Positive Grid BIAS Desktop Guitar Modelling Plug-in Shipping Now - Is This The Plug-in Guitarists Will Love?

Positive Grid have already got a good reputation with their iOS guitar modelling app, but now their desktop version has started to ship.

Both version ship with a great collection of modelled amps, the option to audition presets on their ToneCloud and download them and customize to your heart’s content. In the pro version you also get to do some magic where it listens to an amp recording and then matches your sound to it.

Positive Grid BIAS Desktop comes in two versions.

BIAS Desktop features;

  • 36 authentic amp models to get started.
  • Complete BIAS amp design modules for customization.
  • Download thousands of amp models from ToneCloud.
  • Sync with BIAS iPad and iPhone.

  • BIAS Professional Desktop features; 

  • Everything from BIAS Desktop, plus:
  • Amp Matching Technology to capture your tube amps.
  • Featured artists Amp Matching presets download.
  • Glassy, Crunch & Insane Amp Expansion Packs.

    More Information About Positive Grid BIAS Desktop

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    Pro Tools Expert Podcast 138


    Russ, Mike, Neil and James bring you another show with talking points, tips, tricks and questions answered.

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    • Tony Molica overhauled an old damaged Millennia mic preamp, and he is so glad he did, so check your attic for a gem.
    • Andres Gonzalez has made a multisample instrument Colombina harp instrument and offers a demo and a download link 
    • Glenn Skinner wanted to ask if there was a shortcut to delete deactivated tracks when cleaning a session up for archiving. Also he would like to know what one thing would each person like to be added to the next version of Pro Tools.
    • Todd McKernan perhaps Avid should sell off Pro Tools to another company.  
    • Yahir Vergara asks if we can make some videos on how to use Slate’s Batch Commander.
    • Chris Bach updated us that PatchWork won’t enable Garritan Personal Orchestra to work properly in Pro Tools 11 but a free player Sforzando from Plogue is working well.
    • Lari Paavilainen asked if we tried the Blackmagic UltraStudio SDI?    

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    • Jason Riddiford - How can I duplicate a MIDI Note next to the source note rather than the next bar?
    • Matt Greaves would like to know if it is possible to disable UAD plug-ins that he hasn’t bought yet and what is the difference between legacy versions and the full versions of UAD plug-ins like the 1176.
    • Andreas Rauscher asks if you can use the Waves Dugan Auto Mixer in Pro Tools?
    • Clay Reid has got plug-in problems after installing a plug-in update on his Windows 7 computer with Pro Tools 9.

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    Free Rock Drum Kit Plug-in - MT Power Drum Kit In AU VST And Format Mac And PC

    Mark the Editor over at Reason Expert has tipped us off to a cool free drum kit with a surprising feature set, albeit with a single set of sounds, however after taking it for a spin we think it is worth having in your plug-in arsenal, especially if you are starting out and looking for a nice drum kit.

    MT Power Drum Kit is made by a developer called Manda Audio and although the site suggests there is both a free and paid for version of the plug-in it now seems that the paid for version is being given away for free. You simply try to buy it and then you get directed to a page telling you it’s now free.

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    DDMF Announce Meta Plug-in Wrapper In RTAS For Pro Tools Legacy Support

    Our friends at DDMF have announced the RTAS version of Meta Plug-in the AU/VST wrapper for Pro Tools.

    There is already an AAX version which we recently sold in our deals store, however the RTAS version of the wrapper is to support the large number of Pro Tools users who have Pro Tools 10 and below and who are not moving to Pro Tools 11.

    We are surprised to see a new plug-in released in RTAS format but there are still many 32 bit Pro Tools users who want to get their hands on plug-ins with legacy support - this is a nice move by DDMF.

    To try the demo of DDMF Meta Plug-in click here

    Using An AMS Neve DFC To Mix In Auro 3D Immersive Sound

    In this the 3rd video, in the continuing series on working in Immersive sound using the Auro 3D format, Gareth Llewellyn shows Mike Thornton how AMS Neve have integrated Auro 3D into their DFC Gemini console for a truly integrated workflow when mixing in the Auro 3D format neatly side stepping the channel restrictions imposed by Avid in Pro Tools, by using Pro Tools as a playback device and mixing using the AMS Neve DFC Gemini console.

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    Pro Tools Expert Announces New Partnership With FX Rentals - Amazing Collection Of Vintage Studio Gear

    We are thrilled to announce that Pro Tools Expert have entered into a new partnership with top London studio rental and sales company FX Rentals.

    Watch this exclusive video with Russ Hughes from Pro Tools Expert and Pat Roche from FX Rentals. In the video Pat talks about FX Rentals and the collection of amazing vintage studio and music gear, there’s plenty of gear porn in the video.

    What Does This Partnership Mean?

    The partnership will give Pro Tools Expert access to some of the most sought after studio gear in history from FX Rentals’ amazing collection, part of the plan is to use this collection to bring even deeper reviews and comparisons between plug-ins and the hardware originals.

    We also hope to be able to bring muturally beneficial member only offers to the Pro Tools Expert community and benefits of the Pro Tools Expert resource to those using the services of FX Rentals.

    What Do You Want To See And Hear?

    Let us know what shoot outs and vintage gear reviews you would like us to feature on Pro Tools Expert in the comments - this is going to be fun!

    Softube Changes Copy Protection So You No Longer Have To Use An iLok

    When iLok changed their system to the iLok License Manager, one of the features included in the new infrastructure was the option to authorise your computer instead of havng to put the license onto an iLok. To be clear Softube have NOT abandoned iLok rather they have enabled you to choose to put the license on your computer or your iLok.

    Softube have announced that they have enabled this option on their Mix Bundle and all the individual plug-ins included in the bundle like the TSAR-1R reverb, FET Compressor, and Passive-Active Pack. They will all use the same type of licenses Softube already uses for their Console 1.

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    Would You Like To Win A Free Copy Of The Neyrinck V-Control Pro App

    Would you like a win a free copy of V-Control Pro from Neyrinck?  If so then this is what you need to do….

    Post a nice picture of V-Control Free or V-Control Pro running on your iPad. Maybe a picture of it in your studio, out on the road, or anything that shows how V-Control in use. 

    The best picture will be featured in their next email  mailout. The winner will receive a free copy of V-Control Pro which you can give to a friend if you have one already.

    Source Distribution Announce UK Pricing & Availability For The New Rode Stereo VideoMic X

    Rode have upped their game in the growing market of add on microphones for DLSR cameras. Our friends at Source Distribution describe it as…

    The SVMX is a premium, ‘no expense spared’ stereo on-camera microphone, designed to bring the highest possible quality immersive audio to DSLR (and full-size camera systems alike). And like other RØDE VideoMics the SVMX is a plug-and-go solution.

    It is expected that the RSVX will be available in the UK later this month and the recommended retail price will be £649 inc vat.

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    CheatSheet Cool Free Mac App For Those Who Can't Remember Their Shortcuts

    CheatSheet is a cool free Mac application that tells you all the shortcuts of any application.

    The premise is simple, hold down the CMD key for longer than normal and a full cheat sheet of the short cuts for the applicaition that currently has focus pops up.

    We love the work over at Keyboard Shortcuts For Pro Tools, but for creative in a rush this is an added little gem to have installed. We’ve been running this for several weeks without issue.

    Download CheatSheet for Mac here