Positive Grid is proud to announce the release of BIAS FX 2, the next generation of its acclaimed BIAS FX guitar amp and effects software. Completely re-engineered, with a higher-resolution DSP engine and hundreds of improvements, BIAS FX 2 delivers the ultimate in responsive, detailed and truly authentic guitar and bass tones.
Highlights include Positive Grid’s newly developed, exclusive Guitar Match and emulation technologies that virtually turn one guitar into another with startling realism. An extensive collection of all-new and revamped amps, pedals and HD racks adds unparalleled depth and width to guitar sounds. And all-new Fuzz, Time and Harmonizer modelers provide unique guitar tones and effects, and a looper and recorder allow new performance capabilities. With a newly designed interface that makes it easier than ever to access the massive power of BIAS FX 2, the promise of ultimate tone and flexibility is truly delivered.
Completely re-engineered, higher-resolution DSP engine with hundreds of improvements deliver the ultimate in responsive, detailed and varied guitar tones.
Hyper-realistic Guitar Match
Positive Grid’s newly developed, exclusive Guitar Match and emulation technologies virtually turn your guitar into another with startling realism.
New Amps, Pedals & Racks
An extensive collection of all-new revamped amps, pedals and HD racks add unparalleled depth and width to your guitar sounds.
Stunning Advanced Modelers
All-new Fuzz, Time and Harmonizer modelers pump up your productions with exciting, unique guitar tones and effects.
NEW Easy. Insanely Comprehensive
Turn Your Computer Into an All-In-One Guitar Powerhouse
Want access to famous classic and modern amplifiers and effects, right at your fingertips BIAS FX 2 provides this and more as an intuitive, fully customizable virtual electric guitar, bass or acoustic guitar rig for Mac and PC. Works as a standalone app, allowing you to inject new tones and creativity into your playing, practicing and jamming – no need for any other software or DAW.
NEW Pedalboard Paradise
Thousands of Authentic, Analog-Like Pedals
BIAS FX 2’s stockpile of foot pedals can be expanded by downloading thousands of shared, custom foot pedals from ToneCloud, Positive Grid’s worldwide social network of players, engineers and producers. But why stop there With BIAS FX 2 you can easily hot rod your distortion, delay and modulation pedals using the fully integrated BIAS Pedal software included with BIAS FX 2 Elite, creating pedalboards and sounds nobody else has.
NEW Groundbreaking Guitar Match
Hyper-Realistic, Precision Guitar Emulation
Forget swapping out real guitars in the studio to record the next track, or grabbing another guitar onstage for the next song. With BIAS FX 2’s groundbreaking Guitar Match technology, you can turn your guitar—any guitar— into a hoarder’s collection of legendary axes, each precisely recreated down to their pickups, body type and body thickness. No special pickup is required to make your guitar sound like a classic American guitar, a vintage LP and more.
NEW Expansive. Next-Level Effects
Make Your Productions Sound More Melodic, Bold, Deep and Wide
New Harmonizer, Fuzz and Time modelers take your recordings and live performances beyond ordinary limits. BIAS FX 2’s advanced modeling suite lets you create vintage and modern fuzz pedals for more grit and sustain, time-based effects for more depth, and instantly create ensemble lead lines with multiple voices.
Supersize Your Tracks. All New Studio Rack Collection
From essential workhorse tools to creamy vintage effects and sparkling modern outboard gear, BIAS FX 2’s eight brand-new studio rack processors—EchoreX HD, Tri-Chorus, Tube Compress, Spring Reverb, Wah and more—polish your project to sound like a state-of-the-art studio’s ultra-high resolution production.
Explore History. Shape The Future
Shape your sound to perfection using advanced DSP emulation in the new Echorec Drum Delay, Tube Multiband Compressor, Rotary Speaker. A high-end collection of all-new and revamped racks adds unparalleled depth and width to your guitar and bass sounds. Each one is modeled at the component level with meticulous attention to detail.
Official World-Class Celestion Cabs
We’ve partnered with Celestion, the most trusted name in guitar speakers. Celestion drivers have been used for killer guitar tones on more classic songs than any other brand. Their impulse responses (IRs) are the favorites of guitarists ranging from Pete Thorn and Scott Henderson to George Lynch. Forget loading individual files—just select a custom Celestion cab and start moving virtual mics around. BIAS FX 2 does the rest!
