Positive Grid offers the BIAS FX 2 LE guitar processing software as a FREE download for a limited time.
Nothing ushers in the weekend better than a free plugin. Guitarists, bassists, and folks that just love distortion can all grab Positive Grid’s BIAS FX 2 LE for free for a limited time.
BIAS FX 2 LE is a slimmed-down version of the full version and comes with a much smaller assortment of amps, cabs, and effects. What is on offer is good enough for most scenarios you can dream up for various genres. There are amps to cover cleans, mid-gain, and high-gain.
Famous amps, like the Marshall JCM800 and the Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, are present. The other amps are likewise famous examples, like a boosted Vox AC30 or Roland JC120.
The cabs match up with the selection of amps and come with a variety of mics to select from.
BIAS FX 2 LE’s included effects are typical of what you’d expect for guitar processing. There are options for overdrive, distortion, modulation, delay, and reverb.
If there is one weak area for BIAS FX 2 LE, it is the cab modeling, I’ve been an on-and-off BIAS user for years, and I end up just loading my preferred IRs or using a different cab sim.
The recently covered MIKKO2 by ML Sound Labs or NadIR from STLTones both make great options. Pairing an IR loader with BIAS FX gives you quite a versatile combination.
It isn’t just suited for guitars either, as the different tonal properties evident in each amp can make for lovely inspiration when dialing in synth or keyboard sounds. From personal experience, I can vouch for the power of a modeled Mesa Boogie absolutely destroying a 303 bass line.
BIAS FX 2 LE is a great companion to the previously covered Neural Amp Modeler. Having a plugin full of guitar-ready effects paired together with such thorough guitar and bass amp modeling makes for a killer free rig.
BIAS FX 2 LE is available for Windows and Mac computers. Supported plugin formats are VST, AAX, and AU. Mac users on Silicon devices will need to run it through Rosetta, unfortunately.
Download: BIAS FX 2 LE (FREE for a limited time)