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bias amp 2 Mobile is a professional virtual amp designer that offers replications of 36 of the best vintage, modern and boutique amps in rock. The app gives you the power to create new sounds by designing your own dream amplifier, letting you swap out tubes, preamps, power amps, transformers, tone stacks, cab, and microphones, all via a powerful and intuitive interface designed for your iPad. Whether you’re a classic rocker, metalhead, jazz player, bluesman or singer-songwriter - and whether you understand how amplifier electronics work or not - you’ll be dialing in killer and exclusive tones in a heartbeat. bias amp 2 Mobile adds a host of new features, including a powerful new user interface, new preamp and power amp modules, tubes, tone stacks, Blues and bass amp packs, new Dynamic Tone Control, new speaker cabinet module with multi-mic capability and open/closed back cabinet emulation and much more. In addition to all of these amazing new features, we’ve also partnered with legendary Celestion to create brand new custom multi-mic speaker cabs using their famed impulse responses! (Additional preamp, power amp and cab models are available via in-app purchase) bias amp 2 Mobile seamlessly integrates with Positive Grid’s ToneCloud®, which is far more than a simple storage tank for your own custom tones - it’s an active community where thousands of guitarists upload, share and discuss tones. The ToneCloud® gives you access to thousands of custom amps created by artists, recording studios and guitarists like you, so you’ll never lack for sonic inspiration. To take your tones to the next level, there are 9 full-featured reverbs in bias amp 2 Mobile. These aren’t just simple two-knob reverbs either - they range from lush halls and chambers to intimate rooms, and each reverb has control of decay time, mix level, high and low cut filters, damping and dwell. bias amp 2 Mobile integrates seamlessly with Positive Grid's BIAS FX and JamUp guitar multi-effects apps for iPad, expanding bias amp 2 Mobile into a powerful and completely unified professional guitar system for live use, recording and jamming. Both JamUp and jamup pro include effects processors, Jam player, 8-track recorder and phrase sampler, tuner and metronome, effectively turning bias amp 2 Mobile into a recording studio and top-of-the-line practice utility. bias amp 2 Mobile also works with GarageBand and other audio apps using iOS’s Inter-App Audio and Audiobus. Whether you’re recording, writing songs or honing your chops—at home or on the road—BIAS products place unequaled tone at your fingertips. Features: • Complete, accurate and versatile component-level amp modeling • 36 amp models included with the introductory release, with thousands more available via the ToneCloud® • Factory categories that allow you to organize amps by music genre and sonic impact (clean, blues, glassy, crunch, metal, acoustic, and bass) • Fully customizable preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets, and mic selection and placement - mix and match! • Customize the look and feel of your amp panel by changing the name, tolex, front panel and knobs • Ability to work the way guitarists think: Tweak gain and overdrive, swap out tubes and transformers, change the cabinet and mic position and shape the tone with different tone stacks and two 8-band equalizers • Noise gate • 9 lush and full-featured reverbs • Create a virtually unlimited number of custom amps • Preset to recall each of your 8 favorite settings • Seamless integration with BIAS FX and JamUp; open and save your amp models inside BIAS FX and JamUp with one tap (available via in-app purchase) • Works with GarageBand and other audio apps via Inter-App Audio and Audiobus Also check out bias amp 2 for desktop machines (AAX/VST/AU) at: www.positivegrid.com For more information, please visit: www.positivegrid.com Twitter: @PositiveGrid facebook.com/positivegrid
Amazing
by Mrmagnificents on 2019/09/10 18:16
The mobile version is beyond amazing.The customizable features are very deep and addicting
The best on iOS
by GadgetMojo on 2019/06/29 04:55
And probably on PC too. The difference between this and other sims I’ve tried is that entire tweakable range sounds analog and not digital. I tried some sims and if they sound digital I will just not use it because it takes the pleasure of playing out of it. Cheapest tube amp can give decent sound I would just buy a used Fender and be done with these emulations. But bias amp gives very natural tones so instead of buying like 10 physical amps, this is a much better solution.
Good but some bugs
by RockGuitarist1 on 2019/05/16 00:26
So I have been using Bias Amp 2 on pc for some time but hoping to replace it with this app as it is more portable. I am having 2 weird issues on my new iPad Pro. If you have something connected to the USB-C port, you can no longer play through the iPad’s speakers. Is this normal? Also whenever you have Run in Background set to On, when you leave the app and come back to it, volume drops off and then goes back to normal. That would be very annoying to have happen live. Also could we get some scaling for the Gen 3 iPad Pro 11”? I have black borders on the left and right of the UI.
Sounds good
by Chorizo Ninja on 2019/04/22 05:08
With some patience, you’ll get decent tones out of this. This product Just needs a built in ir loader for more flexibility.
So much better than I expected
by Grandpa Zig-Zag on 2019/04/14 22:54
This thing records great. Period.o
Purchased Bias 2 unlock cannot use unless constant restore purchase when opening.
by Jchop76 on 2019/02/08 18:48
Bought the Bias 2 upgrade for $15. However for some reason I constantly have to restore purchase before being able to use the pack. It’s annoying. I’ve tried all suggested trouble shooting without luck. Uninstall, reinstall, iPad reset, sign out and back in to iTunes store etc. nothing works. I Have sent email to Bias have gotten no response. As of 2-8-19. Positive grid still ignoring my requests. I want money back. Don’t buy this the app is flawed and they know it. I’m being ignored now! This company is has trash customer service. I plan on writing a formal complaint with evidence to Apple. Apple tells me the issue is on Positive Grid end. 2-8-19 app still doesn’t work.
Inputs are all wrong
by Clintonemusic on 2019/02/02 18:23
As a professional musician and sound engineer, it’s a great solution for fly dates and other in and out scenarios however. The in’s and outs are all wrong. All organic amplifiers inputs are static -10 dB inputs. No need to have a slider where zero represents -16 dB on top on no way of knowing what absolute zero / -10 dB actually is. Same for the output. It’s such a turn off I basically don’t use it. An update to fix this is way overdue. I would not recommend this until the inputs and outputs represent actual amplifiers.
Sounds great!
by Dark Horse (NB) on 2018/12/17 23:04
The newest Bias Amp 2 absolutely rocks! The amp match setting just puts it over the top for a mobile system running from my IPad Pro.
Love the open library of available amps...
by Neumuzik on 2018/10/19 23:40
...however, one serious flaw exists for those who choose to access and download the various custom amp settings: There is no way to tell if one has already downloaded a setting or not. Available settings in the library of styles should be labeled with “GET” or “DOWNLOADED”. This would solve a massive organizational problem for this app.
Crashes all the time
by egogo123 on 2018/09/08 06:01
Keeps crashing and hanging whenever I try to use it with Bias Mini Bass. Will connect one time out of ten crashes.
Terrible User Experience and Integration
by Rx192A1 on 2018/08/31 20:30
The integration between this app and the other Positive Grid apps it is supposed to work with is HORRIBLE! You loose your in app purchases when switching between apps, and it’s nearly impossible to restore them without deleting everything off your iPad. For example, I purchased the Glassy option in Bias Amp 2 and set up some presets. Then I opened Bias FX to mess around with one it’s presets. When I opened the amp I was playing in Bias Amp 2 from within Bias FX interface to make adjustments, I lost all my in app purchases in both products and now nothing seems to restore them. This company DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE DOING with respect to integration, the App Store, and purchase restoration. I would pass by this purchase if I were you!
So Much Promise (more realized every day)
by Tilden Thorne on 2018/08/06 18:55
This app just keeps getting better. The new models in version 2 are REALLY good and very responsive. The flexibility is almost beyond belief! The app still needs bits of refinement here and there but it does its job better then other iOS modelers I have used. Once you get the combination of Amp 2, FX, and Pedal, you open up a whole other level of tonal flexibility, that really just feels usable, instead of gimmicky. My only real issue now is having an AUv3 plug in. This app becomes a true 5 Star app once that feature has been added.
Sounds great.... but
by marineshred on 2018/07/23 19:52
Amp 2 is great, but it does not integrate well with jam up pro. The amps lose all their greatness in jam up pro. It is not user friendly on an iPad. Amp 2 is amazing but it is ruined by the jam up program. I hope this gets fixed. Pretty much unusable.
