Positive Grid have announced BIAS Desktop, which is a guitar-amp designer and modeler plug-in for both Mac OS X and Windows. It will be available in AAX Native a s well as RTAS, VST, and Audio Units formats and features a modeler engine, Amp Matching, which is apparently a pioneering first for DAW plug-ins, BIAS Expansion Packs and the ToneCloud preset-sharing platform. Amp Matching can analyse live or recorded guitar tones and recreate them within BIAS Desktop. Once the tone is captured and replicated, the user can save it as a custom preset and share it with other musicians on Positive Grid’s proprietary social network, ToneCloud. Users can also upload their amp creations to ToneCloud and share their custom presets with other users.
Positive Grid plans to release BIAS Desktop in the third quarter of this year. In the meantime they are inviting experienced and talented individuals to join them in shaping this project and give early feedback prior to the product’s release. If you are interested you can sign up here.