Having a problem getting that perfect guitar tone?
Amp modeling is an insanely powerful tool this seems to be underutilized by a lot of engineers. Essentially amp modeling is a process where some one has recreated the circuitry of a specific amp for use in a digital environment, meaning that you can reliably call up any amp in the world right in your DAW. I know for me, amp modeling has changed the way I approach tracking and sound creation. Programs and Plug-Ins like Bias FX by Positive Grid can be amazing and versatile tools that can really expand the limits of one persons or one studios capabilities. It puts the power and sound of hundreds of iconic amps and effect at your control for easy use right in your daw. With Bias Fx in particular it comes with some amazing presets as well as access to the “Tone Cloud” which gives you access to a full library of user and artist created signal chains, amps, and patches FOR FREE with your purchase of bias as well as the constant updates and additional expansions kits for purchase directly through Positive Grid. I find myself using bias constantly to test out new tones or to help create that perfect sound, or even for simple monitoring or playback. DI guitar and bass can be hard to listen and perform to for a lot of artists, so being able to add a quick guitar tone to a track is an extremely valuable tool to have that your clients will appreciate. Now for those of you who have either avoided or are new to amp modeling, it can seem a little daunting at first. how could I possibly know what amp and effect combinations to use when I have thousands to choose from and dial in, but don’t let that get in the way. I have created a handy quick start guide for Bias FX that will get you started in no time, JUMP IN!