50,000+ Online Presets Open a Universe of Sounds to You
Forget endless hunting—and paying for—additional presets to expand your collection of guitar tones. You gain direct access to over 50,000 presets for custom amps, pedals and pedalboards shared by the ever-expanding ToneCloud online community. There’s no need to open other software.
Greatly Improved Workflow Speed-Dials Your Patch Recalls
When inspiration strikes, you won’t have to go on a hunting expedition to find the perfect patch. With tags and keywords attached to all presets in ToneCloud, it’s now much easier to quickly find and download the right preset to keep the creative juices flowing.
New Factory & Online Presets From The Best
New sounds inspire new riffs and songs. You’ll never have writer’s block with BIAS FX 2. Over 200 new factory pedalboard presets created by world-renowned artists, studio engineers and session players get your mojo cranking.
NEW Recording and Performance
Tighten Up Song Transitions, Live Performances and Studio Mixes
Whether you’re an aspiring guitarist or an experienced pro, BIAS FX 2 makes it easier than ever to create instant song transitions, mind-blowing FX changes and ear-catching mixes—in the studio and onstage.
Introducing Scene – One Click Changes Your Pedalboard
Each preset in BIAS FX 2 has four “scenario” settings you can create and save, so you can recall multiple distinct but closely related pedalboard scenes. With one click, you can simultaneously turn overdrive and delay on for your lead solo and turn off the chorus effect you used on the song’s verse—all while preserving the rest of the preset’s settings. Or, instantly switch from one pedalboard setup to another—each with completely different EQ, reverb and other settings—for different song sections.
Redesigned Workflow for Easier, More Productive Recording Sessions
Redesigned user interface includes a new preset manager that makes it easy to organize and rapidly search, recall and preview your favorite pedalboard setups. Take a custom snapshot of each of your custom pedalboard setups, then switch instantly among them on the fly to A/B which is best for your current song. Or use the snapshots to instantly re-amp when switching from a crunchy rhythm guitar part to a soaring lead solo and back again.
Use MIDI Automation To Turbocharge And Streamline Complex Mixes
BIAS FX 2’s powerful MIDI features let you make startling, instantaneous mix changes and fluid, morphing transitions that captivate your fans, by automating parameter changes for each section of your song—while also shaving hours of work off your project. With BIAS FX 2, you can assign MIDI commands to virtually every parameter available, including volume control, individual effects parameters, guitar-emulation selection, Looper functions and more.
Create Unique Hybrid Amps and Sweeping Stereo Amp Setups
In BIAS FX 2, the amps you play through are limited only by your imagination. Use Dual Amp setup to cherry-pick parts from two separate amps—their impulse responses, cabs, EQs, even the mics they use—and combine them to create a one-of-a-kind hybrid amp nobody else has. Or keep the amps as they were, route them parallel to one another and hard pan them to create a freightliner-wide stereo setup with totally different guitar tones in left and right channels.
NEW Smart Recorder/Looper
Preserves Fleeting Ideas Before They’re Lost
Quickly record ideas for riffs, vamps and songs with a simple click when inspiration strikes, using BIAS FX 2’s built-in recorder. Then loop your recording while you play it back through BIAS FX 2’s foot pedals, amps and rack FX, fine-tuning the perfect custom preset to use with your new song idea. You’ll never lose that perfectly played riff—simply export it as a WAV file to import into a new track in your DAW. With BIAS FX 2, song ideas recorded in the looper can be used as the foundation for a new multitrack recording.
Changes in BIAS FX 2 Desktop 126.96.36.19990
Fixed “Security warning with macOS installer”
Fixed “Flickering cursor in BIAS FX 2 Standalone version”
Fixed “ Window size setting in Pro Tools”
Fixed “Saving problem with scene settings”
Fixed “Missing preset in LE license”
Fixed “Scene settings in default preset are not available”
Fixed “ MIDI is not working with VST3”
Fixed “Plugin settings can’t save in Studio One”
rev.2 – fixed standalon