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GearBox 3.72 Release Notes & Known Issues

gearbox plug-in 3.72 release notes discontinued pod x3 podxt

This release of Gearbox Standalone adds support for Windows 7 and Mac OSX 10.6.
GearBox Plug-In Support does not apply, please see the following knowledge base article for more details:

Gearbox Plug-in Effect: Discontinued


New features/changes/fixes in this release:
  • The currently released drivers and Line 6 Monkey with Windows 7 and Snow Leopard support are bundled with this GearBox package.
  • A minor bug which could cause the tonedirect volume to be set to 0 with some patches was fixed.

You can download the latest Gearbox release at: http://line6.com/software/

System Requirements:
WINDOWS®

  • Pentium® 4, 1.2GHz or better (2.5Ghz or higher recommended)

  • Windows® XP® (with SP2 or better) or Windows® Vista® (32 bit and 64 bit versions are supported)

  • 512MB RAM minimum (1GB or more recommended)

  • 1GB free HD space minimum (10GB or more recommended for recording)

  • USB 1.1 or 2.0 port on computer for connecting Line 6 hardware (USB 2.0 port is required for TonePort UX8 and POD X3 family devices)

  • Internet connection required for activation (once activated, Internet connection is not required, except for access to optional Guitar Port Online membership service).

  • Host application that supports RTAS* or VST Plug-ins (for optional GearBox RTAS/VST Plug-In)

MACINTOSH®

  • Intel® or Power PC® based G4 1.5GHz or better (G4 1.67 or better recommended)

  • OS X 10.4 or better

  • 512MB RAM minimum (1GB or more recommended)

  • 1GB free HD space minimum (10GB or more recommended for recording)

  • USB 1.1 or 2.0 port on computer for connecting Line 6 hardware (USB 2.0 port is required for TonePort UX8 and POD X3 family devices)

  • Internet connection required for activation (once activated, Internet connection is not required, except for access to optional Guitar Port Online membership service).

  • Host application that supports RTAS* or AU Plug-ins (for optional GearBox RTAS/AU Plug-In)

Known Issues:
  • Master and Record section controls of GearBox app stay active in Tuner mode. They will have no audible effect in Tuner mode, but the application will re-sync all parameters when exiting Tuner mode.
  • GearBox will not always save the correct amp model and/or settings when transferring to an X3 unit. The work-around at this point is to edit a parameter (i.e. move the volume knob up and then back to the original position), and then the tone will store/transfer correctly.
  • GearBox Player will not playback .m4a files. You will need to convert them into .mp3 files.
  • Changing Variax models during ‘Tone Transfer’ with GearBox can cause MIDI device timeout error- please allow Tone Transfer to complete before changing Variax models.
  • GearBox vocal presets default POD X3 input to guitar instead of mic due to them being created prior to POD X3 hardware - the input can be changed once the tone is loaded.
  • GearBox application does not prompt save on application exit - users must remember to save changed tones before exiting the application.
  • GearBox application defaults to Variax Electric panel. If an acoustic or bass is connected, please select the proper Variax type manually to sync software to the attached Variax.
  • Rapid switching of Variax via 5 way selector switch on the guitar can cause the application to fall out of sync with the currently selected Variax model.
  • Tones can get out of sync between POD X3 and Gearbox when doing special case tone selection. This includes tone swap, Lock Tone loading, and choosing to only load Tone 1 or Tone 2 of a patch from the X3 hardware. Please use the GearBox software to choose tones, or double click a different tone in the editor to resync the app and hardware.
  • Gearbox reverts back to American Punk preset upon new launch if last tone is not saved before closing the application.

Mac® OS X Exclusive Issues
  • Typing in GuitarPort Online text fields causes system alert sounds.
  • Player cannot open mono audio files.
  • Drive knob redraw in GearBox can be sluggish when controlling Drive from X3 hardware. Turning the knob in GearBox software does not result in sluggish response, only from hardware.



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