BIAS FX offers the best sounding guitar amps and effects for your iPad. The following will help explain the layout of amps and effects in order to get you on the road to achieving great tone.
The signal path is kind of like a order for your amp and effects. Your guitar would be first in line with amps/effects following. You can change the order of the amp or effects in the signal path to achieve different sounds.
We recommend using the noise gate in the first slot at all times in order to reduce any unwanted hiss coming from your guitar or pickups.
You can also tap the “single/dual” on top left of signal path to activate dual signal path processing , using 2 amps at a time and pan from L to R channel and adjust their volume to create limitless tone possibilities in mono or stereo!
The control panel is the lower-middle part of the screen.
When you click on a pedal or an amp on signal path , you can adjust the parameter on the control panel. You can also click on the LED to switch on/off the pedal.
Signal Path Order
The signal path order can be customized to your liking. From there you can tailor your sound by putting amps or effects in different slots. To do this, simply tap and hold an effect or amp in the chain and drag them to a place in the signal chain.
One example for a distorted guitar sound would be:
Noise Gate > Distortion Pedal > EQ Pedal > Amp > Chorus > Delay > Reverb.
Any of these items can be turned on or off by dragging them up (out of the signal path) or back on by dragging back down (into the chain).
Alternatively, you can tap the red LED light to turn the effect on or off.
Add / Select Different Amp or FX Models
Adding or Switching to a different amp or effect is a breeze.
Tap on the “+” at the right side and you’ll have a selection menu of effects to choose from. Click on the pedal and it will add to the signal path.
Note: Double click the amp or effect currently in the chain, and you’ll be able to change current amp or effect from the menu this way too.
This will bring up a scrollable picture menu of the various amps or effects available to you. To choose one, choose a category and the effects available will show up in the menu.
Simply tap the amp or effect you wish to use, and you can now drag this effect to the desired position in the chain by tapping and holding the effect .
To remove an effect, simply tap and hold the pedal in the signal path and a trash can icon will appear on the left side of the screen. Drag the effect over to the trash can to remove it from the signal path.
Delay Effect BPM Sync
All the delay effects are equipped with a BPM (Beats Per Minute) sync feature indicated on each pedal by a small BPM switch. Activating this switch (by clicking it) will sync the delay effect with the current BPM located at the top of your screen in your main DAW.
Tap on the pedal icon on the top menu bar to toggle pedalboard view.
In Pedalboard view, you can direct adjust any knob as if you are using a real Pedalboard gig, you can tap on the LED light or the footswitch to turn on/off the pedal, you can also double tap on the body of a pedal to zoom in on the pedal. You can drag to the left for for Rackmount view.
Tap on the Live View icon on the bottom panel to access the control pad. Please note that Live View is only available on the iOS version of BIAS FX.
We organized the control pad layout into two parts. The four blocks/pads in first row is for presets assignment where you can switch between presets on the fly. For the four blocks/pads on the second row, tap and hold each block/pad to assign any of the actions below:
- MIDI Learn : Set MIDI to this block
- Toggle Pedal : Turn on/off for specific pedal
- Toggle Fx Category : Toggle on/off status on specific category
- Tap Tempo : Set the bpm by tapping on the block
- Splitter Channel Select : Select channel on dual path
- Stick on board : Turn on if you want to keep the assigned switch always on the board
Please note that you cannot rearrange the sequence of the pedals while in Live View mode.