One Huge App!
by NeedEQforVideos on 2018/07/02 03:23
I Love the Control I get with Bias Amp 2, but there is something Major you should consider...When I go from Bias FX to Bias Amp 2 I just have the stripped down amp to work on with no effects except a Mono Reverb. Then when I link back over to Bias FX again, the amp sounds Totally Different than when I just worked on it in the Bias Amp 2 App due to what effects I use with it. It would be Much Better if you made it all One Big App so I can work on sounds as they will sound when finished in Bias FX. The Cabinets are over in Bias Amp 2 and can alter the sound Drastically. All the Amp adjustments would be much easier to work on if they were a part of the Amp adjustments in Bias FX instead of switching back and forth and having to Guess what it will sound like in BiasFX. Bias Pedal is easier to go back and forth, so that isn’t a big deal. If I could adjust all the Amp Settings over in Bias FX with the Effects I want to add, I could get a better result than guessing what it will sound like. You could just have in-app purchases instead of getting both apps.
Simply amazing tone
by AsheMorgan on 2018/06/29 16:44
I’ve been recording with GarageBand for about a year and just used their amp simulators, but once I tried the free version of bias amp 2 I was hooked! I love looking for amps other people uploaded, and playing with the components has taught me a lot about how amps work on the inside. I highly recommend this app. My only gripe is that GarageBand automatically begins the tracks in stereo even with bias2 set to left channel only. If I start recording before I remember to manually switch to mono I end up with weird phase issues and that track will sound quiet in a mix. Still, absolutely five stars for this app!
This is as close as it gets to reality!
by Crash_Edwards on 2018/06/23 01:40
I have been using amp sims for a very long time. BIAS amp (to tweak amps to you’re liking) and BIAS FX ( amps you create in BIAS amp plus the effects) are the best of the best. I have and use them both not only on iPad but have been so impressed I also use and record on PC and Mac. Not only can they do multi platform but you can also save your favorites in tone cloud and play them across platforms. I started with PG with JamUp Pro. They have steadily moved away from the pack to make a truly amazing series of guitar amp and effect products.
Best quality sounds on iOS, but dodgy support and marketing tactics
by HouseOfHomuth on 2018/06/17 22:15
I own a lot of the Positive Grid products. I invested heavily in JamUp Pro and many of its IAP’s, and it worked quite well for iOS recording. I go back and forth on BIAS, though I think a lot of the problems I and many users experienced with it had to do with using it on an older iPad. Since upgrading my device, I’m really starting to enjoy the sounds of BIAS AMP, FX, and PEDAL again. But there are so many PG products, they tend to be inconsistent or unreliable. There has been a terribly annoying issue where the BIAS Amp/JamUp apps seem to think they are “recording” in the background (with the red bar on top), even when all PG apps are closed! This is really unacceptable and should have been fixed long ago. I also feel like they force you to buy and re-buy content to continue enjoying use of the app, as opposed to merely expanding what it does. The ToneCloud service is cool, but difficult to navigate, and you can only access the content to the extent you happen to own ALL the IAP’s necessary for a given app or effect. But generally, the tones are great, and the potential is endless. I’d just like to see them work on keeping the lights on as much as they focus on forcing new paid content.
Bias Amp 2
by D Hollingsworth on 2018/06/12 18:44
I am going to preface this review with, the fact that I am not an employee of Positive Grid or an endorsee. I do have to say that I do have several of their products including Bias Amp 2 Elite plug-in, Bias FX on iPad, Bias FX plugin and Bias Amp Mini. I’ve used modelers from other manufacturers & developers over the last 10 years to fill in the gaps when I didn’t have access to the amp I needed. Most have been rather disappointing. Others were completely unusable. Until I stumbled upon an article in a guitar magazine, I thought that it was a lost cause. That article was about the first Bias Amp app on iPhone & iPad. That was a great product, because I could dial in the sound I wanted. It was realistic. Not fuzzy or fizzy. And the amp models were dynamic. Meaning that they responded to the guitar input like a real tube amp would. Turn down the volume on your guitar and the sound cleans up. Just as I would expect from the real thing. With amp match, Positive grid took things the next level. Being able to compete with Kemper and AxeFX. It was great! Then..... well then Positive grid comes out with Bias Amp 2. Ok so what does this do to change the game? So I invested in both the iPad app and the plugins for my recording studio. The new app is better than the previous version. Much more realistic. I can say in a blind test I can’t tell the real thing from the Bias Amp version when it comes to comparing amps sounds of a particular make and model. It works seamlessly with amp matches I’ve created in the desktop version. And it works with my Bias Amp Mini to load presets that I need for gigging. You could spend more money on a competitive piece of gear, bu in my opinion it wouldn’t be money well spent. You’d be better off with Bias Amp. Great job Positive Grid!
Rip off.
by Hunudon on 2018/06/12 18:22
So you improve and upgrade your app, but charge $15 to use it? You can’t be serious.
Awesome!
by NitroBill on 2018/06/12 13:01
The best guitar and bass tone I’ve ever gotten! Sounds killer, is a blast to use, and I’ve never been so inspired to play. THANK YOU Positive Grid!
Simply Awesome!!!
by Leachbed67 on 2018/06/05 01:51
Incredible!. Nothing compares
Amp sim sound good, but UI not scaled for 12.9” iPad Pro
by rcguitarguy on 2018/06/03 01:53
This is my favorite amp sim especially when combined with Bias FX. That said, I am disappointed with the UI on the 12.9” iPad Pro (1st gen). It is scaled for a regular iPad and the screen is tiny. This is one of things holding me back from paying for the full version. It would also be nice to have a simple IR loader for the iPad version integrated into the app. Hoping the next update fixes the screen issue. Update: With the screen issue fixed Bias Amp 2 is probably the best amp sim app out right now. Despite having to pay extra to unlock all the features, the app is a more versatile tool than ever before and conforms with standard mic placement practices (ex. 121 and 57 combo). I use this program with an older Apogee JAM and have not had any issues with sound or crackling. What I would like to see in the future is more 3rd party IR integration into the app. Overall, Bias Amp 2 a very useful tool for guitarists and a hell of a lot of fun to rock on.
Not the big sound
by pagozar on 2018/05/24 23:25
I have purchased this app and fx but it doesn’t deliver that big sound some pedals deliver. Have tried different audio devices like focusrite I dock and thought it was the dock. switched to a avid protools solo track and even a m audio fast track usb but still not that uhh sound. I have worked a lot of pedals and know there sound. Waisted of my time. Sound to artificial. Music teacher.
LOVE THE UPDATE BUT I found a bug
by Brentv3 on 2018/05/24 02:35
I love everything about the bias 2 update so far, it’s quite clear you listen to feedback cause the new update is so smooth to operate with, but would like to point out a consistent bug I now have. All downloaded amps go into my custom folder which is fine, but when I rearrange the amps, my app crashes - like clockwork - on the second amp I try to move. Thanks for listening guys
Full screen fixed on iPad Pro!
by Rich Howe Jr on 2018/05/21 00:52
Thanks for the quick response!
When used with Bias Fx loud “pop” when changing presets.
by The Zoracle on 2018/05/20 17:09
Sounds great! Feels great! Looks great! Only usable for recording. I would hope they can fix this in an update or add a “snapshot” feature. With practice I could even deal with patch change lag. I’d love to use this in a practice/live situation. Unfortunately this is problem extremely limiting.
Huge dissapointment!!!!!
by slp1968 on 2018/05/17 01:28
Ever since bias 2 update, all of my bias apps run continuously in background . I’ve never turn them on, yet they still keep running .on all my apple devices same problems. Wish someone would listen to help correct problem. Before anymore purchases. Every single app is turned off in background mode. They are turning on when all machines are shut down and turned off. Not very good update.
