Dual-Core Processor Delivers 4-Times the Punch!

Like with any new technology, chips get faster and smaller and allow us to do so much more. In regards to what they can do in the James Tyler Variax modeling guitar, our crack engineering and sound design teams really stepped up to knock this thing out of the park!

Let’s get the info straight from Curtis Senffner, Sr. DSP Software Engineer at Line 6. He worked tirelessly to up the ante and bring to life the most authentic-feeling modeling guitar in history. Then we’ll hear from some players who got to reap the benefits.

Curtis explains, the new chip is significantly more powerful and has allowed us to:

  • Run fuller and clearer models of guitar bodies and pickups
  • Allow all models to be alternate tuned
  • Improve alternate tuning purity and speed
  • Provide alternate tuning customization
  • Allow new modes of operation and editing

Thank you, Curtis.

And here are a few quotes from pros who are beta-testing for us:

“Freaking guitar sounds stupid good even on camcorder.”

“Been playing with it through a few Marshall® amps, Fender® Bassman®, UniValve® and my rack…I hope you don’t need this back immediately. I’m way floored.”

“In general, this JTV sounds and responds much more like a complete instrument than the previous versions. You don’t have that sense of being once removed from the tone. Feels much more organic and like the traditional guitar experience.”

7 Responses to “ Dual-Core Processor Delivers 4-Times the Punch! ”

  1. Nos402 Says:

    Can’t wait to get mine! Pre-ordered a Korean 69 in black. I at once rejoice and curse how fast technology evolves! Now my computer and my guitar can become outdated in a couple of years (though I still LOVE my Variax 700 and the variety and versatility of the Variax make it totally worth it all!)

  2. arnegleason Says:

    @Nos402 — Pre-ordering a guitar? You must be nuts or something! (I’ve pre-ordered a JTV, too — Nuts!)

  3. Nos402 Says:


    Obviously I’m nuts! I mean using a digital modeling guitar into a Pod X3 instead of a “real” guitar into a vintage tube amp? I’m very clearly insane. Insane with a truckload worth of awesome sounds! :)

  4. Geeman Says:

    I see lots of online stores offering pre-ordering of the Korean models but, who will be selling the American models? The wait is killing me!!!!!!!!

  5. Line6Renken Says:

    Geeman—I would contact Sweetwater.

    WE are all nuts together. Good times!

  6. Geeman Says:

    Yes we are, and if I order the American version, my wife will become a nutcracker!

    Thanks for the info Rich!

  7. ntpromise Says:

    Virtual whammy bar anyone? I want a Gibson scale with a tremolo, but you don’t make one; BOO! However, a whammy bar connected to a pot. wired up to control pitch. You already have a virtual capo that operates instantaneously, so you’re halfway there. No more tuning problems ever again!! Plus it can do everything a Steinberger trans-trem can do. And it could act as a wah pedal/bar as well!

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