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#1 TxHCBP

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 01:58 PM

Just bought an iPad mini and would like to be able to run Workbench HD and Spider IV Edit from it, no matter where I am. I understand I'd have to have an interface with Lightning/USB port conversion. Has anyone done this?


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#2 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 06:51 PM

No.  Only runs on a PC.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:15 AM

Also runs on Mac OS X & OS 9. 

 

For anyone who works for Line6: any plans to expand to iOS?


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:43 AM

"Any way to run Workbench from my iPad?"

 

The technically correct answer is Yes... but how practical it is to use and whether it is really worth the bother is a completely different question.

 

https://itunes.apple...d714464092?mt=8

 

You will need a Laptop with Wifi that actually runs Workbench (or Mac) and to set up a Wifi network between Tablet and Laptop. Plus Laptop to HD500 USB or other connection to the JTV.

 

Then use the Remote Desktop App to control the Workbench software actually running on the Laptop.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 04:45 AM

For anyone who works for Line6: any plans to expand to iOS?

 

Android? 

 

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#6 clay-man

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:38 PM

I honestly wish they would kind of use their workbench technology and maybe put it in the POD HD. I'm sure it could work if they tweak it. Load Variax workbench presets into the POD HD and be able to call them up through it? Would be amazing.

 

Would be nice to have some live form of workbench, nothing that writes to the bank memory but temporarily replaces the current patch.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:43 AM

I honestly wish they would kind of use their workbench technology and maybe put it in the POD HD. I'm sure it could work if they tweak it. Load Variax workbench presets into the POD HD and be able to call them up through it? Would be amazing.

 

Would be nice to have some live form of workbench, nothing that writes to the bank memory but temporarily replaces the current patch.

 

Or heck, the PodHD probably has a lot of storage space, and a Variax Workbench patch definition has got to be really small, like a few KB or less (it's just a list of a few dozen settings). Why not store a bunch of Variax guitar definitions inside the POD?


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 03:45 AM

Well if it can be adjusted in real time via workbench how about opening it up to HD500 real time adjustment - anyone for sliding the pickup up and down the body using an expression pedal?


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#9 jandrio

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Posted 27 August 2014 - 01:46 AM

I honestly wish they would kind of use their workbench technology and maybe put it in the POD HD. I'm sure it could work if they tweak it. Load Variax workbench presets into the POD HD and be able to call them up through it? Would be amazing.

 

Would be nice to have some live form of workbench, nothing that writes to the bank memory but temporarily replaces the current patch.

 

after the recent HD+JTV+workbench s/w-f/w releases, which integrated the JTV control thru the HD500, it now seems feasible 2 store the JTV model parameters on the HD per preset, reducing the number of 512 presets accordingly (say 256, more than enough).

 

under "JTV model parameters" I mean all those things we define thru workbench, such as:

1. body   : type

2. pu     :  type + position + angle + level + wiring + polarity

3. string params: volume + parallel pitch data (pitch+cents+mix only, no alt tuning, this is already handled by the HD500)

4. vol/tone pot settings

5. preset volume (magnetics blend is already handled by the HD500)

 

roughly assuming that the amount of RAM required 4 HD-preset-data storage is twice the RAM required 4 JTV-model-data- storage, the existing HD500 RAM suffices 4 storing 256 "extended-data" presets (ie both HD and JTV-model) instead of 512 HD only presets.

 

in this way, ALL necessary data wld b IMMEDIATELY one-button-accessible stored per preset...

 

the only foreseeable drawback wld b the longer interval necessary 4 loading each preset (?)

 

no hardware change required, only f/w + s/w updates...


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