Building on the foundation set by its larger siblings BIAS Head and BIAS Rack, BIAS MINI Guitar squeezes the same advanced component emulation engine, authentic dynamic tube amp feel and wireless connectivity into an even smaller and lighter package. Weighing just over five pounds with a built-in 300-watt power amp, nothing else on the planet comes close to BIAS MINI for small-to-medium sized gigs and recording sessions.
Take one look at the front panel of BIAS MINI and you’ll feel right at home, because the knobs do what you expect them to. Call up one of the 16 onboard presets and tweak the Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Master just like you’d expect to on a normal tube head, push the Output button to cycle through controls for the amp, headphone and line outputs, and then get back to playing.
Setting BIAS MINI Up For The Gig
In the past good tone was both expensive and heavy, but BIAS MINI turns that notion on its head. With a built-in power amp rated at 300 watts @ 4 ohms, there’s plenty of power on tap for medium-sized gigs and recording sessions, and at just over 5 pounds in a half-rack enclosure, there’s no longer any excuse not to take your favorite tones on the road with you wherever you go. Add to that a glitchless effects loop for your favorite effects and the ability to take pedals like a champ, and BIAS MINI makes the impossible possible.
BIAS MINI Sound Samples
BIAS MINI Tone Tour
If you want to dive headlong into the world of amp customization, BIAS MINI comes with our amazing BIAS AMP 2 Pro amp designer software ($199 value), which allows you to recreate the sound and feel of nearly any existing amplifier. Even better, it gives you the power to create an entirely new amp that is unique to you and the way YOU play.
Connect via built-in Bluetooth or USB, and open up a world of component options previously only available with a soldering iron: choose between different preamp and power amp circuits, change the tubes and transformers, add clipping diodes and try out different rectifiers - all completely authentic and all in real time. It’s like having a boutique amplifier workshop at your fingertips.
And if you’re on the move, you can get the same powerful features of BIAS AMP 2 on your iPad or iPhone and have instant access to all your favorite tones anytime, anywhere, with our new freemium mobile app – BIAS AMP 2 Mobile!
100 Amp Match ToneCloud Presets
All BIAS products can connect to the Positive Grid ToneCloud®, a cloud-based community we’ve created specifically for guitarists and musicians. It’s much more than just an online storage tank for sounds - it’s a place to discover new ideas and new tones. You can download new amps created by artists and recording studios, backup and share your own creations with other guitarists in the community and interact with other musicians with similar interests.
BIAS AMP 2 software features the ability to Amp Match®, analyzing a source guitar tone and applying the necessary corrective processing to make a custom amp more closely match the original. Even if you don’t plan on matching amps yourself, you can still take advantage of the Amp Match feature by downloading custom amps other guitarists have matched from the ToneCloud®.
At Positive Grid, we want to enable guitarists to interact with their gear in new ways, to use the cloud to download exciting new tones from top artists and recording studios and to share their own customized tones with the larger community. BIAS software opens up a whole new world of possibilities for vintage fans and tone trailblazers alike, allowing guitarists everywhere access to a massive library of authentic tube amps that both sound AND feel great.
Positive Grid’s groundbreaking software tools provide guitarists with unprecedented levels of customization, and our “no-menu” design philosophy removes the steep learning curve you might expect.
Imagine having access to the same tools that real boutique amp designers use - from building blocks like preamps, power amps, tubes and transformers to deep component-level control like tube bias and pre and post filtering - without needing to know a single thing about they how work! Each component option is there for a reason, giving you more gooey, more crunchy, more punchy and more fat tonal options than ever before.
The possibilities are authentic and amazing. With BIAS AMP 2 software, you don’t have to settle for what someone else considers the “ideal Plexi” or the “best tweed” amplifier to sound like - for the first time ever, you can have a custom amp designed specifically for the way YOU play.
Decide whether you want to use your fingertips or a mouse to interact with your BIAS MINI. BIAS AMP 2 Pro software is available for both Desktop machines (Mac and PC) and mobile devices (iPhone® and iPad®), and can be connected over USB or MINI’s built-in wireless Bluetooth interface. BIAS AMP 2 Pro desktop software comes free with BIAS MINI ($199 value). If you’re a mobile user, BIAS AMP 2 Mobile’s full functionality will be unlocked and available automatically for free once you connect your BIAS MINI with the mobile app on your iPad or iPhone!
The ToneCloud® connects all of Positive Grid’s powerful and creative software and hardware products in one place. It’s much more than just a storage tank for sounds - it’s a place for learning and sharing, and where guitarists and bassists of every stripe can share what they know about sounds and tone.
BIAS AMP 2 software features the ability to Amp Match, analyzing a source guitar tone and applying the necessary corrective processing to make a custom amp more closely match the original. Even if you don’t plan on cloning amps yourself, you can download custom amps other guitarists and engineers have matched from the ToneCloud®.