JamUp Pro update – Positive Grid brings some tweaks and 50% off sale to their original guitar rig modeller app

I've looked at JamUp Pro a number of times in the past here on the Music App Blog. Alongside AmpKit and AmpliTube, it was one of the better 'first generation' virtual guitar rigs that appeared on the iOS platform. However, Positive Grid introduced BIAS FX a few months ago and, as a 'redesigned from the floor up' virtual guitar rig app, it pretty much duplicated much of what JamUp Pro did except it did it with somewhat greater audio quality. Positive Grid's introduction of BIAS FX did leave … [Read more...]

BIAS FX updated – Positive Grid add new IAP and further tweaks to their guitar rig app

As I posted back in April, Positive Grid created a bit of a splash with their new BIAS FX app when it was first released. The app is undoubtedly a step up in terms of the processing and sound from PG's JamUp Pro (although that is still very good in its own right) and links brilliantly with BIAS Amps. For iOS guitar tone-heads, the BIAS combination is undoubtedly a very tempting one. The app was updated to v.1.1.0 in July and this added three new IAP expansion packs. However, a further update … [Read more...]

BIAS FX updated – Positive Grid’s new guitar rig app gets Audiobus Remote support

As I posted a few weeks ago, Positive Grid created a bit of a splash with their new BIAS FX app when it was first released. The app is undoubtedly a step up in terms of the processing and sound from PG's JamUp Pro (although that is still very good in its own right) and links brilliantly with BIAS Amps. For iOS guitar tone-heads, the BIAS combination is undoubtedly a very tempting one. The app was updated to v.1.1.0 a few weeks ago and this added three new IAP expansion packs. However, a … [Read more...]

JamUp update – Positive Grid add support for new ‘secret’ app from the Audiobus team

While Positive Grid launched the excellent BIAS FX a couple of months ago - and which, for many users, is seen as a replacement for JamUp and JamUp Pro - they did say that they would (for now at least) keep JamUp up to date. And, true to their word, an update appeared for JamUp (and I suspect will soon follow for JamUp Pro [NOTE: yep, 24 hours after I originally posted this, JamUp Pro has now also appeared updated on the App Store]) on the App Store late yesterday. The update takes JamUp to … [Read more...]

BIAS FX Expansion Packs review – Positive Grid bring three new effects expansion pack IAPs to their iOS virtual guitar rig app

Positive Grid’s BIAS FX made quite a splash when it was launched a few months ago for iPad and, with the desktop version also about to hit, Positive Grid are obviously keen to keep the momentum going. Not only did we see the first sale pricing on the app version last week (sadly, you have now missed that) but, yesterday, v.1.1.0 of BIAS FX arrived on the App Store with the option for three new ‘effects expansion packs’, each offering a collection of virtual effects and each priced at … [Read more...]

BIAS FX sale – Positive Grid’s new guitar rig app gets its first SALE pricing

As I posted a few weeks ago, Positive Grid created a bit of a splash with their new BIAS FX app when it was first released. The app is undoubtedly a step up in terms of the processing and sound from PG's Positive Grid (although that is still very good in its own right) and links brilliantly with BIAS Amps. For iOs guitar tone-heads, the BIAS combination is undoubtedly a very tempting one. The release of BIAS FX also got a number of existing JamUp pro users a bit hot under the collar. While … [Read more...]

Positive Grid updates – BIAS Amps and BIAS FX get access to amp match models

If you are a fan of Positive Grid's BIAS Amp and BIAS FX apps they you might be interested in the updates for both apps that have arrived today. While both apps have received the usual maintenance tweaks, the headline feature is that support for Positive Grid's Amp Matching technology has now been included within both BIAS Amps and BIAS FX. For those not familiar with the Amp Match technology, this is a feature of BIAS Professional - the top-end version of BIAS that is available for desktop … [Read more...]

Positive Grid sale – sale pricing on BIAS Amps, Final Touch and JamUp Pro

Don't you just love a bargain? Well, if you are a guitar playing/recording nut working under iOS, and you have not yet stumped up for the various Positive Grid iOS music apps, now might be a good time to do it. With the exception of the recently released BIAS FX, all their iOS apps are currently on sale. Whether you partner it with JamUp Pro or with the newer BIAS FX, Positive Grid's BIAS Amp guitar amp designer is an awesome bit of guitar-geekery. If you want an amp factory in the form of an … [Read more...]

BIAS FX review – Positive Grid bring the BIAS brand to the virtual pedal board and effects rack

OK, this is going to be a review of BIAS FX… but, if you are new to the whole iOS guitar amp sim thing, then I think a bit of context is quite useful here. Those in the know already… well, feel free to flip forward to the ‘Plug the gap’ section…   Otherwise, keep reading and you will get there in a minute :-) Guitar tones are a very personal thing. While the electric guitar has played a not insignificant role in defining the sound of music over the last 60 years or so, that ‘sound’ is … [Read more...]