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#1 karmicfreak

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:20 AM

I've downloaded the spank 2 preset from a message in this forum (thanks, Derek32999!), and I see the 89 high-gain guitars have been posted for 59 and 69 users.  Is anyone hosting a place for Workbench HD files while we wait for Customtone to feature a Variax section?  

 

 


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#2 TheRealZap

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:36 AM

To my knowledge there is no plans to add these to customtone... they didn't have the original variax files either.. so i wouldn't get your hopes up there.


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:11 PM

they didn't have the original variax files either..

 

Since the old tones don't work with the new Workbench anyway this is no great loss, but maybe now that L6 have settled on the HD format they will add this to Customtone. Maybe wishful thinking but maybe not. If it doesn't happen I am sure people will do as they did before and improvise online storage of tones, Institute of Noise/Vettaville style


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#4 karmicfreak

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 04:19 PM

That's the stuff!  THANKS for sharing!


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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:06 PM

Likely problem 1.

 

The patches stored at Institute of Noise are for pre-HD Workbench and will not work with HD, correct?

 

Problem 2.

 

I just tried to upload a .whd file to IoN, the site will not allow the file type .whd.

 

I changed the type to .vwm and the page said the upload was successful, a user would then have to change the file type back to .whd before using it in Workbench.

 

Unfortunately when searching for the patch I just uploaded  it does not show up and the most recent patch shown is from 2009

 

As I recall there was a notice on that page years ago or maybe I recall reading a message from Andy Z somewhere that said IoN was no longer accepting uploads,do not see the notice now - I am giving up on it but maybe someone else here will have more success uploading new tones to that page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FWIW - User Created Variax Workbench Files are traded here:

http://www.institute.../filesearch.asp

 

1377034697_208322623_ION_Variax_patches.


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#6 karmicfreak

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:21 PM

Likely problem 1.

 

The patches stored at Institute of Noise are for pre-HD Workbench and will not work with HD, correct?

 

Problem 2.

 

I just tried to upload a .whd file to IoN, the site will not allow the file type .whd.

 

I changed the type to .vwm and the page said the upload was successful, a user would then have to change the file type back to .whd before using it in Workbench.

 

Unfortunately when searching for the patch I just uploaded  it does not show up and the most recent patch shown is from 2009

 

As I recall there was a notice on that page years ago or maybe I recall reading a message from Andy Z somewhere that said IoN was no longer accepting uploads,do not see the notice now - I am giving up on it but maybe someone else here will have more success uploading new tones to that page.

Yep, I noticed that after the fact.  Anyone going to step up and make a place for 2013 and beyond?  ... I've already "agreed" to the Ideascale proposal.  Here's the link for anyone else who would like to see this: 

 

         Customtone for JTV guitars       


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#7 stevekc

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

Sorry- looks like the old ION Forum File sharing database does not work anymore for uploads of Variax HD Workbench user created patches Line6 really should step up and add "Tyler Variax HD" Workbench file sharing area in CustomTone. Until then - I have added a Tyler Variax HD" Workbench file sharing area at my VGuitarforums here:

EDIT: here is the link to the working file sharing area

http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=138.0

1377218587_1097017730_VGF_Variax_patches


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#8 johnnyayyy

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 10:56 AM

You, sir, are a hero.

 

I just signed up for the V-guitar site, when my membership is approved I will try to upload some stuff.

 

Thank you for doing this, it will be helpful for many I am sure - and don't forget to promote uploading to the page every chance you get.

 

 

Sorry- looks like the old ION Forum File sharing database does not work anymore for uploads of Variax HD Workbench user created patches 

Line6 really should step up and add "Tyler Variax HD" Workbench file sharing area in CustomTone.

Until then - I have added a Tyler Variax HD" Workbench file sharing area at my VGuitarforums here:

 

http://www.vguitarfo...ownloads;cat=29

 

1377109645_143107770_VGF_Tyler_Variax_HD


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#9 stevekc

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:07 AM

I just signed up for the V-guitar site, when my membership is approved I will try to upload some stuff.

