updated 10:50 am EDT, Fri April 7, 2006
Variax Workbench 1.5
Line 6 today released Variax Workbench 1.5, the latest iteration of the company's interactive virtual custom shop exclusively for Variax electric guitars. The update adds acoustic 700 editing features, and provides Variax electric and acoustic owners with a set of tools to easily create, store, and share customized guitars. Variax Workbench 1.5 provides access to a comprehensive collection of pickups, controls, bodies, and alternate tunings for Variax electric 300, 500, 600, and 700 instruments. With acoustic 700 compatibility, acoustic players can tailor their sound with alternate tunings, mic position, compressor, trim controls, and live or studio mode ambient settings. The software enables guitarists to fill each slot on the model knob with a custom guitar of their own creation, and the built-in librarian allows users to store, share and backup thousands of guitar models. Variax 1.5 is priced at $140, and requires Mac OS X 10.2 or later.