Line 6 has released the Variax® HD upgrade including Workbench HD software. This free upgrade enhances the ultimate recording guitar with an entire collection of pristine HD instruments—plus the ability to customize instruments and capture unique tones.
Variax HD Upgrade
This free upgrade delivers a world-class collection of HD guitars rebuilt from the ground up using Line 6’s next-generation HD technology, resulting in unprecedented sonic character and a more natural playing experience. From rare vintage electrics to classic acoustics and exotics, each HD instrument delivers superior articulation and exceptional feel—perfect for capturing inspired performances.
“Recording guitarists need to have a wide range of tones at their disposal,” said Max Gutnik, Vice President of Product Management, Line 6. “We took the world’s most revered guitars and applied our years of expertise to meticulously rebuild each and every model in HD. We’ve captured virtually every nuance of these priceless, historic instruments to deliver unmatched tone, sonic detail and versatility. In short, Variax HD is to guitar recording what POD HD is to amp recording.”
Workbench HD Software
The all-new Workbench HD software makes it possible to build one-of-a-kind custom guitars by combining the HD body styles, HD pickups and components in unique ways. Featuring an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, Workbench HD provides full control over scores of important instrument characteristics such as string pitch, string volume, pickup position and much more. Workbench HD also lets guitarists select any Variax pickup model and use it with the natural tone and response of a physical James Tyler Variax guitar—or blend the Variax HD signal with the magnetic pickup sound to create hybrid instruments.
The Ultimate Recording Guitar
Recording guitarists have always had to contend with the challenges of miking acoustics, tuning/retuning issues, pickup noise in the studio, and more. James Tyler Variax guitars eliminate these problems so musicians can concentrate on performing.
Available immediately, Variax HD and Workbench HD are compatible with all James Tyler Variax guitars. To download the upgrades, run the Line 6 Intelligent Updater software.
For more information, visit line6.com.