San Francisco, CA (June 9, 2009)–Line 6 and D’Addario announced the development of the MIDI Mobilizer, a portable MIDI device, and Planet Waves Rig Remote iPhone software yesterday at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
MIDI Mobilizer and Rig Remote 1.0 are currently in development, with pricing, availability, and more detail on the complete feature set to be announced at a future date.
“With the MIDI Mobilizer, the iPhone becomes the most portable and versatile editor and tone storage device for your Line 6 gear,” claimed Marcus Ryle, Line 6 co-founder and SVP of research and development, as he demonstrated a prototype at the Conference. “Finding the perfect tone has never been easier.”
When used with Rig Remote, the forthcoming iPhone app from musical-instrument company Planet Waves, MIDI Mobilizer reportedly allows guitarists to control Line 6 Variax digital modeling guitars and Vetta II digital modeling amplifiers.
Digital modeling technology makes it “possible to put the sounds of hundreds of amps, guitars and effects into one system,” stated Ryle. Digital modeling “greatly simplifies the amount of gear needed for a guitarist to play a wide range of sounds.”
Line 6 Variax guitars model the sounds of 25 celebrated instruments including electric and acoustic guitars, a banjo and even an electric sitar. Line 6 Vetta II amplifiers feature models of 80 guitar amplifiers, over 80 effects, and more. All models can be controlled with Rig Remote and adjusted in real-time.
Planet Waves’ Rig Remote app features a graphical display that takes a nod from the Line 6 software commonly used to adjust Variax and Vetta II tones via personal computer. The iPhone display and touch screen allow users to scroll, choose and adjust models of amps, guitars, pickups, pickup placement, alternate tuning and more. Guitarists can save their favorite settings and apply them to any Variax guitar or Vetta II amplifier.
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