version of BIAS 2 of course smile.gif WIth the new ORANGE TELEPORT That I just got from Alex @ Orange. For the price, the mobile app is truly impossible to beat.


Looking forward to the BIAS 2 comparison vids!

One spiff thing in BIAS 2 is the new CAB MODULE that lets you use multiple mics and move them around and mix them together which is a wonderful thing smile.gif



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QUOTE (Mertay @ Jun 13 2018, 09:25 AM) *
Friend of mine bought it, I helped him a little with the details and during the process had a good listen and play.

https://www.positivegrid.com/bias-amp/?gcli...ASAAEgKNGvD_BwE

If you're an active youtuber guitarist follower (specially the high-gain guys), the tones immediately reminded me of their demo sounds. The ready amps inside it combined with the celestion cab.s gets you the sound needed for recording, I didn't feel a need to eq anything (just amp eq or change cab.s) I've had the chance to try. This might be the highest praise from me possible smile.gif

At first the amps came to me a bit compressed but realized they're doing a good job on mimicking a loud amp. I didn't get to surf in the tonecloud much, but the few user created ones didn't do it for me.

Downside is the cpu usage, needs a rather new machine if you're going to use vsti plugs with it (drum, bass etc...). Also the price on the elite is on the expensive side and I suspect the lower priced options experience may not be worth it compared to other sim.s.

Finally, if you're a tweaker you're in trouble smile.gif would be fun to create a personal sound but the amount of things that can be tweaked is insane so I suggest not diving too deep in the controls (can rob you of your play time too much) cause the included amps already sounded amazing to me.


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post Jun 14 2018, 12:19 PM
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My friend used guitar rig for a very long time and got sick waiting for a new version, he had helix in mind but preferred to get the hardware and still saving for it (then the software helix gets a huge discount).

When I suggested bias, he wasn't thrilled. Like me, when demoed bias 1 sometime ago when was new the software had compatibility problems that took too long to sort out and even pass that the overall sound simply didn't speak to him or me either.

Gotta say the celestion cab.s made a huge difference, we did try some of the bias cab.s but they stood no chance. The 100 dolar extra actually isn't too bad when compared buying them individually from celestion. The modules can be bypassed to used the cab.s only if needed. Unlike the amp modules, the cab. section isn't complicated or too crowded.

He now inserts bias then opens guitar rig for fx, the guitar rig fx aren't too bad but works better for creative sound fx. They also made a good job on the included reverb, simple to use but good sounding. I can say they did their homework well on considering user reports.

For the past 1-2 years finally to my ears guitar software is properly emulating the power section. Mercuriall was the first to my ears and now bias got it right too. Sure not perfect in every aspect but the dimension and boldness of the sounds finally started to remind me of real mic.ed amps in studio.


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