Unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Conference, MIDI Mobilizer is a portable MIDI device, and Planet Waves Rig Remote is iPhone software for use with Apple iPhone and iPod touch using OS 3.
When used with Rig Remote, the forthcoming iPhone app from Planet Waves, MIDI Mobilizer lets guitarists control Line 6 Variax digital modeling guitars and Vetta II digital modeling amplifiers. Line 6 Variax guitars model the sounds of 25 instruments, including electric and acoustic guitars, a banjo and an electric sitar. Line 6 Vetta II amplifiers feature models of 80 guitar amplifiers, more than 80 effects and more. All models can be controlled with Rig Remote and adjusted in real time via its amp panel–inspired knobs.
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 touchscreen make it easy 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.
MIDI Mobilizer and Rig Remote 1 are currently in development, with pricing, availability and more detail on the complete feature set to be announced at a future date.