How do I launch Positive Grid bias guitar app?

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  1. CrunchyMetal

    CrunchyMetal Member

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    I just downloaded and installed positive grid bias (Amp simulator) but I can't figure out how to launch the program. Do I need some sort of third party software?

    Sorry about the nooby question lol
    I'm just kinda used to physical amps and I've been seeing people use these online so I thought I'd check it out.

    Thanks a lot guys!
     
  2. Motterpaul

    Motterpaul Tone is in the Ears

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    more information needed.
     
  3. CrunchyMetal

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    Well I already figured out I need to do it through a third party software but which software can I use on Windows 8? I tried pro tools but it's giving me a ton of errors so I can't really use that. Any other suggestions?
     
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    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    You can't just click the icon to open it?
     
  5. FPFL

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    Bias doesn;t work as a stand alone last I checked.
    Because of this, you need to launch it as a plug-in in a DAW app like Sonar, Vegas, Reaper, PTools, Reason, etc.

    Whether you use VST or something else is bias specific, but learning how your DAW discovers and then activates plugins is really the heart of it. Bias is just another plugin. Not unique in that regard.
     
  6. schmidlin

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    Very interesting. So how does the the guitar signal get into the computer? 1/4" one end and 1/8" other end of a cord and use the mic in? Bluetooth? (that would be slick)
     
  7. CrunchyMetal

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    Ya thanks, I'm downloading sonar and gonna try installing and using bias through it later today.
     
  8. CrunchyMetal

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    I would say via an audio interface/mixer. I'm using a focusrite Scarlett 2i2. Just plug your guitar into the xlr port. I think that should work?
     

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