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#1 69tele

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:42 AM

Hi there long time line 6 user but newbie to the Variax world.

 

Just bought a used Variax 300 and wondering what are the best options for connecting it to my PC to use the workbench and if it also can connect to other Line 6 products.

 

I currently have a Flextone 3 and POD XT (Desktop Version)

 

The workbench software/cable seems to be in short supply on ebay etc.. at least here in Europe and thought there might be a way of connecting via another Line 6 Device?

 

Thanks !

 

 


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#2 phil_m

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:58 AM

You can connect to Workbench through any Line 6 device that has a VDI interface. That would be the Vetta II, XTL, X3L, HD500 or the POD HD Pro (thinks that's all of 'em off the top of my head).


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#3 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:44 AM

Or the WB USB Interface that was sold with WB.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 09:17 AM

EXCEPTION: the 500x\PROX will not work with the original workbench software.

 

You can connect to Workbench through any Line 6 device that has a VDI interface. That would be the Vetta II, XTL, X3L, HD500 or the POD HD Pro (thinks that's all of 'em off the top of my head).


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 01:58 AM

thanks if I can find a used XT live or X3 live might be better than spending $150 on the software / cable alone !


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:58 AM

I agree with that.  A used X3 live might not cost any more than the interface unless you can find somebody unloading the interface on Ebay.  It's too bad because the interface would be dirt cheap if they were not bundling it with the "Free" WB software.


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:36 AM

i think you're making the smartest decision in my book!

good luck getting a good deal.

 

thanks if I can find a used XT live or X3 live might be better than spending $150 on the software / cable alone !


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#8 69tele

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:50 AM

thanks guys.. off to ebay I go !


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#9 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 06:55 AM

Big advantage to that decision is you get the additional functionality of the X3 Live which is a nice unit.  Since it's not the latest and greatest they are available fairly cheap compared to a new Pox HD500.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:26 AM

Where can the "free" workbench software be obtained? I have a V300 and an HD500.


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#11 ibjg

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 09:32 AM

Disregard previous post, found software


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:05 AM

 I own an HD500x and a variax 300. Have there been any software updates that would allow workbench to work with the hd500x or do you still need the interface?


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 04:39 AM

there has not been and there will not be any updates for this, you will need the interface or an older pod.

 

 I own an HD500x and a variax 300. Have there been any software updates that would allow workbench to work with the hd500x or do you still need the interface?


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 06:08 PM

Still say it's lazy and just forcing people to get stuff they shouldn't need. Just some lines of code for an interface...


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