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Chandlerhimself
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1553 posts since 19 Dec, 2013 from Japan

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:49 am

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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2246 posts since 25 May, 2003 from Saint Petersburg, Florida

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:56 am

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

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thecontrolcentre
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32993 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:44 am

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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883 posts since 10 Jan, 2010

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:20 am

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

xphen0m
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842 posts since 28 Jan, 2008

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:17 am

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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702 posts since 13 Jun, 2003 from Shrewsbury, UK

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:24 am

Sounded a lot better once I turned the amp simulations off. Clean blackface is horrible.

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Krakatau
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5944 posts since 25 May, 2002 from Bobo-dioulasso\BF__Geneva/CH

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:33 am

:love: ...but the GUIs are beautiful !!!

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bmanic
KVRAF
9416 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:18 pm

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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3267 posts since 16 Jan, 2005 from Ottawa, Ontario

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:57 pm

curious, but incredible CPU suage for me, 40% on my FX-8350

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Zombie Queen
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4647 posts since 1 Aug, 2005 from Warszawa, Poland

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:11 pm

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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157 posts since 11 Oct, 2012

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:19 pm

Thanks Chandlerhimself for the heads up and thanks PositiveGrid for the gift!

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Aloysius
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36894 posts since 11 Aug, 2008 from another dimension

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:36 pm

Thanks for the video. I've downloaded but don't think I'll bother installing.
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bmanic
KVRAF
9416 posts since 3 Feb, 2003 from Finland, Espoo

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:48 pm

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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14569 posts since 19 Oct, 2003 from Berlin, Germany

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:12 pm

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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617 posts since 31 May, 2008 from Australia

Post Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:20 pm

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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