Crashes
by reviewer204 on 2018/05/13 18:53
Only runs for a few minutes on a brand new 9.7” iPad. Crashes and won’t reload again. Have to uninstall and reinstall for it to work again for only a few more minutes. Crashes when switching between Bias FX and Bias Amp 2 consistently. Just upgraded from Bias , which worked flawlessly, and spent about $30-$40 in IPAs.... now it doesn’t work. If I don’t get a working product or a full refund, shame on you Positive Grid
Bias fx has no output after the update
by Potacken on 2018/05/12 16:26
After updating to bias amp 2 I get no sound out of bias fx. I see the input meter is receiving sound but no output. When opening the amp in bias amp 2 I get a signal path error 0. No reverb block in signal path. Only when you turn off the cab in global settings you get some sound but wth out the cab sound. I go directly to PA so that almost ruined a gig . Luckily I imported an amp from bias amp 2 that was working in bias fx so I could at least finish the gig. The acoustic imaging amp works also. Please fix this since I don’t want to lose my presets. Edit: Works perfectly now thank you for fixing the issue. I had to write the bad review because it ruined a gig for me. I’ve been using bias fx Ipad to gig professionally now for over 2 years and it’s been rock solid until then. Works great now best of its kind. Six stars
V2.0 woes
by Beshwa on 2018/05/08 14:34
EDIT - fixed in latest update. Amp models and BIAS FX chains that worked and sounded good in the previous versions - ones with amp gain&distortion - now need settings changed to work and sound nasty fizzy.
Update breaks Bias FX
by DanRad64 on 2018/05/07 18:44
I notice they had this issue back in November, too. Bias FX is a really good app, my new go-to for playing in my church worship band. I like being able to tweak things even more in Bias Amp. But the update to Bias Amp 2 broke Bias FX. I get input levels, but no output unless I take the amp out of the signal change or tap the Bias Amp icon, go to Bias Amp, then tap the FX icon to return. That would be aggravating, but marginally acceptable if I had to do it once per preset, but I have to do it again every single time I return to a preset. Please fix this soon. Edit: Updated to new versions of both apps and the problem went away. Good job getting this fixed ASAP!!
No Cabinet enabled
by Sicochoco on 2018/05/07 17:17
Its ridiculus that you still cannot enable the cabinet, even dough in the last update they said you can, well it is a lie, you cant, I bought the celestion speakers and can’t use them, also a lot of crackling and noise that don’t happen in the Mac soft version, still needs a lot of work, makes me mad to buy and pay for stuff that doesn’t work
Cabinets broken in most presets after bias 2 update
by Guitar Samurai on 2018/05/06 16:43
Update to bias 2 broke the cabinet on multiple presets in bias and bias fx. Amps that worked prior to update are now broken after update with no sound in bias fx and cabinets that will not turn on in bias amp. When I seen that bias amp 2 was just an update on iOS store I was happy and it seemed like a nice gesture for those that supported positive grid. But now it appears you broke bias amp 1 by doing this update and are now forcing people to pay to update to bias amp 2 to fix the issue. I would be glad to pay for your product but this is scummy business practices since you broke your old app when bringing in the new one. At least jamup pro still works after bias amp release.
Great sound but volume get lower when open amp in fx
by Pizoman123 on 2018/05/05 22:57
Please pg team I know you read our comments and respond to us bias amp 2 sounds amazing but when I transfer amp to bias fx for effects sound of amp get lower
New upgrade not compatible with bias fix
by NeonsDglow on 2018/05/05 21:23
Same problem other people are having with no output unless you tap edit in bias amp then go back to bias fx, pretty annoying when I had a gig that same day. Just stayed on one preset the whole time but please fix this soon.
Crashed my bias fx
by bassdefiler on 2018/05/05 14:23
Downloaded bias 2 and now my bias fx will not work app will not get an output signal.I have tried all the fixes but nothing has worked I spent a lot of money on bias fx and lost everything as far as tones I worked a year on.also all the recent tones I saved in my cloud are gone as well.its not my iPad because all other guitar apps are working fine.very disappointed with this after I spent over 70.00 or more on programming that doesn’t work.after hours of resetting my iPad a re downloading the app I give up cannot recommend this app if these are the issues that people are going to have.
Bias amp 2 is Great!
by Yokkoradokkoi345 on 2018/05/04 15:04
I wasn’t really expecting much but I was wrong. It just sounds amazing. Good job!
Bad practice
by Raxport on 2018/05/04 03:55
It’s not a good practice to sneak in update that limits performance and requires IAP.
Too much cracking/popping
by Yayayapoopnugget on 2018/03/05 20:50
This app was great at first, but now I can’t play any amps without insanely annoying cracking or popping every 5-7 seconds. It gets old fast. it would be five stars if it wasn’t for that.
Terrible Crackling
by thatfenderguy on 2018/03/01 21:18
I want to like this app. I own Bias FX for Mac and I haven’t had a single problem with it. However, Bias Amp is not the same case. It is incredibly slow to load and is always creating a constant crackling sound, especially when used in conjunction with GarageBand. Ive double checked my interface, cables, and guitars and every time it comes back to Bias. I don’t know why this is happening but it is incredibly unpleasant.
IF IT SOUNDS GOOD IT IS GOOD.
by É's T's on 2017/12/30 21:23
I have used Positive Grid’s BIAS amp design paradigm to great effect since it was introduced. It works like a champ! What other iOS app lets you create emulations of tube amplifiers driving vintage speakers that would fry themselves in the real world but in BIAS perform their sizzling tones endlessly? Currently this app has no equal.
Frustrating can’t get bias fix to work together
by Fayettec on 2017/12/20 12:48
This should be easy but I can’t see or hear any difference. Also was not working right with my usb audio interface. All I get is mono out even when hard panned and meters show sound only on 1 channel.
I do want a couple of additions
by Digital-Hippie on 2017/08/06 03:31
I'm totally impressed with this simulation. It plays and responds just as I expect a tube amp to and sounds incredible. It is missing a couple of things that are stopping me from modeling my favorite amp though. I need some 7591 power tubes and a Baxandall tone stack. Bottom line though is that it sounds amazing and is incredibly fun to play with. It is also very versatile already even without my own personal wishlist.
Cab Sim On Downloaded Presets is off
by kai_17 on 2017/07/26 12:56
The title says it all. I'm trying to use a preset, but the cab sim is turned off and you cannot turn it back on, even when you are using the stock cab sims. I downloaded a preset using the V-30 cab sim. The cab would not turn on.
Best amp sim I've used
by Tez925 on 2017/03/12 19:09
This amp sim is so good that I sold all my my practice amps. If you're just jamming around at home, sell your amp, grab a pair of outstanding studio headphones, and you're set. Your family and neighbors will thank you for it, and the sheer tonal options with something like this are amazing. Granted, you have to be a real tone geek to get EVERYTHING out of this software, but even just presets and searching the ToneCloud can give you breathtaking sounds that no practice amp or app has ever been able to. This app is the reason I bought an iPad Pro at all, and I don't feel like the $600 on that or the 10$ on this app was a waste at all. Easiest 5 stars I've ever given.
Not good
by Bwood9393 on 2017/02/06 22:36
Crashes on open every time Waste of money
Awesome
by Bartender4u on 2017/01/13 08:38
I'm already using this app live with the BT4 controller, polytuner and a wah. This is the closest best amp simulation I will get for live and studio and for the ridiculous low price. Of course my Mesa Boogie sounds better. But this is just so convenient to have, and the best part is when you don't tell anyone what it is. Then when you do... They are speechless hahahah. It's a $30 App!! Phuck you hahahah.
It blows!!!
by Hate it 27463626 on 2016/09/23 04:31
I have non stop feed back and it was working fine 30 minutes ago... I'm so disappointed with this app I was growing to love it but right now I hate it. Save you're money and get something that actually works but unless positive grid fixes this problem I'm not recommending it to anyone.
Terrible!
by Dr Deadbrain on 2016/09/01 02:54
WARNING If you intend to use this app with GarageBand to record music and own the iRig... STOP! This app is a complete waste of time! ALL OTHER SOUNDS PLAYED BY YOUR iPAD WILL PROCESS THROUGH YOUR AMP! You will never be able to play along to tracks or record a clean guitar track over your music without the the amplified picking up the sound and distorting it. I tried the same thing with the GarageBand amps, while running in the background and playing along to music on YouTube and had no problems. Therefore it is not my hardware, it is BIAS! Fix this and I will change my review!
Monster
by ZenLizard on 2016/08/13 08:09
I thought JamUp was the last guitar amp modeling app I would ever need. How wrong I was. Bias is a powerful tool and sounds amazing, especially when hooked up properly to quality gear.
