BIAS FX updated – Positive Grid add Delay model import to their flagship virtual guitar rig app

While the world of iOS guitar rig sims is perhaps not quite so well populated as that of iOS synths, there are a few real crackers. Positive Grid's BIAS FX is most certainly one of them. This is also a company that has taken some bold steps in branching out into hardware products and in taking their iOS software into the desktop marketplace.....  That's not a direction that many iOS developers have had the courage to tread.... This includes the BIAS Head, a hardware-based amplifier that provides … [Read more...]

BIAS Pedal update – Positive Grid’s ‘design your own distortion pedal’ app gets some tweaks

I posted a full review of BIAS Pedal back in October. BIAS Pedal is Positive Grid's iOS music app that allows you to design your own distortion pedal in much the same way that BIAS Amp allows you to design your own guitar amplifier. Yes, for the non-guitar playing iOS musician fraternity, this might all sound a bit nerdy but the idea is not a million miles away from the modular synth apps that allow you to build your own synth designs. OK, so you might have to have a certain amount of OCD … [Read more...]

BIAS Pedal review – Positive Grid let you design your own distortion pedal in an iOS app

There are lots of (mainly arbitrary) ways that you can classify both music and musicians. Given that I’m a fully signed up member of the guitar players union (and, therefore, not about to be accused of poking fun at others without poking fun at myself also), let’s see if I can provide one such classification for electric guitar players. In this classification, we have four groups and, while they are most certainly not mutually exclusive (a single guitar player can belong to more than one group), … [Read more...]