How to set up my audio interface with BIAS FX / Amp / Pedal Desktop?

1. Prior to setting up, please refer to the manufacturer's website of your audio interface. Some out-dated interfaces don't have the latest driver to run on newer operating systems such as OS X 10.12 or Windows 10. Please make sure they have the driver for your operating system.

 

2. BIAS FX, BIAS Amp and BIAS Pedal can be used as plugins or standalone software. If you want to use them as standalone applications, please set up your audio device first. Here we use the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface as an example.

 

focusrite-scarlett-2i2_1.jpg

 

3. Launch the software you'd like to use, click the settings icon and then "Audio Settings."

 

 

4. If you're using Windows, we strongly suggest using ASIO driver for "Audio Device Type". If there's no official ASIO driver, you can find the latest of generic ASIO driver here: http://www.asio4all.com/

*If you're running Windows10 on PC, you should download 32bit for standalone mode*

 

5. For Audio Driver, select ASIO. Then select Focusrite USB ASIO for Output Device.  

 

6. We plug our guitar to Input 1 of Scarlett 2i2 so we select MONO and Input 1. As for Output, since we use studio monitors and want to hear it from both the speakers, select Stereo and Output 1-2.  

*Bear in mind that Positive Grid's software is not a multi-channel DAW, thus it doesn't support multiple outputs more than the basic 2out setup. 

**Test is a handy tool for setting up your audio. PLEASE TURN YOUR VOLUME DOWN BEFORE YOU CLICK IT. When you click it, it generates a short sine wave to the outputs and you can turn the volume up slowly to the level you're comfortable with. 

 

 

7. Feel free to try different combination settings for the sample rate and the audio buffer size.  Generally speaking, higher sample rates and smaller buffer sizes may consume more processing power from your computer. If you're running a computer with moderate specs, you may want to choose 44,100Hz and 256 samples as a start. Fine-tune accordingly and decide the best settings for your playing. 

 

8. Click anywhere outside the Audio Settings window to exit. Now you're all set.

 

Note: Please make sure you switch off direct monitor on your device if you want to monitor the "wet" sound.

 

Focusrite-Scarlett-direct-monitor.jpg

 

 

Was this article helpful?
127 out of 290 found this helpful
Need More Help? Contact Us