The Best....But.....
by Hydra vein on 2016/08/12 09:53
I have a line of Amps that I can barely manage. Amp after amp. The one I'm looking for is in there somewhere. This app needs Folders. And it needed them from the start. Come on Positive Grid!!!! If you want the best sound possible from your idevice this is the way to go. Top JamUp? This thing is incredible, and I'm not Bias. As if there was any need to perfect the tones in JamUp, BIAS does that and then some. One has never been able to manipulate amps and tones like this. I'm in awe of how good this app is. Positive Grid is is insane, intelligent, friendly, and makes top quality perfect apps! Some times there is a glitch, but they are responsive, and quick to fix.
App won't load after latest update
by DoYouGuysEverTest on 2016/07/31 20:52
Pathetic. Don't you guys ever test anything before you release it?
These guys are rippoffs! Update kills app
by Sukitai on 2016/07/26 01:50
Don't get ripped off by Positive Grid! Now cancel all your subscriptions before they steal your iTunes account money like they did mine! Please believe me if you update your Bias app it will stop working, then you'll be forced to pay an additional $30.00 dollars for the so called bundle! Don't be fooled Twice! It's Became Positive Greed! Make a difference, complain to everyone one the net this year and no I'm not a raving maniac, they have robbed me and unless you want to be robbed too, contact their company and let them know we mean business!
Excellent
by misty1953 on 2016/07/16 11:09
Thus app is great by itself, but along with jamup pro. You have everything. Also not only is this great for the iPhone. I'm using it on a it ouch. It works perfect, no lag n tone to the bone.
Bias amp
by OLEG_N on 2016/06/21 14:23
Sounds perfect. Support team is fastest in the world. Nothing else to say more.
Want money back
by Dnha14 on 2016/06/18 03:05
Forces me to give access to microphone and all I hear in the headphones is my breathing and the guitar sounds like crap.. And the guitar sounds the same with all the different amps. Tell me how to make this work or refund my money.. I will gladly uninstall.
Mr.
by Vibe* on 2016/02/23 00:10
Bought IAP Crunch and Insane but not found. PG silent at my plea.
Best Guitar Amp Hands Down!
by Jz20051 on 2016/02/16 04:39
I've tried Amplitude and Tone Stack, and those amp sims sound good respectively, but they don't compare to the harmonic warmth, tube-like feel and versatility of Bias FX. I really like the way it almost feels like a real tube amp, they nailed it! Get Bias Amp and Bias Pedal as well! Because it'll bring this app to a new level! Honestly get this guitar app! 👍😊🎸
Phenomenal
by hops4real on 2016/02/13 05:35
I was so skeptical of the hype behind positive grid BIAS (I blame my youth which instilled an anti social mentality in me) I now understand what the hype was with BIAS and this version wholly lives up to it, phenomenal tones I never thought possible in tube mimicking software let alone on my iPad, I am humbled and more than happy to admit my skepticism was unfounded, recommending this app to all my friends and band mates immediately!
About the only good Positive Grid app
by SpacedOutAce on 2016/01/29 07:07
This is about the only worthwhile app from Positive Grid left. FX is a joke, and pedal allows you to customize a distortion/overdrive/fuzz pedal yet everything sounds pretty much the same. And don't bother transferring amps into Bias FX, because if you're like me, you have sixty, and good luck transferring them into Bias FX one by one. This is, however, back when Positive Grid was good, Bias Amp and JamUp Pro were getting rave reviews and PG didn't give their attention solely to overpriced 600w modeling amps and desktop DAWs while the crowd and market that built them get ignored and lead on. Anyways, this app is decent, but without a solid companion app for effects, it's a bit useless.
Just okay. Not as advertised. Disappointing.
by Guitar Teacher on 2016/01/23 21:34
Im using an iPad Air 2. The amps sound pretty good. I don't have enough experience to know how accurate the virtual changes in tubes, transformer, etc. are but they are fun to play with. The microphone placement does not work at all for me. It is hit-or-miss with GarageBand inter-app audio. It worked perfectly at first but now tells me that the app is unavailable, which makes it basically useless to me. Also I expected to get some effects with the package based on demos I watched before purchasing but apparently that is a $30 download from a partner company. I had no idea. Pretty disappointed overall.
Not good. Save your time and $$-just hype and fake reviews
by Peanut1003 on 2016/01/20 03:13
It was a decent app when it came out. Now when I use it, it is noisy and just useless. Amp simulations are not that great. Just buy a line 6 or Zoom or something else. You can find a used one cheap enough and it's SO much better!! It's all hype for real!
Great app
by Slick Rick the Ruler on 2016/01/01 04:58
Works flawlessly, sounds great, fun to customize amps. I connect with an Apogee Jam and play through headphones or run it into my combo amp speaker. Never any problems.
Go ahead, send me another notification...
by Mkeymont on 2015/12/16 19:56
I'm done with these fools. Install this app and Positive Grid has a way to send you advertisements and solicitations to buy more stuff from them as often as they want to. When I want to buy an app, I'll go to the app store and buy one. Don't send me a constant barrage of notifications to buy stuff. I don't care if it's on sale, it's overpriced to begin with...
Nice tones, confusing product line
by jenkweb on 2015/09/11 01:24
Nice tones and interface. A bit of a different approach with the amp configuration options which is nice. While I commend PG's development efforts, their line of amp mod apps is confusingly redundant.
Nothing better on iOS
by Anorton on 2015/08/08 16:08
The best amp sim on iOS. The tone cloud has some stellar amps. I'm never disappointed with Bias.
Not worth yo cash
by Leftsideofthings92 on 2015/07/19 18:12
I love jam up and the way it functions along w its features, but this app is garbage. It won't even start to begin with. I wish they could fix this so that I can say it's outta sight but I've trying to get it to work for a month not and nothing. Really wish there was a negative rating for this smh
Does not work properly
by Fjmlloyd on 2015/07/07 23:23
I wish I could give this negative stars, hours trying to make it work, only to realize that the input and output cancel each other. If I use a USB connection I get no sound, and it disables the volume control in my ipad, if I plug my headphones in it switches to the built-in input source (aka built-in mic), that's the only time I get any audio out of it, which is just noise from the mic. No information or support provided about this issue, bottom line I just threw $20 in the garbage. Don't be me, don't throw money in the garbage!!
In app purchases don't show up!
by Walablat on 2015/06/01 23:28
I wasted money on the in app purchases. They don't show up after re installing the app and restoring purchases. Frustrating.
No Brainer Deal
by Mixrockerdiskjocker on 2015/05/20 00:18
Picked this up for 50% off just because I have spent far too much money on jamup pro. This app is worth every penny full price and if you see it on sale pick it up! I am an audio engineer/guitarist I own an Axe-Fx II and have owned an Eleven Rack, not to mention my personal amps. I use both a positive grid 3/4" interface jack for the phone and a Focusrite ITrack Dock, and after using this app I will be purchasing the plugin and using this for my tones. This allows you to tweak the amps like in an axe-fx but in a more musical way not a tech geeky way. Also being able to export the amps here into jamup pro, soooo cool!
Killer Amp Modeling
by n2hisname on 2015/05/16 16:44
This is the guitar mod to have. Some of the best tones out there. Versatility and design is what i love about it. The tones are beast that you can customize and tweak your own. Well woth every penny. I bought all of the Positive Grid Products cause there the best out there. No complaints here. Can't wait to play with it some more.
Now What FX???
by Fauxmantic on 2015/04/29 01:29
I must say, with the release of another Bias app (at $20+) it does seem a little like Positive Grid has become Positively Greedy. So I guess all the money spent in JamUp, JamUpPro, and Bias Amp makes one an Angel Investor? At best, and that is being generous, Positive Grid should only have two apps and they should be called 1) Bias Jam and 2) Bias Jam Pro. Anything & Everything short of that is a bill of goods.
Sounds great but need an option to disable the mic
by cmoore7502 on 2015/04/05 01:16
This is a great sounding app but please include an option to disable the mic. I like to use the app with headphones and don't want to hear the ambient noise.
