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From 14th May to 9th July, Plug-in Collective members can download Positive Grid’s BIAS FX 2 LE for free.

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Guitarists, bassists and electronic producers on the hunt for interesting sound design solutions won’t want to miss May/June’s Plug-in Collective community giveaway, which packs a wealth of tone-shaping tools into a beautifully designed plug-in and standalone application for Mac and PC. From 14th May to 9th July, Plug-in Collective members can download Positive Grid’s BIAS FX 2 LE for free.

BIAS FX 2 LE lets you build the guitar or bass (or synth!) amplification and processing chain of your dreams, drawing on emulations of some of the world’s most desirable classic and modern amps and effects. 15 amp models are categorised as Low Gain, Hi Gain, Crunch, Acoustic and Bass, and include ’66 AC Boost V2, British Lead 800 and ’76 Jazz Combo; and the 22 stompbox and rack-style effects run the sonic gamut from compression, EQ and distortion to reverb, delay, filtering, chorus and beyond. There’s no limit to the number of pedalboards you can create, and by logging in to Positive Grid’s free ToneCloud® preset storage and sharing system, you can search, filter and download custom pedalboard presets made by other users and big-name artists.


The revolutionary Guitar Match system, meanwhile, imposes the sound, character and feel of either of two legendary axes on your guitar through body and pickup matching, and simply has to be heard to be believed. Want to turn your Fender Squier Into a Custom ’57 Goldtop Reissue or Vintage SHR Antique? With BIAS FX 2 LE, you can, to an astonishing degree of realism.

Whether you’ve yet to discover the horizon-shifting power of software-based guitar amplification, or you’re in the market for a flavoursome alternative to your existing amp sim plug-in, with its authentic sound and transformative Guitar Match technology, BIAS FX LE 2 is sure to find a permanent home in your template DAW projects.

Plug-in Collective Product Manager Jonathan Campbell comments: “This month we’re teaming up with our friends at Positive Grid to bring you BIAS FX LE 2, an all-in-one guitar effects unit. A couple of standout features make this an absolute must for any guitarist.

“My favourite feature is Guitar Match, which literally lets you change the sound of your guitar to that of a completely different one, with amazingly accurate results. I’ve always wanted a classic Gibson and this got me most of the way there without having to spending thousands on the real thing! It’s a truly revolutionary feature, and paired with BIAS FX 2 LE’s highly customisable guitar effects chains, it gave me total control over the tones I could produce with my own guitar.

“If you’re a guitarist, you’ll lose hours messing around and having fun with Bias FX LE 2.”

Plug-in Collective members can download Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 LE for free from their Focusrite account, from 14th May to 9th July.

Plug-in Collective is a community hub that brings you, Focusrite and the most innovative software brands together. If you want to find great virtual instruments and effects, keeping up to date with the constant stream of new releases is essential, and Plug-in Collective makes it easy, with regular free software downloads and generous discounts on high-end plug-ins. To join Plug-in Collective, simply register any Focusrite hardware product, then look out for a new offer every couple of months. No one else works with software manufacturers like we do to bring you inspirational tools for your next production.