Product Comparison & System Requirement for BIAS FX 2

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In this article, we list out all information about BIAS FX 2 Desktop, from a full spec sheet of different BIAS FX 2 license tiers, and recommended computer specs, to compatible DAWs. 

 

Product Comparison

*Please note that expansion packs (Metal Signature, Acoustic, Bass) are NOT included under any BIAS FX 2 license - i.e. buying BIAS FX 2 Elite alone will not unlock any expansion packs. 

 

O: available, X: not available
         
License Tier

Demo

LE

Standard

Professional

Elite

Audio Plugin Version O O O O O
Standalone Version O O O O O
Factory Preset 5 24 70 130 210
Amp 8 18 39 75 116
Effects 10 22 43 115 125
Rack X X X 14 18
(New) Tri-Chorus HD Rack X X X O O
(New) Multi Comp HD Rack X X X O O
(New) Wah HD X X X O O
(New) Mega-Tap HD Rack X X X O O
(New) Advance Comp HD Rack X X X X O
(New) EchoreX HD Rack X X X X O
(New) Vintage Spring HD Rack X X X X O
(New) Les Rotary HD Rack X X X X O
(New) Fuzz Modeler X X X X O
(New) Time Modeler X X X X O
(New) Harmonizer Modeler X X X X O
Target Guitars in Guitar Match 2 2 6 12 24
Looper / Backing Track Player O O O O O
Rewind O O O O O
MIDI / Automation X X X O O
IR Loader X X X O O
Cloud Banks X O O O O
New ToneCloud O O O O O
New User Interface and Workflow O O O O O
New DSP Engine O O O O O
Compatibility with Expansion Packs X X O O O
BIAS Pedal (separate application) included X X X X O

 

Further information on license upgrades:

How to Upgrade to Higher License Tier

 

System Requirement

macOS

  Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS

macOS 10.14 Mojave

macOS 11 Big Sur to macOS 14 Sonoma

Processor Intel Core i5 Processor/Apple silicon Intel Core i5 Processor/Apple silicon
Memory 4 GB of RAM 8 GB of RAM or more (for more effects or amps)
Storage

3.5 GB available space

3.5 GB available space
Additional:

1 GB required for the Rewind feature
4 GB for AU/VST
1.5 GB for AAX

Graphics

A dedicated GPU is highly recommended for a smoother UI

Audio Plug-in Formats

Audio Units, VST 2, VST 3, AAX Native

・An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

 

Windows

  Minimum Requirements Recommended Requirements
OS

Windows 10 Version 1903

(10.0.18362, 19H1)

Windows 10 to Windows 11

System Type

64-bit

Processor 1.5GHz Dual core processor

2.0GHz Dual core or faster

Memory 4 GB of RAM 8 GB of RAM or more (for more effects or amps)
Storage

1.5 GB available space for Standalone
Additional: 1 GB required for the Rewind feature

2 GB available space for Standalone
Additional: 1 GB required for the Rewind feature

Graphics

A dedicated GPU is highly recommended for a smoother UI

Audio Plug-in Formats

VST 2, VST 3, AAX Native

・An Internet connection is required to activate your license and access ToneCloud. Positive Grid software products do not support offline activation at this moment. Offline mode is available after software activation.

 

Compatible DAWs

macOS

Host Required Version
Ableton Live 10 to 11
GarageBand  10
Logic Pro X  10
Cubase 10 to 12
Pro Tools 2019 to 2023
REAPER 6 to 7
Reason 10 to 11
Studio One

4 to 6 (Artist and above)

 

Windows

Host Required Version
Ableton Live 10 to 11
Cubase 10 to 12
Pro Tools 12 to 2023
REAPER 6 to 7
Reason 10 to 11
Studio One 4 to 6 (Artist and above)

 

If your DAW of choice is not listed here, it might still work but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee.

 

Further reading:

Complete Guide from Downloading BIAS FX 2 to Getting a Sound

Amp Model List

Effect List

Guitar Match List

 

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