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BIAS Delivers a New, More Powerful Master Perfection Suite

Our friends over at BIAS have told us that their Master Perfection Suite, a powerful ensemble of six professional audio processing plug-ins, has been given a significant makeover. Version 1.2 now supports additional... Read more »

Undo a Series of Actions in BIAS Peak

Most programs give you a finite number of undos, and in some cases, these don't go back far enough. Peak's Edit Commands provide users with a powerful method of undoing virtually any number of editing actions... Read more »

Using the Show Edits Feature in BIAS Peak

When you enable the Show Edits command, Peak will indicate any and all areas of an audio document that you have edited by enclosing these areas with hatched lined. This offers users a convenient visual reference so... Read more »

Fixed Bias

This is a technique for biasing output tubes in guitar amplifiers using a pot (potentiometer) to adjust negative voltage on the vacuum tube's grid as compared to its cathode. Although this term is widely used, it's... Read more »

Monitoring Your Audio in BIAS Peak (Mac OS X)

Unlike some other applications that use your system preferences settings as the default for all audio output, Peak requires you to select the device you wish to use for playing back audio files or recordings using... Read more »

Repairing Clicks in BIAS Peak

One of the few downsides to all our amazing digital hardware and software is that it's nowhere near as forgiving as our older analog gear. And nothing's worse than laying down a perfect track and then discovering... Read more »

Using the “Harmonic Rotate” Feature in BIAS Peak

There is a rather cool feature in BIAS Peak that many are not aware of. Harmonic Rotate is a wonderful tool to use when doing sound design experimentation. It allows the frequency spectrum of a selected audio clip... Read more »

Clear the Clipboard in BIAS Peak to Free Up Disk Space

There are many ways to make your song longer in Peak. The easiest is by copying a part of your song, then reinserting it in a different place. The downside of this (particularly if you've copied a significant chunk... Read more »

Changing the Pitch of an Audio Selection in BIAS Peak

BIAS Peak can alter the pitch of an audio selection by as much as an octave up or down, with excellent results. To change the pitch of a selection, choose Change Pitch from the DSP menu or from the toolbar. Next... Read more »

Using the Guess Tempo Feature in BIAS Peak (Mac OS X)

If you're working with audio and don't know the tempo of the piece, BIAS Peak has a Guess Tempo command that will look at the data and then automatically guess the actual tempo for you. This only works if there is... Read more »

Recovering Audio Files in BIAS Peak

Sooner or later, despite your best efforts, you're going to discover that the audio file that opened perfectly yesterday now won't open at all. Who knows where the corruption came from -- all that matters is that... Read more »

Applying the Reverse Boomerang Effect in BIAS Peak

One of the more interesting effects available in the DSP menu of BIAS Peak is the Reverse Boomerang, in which a reversed copy of selected audio is mixed back in with the original sound. Typically, a good deal of... Read more »

BIAS SoundSoap Pro Update Released

BIAS, Inc. has announced that SoundSoap Pro, the highly acclaimed noise reduction and restoration plug-in for Mac and Windows has been updated to version 1.2 and now features 100% native compatibility with Apple's... Read more »

Using the Change Gain Feature in BIAS Peak

Even when you're careful about miking an instrument (or even an entire ensemble), you may find that on playback, one side of the stereo recording is not quite as loud as the other. You can open these files within... Read more »

Using BIAS Peak’s Loop Tuner

The key to a good loop often comes down to where you place the loop points. It's a common mistake to believe all loops must begin and end on a zero crossing point (although that's always nice if it happens). Peak's... Read more »

Using Plug-In Envelopes in BIAS Peak

There is a rather cool feature in Peak that most users don't know about. See, Peak has an editable plug-in envelope, which allows users to program a variable wet/dry mix over a selected portion of an audio waveform... Read more »

Adding Data to Existing Audio in BIAS Peak

BIAS Peak has an "Add" command that allows users to take any selection of audio copied to the clipboard and place it into an existing audio document. The Add function differs from the Mix function slightly, in that... Read more »

More New at Musikmesse

There are just so many cool products being shown at this year's Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany that we could easily fill several days worth of inSync. But as the show is winding down, we're going to give you a... Read more »

New at Musikmesse

Musikmesse is Europe's version of our NAMM Show. It takes place in Frankfurt, Germany and runs from March 28th through the 31st. Here's a quick overview of just some of the items that have already been unveiled at... Read more »

Using Virtual Instruments in BIAS Peak

Most people don't realize this, but Peak can be used to play Audio Units - and VST-format virtual instruments. However, an input method must first be configured. The easiest way is to have a MIDI controller... Read more »

SMDI Error Messages with BIAS Peak

BIAS Peak 5 supports the transfer of samples between a Mac and a SMDI sampler, such as the Kurzweil K2000/2500/2600 and the E-MU E-IV, ESI-32, ESI-4000, E-64, and E5000. If a SMDI device cannot be found even though... Read more »

Higher Peak

BIAS has posted version 5.21 of Peak Pro and Peak LE to their website. These are free updates for registered owners. Just log in and download them!

Recording Through Effects Plug-Ins Within BIAS Peak

One of Peak's coolest features is the ability to record tracks through any installed plug-ins when using Core Audio. So, for instance, you can EQ a recording using an appropriate plug-in to remove rumble or pump up... Read more »

Unlimited Undo and Redo Feature in BIAS Peak (Mac OS X)

During an editing session, Peak maintains an internal list of all your edits. If you find at some point that you're not achieving the results you were hoping for, it's not necessary to start all over again. Peak... Read more »