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things you can't do with the Variax JTV series...
on 2011-02-20 05:48:38
1. palm mute with the same level of attack as a real mag p/u guitar
2.play acoustic models hard (neil young style, etc)
--apparently the reasoning is that since variax is an emulation, you have to change up your playing style a bit in order to get the proper tone in these situations. I actually have found nothing to solve the first one.While this doesn't apply to their ampsims, apparently it does to something like an instrument. I can accept that if that is really the reasoning. However, people should know about it
There will be more of these to come, more things to show the difference between a real guitar and a variax, in case anyone is wondering.
why am i doing this?
I love line 6's products I have the hd500, and the variax JTV-69. I have owned a variax 600, and a variax 300 previously, as well as a pod XT, and a pod X3 live. I hope that, instead of marketing videos, we can see some of the BAD sounds as well, for line 6 to work on them. This might be wishful thinking, probably coming from the reaper community where bugs and ideas are worked out as a community (some criticizm of line 6 is that they don't listen to their users... I believe that to be untrue, at least in the case of palm muting, which they did address, to an extent).
However, I hope it helps some users to make their decisions.
Re: things you can't do with the Variax JTV series...
on 2011-02-20 07:59:17
it appears that acoustic models come through FAR better by using the included VDI cable through a line6 interface such as the pod HD500, the above thread was updated with new demos using this recording method.
Palm muting thread updated as well.
VDI thread here:
The information above may not be current, and you should direct questions to the current forum or review the manual.