a. Add / remove effects
You can click “add” in the middle of the window to open the effects menu. Double-click on the desired effect or drag the effect to anywhere on the signal path to add. Place the mouse cursor over the effect and click “x” to remove effect.
b. Replace, engage and bypass amps and effects
You can click the green button when the cursor is over an effect or amp to engage / bypass it , or you can click the led light on the control panel to do the same. Double-clicking any item on the signal path will open the item menu to replace the target amp or effect.
c. Drag and drop items on signal path
If you want to change the sequence of the signal path, just drag and drop any effect to the place you want. When in dual path mode, dragging the item to the middle of 2 paths lets you drop it into the “middle FX”, in case you want to run the same setting in both paths in the FX loop position.
d. Single / dual path
You can click on single / dual to set up a single or dual signal path, if you run a dual signal path routing, it will automatically add a splitter and a mixer in the front and back of the amps. You can select each path’s volume/pan/delay in the mixer, and how the signal is split in the splitter. Please notice that if you want to add delay in mixer, please pan the 2 path to L and R in case of phasing issues in your overall sound.
e. Clear / undo / redo
When you want to make a whole new preset, just click Clear and you’ll have a clean signal path with only a noise gate and an amp. You can also click undo / redo when editing signal path routing.
f. Cabs and IR Loader
In the Cab module, you can click the cab model bar to select different cab models or choose between Celestion cabinets or IR loaders. BIAS FX2 provide 3 Celestion official mix IR files as factory default, and you can import yours as well.
g. Scene mode
A brand new feature in BIAS FX2 which fully utilizes our pedalboard style presets is the Scene mode. When scene mode is entered, you have 4 scene slot to use: you can turn on/off the effects / amps on the signal path and save as a scene to quickly toggle and switch from different scenarios in a song. For example, you can use a clean setting in your intro, turn on a distortion pedal when going into the chorus, and turn on boost and delay for your solo. You can set them as different scenes in the same preset and switch very quickly just as if you’re using a physical pedalboard. Everything you changed in scene mode will be automatically saved.