How to Set Up BIAS Amp on iOS devices


First, connect your guitar interface to your iPad/iPhone. If you’re connecting your interface to the iPad/iPhone’s headphone jack, connect your guitar cable and headphones to the interface prior to activating BIAS Amp.  

Make sure your volume is not set too high at first.  If you are using an interface for 30-pin dock or Apple’s Lightning connector, plug it in and connect your guitar.  Plug your headphones into the headphone output of your iPad/iPhone.  Launch BIAS Amp, and you are ready to go.


You can record your sound in a number of ways.  On your iOS device, you can load BIAS Amp's amp model into JamUp, and then record and overdub your riffs using JamUp’s Sampler. You can also record using any other app that is compatible with Inter-App Audio or Audiobus.  

For those of you who would like to record BIAS Amp's sounds straight to your computer’s DAW, simply connect a 1/8" cable to the output of your iOS device or a connected external interface and plug the other end of the cable into your computer interface (a 1/4" adapter may be needed for this).


For playing live, connect the audio output of your iOS device or external interface to:

A) An amplifier 


B) The PA system or mixing board.

You can open BIAS Amp's amp models in JamUp and use JamUp's Live View, preset and MIDI capabilities for flexible live use. There are a number of pedals available on the market that are compatible with JamUp, and of course it's fully compatible with our own BT-2 and BT-4 Bluetooth pedals!

Useful Tips

Be sure to put your iOS device in airplane mode to prevent incoming messages from interrupting your playing... or blasting an email notification to your audience! It is usually a good practice to keep your iOS device’s volume set to about 8/10 of it's full range, while keeping the app’s volume slider set to just over halfway.

If you’re playing through an amplifier, connect your iOS device to the amp’s Effect Return or Power Amp input, or try starting out with your amp on a clean channel and have your EQ set to 12 o'clock. This will give you a good starting point from which you can adjust your overall tone in BIAS Amp

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