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James Tyler Variax: Overview | Line 6

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Uploaded on Nov 9, 2011

Sean Halley demonstrates some of the incredible versatility of the new James Tyler Variax®. All JTVs come loaded with 28 electric and acoustic guitar models and 11 alt tunings saved to the guitar. Free Variax® Workbench™ software is your virtual guitar workbench, with 28 guitar body models (solid-body, semi-hollow, or hollow), which can be mixed and matched with 17 neck and bridge pickup models (single-coil or humbucker).

More sound samples! http://tylervariax.com/sounds.php

Find a dealer near you: http://line6.com/dealers/?product=JTV

Notes:
All sounds were recorded in a direct wet/mic'd dry configuration. The guitar went into a POD® HD500, and afterward the XLR outputs of the HD500 were sent to a pair of homebrew Neve® mic preamps. The preamp outputs were sent into a new AVID HD IO audio interface, and on into Pro Tools® HD.

The HD500 was also connected to a DT25™ head over L6 Link™. Only the dry preamp signal was sent to the DT25, which was sent out of an older VHT 4x12 cabinet loaded with Celestion® Vintage 30's, and mic'd on the bottom with an AEA R92 ribbon mic. The mic went into an EMI REDD47 tube mic preamp, then into the AVID HD IO, and then into Pro Tools® HD.

No effects were added in post after recording -- all effects came live from the HD500, and were mixed with the mic'd dry cabinet signal. The exception to this occurred in the case of the acoustic guitar samples, where only the direct feed from the HD500 was used, with no amp modeling enabled.

Amps used were custom-built on the fly, mixing and matching amp parts using the preamp and tone stack from the HD500, and the variable tube power amp section on the DT25 head.

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