General Setup

Headphone

First, connect your guitar interface to your iPad. You can use one of the many available third-party dock connector interfaces such as the Apogee Jam or Focusrite iTrack.

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

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 headphones into the headphone output of your iPad or the headphone output on your interface - Launch BIAS Pedal, and you are ready to go!

 

Recording

Recording your sound can be achieved in a number of ways.  

From the device, you can record and overdub your riffs from a Sampler in conjunction with other apps that are compatible with Audiobus.  

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



Useful Tips

It is usually a good practice to keep your iPad’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 iPad 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.

Otherwise, you can always use a clean power-amp similar to those used for PA's in a live setting. Simply hook up to he input using a TRS or XLR cable and then out into a cabinet of your choice. (Sometimes, a speak-on cable adapter can be needed for the output.)

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