MESSE06: Line 6 Announces Workbench 1.5 For Variax Guitars

Guitarists can now build custom electric and acoustic instruments on a PC or Mac      31/03/06

Line 6, inventors of digital modelling guitars and amplifiers have released Variax Workbench 1.5 – the combination USB interface and software package that allows guitarists to see and hear the physical changes to their Variax guitar in real time.
The big news is that this latest version of the first interactive, virtual custom shop exclusively for Variax Electric guitars now adds Variax Acoustic 700 editing features.
Variax Workbench 1.5 now provides Variax Electric and Acoustic owners with an interactive guitar custom shop with a complete set of tools to easily create, store, and share completely customized guitars.
For Variax Electric 300, 500, 600, and 700 instruments, Variax Workbench 1.5 provides access to a comprehensive collection of pickups, controls, bodies, and alternate tunings allowing guitarists to create an instrument that is truly unique and meets musicians’ creative needs.
With Variax Acoustic 700 compatibility, acoustic players can tailor their sound with alternate tunings, mic position, compressor, trim controls, and live or studio mode ambient settings. Variax Workbench 1.5 enables guitarists to fill each slot on the Variax Model knob with a custom guitar of their own creation. Plus, the built-in librarian allows users to effortlessly store, share and backup thousands of guitar models.
Variax Workbench 1.5 is compatible with both Windows PC and Mac OSX computers.
A software only version is also available as a free download for Vetta II and PODXT Live owners.
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