Amazing Flexibility and Tone
by Musecrafter1 on 2015/03/14 05:06
I own most of the amp modelers for IOS. The best of them to my ear is JamUp Pro. I thought that would be it until I discovered BIOS. This is by far the coolest and most useful guitar tool I own. Now I'm able to get a truly signature sound and the fact that I can custom design and name each amp is an added bonus! After designing an amp I can launch it in Jam Up and save it along side the other amp presets. So now, not only do I get most of the vintage, modern, and boutique amps I want, now I can create my ultimate sound.
Click... Crash. Uninstall, reinstall, repeat
by LonnieWest on 2015/02/06 22:56
I really wanted this app to work because it for the first few minutes you have with it, it sounds amazing. But as soon as you start playing with the amp models and options, something happens. Suddenly the base models are just gone. So you exit the app and restart to find yourself frozen on the opening logo screen. You can repeat this simply by customizing an amp and then trying to save it as one of the presets. Poof, instant death. But for $20 the graphics look nice. I do have iOS 8 (most recent updates applied) so it might be a compatibility issue. Hopefully an update will be coming. This would easily be a 5 star review if it just kept working because the sound and design is immaculate. When it works.
Waiting for update
by MaliceCowboy on 2015/01/16 04:52
I have had to contact support because this app crashes like crazy! Seems to be more reliable if use via JamUp Pro. When it works, it's awesome. It does have a lot of potential and I'm looking forward to the fix. Support is working on an update and I will update my review then.
League of its own
by Tommygunn21 on 2015/01/12 17:24
I don't write reviews often, but this app is a great leap forward in modeling technology, not only in sound, but in amp creation! this thing will go from clean to insanity, with multiple stops along the way,, you have endless parameters to help shape your sound, I hope to see this type of thing adopted into other companies, who are striving to capture the magic, of real hardware… The sound is great,, the customization is also great,,,, this program however, has started freezing, in a bad way,, the kind of freeze where you have to delete, and reinstall, and in part lose a lot of what you have built! but again, this company seems to really get, what we are looking for, and they are pushing the envelope, and the pricing is very fair! I hope to see people support companies like this,, ultimately it helps our own future… these are great tools :) Rock on!
Useless
by Rsk5150 on 2015/01/10 01:33
App worked for about 10 minutes. Thought it was awesome then it crashed. Should have took the other reviews advice and not got it. Now it's pretty much useless.
Total rip off
by David B Dyer on 2015/01/05 01:16
So if you buy this on your iPad you can't install it on your phone. I guess if I had bough this on my phone I could have installed it on my iPad. Jam up is a universal app. Also the app often freezes up or just plain won't go past the splash screen until you delete and reinstall.
BIAS is a 5⃣⭐️ App...
by Tad Binkley on 2014/12/30 18:43
A 5-Star App, that as recent reviews state, simply does not function in IOS 8. I hate something like this to ruin the rating of such a stellar musical tool. So, putting in my 2-cents as 5-stars for the moment. I will return to subtract 4-stars in a month if nothing has changed. That would be very sad.
Does not work
by Go go falcons on 2014/12/28 06:44
App does not function. Do not purchase at this time. When I launch it the amp disables my sound. Please refund immediately.
Crashing and not loading
by bdmusicbd on 2014/12/20 00:27
*this review is about reliability: I don't know if it's because of the version but this app crashes and then gets stuck on the loading screen. The only way to get the app to work again is to delete it from your device and to reinstall. I hope they can fix it soon or else it will be a waste of money.
Useless after ios8.
by Painbird me on 2014/12/07 22:44
This app has not worked once since the new iOS update. I have an iPad mini and I cannot get past the developer splash page. Really great stuff. Useless and frustrating.
Buggy version
by Aoporto on 2014/11/30 22:09
Great app but needs a fix asap. Select an amp type and you are no longer able to select another unless you force the app to quit. This should be part of the basic regression tests for every release.
App still freezing
by Dyags on 2014/11/30 02:11
I must say I love this app, jamup and bias desktop but the iOS versions keep freezing. Definitely needs another fix. The November 17 update didn't fix the issue.
Messed up
by Mj bj on 2014/11/26 20:06
Like everyone else bias is no longer working. Freezes and locks up after selecting an amp then selectors and interface freeze. Please fix soon!
They can't seem to get it right
by Logical_proof on 2014/11/26 05:03
I am so tired of app developers pushing out buggy patches that break their whole app. Just leave it alone when it is working. Can't select any amps at this point. Selection screen is stuck. Save yourself the money and get a professional tool.
Awesome
by AeroaMECH808 on 2014/11/26 01:58
Been using this for just over a week with JamUp Pro XT, also bought expansion packs, tweaking my life away here and making a good use out of my iPAD at least....great job positive grid! Although a tuner would be much appreciated too, thanks ahead! Hint hint
Update needed.
by Input clipping on 2014/11/23 15:20
Wish I had read the reviews before I purchased. I had the amp issue first but reinstalled and it was fixed. Now I have a clipping distortion issue with all the amps. Something is messed up with the input. The levels look good but clip. Turn down the signal and then there is no sound. Totally useless. Oddly a ing the same issue with the flip top amp in amplitude that I recently purchased. Rest of jam up works fine. Hope a fix comes soon.
Not working
by Falstaff240 on 2014/11/23 00:26
Just bought expansion pack and find it is not working. Cannot select amps or do anything. Can I get my 5 dollars back?
Please fix
by Kelbob27 on 2014/11/20 04:46
I am having the same problem as a previous reviewer. Once I started using the app the amp selection disappeared and now the app will no longer open. The short time I got to use the app it worked fine and sounds great although the first EQ section does in the chain does not seem to work very well it does not add or take away any EQ frequencies whatsoever. I'm really looking forward for this app to work as well as it seems that it can. This app has the potential to be the very best that musicians can get! $20 for an app seems like a lot of money but considering the value and the money we save on equipment, this is awesome please make us proud.
THIS APP NEEDS AN UPDATE v.2
by guitarbeau on 2014/11/17 23:22
It's useless until the update comes. Having said that, it's a brilliant product/application. While limited to only producing various Amp tones, it absolutely beats out its contemporaries. I've played Amplitube, GuitarRig, Waves CLA Guitars (which is quite good) and Pod Farm (overall favorite). What this app does that is so special is its ability to reproduce the natural air that amps project inside and outside their enclosure. It's such a good app that I would likely be giving it a rating of 5 stars if this version of the app was stable. As it is now, it's unplayable. v.2 amendment to previous review. So, the guys at Positive Grid have gotten the interface to stop freezing at start up but now the presets that help you start out with creating your own tones have mysteriously disappeared. I added a star because of the effort. If this is happening to anyone else please include in your review. I don't mind glitches when apps are free or even a couple of dollars. But, for $20 this sort of stuff should be worked out before release.
Great, On Paper
by Guitar Al The Eternal Searcher on 2014/11/06 05:39
When it works, it is awesome. But, since iOS 8, it is full of bugs. I am getting tired of uninstalling and re-installing the software, just to have it finally fail to launch at all. The Positive Grid support team asks me to be patient, but I have lost hours of work in both Bias and Jam Up Pro due to bugs, reinstalls, failed patch backups, lost presets, etc. I think they are pushing Bias Desktop and slacking on fixing the many bugs in their other programs. Love it when it works. Just wish it did on a consistent basis.
Fails in 8.0.2
by Outlawcain on 2014/10/10 03:23
This app is nearly unusable in iOS 8. Lots of problems. It won't even open on my iPad Air after just a few hours use.
Update time gents...
by Bluesbop on 2014/10/02 18:23
I enjoyed your app, but after a few weeks with no Audiobus update I ended up switching to Tonestack from Yonac, which works perfectly with audiobus as well as Auria. I know it's a pain, but I'm not about to go back to IOS 7 because some developers don't want to upgrade. It's not working well with Auria as an in-line plug in either. Please fix asap.
HELP ME UNDERSTAND
by untrained ear on 2014/09/24 00:57
Something initially I want to make clear, "Bias and Jam Up are impressive". Here is my pain, "I sold a loved Taylor Acoustic Guitar and got a Fender Telecaster Guitar...Today! Just for the opportunity to play an electric guitar using my until now favorite guitar amp simulator. Only to learn do not update just yet. REALLY!
