Got a Line 6 Variax you want to hook up to use the Workbench software, but don’t own a POD device you can use as an interface to a PC?
Nope? Well it’s my blog. And I’ll probably forget how I did this if I don’t post it here.
With a network cable, a couple of 5-pin DIN sockets, and just the right amount of electrical tape, I achieved the classy result you see below:
Variax Midi Cable
I borrowed this hard-to-find diagram from the internet and added pin numbers for MIDI sockets. I used sockets so I could connect it to one of those USB-MIDI cables on the run. You could just as easily use plugs. Just pay attention to the orientation of pins 4 and 5. I accidentally had them reversed at first and the result was not immediately spectacular. (Ignore the AES and 7V stuff.)
Variax Midi Wiring
Voila! Line 6 Monkey and Variax Workbench now happily recognise my Variax 600 via MIDI cables.
In this new track, Progressive Rock and Rockabilly ignore the advice of their friends and spend an unforgettable night together in an unbridled fit of forbidden passion. The result speaks for itself.
Revenge Of Dr Komodo is most likely the third part of a new mini-suite for my new album, Last Chance To Hear. But all those part numbers get confusing after a while, so this time I gave the track a proper name. The villainous Dr Komodo bears no relation to the otherwise similarly-manic bass player in the accompanying video.
The usual TuneLeak rules still apply! If you’re kind enough to purchase Revenge Of Dr Komodo, you’ll receive the same amount as a discount off the album when it’s released.
And for the eagle-eared amongst you, Revenge Of Dr Komodo also marks the triumphant return of the duck from Diabolique…