Positive Grid is Giving Away a Free iPad Air

NewsPositive Grid, the app developers behind the popular BIAS and JamUp iOS apps, yesterday announced a BIAS Custom Amp Competition. By submitting short videos demonstrating your own custom-designed amp built in BIAS, you could be eligible to win either an iPad Air or one of four $25 iTunes gift cards. Entries can be submitted between March 18 and April 18, 2014. The winner will be announced April 23rd on Positive Grid’s Facebook page.

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GuitarCapo+ Chord Conversions

Ratings_2GuitarCapo+ is a utility app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that aims to replace the beat up old cardboard chord conversion wheel many guitarists carry around but that never quite seem to fit inside the storage compartment in our guitar cases. It allows you to quickly see what standard chord shapes translate to when using a capo.

I’m a little surprised that I haven’t seen an app like this out there before — especially with the plethora of chord chart and utility apps available for iOS. There are song sheet apps, such as OnSong, that allow you to transpose the chords for entire songs by selecting a capo position, but it’s certainly a nice tool to have as a standalone app.

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Positive Grid Releases BIAS Guitar Amp Simulator for iPhone

Ratings_4Positive Grid, the team behind the popular iOS guitar amp and effects simulator JamUp, today released an iPhone version of their amazing amp simulation and tweaking app BIAS. Previously only available on theiPad, the app translates very well to the iPhone’s smaller screen and gives guitar players an even more portable way to get high quality amp tones tweaked to their exact tastes.

BIAS has been available for the iPad for three months and allows users to go beyond mere simulation. Billed by Positive Grid as an amplifier modeler and designer, BIAS allows users to start with a stable of 36 factory authentic amp models — 28 guitar, four bass and four keyboard/vocal. From there, users can modify the amp’s tone by digging into the components of the amp and changing each individual component of the amp’s circuitry. Preamps, tone stacks, power amps, transformers, cabinets, panel controls and even mic selection and placement are all fully customizable. Continue reading