Tone tweakers delight!
by Color me Dubious on 2014/09/17 16:52
Great app!
Can't download it!
by lacard on 2014/08/30 23:55
I just purchased this application as well as many others from their catalog and I cannot download or install this one at all. Not sure it its a problem with their app or on Apples AppStore.
Sweet
by Tazyomf on 2014/08/15 17:05
Sweet !
Amp sim sound good, but UI not scaled for 12.9” iPad Pro
by rcguitarguy on 2018/06/03 01:53
This is my favorite amp sim especially when combined with Bias FX. That said, I am disappointed with the UI on the 12.9” iPad Pro (1st gen). It is scaled for a regular iPad and the screen is tiny. This is one of things holding me back from paying for the full version. It would also be nice to have a simple IR loader for the iPad version integrated into the app. Hoping the next update fixes the screen issue. Update: With the screen issue fixed Bias Amp 2 is probably the best amp sim app out right now. Despite having to pay extra to unlock all the features, the app is a more versatile tool than ever before and conforms with standard mic placement practices (ex. 121 and 57 combo). I use this program with an older Apogee JAM and have not had any issues with sound or crackling. What I would like to see in the future is more 3rd party IR integration into the app. Overall, Bias Amp 2 a very useful tool for guitarists and a hell of a lot of fun to rock on.
One Huge App!
by NeedEQforVideos on 2018/07/02 03:23
I Love the Control I get with Bias Amp 2, but there is something Major you should consider...When I go from Bias FX to Bias Amp 2 I just have the stripped down amp to work on with no effects except a Mono Reverb. Then when I link back over to Bias FX again, the amp sounds Totally Different than when I just worked on it in the Bias Amp 2 App due to what effects I use with it. It would be Much Better if you made it all One Big App so I can work on sounds as they will sound when finished in Bias FX. The Cabinets are over in Bias Amp 2 and can alter the sound Drastically. All the Amp adjustments would be much easier to work on if they were a part of the Amp adjustments in Bias FX instead of switching back and forth and having to Guess what it will sound like in BiasFX. Bias Pedal is easier to go back and forth, so that isn’t a big deal. If I could adjust all the Amp Settings over in Bias FX with the Effects I want to add, I could get a better result than guessing what it will sound like. You could just have in-app purchases instead of getting both apps.
Bias fx has no output after the update
by Potacken on 2018/05/12 16:26
After updating to bias amp 2 I get no sound out of bias fx. I see the input meter is receiving sound but no output. When opening the amp in bias amp 2 I get a signal path error 0. No reverb block in signal path. Only when you turn off the cab in global settings you get some sound but wth out the cab sound. I go directly to PA so that almost ruined a gig . Luckily I imported an amp from bias amp 2 that was working in bias fx so I could at least finish the gig. The acoustic imaging amp works also. Please fix this since I don’t want to lose my presets. Edit: Works perfectly now thank you for fixing the issue. I had to write the bad review because it ruined a gig for me. I’ve been using bias fx Ipad to gig professionally now for over 2 years and it’s been rock solid until then. Works great now best of its kind. Six stars
Simply amazing tone
by AsheMorgan on 2018/06/29 16:44
I’ve been recording with GarageBand for about a year and just used their amp simulators, but once I tried the free version of bias amp 2 I was hooked! I love looking for amps other people uploaded, and playing with the components has taught me a lot about how amps work on the inside. I highly recommend this app. My only gripe is that GarageBand automatically begins the tracks in stereo even with bias2 set to left channel only. If I start recording before I remember to manually switch to mono I end up with weird phase issues and that track will sound quiet in a mix. Still, absolutely five stars for this app!
Best quality sounds on iOS, but dodgy support and marketing tactics
by HouseOfHomuth on 2018/06/17 22:15
I own a lot of the Positive Grid products. I invested heavily in JamUp Pro and many of its IAP’s, and it worked quite well for iOS recording. I go back and forth on BIAS, though I think a lot of the problems I and many users experienced with it had to do with using it on an older iPad. Since upgrading my device, I’m really starting to enjoy the sounds of BIAS AMP, FX, and PEDAL again. But there are so many PG products, they tend to be inconsistent or unreliable. There has been a terribly annoying issue where the BIAS Amp/JamUp apps seem to think they are “recording” in the background (with the red bar on top), even when all PG apps are closed! This is really unacceptable and should have been fixed long ago. I also feel like they force you to buy and re-buy content to continue enjoying use of the app, as opposed to merely expanding what it does. The ToneCloud service is cool, but difficult to navigate, and you can only access the content to the extent you happen to own ALL the IAP’s necessary for a given app or effect. But generally, the tones are great, and the potential is endless. I’d just like to see them work on keeping the lights on as much as they focus on forcing new paid content.
This is as close as it gets to reality!
by Crash_Edwards on 2018/06/23 01:40
I have been using amp sims for a very long time. BIAS amp (to tweak amps to you’re liking) and BIAS FX ( amps you create in BIAS amp plus the effects) are the best of the best. I have and use them both not only on iPad but have been so impressed I also use and record on PC and Mac. Not only can they do multi platform but you can also save your favorites in tone cloud and play them across platforms. I started with PG with JamUp Pro. They have steadily moved away from the pack to make a truly amazing series of guitar amp and effect products.
Good but some bugs
by RockGuitarist1 on 2019/05/16 00:26
So I have been using Bias Amp 2 on pc for some time but hoping to replace it with this app as it is more portable. I am having 2 weird issues on my new iPad Pro. If you have something connected to the USB-C port, you can no longer play through the iPad’s speakers. Is this normal? Also whenever you have Run in Background set to On, when you leave the app and come back to it, volume drops off and then goes back to normal. That would be very annoying to have happen live. Also could we get some scaling for the Gen 3 iPad Pro 11”? I have black borders on the left and right of the UI.
Purchased Bias 2 unlock cannot use unless constant restore purchase when opening.
by Jchop76 on 2019/02/08 18:48
Bought the Bias 2 upgrade for $15. However for some reason I constantly have to restore purchase before being able to use the pack. It’s annoying. I’ve tried all suggested trouble shooting without luck. Uninstall, reinstall, iPad reset, sign out and back in to iTunes store etc. nothing works. I Have sent email to Bias have gotten no response. As of 2-8-19. Positive grid still ignoring my requests. I want money back. Don’t buy this the app is flawed and they know it. I’m being ignored now! This company is has trash customer service. I plan on writing a formal complaint with evidence to Apple. Apple tells me the issue is on Positive Grid end. 2-8-19 app still doesn’t work.
The best on iOS
by GadgetMojo on 2019/06/29 04:55
And probably on PC too. The difference between this and other sims I’ve tried is that entire tweakable range sounds analog and not digital. I tried some sims and if they sound digital I will just not use it because it takes the pleasure of playing out of it. Cheapest tube amp can give decent sound I would just buy a used Fender and be done with these emulations. But bias amp gives very natural tones so instead of buying like 10 physical amps, this is a much better solution.
Terrible User Experience and Integration
by Rx192A1 on 2018/08/31 20:30
The integration between this app and the other Positive Grid apps it is supposed to work with is HORRIBLE! You loose your in app purchases when switching between apps, and it’s nearly impossible to restore them without deleting everything off your iPad. For example, I purchased the Glassy option in Bias Amp 2 and set up some presets. Then I opened Bias FX to mess around with one it’s presets. When I opened the amp I was playing in Bias Amp 2 from within Bias FX interface to make adjustments, I lost all my in app purchases in both products and now nothing seems to restore them. This company DOES NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE DOING with respect to integration, the App Store, and purchase restoration. I would pass by this purchase if I were you!
LOVE THE UPDATE BUT I found a bug
by Brentv3 on 2018/05/24 02:35
I love everything about the bias 2 update so far, it’s quite clear you listen to feedback cause the new update is so smooth to operate with, but would like to point out a consistent bug I now have. All downloaded amps go into my custom folder which is fine, but when I rearrange the amps, my app crashes - like clockwork - on the second amp I try to move. Thanks for listening guys
So Much Promise (more realized every day)
by Tilden Thorne on 2018/08/06 18:55
This app just keeps getting better. The new models in version 2 are REALLY good and very responsive. The flexibility is almost beyond belief! The app still needs bits of refinement here and there but it does its job better then other iOS modelers I have used. Once you get the combination of Amp 2, FX, and Pedal, you open up a whole other level of tonal flexibility, that really just feels usable, instead of gimmicky. My only real issue now is having an AUv3 plug in. This app becomes a true 5 Star app once that feature has been added.