 

 

You are now a member of VGuitarforums

 

Despite the name, over the past 6 years, VGuitarfourms has become more of a hangout for all Guitarists who want to break out into new sonic territory - using any gear. 

 

I'm "Elantric" over there BTW - welcome!

 

If you need help - just PM me.


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#10 karmicfreak

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

Membership request submitted!  Thanks stevekc!  I'll have to get working on more custom guitars to upload now!  I just wrote an exclamation mark after 3 (now 4) sentences!


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#11 stevekc

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:27 PM

new Download area specifically for hosting User created Tyler Variax HD Workbench patches is already growing http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=138.0

 

1377218587_1097017730_VGF_Variax_patches

 

Big Thanks to all who have shared their Variax HD Workbench creations !


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#12 TheRealZap

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:49 PM

I threw a few up :)


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#13 stevekc

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:02 PM

Thank you!!

 

Variax HD Workbench User patch exchange database is growing well for the first day up!

http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=138.0


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:38 AM

I pinned a permanent link on the forum to keep the fun from getting lost in a single thread.

http://line6.com/sup...-20-h-d-models/


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#15 johnnyayyy

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:32 AM

Thank you! :)

 

I pinned a permanent link on the forum to keep the fun from getting lost in a single thread.

http://line6.com/sup...-20-h-d-models/


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 12:04 PM

Thanx Stevekc and all the contributors .. this is a gr8 idea :)

 

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#17 johnnyayyy

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:06 PM

Hmmm, I uploaded 5 more files there late last night and they show up in my uploads list as "approved" but they do not appear for download... weird.

 

Also couldn't figure out how to delete a duplicate that I uploaded... removed the file and labeled it "deleted" but is there a way to remove it completely?


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#18 stevekc

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 03:03 PM

Hmmm, I uploaded 5 more files there late last night and they show up in my uploads list as "approved" but they do not appear for download... weird.

 

 

many are already downloading them - as seen here:

 

http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=138.0

 

1377218587_1097017730_VGF_Variax_patches

 

 

 

 

 

Also couldn't figure out how to delete a duplicate that I uploaded... removed the file and labeled it "deleted" but is there a way to remove it completely?

 

 

Let me review the SMF User Settings -

 

 

Here at my end  - I do see your most recent upload has been renamed "Deleted" - but actually contains a file named  " Eddie Cochran Bridge + Neck.whd "

 

Shall I delete this - or Rename it?


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#19 stevekc

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:49 PM

OK - we had an issue with new uploads getting lost  - so we now have a better method with proven reliabilty

 

Post user created Tyler Variax Workbench HD patches here:

 

http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=138.0

1377218587_1097017730_VGF_Variax_patches


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#20 stevekc

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:55 PM

The RealZap wrote>

I pinned a permanent link on the forum to keep the fun from getting lost in a single thread.



Please update the pinned link above to the new working URL link here:
http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=138.0
Please use this URL link to add new patches - simply hit "New Topic"  (see tab on upper right) - and post a description of your patch and add it as an attachment
1377218587_1097017730_VGF_Variax_patches


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:24 PM

updated.... (not sure why someone gave the pin a negative vote though??!?! seems absurd since it only helps people and has none of my opinions... but whatev's)

 

Please update the pinned link above to the new working URL link here:
http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=138.0


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:50 PM

updated.... (not sure why someone gave the pin a negative vote though??!?! seems absurd since it only helps people and has none of my opinions... but whatev's)

 

Haytaz Gon Hayt...

 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 06:48 PM

threw up a quickie fake jazzmaster model suite.

doubt it would hold up side by side...

but seems to have the general vibe of my previous JM.

