Those incredible boffins at Positive Grid have done it again! If you have tried BIAS Amp, and I sincerely hope you have or you are seriously missing out, you will know that Positive Grid have already perfected an amazing amp modelling app for iOS and plugin for your DAW. BIAS Amp lets you take a classic amp design and tweak the inner workings such as tubes, tube bias, transformer, eq, gain settings etc. to create your own signature amp. BIAS Pedal is the same idea but for overdrive and distortion pedals, start with a preset base pedal such as a Tube Screamer or a DS-1 then tweak the inner workings such as the input volume, distortion stages and gain control, pre and post EQ, switch out the Germanium transistor to Silicon, or JFET or MOSFET or even for a Tube!
BIAS Pedal comes with hundreds of factory loaded distortion pedal presets, from blues to rock, to alternative and metal, to everything in between and it also integrates with BIAS FX. Seamlessly add your custom distortion pedal into dual signal effects and rack chains and dual BIAS Amps.
“Guitarists and bassists are now able to tone match any real life analog distortion stompbox in the world, and capture their favorite distortion, overdrive, fuzz, and boost pedals tones right into BIAS Pedal. Its Tone Match technology analyzes and compares the currently selected pedal and the sound of a target tube pedal. It then executes the tonal compensation and enhancements needed to make any pedal’s sound accurately match that of the target pedal. Positive Grid is working with several artists, engineers, and producers to create a never ending tone match pedal distortion collection.”
Steve Booke demos some rock, blues, and metal stompboxes in BIAS Pedal
BIAS Pedal is now available for free download on iPad App Store ($19.99 in-app purchase to unlock full feature), and for $99 as a desktop plug-in for Mac/Win.