Cabinets broken in most presets after bias 2 update
by Guitar Samurai on 2018/05/06 16:43
Update to bias 2 broke the cabinet on multiple presets in bias and bias fx. Amps that worked prior to update are now broken after update with no sound in bias fx and cabinets that will not turn on in bias amp. When I seen that bias amp 2 was just an update on iOS store I was happy and it seemed like a nice gesture for those that supported positive grid. But now it appears you broke bias amp 1 by doing this update and are now forcing people to pay to update to bias amp 2 to fix the issue. I would be glad to pay for your product but this is scummy business practices since you broke your old app when bringing in the new one. At least jamup pro still works after bias amp release.
Not the big sound
by pagozar on 2018/05/24 23:25
I have purchased this app and fx but it doesn’t deliver that big sound some pedals deliver. Have tried different audio devices like focusrite I dock and thought it was the dock. switched to a avid protools solo track and even a m audio fast track usb but still not that uhh sound. I have worked a lot of pedals and know there sound. Waisted of my time. Sound to artificial. Music teacher.
IF IT SOUNDS GOOD IT IS GOOD.
by É's T's on 2017/12/30 21:23
I have used Positive Grid’s BIAS amp design paradigm to great effect since it was introduced. It works like a champ! What other iOS app lets you create emulations of tube amplifiers driving vintage speakers that would fry themselves in the real world but in BIAS perform their sizzling tones endlessly? Currently this app has no equal.
Love the open library of available amps...
by Neumuzik on 2018/10/19 23:40
...however, one serious flaw exists for those who choose to access and download the various custom amp settings: There is no way to tell if one has already downloaded a setting or not. Available settings in the library of styles should be labeled with “GET” or “DOWNLOADED”. This would solve a massive organizational problem for this app.
Inputs are all wrong
by Clintonemusic on 2019/02/02 18:23
As a professional musician and sound engineer, it’s a great solution for fly dates and other in and out scenarios however. The in’s and outs are all wrong. All organic amplifiers inputs are static -10 dB inputs. No need to have a slider where zero represents -16 dB on top on no way of knowing what absolute zero / -10 dB actually is. Same for the output. It’s such a turn off I basically don’t use it. An update to fix this is way overdue. I would not recommend this until the inputs and outputs represent actual amplifiers.
Update breaks Bias FX
by DanRad64 on 2018/05/07 18:44
I notice they had this issue back in November, too. Bias FX is a really good app, my new go-to for playing in my church worship band. I like being able to tweak things even more in Bias Amp. But the update to Bias Amp 2 broke Bias FX. I get input levels, but no output unless I take the amp out of the signal change or tap the Bias Amp icon, go to Bias Amp, then tap the FX icon to return. That would be aggravating, but marginally acceptable if I had to do it once per preset, but I have to do it again every single time I return to a preset. Please fix this soon. Edit: Updated to new versions of both apps and the problem went away. Good job getting this fixed ASAP!!
Terrible Crackling
by thatfenderguy on 2018/03/01 21:18
I want to like this app. I own Bias FX for Mac and I haven’t had a single problem with it. However, Bias Amp is not the same case. It is incredibly slow to load and is always creating a constant crackling sound, especially when used in conjunction with GarageBand. Ive double checked my interface, cables, and guitars and every time it comes back to Bias. I don’t know why this is happening but it is incredibly unpleasant.
Crashes
by reviewer204 on 2018/05/13 18:53
Only runs for a few minutes on a brand new 9.7” iPad. Crashes and won’t reload again. Have to uninstall and reinstall for it to work again for only a few more minutes. Crashes when switching between Bias FX and Bias Amp 2 consistently. Just upgraded from Bias , which worked flawlessly, and spent about $30-$40 in IPAs.... now it doesn’t work. If I don’t get a working product or a full refund, shame on you Positive Grid
Huge dissapointment!!!!!
by slp1968 on 2018/05/17 01:28
Ever since bias 2 update, all of my bias apps run continuously in background . I’ve never turn them on, yet they still keep running .on all my apple devices same problems. Wish someone would listen to help correct problem. Before anymore purchases. Every single app is turned off in background mode. They are turning on when all machines are shut down and turned off. Not very good update.
Sounds great!
by Dark Horse (NB) on 2018/12/17 23:04
The newest Bias Amp 2 absolutely rocks! The amp match setting just puts it over the top for a mobile system running from my IPad Pro.
When used with Bias Fx loud “pop” when changing presets.
by The Zoracle on 2018/05/20 17:09
Sounds great! Feels great! Looks great! Only usable for recording. I would hope they can fix this in an update or add a “snapshot” feature. With practice I could even deal with patch change lag. I’d love to use this in a practice/live situation. Unfortunately this is problem extremely limiting.
No Cabinet enabled
by Sicochoco on 2018/05/07 17:17
Its ridiculus that you still cannot enable the cabinet, even dough in the last update they said you can, well it is a lie, you cant, I bought the celestion speakers and can’t use them, also a lot of crackling and noise that don’t happen in the Mac soft version, still needs a lot of work, makes me mad to buy and pay for stuff that doesn’t work
Great sound but volume get lower when open amp in fx
by Pizoman123 on 2018/05/05 22:57
Please pg team I know you read our comments and respond to us bias amp 2 sounds amazing but when I transfer amp to bias fx for effects sound of amp get lower
Full screen fixed on iPad Pro!
by Rich Howe Jr on 2018/05/21 00:52
Thanks for the quick response!
Awesome!
by NitroBill on 2018/06/12 13:01
The best guitar and bass tone I’ve ever gotten! Sounds killer, is a blast to use, and I’ve never been so inspired to play. THANK YOU Positive Grid!
V2.0 woes
by Beshwa on 2018/05/08 14:34
EDIT - fixed in latest update. Amp models and BIAS FX chains that worked and sounded good in the previous versions - ones with amp gain&distortion - now need settings changed to work and sound nasty fizzy.
New upgrade not compatible with bias fix
by NeonsDglow on 2018/05/05 21:23
Same problem other people are having with no output unless you tap edit in bias amp then go back to bias fx, pretty annoying when I had a gig that same day. Just stayed on one preset the whole time but please fix this soon.
Frustrating can’t get bias fix to work together
by Fayettec on 2017/12/20 12:48
This should be easy but I can’t see or hear any difference. Also was not working right with my usb audio interface. All I get is mono out even when hard panned and meters show sound only on 1 channel.
Bias amp 2 is Great!
by Yokkoradokkoi345 on 2018/05/04 15:04
I wasn’t really expecting much but I was wrong. It just sounds amazing. Good job!
So much better than I expected
by Grandpa Zig-Zag on 2019/04/14 22:54
This thing records great. Period.o
Simply Awesome!!!
by Leachbed67 on 2018/06/05 01:51
Incredible!. Nothing compares
Sounds great.... but
by marineshred on 2018/07/23 19:52
Amp 2 is great, but it does not integrate well with jam up pro. The amps lose all their greatness in jam up pro. It is not user friendly on an iPad. Amp 2 is amazing but it is ruined by the jam up program. I hope this gets fixed. Pretty much unusable.
Sounds good
by Chorizo Ninja on 2019/04/22 05:08
With some patience, you’ll get decent tones out of this. This product Just needs a built in ir loader for more flexibility.
Too much cracking/popping
by Yayayapoopnugget on 2018/03/05 20:50
This app was great at first, but now I can’t play any amps without insanely annoying cracking or popping every 5-7 seconds. It gets old fast. it would be five stars if it wasn’t for that.
Crashes all the time
by egogo123 on 2018/09/08 06:01
Keeps crashing and hanging whenever I try to use it with Bias Mini Bass. Will connect one time out of ten crashes.
