Line 6 Variax Workbench

Line 6 Variax Workbench

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Variax Workbench, MIDI Editor from Line 6 in the Variax series.

6 user reviews
Prices starting at $100 Average price: $100

Line 6 Variax Workbench tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Line 6
  • Model: Variax Workbench
  • Series: Variax
  • Category: MIDI Editors
  • Added in our database on: 04/29/2004

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Line 6 Variax Workbench user reviews

Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 Variax Workbench
Aaaaaah! .... Workbench, finally!
The complement of my Variax 700 whose sonorities were beginning to get tired a little after a few months ... Let's install this app to quickly see if his reputation is justified.

Well, my config is conventional for a home studio owners: P4 2.6 Ghz, 1 GB Ram, his EMU1616 external card, 1 USB port available, a CD-ROM, 1 internet connection (almost mandatory to register the product) ;dropoff window ben, forward!

What, already finished?

Well, well, no pb ...


Come on, now click on the icon magic. P ... it's beautiful, entering a luthier workshop! It's just if there are no guitars hanging on the wall. Incredible!

Quickly, we set: while a body of SG, 3 humbuckers, well, I will rotate a bit, just to change the usual sound. Ah well, then AC: I can even position the microphones on the bottom of the handle! and behind the bridge! How far will they stop, Line6?

First test, the guitar is a reliee the computer by its transparent USB and RJ45 cable box, I select a virtual amp Waooouh! I just create a unique scratching sound on earth (and in the Universe, eh, potato!).

Quick, second test: a body Hollow Body Jazz, well grimey microphones rules at max output power, tuning with two bass strings in place of the lower strings ... I'm on, I'll plant the becane , ca can not exist such a thing! Nope, ca spitting sound perfectly clear, in the background with the bass strings that round agreement beautifully well ... I still just create an instrument heard on Earth ... (and in the Galaxy, eh, sausage!).

It's fine all this, but I'm doing what, my sounds of space? Hop, backup function, re-hop, storage on the hard drive and re-re-hop, transfer to the Variax via the USB case. Soft Beds, Hard Battles, the rock'n'rollienne glory awaits us!

As you can see, apart from those that English repels the interface, this software is magical body ... The possibilities mixer, microphones, impedances are multiple. A real treat!


I use Workbench for 8 months now. This is THE software for all owners of Variax who wishes to evolve his guitar and, in turn, evolve musically in the same occasion. No doubt that this is the "commercial" version of the original software that allowed the models (patches) sold with the Variax.

Proposed one might regret that the models are, for now number has barely adequate to satisfy our thirst for Creation. It is now a LINE6 to evolve fast enough product and its support not to weary customers in a marketplace increasingly active in the world of modeling. Fortunately, some DEBROUILLARDS put online patches (

In the end, Workbench is the violin and creation workshop ideals to bursting with his Variax without risk of fatigue!

Update 2008: I confirm that the Workbench is an essential addition to changing its Variax. It has been three years since I played this guitar on non-standard and thanks to Line 6 modeling software, I re-discovered as soon as I connect the small box to clear my bike ... Giant!

Tin-Man's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" un'vieux 'who always does ..."

Line 6 Variax Workbench
Product installed on a winwin7 in 64b, with all the updates at the time of this writing.
bp no particular installation.
We must also think about installing JAVA, without which workbench does not work.

I find all fairly intuitive.


So for pc config
winwwin 7 64bit.
in sound card: Pod X3 Pro or the Behringer Xenyx 2442usb home.
Not the stuff "Pro" then.
I stay in the home studio.

Everything works nickel. No crash when "creation" guitar + / - exotic.


I use since 2008. So I step back.

Configuring SA guitar. However careful you can not create stuff too outside nails ... an acoustic 6 string with 2 pickups strat for example, well it's not possible ...
sound = no micro
Ditto to create a 12-string Les Paul, I have not found a possibility.
However, create a Strat with 2 (or 3) P90, 1 squarely on the handle and another parallel to the strings, yes, it can.
Ricken lipstick with a sitar, yes it is possible ...

Frankly it's pretty fun as a concept.

I think Line 6 will do more, but push the delirium even further would have been nice (one acoustic 12 string with a good humbucker side handle and a single side easel ... for example ...)

Here, good product so that I always use with pleasure (coupled with a Variax 600 I am also fully satisfied ...)

davchen's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 Variax Workbench
The installation does not pose as me. Prior to the upgrade it is necessary USB drivers PODXT Live in my case, the firmware of the PODxt Live and that of my Variax 500.


PC: Athlon 2.6Ghz, 512MB Ram, Windows 2000.
It works perfectly


I use it for two weeks and I must say I t ds sduit The beginning.
The big intrt for my case is more than the alternate tuning Fast Fashion a new guitar (body, pick up ....)

flibust's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Line 6 Variax Workbench
Easy on my PC (Pentium4 2GHz, multimedia and config)
saying anything we follow the install instructions and then connects (I have the USB hardware directly to the Variax cable and SPECIFICATIONS for VETTAI-THERNET-) ... and it works great.


No bp of instability after two months of use


Easy job for a ergonomic top: the notches are clear, more explicit visuals agrments (choice boxes, microphones, sleeves, positioning microphones ... mouse) including the alternate tunings ...
can "make" arm circumference of prototypes that sound ...
I will say that I especially like the principle of preset alternate tunings will integrate with the Variax which n'tait not possible on variax500 (unlike the Variax Acoustic 700 that intgre-officio) condition to choose senss stuff (especially at the capos) ...
I dplore: the lack of innovative presets (upgrades to line6 clown: I AIM-made for the simultaneous ovation, or other signs of electrical ...) but the software calls for the hack ... it is his calling and is fulfilling its rle on that! but hey, libraries of sounds by Muls line6 would not be bad ....
outstanding quality price ratio: 85euros for a guitar shop and lab violin .... !!!!!
Note that the USB Casing conversion sailed without pb ds the front pocket of opinion gigbag ... therefore extreme mobility for those with a laptop PC or Mac: you can take as many guitars and presets (virtual tunings) you want to run ....

I stay on my position from another post (on the variax500): line6 really poustouflants offers products, especially for home studio enthusiasts ... the modlisation is a real plus for the world of guitar that I am unable to mount an electronic or a basic DIY Ralite I am in the guitar maker and I m I qqs protos crs I really like that sound .... and it does not care whether it's his fender, gibson, gretsch or refund ... Martin Fidler heaven guitarist I tell you ...

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