F.A.Q.


Q:How will I get your patches?
A:Once payment via PayPal is completed, you will be redirected to the download page, where you will get the package with all the “.fxp”, “.hlx” files, Impulse Responses, links to the software used, documentation, pics and all the necessary files. Please CONTACT ME If redirection fails.


Q: How will I install your presets?
A: In case any of the following steps fail, you can use the detailed pics that I will send you. This allows you to adjust all of the variables manually. If you have any issue contact me.


  • Installing BIAS Amp Models:

Use the Bias Importer tool I made!

(If you are on Windows)(requires JAVA)

                                                                      Alternatively:
1.You will receive a folder with a weird name. This is the AMP model, simply paste it inside the GlobalPresets folder.

2. Inside the Bias folder you will find a file called “cate.idx”. Open it with a Text Editor and scroll at the bottom of it.
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You need to append a certain piece of code at the end of the file. The code you add is between the brackets highlighted in the picture above. “display_order” : X, where X is the previous value +1.  And “id” : “unique identifier”, where the unique identifier must match the name of the Bias Amp folder name you just purchased.  If you are having trouble contact me!

3. Done

-Default Path for GlobalPresets folder:

(On Windows) “C:\Users\UserName\Documents\Bias\GlobalPresets\” .

(On Mac) “documents / bias / global presets” .

Each amp is a folder with a unique identifier as its name. Inside the Bias folder go to GlobalPresets: Simply paste the folder with that weird name in the pool with all the other folders inside GlobalPresets:

A separate IR file is provided in case Bias Amp failes to upsample/downsample. In that case re-import the IR or use an external IR loader like NadIR.


  • Installing a custom Skin for my Bias Amp Models (You do this only once)

1. Paste the .png files that you receive in the “TemplateImages” folder.

Default Path for the TemplateImages folder:

(on Windows) “C:\Program Files\Common Files\PositiveGrid\BIAS AMP Plugins(64bit)\Resources\TemplateImages”

(on Mac) “Library / Audio / Plugins / Components / BIAS.component / Resources / TemplateImages” (Right click Bias.component, show package content)

2. Done

Note:If you want to use an amp that came with a custom Skin (gui) inisde Bias FX, you need to create a duplicate of this amp ,without a custom skin.
Simply, inside Bias Amp open up the amp model you just purchased and click “Save As”,”OK”. That way you will create the same model but without a fancy skin. The Amp will now be visible inside Bias FX.


  • Installing BIAS FX Presets:

Use the Bias Importer tool I made!

(If you are on Windows) (requires JAVA)

Alternatively:
1.You will receive a “.Preset” file. You need to copy and paste this file in the factory1 bank.

Default Path for the “factory1” folder:

(On Windows) “C:\Users\UserName\Documents\BIAS_FX\Presets\factory1\”)

(On Mac) “/documents / bias fx / presets / factory1/”

2. You need to modify the contents of the “preset.JSON” file inside the factory1 directory
Inside of factory1, there is a “preset” JSON file. There must be a piece of code inside this file similar to this…
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for example to install the preset “JB DUAL LEAD.Preset” we add the following code at the end of the file

“display_order” : must be the previous value + 1

“preset_uuid” : is a Random Unique Identifier. Just make something up! (it must have a certain length and the dashes must be placed in certain positions)

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3. Done


  • Line 6 Helix:

In this example we will use Helix Native. You will receive a “.hlx” file. You import it like this…
Helix .hlx import

If an Impulse Response file (“.wav”) is included in the package you received, import it like this…
Helix IR import
When you open up your new preset, make sure that the IR block points to the new IR you just imported!


  • Other VST plugins:

The VST file format for storing single presets is “.FXP”. The package you get through email will include all the .FXP files needed for all the plugins in the chain. You will have to import the .FXP file for every plugin in the chain through your DAW, unless the plugin has some built in preset storage functionality. Here is how you do it in Reaper…


Q:Why do you sell your patches and don’t give them for free?
A:Because I’m a bad person. Here is some free stuff I giveaway.


Q:How do I know your patches sound good?
A:Just check the samples I have uploaded on my soundcloud or youtube account and let your ears be the judge. What you hear, is what you get!


Q:WHO ARE YOU?
A:I am a guitar nerd. I study Digital Systems and Digital Signal Processing at the University Of Piraeus. Here is ma facebook Feel free to ask me anything you want.

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