In one of my recent videos, I believe it was hooking up my iPad to my EVH 5150III Microstack, I had mentioned I was not a fan of modelling software or modelling amplifiers for that matter.
I am finding I am quickly changing my tune. About a year ago, I had purchased BIAS Desktop from Positive Grid for my Mac. I had also purchased the apps, BIAS and JamUp Pro for my iPad.
I used the iPad apps for a while, and only used the Desktop software for one song. I liked it (loved it) back then, but I let problems with my recording software reflect my experience with the BIAS software, and there was zero problem with BIAS. But at the time, I pointed blame where it seemed easiest.
In fact, I had some weird recording delay set up, and I thought it was a latency issue, and I gave up on trying to figure it out.
Fast forward to now (about 2 weeks after I shot the video with modelling into my Microstack)
I have re-discovered BIAS Desktop and sorted out my issues with my DAW (recording software), Logic Pro X on the Mac. BIAS works as a plugin in Logic (and also now comes as a standalone app too).
While I love to mic my amps and use a real amp tone, I am finding some real sweet tones using BIAS. Through their “Tonecloud” you can download endless amps and such. I have found a few really good early vintage Van Halen tones, some with less distortion than you would think you would need for the classic EVH tone. In fact, it’s already improving my playing as I am hearing more of notes (good ones, and even the bad ones)
It’s forcing me to accept these bad notes and improve them immediately.
I highly recommend this product (for both PC and Mac) and IOS as well. I plan on doing some videos very soon showing some of things the software can do. I am no expert on it, that’s for sure, but will show you what I know about it.
P.S. Here is the video I did using JamUp Pro on my iPad, into my EVH 5150III Microstack