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    Join Date: Feb 2010
    Location: Laramie, Wyoming
    ME: Jackson AT Pro
    Rig: Rivera K Tre

    iTrader: 15 (100%)

    iRig/Smartphone VSTs thread

    I didn't see a thread on these so thought one might be in order. I bought an iRig 2 at ye olde local gear store a couple weeks back as a present for a friend, and ended up having to wait in a car for a couple hours, during which it mysteriously transitioned to being a present for myself.

    Handy little thing. Share your thoughts on apps/interfaces whatever. Interested to know what else is out there (I'm on iPhone, but I presume there are some Android folks here too)

    Amplitude
    - The SVT-4 Pro sim and HM-2 sim are both well worth the money.
    - ENGL Savage not so much, bit of a disapointment.

    BIAS
    -I thought this one fucking sucked, but I only used an SSS guitar with EMGs into it. So maybe it plays nicer with humbuckers or passives. Amplitude didn't sound stellar with that guitar either.

    Overall, a few of them felt like straight up extortion. I guess most of the apps are on a freemium model. Paying $5 only to realize it immediately sucks. But I was way stoked on the SVT and HM-2. The HM-2 is actually dead on, and is way more usable than the actual pedal I own.

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    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Just outside Boston
    ME: Jackson DXMG
    MA: ibanez
    Rig: Jam Up/Bias

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Bias on its own is not good. It's really meant to be used with jam up. Once you load the bias amps into jam up, they sound much much better

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    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Just outside Boston
    ME: Jackson DXMG
    MA: ibanez
    Rig: Jam Up/Bias

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    At least to my knowledge I should say.
    When I use bias, the amps clip and sound all fucked up. Then I send them over to jam up and put pedals n stuff in the chain, and it sounds great.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: IL
    ME: JS2000/Warmoth
    MA: Seagull S6
    MB: Ibanez SRC6
    Rig: ROV25+V:35->Mesa Cabs

    iTrader: 0

    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    Bias on its own is not good. It's really meant to be used with jam up. Once you load the bias amps into jam up, they sound much much better
    BIAS goes into BIAS FX now as well, and sounds awesome. I prefer those two; I thought Amplitube sounds like ass, and continues to. I download it every now and then when they claim to have improved things, but it's still far behind BIAS. With the desktop plugin, I amp matched my ROV25, and now have that on my iPad.

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    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Grays, England
    ME: LTD SC600 / UV7BK
    Rig: JMP-1>VHT 2/90/2>Zilla's

    iTrader: 7 (100%)

    What Dana and Jeff said. I've not tried Bias FX, but Bias into Jamup works really well.
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