Stompbox Captures Any Distortion Pedal Sound

Positive Grid announces BIAS Distortion – the first tone match distortion pedal      05/10/16

Buying Choices

Positive Grid, creator of the BIAS Amp and BIAS FX guitar amp processors, has announced the launch of BIAS Pedal, the first tone match distortion pedal. They tell us that BIAS Pedal allows users to capture any distortion pedal sound in the world. They say that, for the first time, guitarists and bassists will be able to create their own distortion pedal from circuit guts to the transistors, tone match any real life analog distortion pedal, and seamlessly transfer their pedal creations between their iPad, Mac/Win, and hardware devices. A limited batch of BIAS Distortion units will be available for pre-order on October 20th via Positive Grid's website, with an official launch date expected in late 2016. Here's the details in their own words...

Tone Match & ToneCloud
With BIAS Distortion pedal, users can easily match their favorite distortion, overdrive, fuzz, and boost pedals' tones. BIAS Distortion integrates with BIAS Pedal's Tone Match technology – it analyzes and compares your currently selected pedal and the sound of a target tube pedal. It then executes the tonal compensation and enhancements needed to make your pedal's sound accurately match that of the target pedal. BIAS Distortion works with Positive Grid's BIAS Pedal app for mobile and desktop to allow users to share and download their custom tones on the cloud.

Distortion Pedal Design
BIAS Distortion Pedal allows users to easily design and modify their custom distortion pedal at the most detailed level – from the input volume, to the distortion stages and gain control, to pre and post EQ, and much more. Users can even change the pedal's virtual guts as they would with a real life analog distortion pedal, like modifying their boost pedal's germanium transistor or tweak their fuzz pedal's silicon transistor. For the utmost ease of use, BIAS Pedal comes with hundreds of factory loaded distortion pedal presets, from blues and rock, to alternative and metal, to everything in between.

Key Features:

  • Presets: Comes with 10 default presets and able to import new ones
  • with BIAS Pedal app (Mac/PC/iPad)
  • Banks: Distortion Pro Pedal comes with A/B bank with total 20 presets
  • MIDI Control: Full MIDI Implementation for much more flexible control
  • Boost: Provides an addition boost function with 3 different boost type to increase additional Gain volume and shape your tone. Boost can be placed before or after the Distortion pedal.
  • True bypass: True Bypass for the pure sound quality
  • Expression Pedal: Connect with EXP. Pedal to real time control any paramater on stage
  • Software: Includes BIAS Pedal app (Mac/PC) for pedal design, preset management and remoting
  • USB connection: USB connection with PC & Mac
  • USB power supply: Able to power up the pedal with USB connection
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth connectivity for BIAS Pedal iOS
  • Tone Match: Allows to match any kind of distortion sound
  • Tonecloud: Share and download tones of distortion sound

Pricing and Availability:
BIAS Distortion Pedal will be available for pre-order on October 20th via Positive Grid's website.

More information:



Even more news...


More Videos

Featured Video
Arturia MiniBrute 2 

See it in action

Friday Fun - Mutable Instruments Clouds and Korg Minilogue Jam 

Texture Granular with regular analog

Earthquaker Pyramids Stereo Flanger - First Look 

Its flanging, but not like before

Sonic LAB Presentation - Roland TR-8S Rhythm Performer 

We get a look at the new AIRA drum machine

Meet The Makers - Chris Randall of Audio Damage 

Plug-ins, roots and the journey