Line 6 Variax Workbench Software - Your Own Personal Guitar Custom Shop! Build your own custom guitar at home on your PC or Mac! Variax Workbench provides Variax 300, 500 and 700 owners with their own personal guitar custom shop with the tools to easily create and store the guitars they've been dreaming of. Select from a complete list of guitar bodies, choose pickups and placement, and tweak other parameters to design guitar models that are truly unique. This unique combination USB interface and software application allows you to see and hear the physical changes as you apply them to your custom guitar. You can even add alternate tunings! Once you've created your custom guitars, model patches can be stored in the included "Tone Locker", downloaded into any of the 12 available positions on your Variax Variax 300, 500 and 700, and even emailed to your friends that own a Variax. Your dream guitar is just a few clicks away!
Features: Works with Variax 300, 500 and 700 Compatible with any Windows® PC or Mac® OSX computer Allows you to completely customize any or all of the sounds on the Variax model knob and five-way selector Create custom or alternate tunings for any electric guitar you create Easily create, store, share and back-up thousands of guitar models using the librarian feature Workbench's detailed graphics allow you to see and hear the guitars you create in real time Includes custom RJ-45 cable, USB cable and hardware interface Self-powered through USB connection and small enough to throw in your guitar's gig bag (if not your pocket) Editor With Variax Workbench, you can select from a complete list of guitar bodies, pickups and placement, tone and volume controls, and tweak until you've come up with a guitar that is truly unique. With Workbench, it's like having all the coolest pickups, controls, and bodies of the greatest guitar collection, all at your instant disposal.
This combination USB interface and software package allows you to see and hear the physical changes to your custom guitar in real time. Ever wonder what a single-coil pickup would sound like on a hollowbody tuned a whole octave down? Probably not. That's because it wasn't a reality... until now.
Librarian One of the main reasons for having different guitars isn't just the pickups and sound, but the tuning. Workbench allows you to not only make your own guitars, but you can select a custom tuning to go along with it. Now your T-model setting can be in Open G, your Spank model can be tuned a half-step down, and your Lester model can go to Drop D.
You can make as many guitars as you want using Workbench's Librarian. Keep track of your custom guitars, store them on your computer's hard drive, email them to friends, or just make a CD-ROM backup so you can load your guitars into any Variax you use! Workbench allows you to fill each slot on the Variax Model knob AND five-way switch with your custom guitar collection.
The Hardware Fits In Your Gigbag Using the special RJ-45 connector that plugs Variax 300, 500 and 700 into a Vetta™ II amp, you can go "inside" and create custom guitar models. Using the included custom digital Variax cable and converter box, you can now USB into any Windows® or Mac® OSX computer and edit the guitar entirely on screen. Now you can SEE exactly what you're playing!
Computer System Requirements You will need to have a Variax™ 500 or 700 guitar and a Windows XP®, Windows ME®, 2000 or 98SE PC with at least a Pentium® II 400 MHz or better processor, one available USB port, and 128MB or more of RAM. Mac® users need to have OS X 10.2 or higher and at least a G4 with 400 MHz or better. You will also need an amplifier available to plug the 1/4" audio cable into to hear the results of customization.
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