Line 6 has announced the launch of Variax Workbench version 1.1, the interactive, virtual custom shop available exclusively for Line 6’s Variax Electric 300, 500, 600, and 700 guitars. Released in early 2005, the hardware/software package is now available as a free software download for users who connect their Variax directly into Vetta II and PODxt Live using the digital RJ45 cable.
Variax Workbench 1.1 provides guitarists with their own interactive guitar custom shop with all the tools needed to easily create, store, and share guitars they’ve completely customized using a Windows PC or Mac OS X computer. Variax Workbench provides access to an amazing collection of pickups, controls, and bodies allowing guitarists to mix and match parts to create their ideal tone.
In real time, guitarists can easily listen to and tweak the placement and settings of each until they’ve come up with a guitar that is truly unique and meets their creative needs. In addition to the customization of bodies, pickups and sound, guitarists will also be able to create and store custom tunings and retain bank names when transferring models to and from Variax.
Vetta II and PODxt Live users who own a Variax Electric can go to http://www.line6.com/software/ to get the free 1.1 version software.