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Best Answer TheRealZap , 20 May 2014 - 08:21 AM

the original workbench software will not work with the hd500x or hd pro-x

sorry....

you'll need an older pod. (the hd500 does work, and everything older)

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#1 Tax-Free

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 07:36 AM

I.m trying to get my variax to work through hd500x with workbench 1.75

But for some reason the workbench does'nt recognize any of my line 6 devices

I have used line 6 monkey to update everything that needed to be updated but I just can't get the workbench

to communicate with my variax 700

By the way I'm using windows 8

Is there anyone who can help me?


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#2 TheRealZap

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Posted 20 May 2014 - 08:21 AM   Best Answer

the original workbench software will not work with the hd500x or hd pro-x

sorry....

you'll need an older pod. (the hd500 does work, and everything older)


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Posted 22 May 2014 - 02:37 AM

And this is why I'm getting a used 500...


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Posted 23 May 2014 - 03:49 PM

Yeah really, just a few lines of code that they could have left to let it work? Why alienate Variax gen 1 users?


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Posted 03 June 2014 - 05:49 PM

This is by far the STUPIDEST thing Line 6 has ever done!!!!!! What about peple who use both older and JTV guitars ?   If this REALLY dumb idea is to try to get us to buy new gear and then find it doesn't work with our older gear to try to get us to buy more new gear (JTV) you have JUST LOST ME as a line believer.. I thought you were really on to something., guess you don't care about the people who got you this far. Yamaha tell you to do this ?


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:42 AM

If  i understand well we could use a POD XT LIVE, POD X3 LIVE, POD HD PRO or POD HD 500 for any upgrade of variax 700 series and not the X version of PODs ...

 

could you plan to make a software update or no way as a hardware configuration issue ???

 

thanks


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 02:42 AM

If  i understand well we could use a POD XT LIVE, POD X3 LIVE, POD HD PRO or POD HD 500 for any upgrade of variax 700 series and not the X version of PODs ...

 

could you plan to make a software update or no way as a hardware configuration issue ???

 

thanks


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 02:45 AM

O.K.   bye bye to my 2 new hd500x units and back to the hd500's. You really didn't think about that while R & D was is session ?  Slowly and cautiously backing away from Line 6-too bad.


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Posted 20 June 2014 - 11:30 AM

This is by far the STUPIDEST thing Line 6 has ever done!!!!!! What about peple who use both older and JTV guitars ?   If this REALLY dumb idea is to try to get us to buy new gear and then find it doesn't work with our older gear to try to get us to buy more new gear (JTV) you have JUST LOST ME as a line believer.. I thought you were really on to something., guess you don't care about the people who got you this far. Yamaha tell you to do this ?

 

That's a bit harsh, but yes it is kind of stupid. I'm sure the code to make old workbench work is probably not even 1 MB. Just because the old Variaxes are 10 years old doesn't mean there's no old Variax users left.

 

It's not very fair. I know I'm never getting a 500x because of this, and this ultimately means I'm getting a 500 without paying Line 6 through ebay. This isn't because I don't want to support them, but because it's my only decision.


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 01:35 AM

I"m usually very easy going, but that just seems so illogical not to go backward compatable on this, it just burned me a bit. Check reverb.com for gear. I'm mostly on there now instead of Ebay. Bob's Variax & stuff.


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