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Line 6 Variax Workbench 1.5

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Line 6 Variax Workbench 1.5

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Quick Overview

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 greatest pickups, controls, and bodies of the greatest guitar collection, all at your instant disposal.

This combination USB interface and software package for Variax Electric family guitars 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.

With Variax® Workbench™, you can get inside your Variax Acoustic 700 and fully personalize it with live or studio ambient modes, alternate tunings, mic position, compressor, and trim controls. This combination USB interface and software package for Variax Acoustic allows you to see and hear the physical changes to your custom guitar in real time. Now you can tweak each string’s tuning on your favorite model, build the ultimate 12-string acoustic guitar from any of the available models, or put variations of your favorite guitars in every slot on the model knob!
If you’re playing a room that’s heavily tiled and boomy, switching to LIVE mode will give you dry sound that has the room-like reflections taken off the guitar model. However, if you’re recording direct, STUDIO mode will give you all the air and lush body modeling that you’ll need for a warm and realistic acoustic track.

  • MIC Position Slider
    This slider gives you the ability to move the microphone model. When you decrease the slider's value it is as if you are moving the microphone closer to the guitar's sound hole. This emphasizes more of the guitar body model and the lower frequencies. When increasing the sliders value, you de-emphasize the guitar body model and hear more of an emphasis on the upper frequencies.

  • COMP Setting Slider
    Variax Workbench makes getting great studio-quality compression easy. At 0%, you get a natural uncompressed sound for gentle, dynamic finger picking. As you move the slider towards 100%, the compressor delivers a punchy attack and smooth release for more aggressive strumming with a pick.

  • TRIM Volume Slider
    By default, the TRIM slider is set at unity gain (0dB). TRIM allows you to attenuate or boost your guitar from -18dB up to +6dB.


    • Works with Variax™ 300, 500, 600 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 construct
    • 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)

    Computer System Requirements :

    You will need to have a Variax™ 300, 500, 600, 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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