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Chandlerhimself
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377 posts since 19 Dec, 2013, from Japan

Postby Chandlerhimself; Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:49 am Bias Pedal FREE

Positive Grid is giving away Bias Pedal for free for the next few days. Get it while you can. I made a short vid about it, for those who aren't familiar.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZwYsO2oNOU

You can get it from here
https://www.positivegrid.com/promotions/
(scroll down to the middle of the page)
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Robert Randolph
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1733 posts since 25 May, 2003, from Saint Petersburg, Florida

Postby Robert Randolph; Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:56 am Re: Bias Pedal FREE

Hmm, I wonder how this one will destroy my projects.

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thecontrolcentre
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19800 posts since 27 Jul, 2005, from the wilds of wanny

Postby thecontrolcentre; Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:44 am Re: Bias Pedal FREE

Cant find a download link (on a Windows phone). I logged in, but no link. Will try later on my computer :shrug:

[edit] sorted it out.
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chroma
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752 posts since 10 Jan, 2010

Postby chroma; Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:20 am Re: Bias Pedal FREE

it sounds really good (running these into a thermionik blackverb). but wow, ~500MB for ~20 distortion pedals!
xphen0m
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699 posts since 27 Jan, 2008

Postby xphen0m; Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:17 am Re: Bias Pedal FREE

chroma wrote:it sounds really good (running these into a thermionik blackverb). but wow, ~500MB for ~20 distortion pedals!


You can also make your own, which is what I think takes up a lot of the 500 or so MB.

That said, the included pedals don't sound that good.
rollasoc
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367 posts since 13 Jun, 2003, from Shrewsbury, UK

Postby rollasoc; Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:24 am Re: Bias Pedal FREE

Sounded a lot better once I turned the amp simulations off. Clean blackface is horrible.
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Krakatau
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5203 posts since 24 May, 2002, from Bobo-dioulasso\BF__Geneva/CH

Postby Krakatau; Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:33 am Re: Bias Pedal FREE

:love: ...but the GUIs are beautiful !!!
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bmanic
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7572 posts since 3 Feb, 2003, from Finland, Espoo

Postby bmanic; Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:18 pm Re: Bias Pedal FREE

As always.. sound quality and basic features are awesome. GUI is horrible and nothing can be automated. Why on earth they make these weird plugins is beyond me. By far the most frustrating company in the plugin world. Potential is enormous.. execution very bad.

Who on earth makes a plugin in 2016 that can not be automated. Positive Grid does. Yay! :roll:

EDIT:

In case people just don't understand how serious this is:

It means that the plugin doesn't publish any parameters as VST plugin parameters. This means you can NOT use your host to save the plugin settings. You have to use the built in preset system exclusively. It also means you can not automate anything. This basically rules out any cool tricks you could do within some hosts like Live, Bitwig, FL Studio, Reaper (no saving of custom plugin chains, no use for cool scripts).

There's also the added bonus of no default plugin parameter settings.. so no double click to return to a default value on knobs, on any knobs.. not even main input and output. No value displays on anything either so forget internal or external gain staging of any kind.

It's just bizarre.. especially considering the prices of some of the plugins. I've tried emailing Positive Grid about these things but never got any answers. It's a completely mysterious company.

Anyhow, have to thank them for the freebie. No way would I ever give these cats any money though.
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Debutante
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2777 posts since 15 Jan, 2005, from Ottawa, Ontario

Postby Debutante; Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:57 pm Re: Bias Pedal FREE

curious, but incredible CPU suage for me, 40% on my FX-8350
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Zombie Queen
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3939 posts since 1 Aug, 2005, from Warszawa, Poland

Postby Zombie Queen; Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:11 pm Re: Bias Pedal FREE

bmanic wrote:As always.. sound quality and basic features are awesome. GUI is horrible and nothing can be automated.


I had mixed feelings about this one. GUI is quite fine from the distance, but the details are somewhat over the top in a wrong way, and it chokes when turning a knob (graphics not sound), no wonder automation is off. It didn't sound, too good for me either, maybe it was just a wrong moment, I want to believe. For the moment, the whole thing seemed a big ride from WOW to WTF.
andy4trance
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112 posts since 11 Oct, 2012

Postby andy4trance; Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:19 pm Re: Bias Pedal FREE

Thanks Chandlerhimself for the heads up and thanks PositiveGrid for the gift!
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Aloysius
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18796 posts since 11 Aug, 2008, from Alto Icon

Postby Aloysius; Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:36 pm Re: Bias Pedal FREE

Thanks for the video. I've downloaded but don't think I'll bother installing.
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bmanic
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7572 posts since 3 Feb, 2003, from Finland, Espoo

Postby bmanic; Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:48 pm Re: Bias Pedal FREE

Holy fuckn shit this plugin is bad. Turns out the presets do not save the position of the main INPUT nor OUTPUT knobs. It doesn't save the noisegate nor AMP settings either which means I have to tweak these every single time I load a saved preset. :roll:

This is just BIZARRE. The sound is AWESOME.. the plugin framework and execution is HORRIBLE. WTF is going on here? From what country are these people? Please don't tell me they are Italian.. that would make way too much sense.

EDIT: They are from USA, California. Makes no sense. How can they be so out of touch when it comes to computer based plugins?
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Compyfox
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13720 posts since 18 Oct, 2003, from Berlin, Germany

Postby Compyfox; Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:12 pm Re: Bias Pedal FREE

I think their "concept" is "record once, don't touch the recording again"... which is a thing, but in the "age of total recall"?
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jinotsuh
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186 posts since 31 May, 2008, from Australia

Postby jinotsuh; Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:20 pm Re: Bias Pedal FREE

chroma wrote:it sounds really good (running these into a thermionik blackverb). but wow, ~500MB for ~20 distortion pedals!



I believe you will find that is because it now also contains the 'Delay' part of BIAS Pedal (which is pretty sweet), which you can only demo unless you purchase of course, previously BIAS Pedal downloads were in the 145mb vicinity.

The modulation part of BIAS Pedal is supposedly coming soon, looking forward to that.
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