(at least the neck and the mid, couldn't quite get the bridge right)


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#24 stevekc

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:24 PM

Hey - just wanted folks to know - its OK when posting patches, you may optionally also post any MP3 Demo audio examples of your Variax Workbench HD patch - as file attachments to your "Patch post" here:
http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=138.0
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#25 jefflynyrd

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:28 AM

Sweet swirling onion rings! Thanks for making this happen!

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#26 stevekc

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:52 AM

You are welcome!

(not sure why someone gave the pin a negative vote though??!?! seems absurd since it only helps people and has none of my opinions... but whatev's)

While I can understand some might feel this situation is a bit like the Ford Mustang  Forum hosting a small block Chevy V8 tips and tricks message board  - at least it gets the job done and serves a useful function.

 

And to Line-6 - WTF - Variax and Variax Workbench User created  files have been around for 10 years now, 

 

Why on earth is there zero support for Variax Workbench patch sharing at Customtone ?

http://line6.com/customtone/

 

Also I should point out that for the past 6 years, VGuitarforums has been a useful site for trading patches within dedicated message boards - where many participate to help folks make the best patch possible.

 

 

Like this:

 

* GR-55 User Created Guitar Patches:
http://www.vguitarfo....php?board=67.0

 


* VG-99 User Created Patches area
http://www.vguitarfo....php?board=35.0

1377283835_629971037_VG99_Patches1.PNG

 

At first it may appear Clumsy - but the working reality is that many folks enjoy reading feedback on their patches, learning how others are using them,  and make improvements.

 

 

For example I feel the last thing we need is multiple duplicate Workbench HD   patches with little communication or dialog on "Which Stevie Ray Vaughan Neck PU patch is best?"


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#27 K3NTaj2

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 01:09 PM

Thank you for doing this - I just sent in my registration request.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 05:51 PM

Added a Fat Strat Bridge position http://www.vguitarfo...hp?topic=9381.0

 

and a whole bank of tweaked Semi's to the board http://www.vguitarfo...hp?topic=9382.0


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#29 Dunkin_Dal

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:12 PM

How long does it take the admin to approve I signed up 2 days ago and still can't get in!


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:02 AM

was within a half an hour for me.

 

How long does it take the admin to approve I signed up 2 days ago and still can't get in!


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#31 stevekc

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 06:09 PM

Typically approvals occur 1 - 12 hrs after you register. All requests to join are reviewed and approved by hand - and to prevent SPAMBOTs clogging the forum,  the first three posts require entering the kaptcha text.

 

Its Labor day weekend in USA - so I have been on holiday past day 


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#32 infor-bumeran

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 01:50 AM

so you need to raise the pitch in file format workbench, whd?

 

! you can put all the parameters in my spreadsheet ¡

 

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#33 stevekc

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:23 AM

WHD ,  BNK , xls, pdf, png, jpg, mp3  files (and many other types are accepted

What other filetype do you need?

 

 

http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=138.0

 

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Also for old WorkBench User

 

I have set up an area for "Pre HD " Variax Users to  exchange Variax Workbench Patches.

This includes all "Pre HD 2.0" Variax Electric Models:  300, 500, 600, 700, and All Tyler Variax models (Pre HD 2.0 )

http://www.vguitarfo...php?board=139.0


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#34 runningcloud

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:43 AM

In Patches for Dummies Dept., how do I download patches from VGuitar? Do I have  to register to get a "download" button to show up with the patch info?


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#35 arislaf

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:45 AM

Yes you need to register to download.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

Jesus, so many users of the jtv, and nothing uploaded to the vg forum....Guys please put something!!


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:05 PM

Jesus, so many users of the jtv, and nothing uploaded to the vg forum....Guys please put something!!

 

 

I uploaded a few, maybe 5 or 6, can't remember... If everyone here does the same we will all have lots to try. Then again, maybe this will never happen... after nearly 10 years we only have around 200 tones uploaded for the original Variax, this tells me either not many people have created anything worth sharing or people are just not interested in sharing waht they have come up with...

 

I plan to create and upload more after L6 resolves the HD500/Workbench issue, maybe others will too.


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