BIAS FX was great but BIAS FX 2 is a different beast altogether – here’s everything you need to know about all the new updates and features…
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Quick Verdict: The 2 Minute Overview…
BIAS FX 2 is a significant improvement over its predecessor, providing better sound quality, improved amp tones, more effects options, enhanced ToneCloud integration, and an updated user interface.
With access to Celestion’s full array of speakers and the ability to customize microphone placement and types, it stands out as one of the most comprehensive guitar FX and tone packages on the market.
- BIAS FX 2 features a completely re-engineered DSP engine that provides even better sound quality than its predecessor.
- The amp models in BIAS FX 2 have been redesigned to provide more realistic and competitive tones compared to those found in the original version.
- BIAS FX 2 offers over 100 new effects pedals, racks, and amps for creating custom tones.
- BIAS FX 2 takes ToneCloud integration a step further by allowing users to upload and download entire rigs, including amps, pedals, and cabinets.
- The updated user interface in BIAS FX 2 looks even better than its predecessor.
- Access to Celestion’s full array of speakers allows for further customization of sound by swapping different speakers.
- Users can customize microphone placement and switch out different types of microphones for an incredible overview of what is possible with gear.
- Physically owning all the gear contained inside BIAS FX 2 would cost millions of dollars.
In conclusion, if you’re looking for comprehensive guitar FX software with top-notch sound quality, improved amp tones, more effects options, enhanced ToneCloud integration, an updated user interface, customizable speaker options and microphone placements/types then look no further than BIAS FX 2.
It is highly recommended by ELECTRIKJAM due to its ease-of-use and ability to create unique sounds. And the best part? Prices start from less than 60 bucks – you cannot beat that for value for money.
Wherever you are on your guitar journey, this software is easily one of the most useful things you will invest in this year. Of that, I am 100% certain. It has been a real game-changer for me and the rest of the team.
BIAS FX: What It Is & Why It Matters…
Tube amps are insanely expensive. Even all-in-one setups, iconic ones like the Fender Reverb Deluxe will set you back almost a couple of grand.
Most beginner guitarists either do not want and/or cannot spend this much money on a decent amp. Plus, when you’re just getting started, you’ll want to save all your money for a decent guitar most likely.
If you go the amp route, you’ll need things like pedals and effects pedals to really create a unique tone. And pedals, again, are not cheap.
On top of this, you then have to learn how to use them and set up your pedalboard.
Or, you could ditch all those costs and headaches and use something like BIAS FX, a digital FX and amp simulator.
BIAS FX gives you access to literally every pedal, amp, microphone, and effect in existence on your computer which, if you’re just starting out or cannot afford to spend $3000 to $4000 on a rig, is infinitely more practical.
As noted inside our review of BIAS FX 2, this software is pretty mind-blowing. If you’ve never used or heard of something like this before, it will blow your mind.
The attention to detail that has gone into designing and making BIAS FX and BIAS FX 2 is otherworldly. From the UX design to its partnership with Celestion for the speakers it uses, the scope of what you can do with this software is essentially limitless.
Positive Grid, the brains behind BIAS FX, now offers two versions of its guitar rig software in the form of BIAS FX and BIAS FX 2. But what are the main differences between BIAS FX and BIAS FZ 2?
Let’s dig in and find out…
BIAS FX vs BIAS FX 2
Massively Improved DSP Engine
One of the most significant differences between BIAS FX and BIAS FX 2 is their DSP engines. While both offer high-quality sound processing, BIAS FX 2 features a completely re-engineered, ultra-high resolution DSP that provides even better sound quality than its predecessor.
Improved Amp Tones
Another area where BIAS FX 2 improves upon its predecessor is in its amp tones.
The amp models in BIAS FX 2 have been redesigned to provide more realistic and competitive tones compared to those found in the original version.
Way More Effects, Pedals, Amps & Racks
BIAS FX 2 also offers more effects than its predecessor. With over 100 new effects pedals, racks, and amps, there are plenty of options to choose from when creating your perfect tone.
Here’s a full list of amps included in BIAS FX 2 just in case you were wondering.
Improved ToneCloud Integration
ToneCloud is Positive Grid’s online community where users can share their custom presets and settings with others.
While both versions of BIAS FX offer ToneCloud integration, BIAS FX 2 takes it a step further by allowing users to upload and download entire rigs, including amps, pedals, and cabinets.
Improved User Interface
Finally, while both versions of BIAS FX feature intuitive user interfaces that make it easy to create custom tones, BIAS FX 2 has an updated interface that looks even better than its predecessor.
Guitar Match Software
These are the main differences between the two versions. But we’ve really only just scratched the surface. BIAS FX 2 can do all kinds of incredible stuff and some of it seems a bit like magic too.
For instance, it has a feature that lets you choose what type of guitar you’re playing.
For instance, you could have a $100 electric guitar that sounds like a cat being dipped in an ice bath. But with BIAS FX 2, you can use its signal and emulate the sound of a $5000 Gibson Les Paul or a Fender Telecaster.
And the best part of all this? It isn’t just some stupid gimmick, it actually works and, if your ear knows the difference between a Les Paul and Tele, I guarantee you’ll be blown away by it – I know I was!
Is BIAS FX 2 Worth It?
BIAS FX was, obviously, the first iteration of Positive Grid’s guitar FX software. It was great when it came out, scoring tens of thousands of downloads.
But BIAS FX 2 is a different beast altogether, packing in more of everything – more pedals, more effects, and improved sound quality, thanks to its completely redesigned DSP.
If you’re looking to invest in a digital guitar FC software, BIAS FX 2 is 100% the one you want to be looking at.
The difference between the two is like night and day, especially where it really counts (how it actually sounds and what you can do with FX and pedals).
In BIAS FX 2, you also get access to the Celestion’s full array of speakers too, so you can further customize the sound of your rig by swapping out different speakers to see how the change the tone.
Add in stuff like the ability to do things like microphone placement and switch out different types of microphones and you’re looking at one of the most comprehensive guitar FX and tone packages on the market right now.
We’re HUGE fans of BIAS FX 2 here at ELECTRIKJAM, it is something we recommend to all of our readers. For crafting guitar tone and building out unique sounds, nothing else comes even remotely close in our minds.
The software is easy to use, it sounds incredible, and it gives you an incredible overview of what is possible with gear if budget is no concern. You need to keep in mind that physically owning all of the gear contained inside BIAS FX 2 would cost you millions of dollars.
If you're looking for comprehensive guitar FX software with top-notch sound quality, improved amp tones, more effects options, enhanced ToneCloud integration, an updated user interface, customizable speaker options and microphone placements/types then look no further than BIAS FX 2.
- Completely re-engineered DSP engine for 10X better sound quality than its predecessor.
- More realistic and competitive tones compared to those found in the original version.
- Over 100 new effects pedals, racks, and amps for creating custom tones.
- ToneCloud integration lets users to upload and download entire rigs, including amps, pedals, and cabinets.
- User interface in BIAS FX 2 looks even better
- Access to Celestion's full array of speakers
- Customize microphone placement and switch out different types of microphones
RichardRichard has been playing guitar for over a decade and is a huge fan of metal, doom, sludge, and rock music in general – though mostly metal. Having played in bands and worked in studios since the early 2000s, Richard is a massive music production geek, a fan of minimalist recording techniques, and he really likes old-school guitars.
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