Bias Amp 2
by D Hollingsworth on 2018/06/12 18:44
I am going to preface this review with, the fact that I am not an employee of Positive Grid or an endorsee. I do have to say that I do have several of their products including Bias Amp 2 Elite plug-in, Bias FX on iPad, Bias FX plugin and Bias Amp Mini. I’ve used modelers from other manufacturers & developers over the last 10 years to fill in the gaps when I didn’t have access to the amp I needed. Most have been rather disappointing. Others were completely unusable. Until I stumbled upon an article in a guitar magazine, I thought that it was a lost cause. That article was about the first Bias Amp app on iPhone & iPad. That was a great product, because I could dial in the sound I wanted. It was realistic. Not fuzzy or fizzy. And the amp models were dynamic. Meaning that they responded to the guitar input like a real tube amp would. Turn down the volume on your guitar and the sound cleans up. Just as I would expect from the real thing. With amp match, Positive grid took things the next level. Being able to compete with Kemper and AxeFX. It was great! Then..... well then Positive grid comes out with Bias Amp 2. Ok so what does this do to change the game? So I invested in both the iPad app and the plugins for my recording studio. The new app is better than the previous version. Much more realistic. I can say in a blind test I can’t tell the real thing from the Bias Amp version when it comes to comparing amps sounds of a particular make and model. It works seamlessly with amp matches I’ve created in the desktop version. And it works with my Bias Amp Mini to load presets that I need for gigging. You could spend more money on a competitive piece of gear, bu in my opinion it wouldn’t be money well spent. You’d be better off with Bias Amp. Great job Positive Grid!
Rip off.
by Hunudon on 2018/06/12 18:22
So you improve and upgrade your app, but charge $15 to use it? You can’t be serious.
Beyond Incredible!
by Music-311 on 2013/11/21 07:41
Note: Since writing the review below I have read posts by those who are complaining about CPU usage. To those people I will say the following: Bias is not a lightweight amp sim. It is something that far surpasses even the Line 6 POD HD500X in tone and playing feel, on an iPad. You can't have it all. Better to have the exceptional, that requires a faster system, than the average, like the other modelers. Please Positive Grid, don't kill the feel for "efficiency". Bias is the most amazing sounding and looking guitar related app I have ever heard/seen. Before Bias a very good new metal type heavy guitar tone was obtainable via a number of apps. Now with Bias, all the other beautiful sounds in between are finally there too. Rolling back the guitar's volume control while playing with a distorted patch can yield a really convincing semi distorted clean tone that most amp modelers fall short with. To the Positive Grid team I have one request - Please don't compromise the good playing feel and responsiveness that you have achieved in Bias (better than any other software modeler I have used) in exchange for lower latency. Thanks.
Bad practice
by Raxport on 2018/05/04 03:55
It’s not a good practice to sneak in update that limits performance and requires IAP.
League of its own
by Tommygunn21 on 2015/01/12 17:24
I don't write reviews often, but this app is a great leap forward in modeling technology, not only in sound, but in amp creation! this thing will go from clean to insanity, with multiple stops along the way,, you have endless parameters to help shape your sound, I hope to see this type of thing adopted into other companies, who are striving to capture the magic, of real hardware… The sound is great,, the customization is also great,,,, this program however, has started freezing, in a bad way,, the kind of freeze where you have to delete, and reinstall, and in part lose a lot of what you have built! but again, this company seems to really get, what we are looking for, and they are pushing the envelope, and the pricing is very fair! I hope to see people support companies like this,, ultimately it helps our own future… these are great tools :) Rock on!
THIS APP NEEDS AN UPDATE v.2
by guitarbeau on 2014/11/17 23:22
It's useless until the update comes. Having said that, it's a brilliant product/application. While limited to only producing various Amp tones, it absolutely beats out its contemporaries. I've played Amplitube, GuitarRig, Waves CLA Guitars (which is quite good) and Pod Farm (overall favorite). What this app does that is so special is its ability to reproduce the natural air that amps project inside and outside their enclosure. It's such a good app that I would likely be giving it a rating of 5 stars if this version of the app was stable. As it is now, it's unplayable. v.2 amendment to previous review. So, the guys at Positive Grid have gotten the interface to stop freezing at start up but now the presets that help you start out with creating your own tones have mysteriously disappeared. I added a star because of the effort. If this is happening to anyone else please include in your review. I don't mind glitches when apps are free or even a couple of dollars. But, for $20 this sort of stuff should be worked out before release.
Absolute game changer, top of the line
by dabatross on 2013/11/13 22:22
I can't believe this thing exists. JamUp XT was an awesome achievement in that it gave incredible sounds and built in song player (so you can play to your favorite tracks very easily), sampler, 8-track, etc. But then you introduce BIAS into the equation that links up with JamUp Pro and the possibilities are endless. I've only tinkered with this thing for 10 minutes and already found a good tone. If there is something I don't like in the sound, I can actually change it and make the perfect amp for me. Then you can easily save it out as a preset and then load it into JamUp to play along to your favorite tracks. Couldn't be happier, and for $20 I would buy this thing again in a heartbeat. With this kind of quality Positive Grid is going to be putting amp makers out of business.
I hope they don't raise the price after reading my review.
by Last_time_I_ use_fm on 2013/11/15 19:57
What you really pay for 1: Amazing amps 2: An education in amps (tube and solid) 3: Create your physical amps on your iPad 1: The amps it comes with are all the amps I try out at music stores. The amps I wish I could afford. 2: I was worried about the learning curve in customizing my own amps. The ? icon on every edit panel tells you everything you need to know. $20 tuition for all the things you can learn here isn't bad. 3: The amps I do own are not always available. Now I can use the schematics I find online to make them on my iPad. I feel like I know my physical amps better now that I "transcribed" them on the app. And now I can try all the mods people do to their amps and not ruin my own!
Finally, a Guitarist Worthy Amp Modeling App!
by Muleskinnerslide on 2014/01/07 13:07
Up to this point, I was feeling that I totally wasted $40 on an iRig interface back when IOS guitar interfaces were the new thing. Positive Grid’s apps make it work very very well. Searing feedback and background noise have been eliminated as much as you could hope using the iRig. I highly recommend this app and also the companion Jamup Pro XT so that you can add Fx to to the Bias Amp models. I played both Guitar and Bass for almost 40 years now & for both Guitar and Bass - this is BY FAR the best sounding, versatile, easy to use amp & tone modeling software there is to be had anywhere. I do not mean that it sounds great only headphones either, I primarily interface to the aux in of a Fender Amp. Bias and Jamup XT Pro are suitable for gigging.
Best amp sim I've used
by Tez925 on 2017/03/12 19:09
This amp sim is so good that I sold all my my practice amps. If you're just jamming around at home, sell your amp, grab a pair of outstanding studio headphones, and you're set. Your family and neighbors will thank you for it, and the sheer tonal options with something like this are amazing. Granted, you have to be a real tone geek to get EVERYTHING out of this software, but even just presets and searching the ToneCloud can give you breathtaking sounds that no practice amp or app has ever been able to. This app is the reason I bought an iPad Pro at all, and I don't feel like the $600 on that or the 10$ on this app was a waste at all. Easiest 5 stars I've ever given.
Extremely accurate. Amazing...
by Gainzilla on 2013/11/19 17:46
First! \m/ Loved the video clips and took the plunge despite the fact that I've already spent a ton of money on amp software. This is the real deal. Scrolling through the presets gives you a wealth of useful tones for all styles, but he real power of Bias comes with the the advanced tweaking. Mix and match cabs/mics, choose between output tube types/topologies, adjust bias settings, etc. Seriously customizable, and easily the best sounding, most responsive on the iPad. I've been playing guitar for 30 years, as a touring pro, studio musician, and for the love of it. For the first time I feel like I have a tool I can actually use. Well done Positive Grid.
The Best....But.....
by Hydra vein on 2016/08/12 09:53
I have a line of Amps that I can barely manage. Amp after amp. The one I'm looking for is in there somewhere. This app needs Folders. And it needed them from the start. Come on Positive Grid!!!! If you want the best sound possible from your idevice this is the way to go. Top JamUp? This thing is incredible, and I'm not Bias. As if there was any need to perfect the tones in JamUp, BIAS does that and then some. One has never been able to manipulate amps and tones like this. I'm in awe of how good this app is. Positive Grid is is insane, intelligent, friendly, and makes top quality perfect apps! Some times there is a glitch, but they are responsive, and quick to fix.
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