Positive Grid Bias Rack Rackmount Guitar Amp Processor
PÅ TGT11 var vi skeptiska när vi fick höra talas om Bias Head och erbjudande om en demo. Features, amp matching, impulsresponser...vi hade hört det förut. Tills vi provspelade den och fick känna hur det kändes att spela på och höra hur det låter. Om det inte hade känts som en riktig förstärkare hade vi inte plockat in den i vårt sortiment. Kom och provspela så får ni känna själva!
- Enkel att använda
- Amp matching
- Impuls responser för högtalar simulering
- För inspelning eller live genom line out
Skillnaden på BIAS Rack Processor och Rack 600w är bara att den förstnämnda är utan slutsteg.
The Positive Grid BIAS rack must be one of the most talked about guitar amps in years. After companies like Line 6, Kemper and Fractal Audio proved that digital guitar rigs can still deliver world class tone both live and in the studio newcomers Positive Grid are finally about to launch their first piece of hardware.
The BIAS Amp Pro Backend
BIAS Amp is a piece of software that has already been out for a little while. This plugin allowed you to adjust and tweak amplifiers to get the exact tone you want as well as match any other real world amp you have. This program instantly became a hit with artists like Tosin Abasi, Devin Townsend, Stef Carpenter, Olly Steele (Monuments) and more all putting their name to this system.
In this software (which is included with BIAS Amp Rack by the way) you have access to lots of emulated amps from classic clean American amps to crushing high gain German tones. That is before you even get started with the Tone Cloud where you can access thousands of amp matches and presets both made by pro artists and regular everyday users. If you can think of a tone...it is possible with BIAS.
Just create the patches you want with the software and then plug in the BIAS Amp Rack via USB to transfer and store them straight to the amp so you can take them anywhere.
Now they have developed this software further and implemented it into a standalone hardware unit that you can take with you from gig to gig! No more setting up laptops, interfaces and other gear. All of that power is now in a regular guitar amp rack.
The Front Panel Controls
While the BIAS Amp program is really powerful and is certainly a great way to build your sound you can also adjust these on the fly using the powerful front panel controls. Without even using the app you have access to 25 different amp models, 5 different preamp tube emulations with a distortion control setting how hard you are pushing them. A 4 stage topology control, power amp soaking, rectifier switching and power amp BIASsing controls. And then that is on top of the regular gain, volume, EQ controls that you would find on any amplifier. You can even save all of these settings as different presets for quick switching and control.
One of the reasons that Positive Grid BIAS was such a hit off the bat was the quality of the models. From vintage to ultra modern BIAS was able to cover all ground at a level of quality that matched if not beat almost all other guitar software available today. Match up this top grade software with some of the best hardware imaginable means you get 0 latency no matter where you setup.
The BIAS rack is 100% MIDI compatible so you can connect this up to any kind of digital rig for automatic or foot controlled switching at a moment's notice.
Here's what Positive Grid say about the BIAS
BIAS Rack is a guitar and bass amplifier that accurately captures any amp tone in the world, including the cab and even mic position. With the included BIAS Amp Pro software, you can share and download thousands of amp match models and save them right in the head.
NEW KIND OF AMP
Hardware and software beautifully integrated, BIAS Rack allows you to design and match any amp tone on the fly, share and download Amp Match models in the cloud.
The world’s first cross-platform guitar amplifier, BIAS Rack integrates seamlessly with BIAS Amp for mobile and desktop use: you can design your custom amp and create Amp Match models in real time.
AMP MATCH AND TONECLOUD.
BIAS Rack comes with Amp Match technology, which lets you precisely match the nuanced tone of any classic, modern or boutique amp and load custom cab and mic responses. You can share or download thousands of Amp Match models from ToneCloud.
Swap out the virtual tube types, preamp, tone stacks, power amp, transformer, cab and mic position to create your own signature sound, component by component.
The op-amps, passive components and A/D and D/A converters used are all top of the line. It also provides zero latency performance due to its built-in interface.
THOUSANDS OF AMPS
Share your own custom presets, and download thousands of virtual amps created by signature recording artists and other guitarists around the globe via our hugely popular ToneCloud network.
Voltage and Frequency: 100-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
Dimension (H x W x D): 19 x 13.5 x 3.5 inches (48.3 x 34.3 x 8.9 cm)
Weight: 15 lbs. (6.8kg)
Instrument input: 1/4 inch, Hi-Z impedance
Effect loop: 1/4 inch, send and return
Headphone output: 1/4 inch TRS
Direct output: XLR balanced and 1/4 inch unbalanced
External Pedal: 1/4 inch TRS
MIDI: 5-pin connectors for In/Out/Thru
USB: Connect with BIAS Mac and Windows
Bluetooth: Connect with BIAS iPad and BIAS iPhone