Axe-FX Ultra vs. BIAS vs. Kemper

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  1. TheShreddinHand

    TheShreddinHand Uber Stringer

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    I've also just used the 8-track recorder in jamup. Works great!
     
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    So which is which?
     
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    HyVriD Active Member

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    Android has too much latency for music apps to work :/

    was thinking of giving he answer at the 5k view mark :)
     
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    ultra

    bias

    kemper
     
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    I'll have bought & flipped 3 amps by then
     
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    It's a fantastic app! I had a Kemper for most of the past year and I ended up selling it. Great unit but I was infernally tweaking it and updating it. I moved to a Two-Notes Torpedo and haven't looked back. Now, this little app has really brought out the enjoyment and fun. Super easy to use, sounds great and is really only in its infancy. Can't wait to see what they keep developing for it. One would be pretty hard pressed to tell the difference in a mix.
     
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    it kinda changes, for the leads

    1. bias
    2. kemper
    3. axe

    clean

    1. bias
    2. axe
    3. kemper

    ???

    ANSWER!!
     
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    1. BIAS
    2. Kemper
    3. Ultra

    regardless that app can really keep up.
     
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    I'll have to wait and check back when BIAS is on the iPhone. I haven't looked into it much but I still don't really get how you'd get it into a DAW.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    1. BIAS
    2. .. Axe
    3. ... Kemper

    Really hard to make a pass between 2/3. The cleans sounded/felt a little weird to me on 3, not quite how I've gotten them to come out of my Ultra, so I went with Kemper (which I've never played) - though I liked the dirty #3 a bit better than dirty #2.

    Neato. I'd love to know what they are!
     
  11. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    I use GarageBand on an iPad, but you can line it out to a PC through an 1/8" cable from the headphone jack into Reaper or whatever...I did that before I bought the iPad. Works quite well.

    Also to the OP: it's been over 10k views man....you going to tell us which was which?
     
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    That's what I figured, but you still can't compare them in all reality. They are function different and use different equations to do everything. I mean there were effects on the third one not present on the others. You could even profile the bias amp onto your kemper lol.
     
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    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Anyone else think this review might have been a little 'Biased'?
     
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    Indeed with no pun intended.
     
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    his test is flawed as the 3rd is much louder, so naturally people will like it more. he should really do a test where it is level matched.
     
  17. steinmetzify

    steinmetzify CHUG & SLUDGE

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    Did Positive Grid do this?
     
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    Not only that but if I understand him correctly, he only used pre-sets. So, I don't know if he tweaked each one to try and get similar settings or if he just used whichever setting he liked the best.

    In which case, it wasn't a matter of which one sounded the best, just which one is best sounding out of the box.
     
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    Soooo here's the answer!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sIE1RFQx7E

    A. Axe-Fx Ultra (Fractal Audio Systems)
    B. Kemper Profiling Amp
    C. BIAS and Jamup Pro App (Positive Grid) on iPad 2

    Dayam!

    Loads of people thought BIAS was an AXE FX.

    I'm off to play with BIAS now...:)
     
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    asher So Did We

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    It's definitely not what my Ultra sounds like, I'll tell you that :lol:
     

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