Positive Grid Bias FX 2 Elite: Overview, Review, and Demo

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I’m excited to showcase Positive Grid’s most renowned plugin: Bias FX 2 Elite. I’ve been using BIAS FX for almost 10 years now, and it’s been used in all of my singles to date!

In the video above, I’ll take you on a tour of the interface and demonstrate how easy it is to create your own tones. Additionally, I’ll demo some of the factory presets that come with Bias FX 2 and share three of my personal presets for you to download and try out yourself on their Tone Cloud.

Bias FX 2 First Impressions

When you open Bias FX 2, you’ll immediately feel welcome with its completely modernised interface. It’s definitely one of the best looking plugins I’ve seen. The interface is mostly operated by dragging & dropping items into the effects chain. It’s easy to filter through countless built in presets covering tones covering everything from Clean to Metal, and even Acoustic and Bass Guitar Effects.

Create Your Own Tones

Bias FX 2 boasts a plethora of gear based on real-world products. Over 100 Amps and loudspeaker Cabinet models, and nearly 150 Effects Pedals & Rack-mount Units. I’m usually the kind of guy that prefers a more concise amount of high quality gear, but all of this gear sounds too good to pass on!

You can fine-tune the settings for each effect piece of gear, and even set the virtual mic placement. Simply drag and drop effects into the chain, change their order, and tweak the sound to your liking.


Aside from the gear, the plugin also has a built in tuner, a looper with recording and exporting features, and a unique “guitar match” feature that allows you to even replicate the sound of other popular guitars!

There’s also a “Tone Cloud” where you can share your own presets, and discover an extensive collection of other user-created presets.

Where to Begin?

You can download a trial of the software for free, so there’s really nothing to lose. I recommend using the factory presets as a starting point and making further adjustments from there. There are countless presets to choose from, and you can even explore additional options on the Tone Cloud.

Where to Find My Patches!

I’ve shared three of my own patches on the Tone Cloud. You can search for “Darryl Syms” to find them. These patches include “Australian Dream”, “Dynamic Bite”, and “High Gain”. Each patch has its unique characteristics and serves as an excellent foundation for your own tone exploration.

I hope you enjoy experimenting with the tones and presets available in Bias FX 2.

Darryl Syms has been teaching guitar for more than 15 years, and in that time has helped thousands of students across the world excel on guitar.

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