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JTV-59 cant connect to my Mac
by karoko on 2011-03-16 02:28:55

Just got my jtv-59 and thougt i plug it in to my macbook. Downloaded Line6 Monkey and Variax Workbench.

Everything is fully upgraded according to Line6 Monkey but when I start Variax Workbench it cant connect to my guitar.

The USB dongle that were included lights green by the usb connection but blinks red by the guitar connection.

Shall I push any button to start the connection from my guitar?

Given that Line6 Monkey recognizes the firmware in the guitar (ver.1.70) there is some kind of connection...OR am i wrong???

If anyone have a solution to my problem please answer or mail me!

Best Regards Robin



Re: JTV-59 cant connect to my Mac
by sparkyERTW on 2011-03-16 05:00:14

Hey Karoko,

In order for the guitar to power on, a standard 1/4" patch cord has to also be plugged in when using the Variax interface; the VDI cable by itself is not enough to wake up the guitar.  This is only the case with the Workbench interface, of course; when connecting your Variax to the computer via a POD xt/x3/HD500, the VDI cable alone is enough.



Re: JTV-59 cant connect to my Mac
by karoko on 2011-03-17 00:16:51

Thank you for fast answer. I tried it today and it works like a charm




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