Currently Being ModeratedApr 17, 2012 3:57 AM (in response to atreju1978)Re: Variax 500 and Pod HD
I have an HD 500 as well as a Variax 500. I run the Workbench and HD500-Edit from a PC (Win XP) without any issues. I'm pretty sure that this setup will work with Win 7 too.
I'm using my Variax/HD combination, just as you described. At home with phones or direct into my DAW. On stage i plug it into the console, always using the direct mode on the HD. My bandmate uses the combination Variax 400 + POD XT-Live and i must say that the HD sounds way better, simply more natural, as the XTL always produces some kind of hiss . . still usable but not perfect. Editing the HD itself is much easier and more effectiv than the XTL, which i only can safely edit via computer and USB.
With these tools you can program any combination of guitar+amp and recall it with pressing just one single switch. I bought both items used for 250$ each. Unbeatable!