I’ve never been a fan of the Pod line of products by Line 6 (you might even say I snob the company). This may explain why I’d never heard of the alternate tuning abilities of their line of guitars, the Variax. From what I can see, the principle is the same as Roland VG series of effects.
The alternate tuning is computer modeled regardless of the actual tuning to which the guitar is tuned to. They are cool looking guitars and I’ll be keeping an eye on this from now on.