Positive Grid offers the Bias FX 2 LE ($40 value) guitar effects processor as a FREE download until April 30th, 2022.
Bias FX 2 LE is an extensive guitar FX emulator based on Positive Grid’s flagship Bias FX 2 software. The limited-edition plugin is available for free in celebration of Guitar Month.
To get your free copy of Bias FX 2 LE, visit the promo page linked at the bottom and sign up with your email address. You will receive a BIAS FX 2 LE redeem code.
Bias FX 2 LE hosts a limited selection of virtual guitar amps, effects units, and other bells and whistles ideal for guitar tone junkies that like to explore a large range of musical styles
The latest version of Bias FX 2 (full version) features an improved guitar simulation engine that captures the incoming guitar signal and matches it with a series of sampled tones recorded through studio equipment most of us could only dream of using. Guitar emulations include a variety of Stratocasters, the famous Gibson Les Paul, and a Gretsch Electromatic.
The main interface allows guitarists to build a performance or recording chain much like they would a conventional studio setup. Users can customize the order of their signal flow and bypass any stage of their chain if they wish to.
Here is a brief guide to the primary effects processors on hand within the Bias FX 2 interface (full version):
- Amplifier Engines – This panel opens up an array of amplifier emulators. There are amp emulations from all major eras of music, and several tone options from acoustic and bass to bright and high-gain presets to choose from;
- Rack Gear Emulations – Possibly one of the most exciting sections of this plugin, the rack gear plays host to some effects units that may not be traditionally used for guitar playing. While there are some great generic compressors and modulation units such as a Tri Chorus, the Drum Delay and Rotary Speaker generate some fascinating textures;
- Guitar Effects Pedal – This panel may biome the most utilized area of the Bias FX plugin, and with good reason. There are some incredibly accurate representations of Eq, compressors, and spatial effects such as reverb and delay on hand for users to enjoy;
- Cabinet/Mic Control- The cabinet and mic control section is best reserved for guitarists with a more in-depth knowledge of guitar recording techniques. These geniuses will know just how to adjust the mic placement and cabinet settings for precise tonal shaping.
We’ve only just scratched the Bias FX 2 plugin’s surface, and we’ve already discovered an abundance of fun and helpful guitar tools that can make playing a recording an absolute dream.
However, the LE edition comes with limited functionality: “Included are 3 amps plus 6 effects – the authentic-sounding ’77 Silvertone (Clean), ’69 Plexiglas (Crunch), and ’92 Treadplate (High Gain) amplifiers. It also includes a range of great-sounding effect pedals for users to expand their effects arsenal: a Treble Boost, 6 band EQ, an 808 OD stomp box, a Chorus, plus digital delay and reverb pedals.”
You can currently get the lightweight-edition Bias FX 2 LE plugin for free via Positive Grid. It comes with a limited set of features compared to the full software, but it’s still a capable guitar FX suite for your DAW.
Bias FX 2 LE is available in VST2, AU, and AAX plugin hosts on Windows (8 or later) and macOS (Sierra 10.12 to Big Sur 11.6.1).
Download: Bias FX 2 LE (free until April 30th, 2022)