Use MIDI Controller with BIAS FX 2 Mobile

Basically, any MIDI devices that can output MIDI CC and PC messages will work with BIAS FX 2 Mobile.

*Please note: MIDI control support is only available in the Pro or Elite version of BIAS FX 2 Mobile. 

 

MIDI CC (Control Change) allows you to control most of the knobs on a pedal/amp and various features such as the Tuner and Metronome in BIAS FX 2 Mobile.

 

MIDI PC (Program Change) allows you to switch between presets in BIAS FX 2 Mobile.

 

To set up the MIDI controller with BIAS FX 2 Mobile, please install the MIDI monitor tool:

MIDI Scope (App Store)

*This tool is a third-party MIDI monitor app. It displays the MIDI devices connected to your iOS device and monitors the signals received, which speeds up the entire process.

 

 

1. Open MIDI Scope and select your MIDI controller in the app.

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*If your MIDI controller is not listed, it indicates a connection issue.

 

 

2. Go to the "Scope" tab and click "Connect".

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3. Send a MIDI signal from your MIDI controller and ensure it's transmitting the CC/PC messages on the MIDI channel of your choice.

 

*Note that BIAS FX 2 Mobile interprets two messages with one command as two separate signals.

- If you'd like to use the MIDI controller to toggle on/off a pedal, make sure the MIDI controller is sending only one CC message at a time.

- If you'd like to use the MIDI controller to control the parameter on a pedal, make sure the MIDI controller is sending a linear value CC message with the same MIDI message at a time.

- MIDI PC allows you to switch between presets in BIAS FX 2 Mobile, please check the MIDI PC chart below.

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4. Now we have confirmed that the MIDI controller is working properly with your iOS device. Let's launch BIAS FX 2 Mobile and get started with the in-app MIDI setup.

 

 

5. Go to Settings -> MIDI Settings 

 

 

6. Enable MIDI Control and select the preferred MIDI Channel.

 

 

7. Go back to the signal chain, and long-press the pedal/amp you'd like to control with a MIDI message.

 

Example 1: Toggle on/off a pedal

Make sure the MIDI controller is sending only one message at a time.

 

If you want to activate the chorus pedal using MIDI message CC#1, press and hold the pedal to open the "MIDI ASSIGNMENT" window. Then, choose CC#1 for Power Toggle.

*You can also tap on "LEARN" and send the MIDI message from your controller to the iOS device.

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Example 2: Changing the parameter on a pedal

Make sure the MIDI controller is sending a linear value with the same MIDI message at a time.

 

Let's say you'd like to assign the wah pedal with CC#2, press-and-hold the wah pedal to open the "MIDI ASSIGNMENT" window. Then, choose CC#2 for "Wah".

*You can also tap on "LEARN" and send the MIDI message from your controller to the iOS device.

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MIDI PC Chart

To use the MIDI Program Change message with BIAS FX 2 Mobile, please refer to the chart below:

 

Please be aware only the chosen bank can be controlled by Program Change messagesWe would recommend moving the presets, which you would like to switch via PC message, into the same bank.

Sort PC Number Channel
1A 0 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
1B 1 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
1C 2 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
1D 3 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
2A 4 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
2B 5 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
2C 6 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
2D 7 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
3A 8 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
3B 9 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
3C 10 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
3D 11 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
4A 12 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
4B 13 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
4C 14 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
4D 15 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
5A 16 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
5B 17 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
5C 18 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
5D 19 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
6A 20 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
6B 21 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
6C 22 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
6D 23 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
7A 24 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
7B 25 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
7C 26 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
7D 27 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
8A 28 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
8B 29 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
8C 30 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
8D 31 Follow the MIDI channel in the MIDI setting
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