In rock music, crunch and gain transformed the electric guitar from a support to a lead instrument, bringing it from the back of the stage to the front. Positive Grid’s groundbreaking component emulation technology allows BIAS Distortion to recreate the sound of almost any existing gain pedal, while providing the ability to create entirely new sounds and textures. It’s the first distortion pedal that works with any amplifier, giving you access to an entire library of gain in a single pedalboard parking space.
The days of ripping apart your existing pedalboard to experiment with drive sounds are over: with support for 20 customized presets and a built-in variable boost, BIAS Distortion can get virtually any gain sound you need for your gigs or sessions. Assign three different custom gain pedals to the onboard footswitches, and use the variable tri-boost to kick it into high gear for intense sections or solos. With BIAS you can finally end the Pedalboard Shuffle - just download one of the thousands of pedals available on the ToneCloud® or customize one yourself to explore new sounds.
Positive Grid’s unique component emulation engine allows you to recreate almost any existing pedal circuit, expanding your gain vocabulary and redefining what the term “distortion pedal” really means. Using BIAS Pedal software on a desktop computer or mobile device, you can utilize two separate clipping sections and mix and match the characteristics of germanium/silicon diodes, JFET/MOSFETs and vacuum tube gain blocks. Change the headroom by varying the voltage on the virtual power supply, modify the feel of the pedal with the compressor, or utilize two super-flexible EQ stages for even more tone-shaping power. There’s even a built-in noise gate - the sonic possibilities are immense!
Offering both True and Buffered Bypass operation, BIAS Distortion is built into a sturdy road-ready enclosure and uses high-quality components and tour-grade footswitches. Built-in Bluetooth wireless makes it easy to tweak sounds with your mobile device even at the gig, and the industry-standard DC power jack is compatible with every professional pedalboard power supply on the market, including those from Voodoo Labs, Ciocks, Strymon and Burkey.
You don’t have to be a tweakhead to take advantage of the massive creative power under the hood of BIAS Distortion. All BIAS pedals can connect to the Positive Grid ToneCloud®, giving you access to thousands of custom pedals uploaded by artists, recording studios and fellow guitarists. If you have a distortion pedal you simply can’t live without, BIAS Pedal software can clone it using Positive Grid’s exclusive Tone Match® technology!
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At Positive Grid, our entire philosophy centers around empowering musicians to do more. Our products enable guitarists to interact with their pedals in new and intuitive ways, to use the cloud to download exciting new sounds and textures, and to share their customized tones with the larger community. BIAS Pedal software opens up an entirely new world of possibilities for vintage pedal fans and trailblazers alike, allowing guitarists everywhere access to a massive library of effects and tones that sound and feel amazing.
BIAS Pedal software provides unprecedented levels of customization, giving you access to the tools that real boutique pedal designers use, and our “no-menu” design philosophy removes the steep learning curve you might expect.
All three pedals feature two separate eq stages, where each stage can be either an eight-band parametric, eight-band graphic or four-band modeled studio eq.
All three pedals also feature a battery module, which determines the amount of compression in the pedal circuit. Raising the virtual power supply voltage from 6 to 18 volts raises the amount of headroom available before the onset of compression. If you want a ton of compression, set the power supply to 6 volts and flip the ratio switch to 2:1 or higher.
In addition to the eq stages and battery module, BIAS Distortion adds two additional clipping stages, allowing you to choose the type of component that does the actual clipping. Silicon and Germanium diodes, JFET and MOSFET and tube stages are available in both modules, along with extensive gain, filtering and bias control.
Unique to BIAS Distortion is an additional module for Pedal Match, which allows you to match the character of any existing distortion pedal.
BIAS Delay adds both a delay and a modulation module, with the option to add modulation to either the entire signal path or just the echo repeats. The delay module can be set to standard, ping pong, tape and reverse, and the modulation section options include chorus, flanger, phaser and tremolo.
BIAS Modulation adds two separate modulation sections. The first stage is pitch-based and has Chorus, Vibrato, Flanger, Rotary and Phaser options, while the second amplitude-based stage can be set to Tremolo, Pan, Ring Modulator or Auto Swell.
The possibilities are authentic and amazing. With BIAS pedal software, you don’t have to settle for what someone else thinks the ideal distortion or modulation pedal should sound like - for the first time ever, you can have a custom pedal designed specifically for the way YOU play.