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Simultaneous recording on Mic, Aux and Guitar

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Can the Sonic Port VX simultaneously record from two or three inputs?

 

I read in an earlier forum post that the toggle lets you choose only one input at a time.  I wanted to know if it would be possible, perhaps via a firmware hack, to enable all three inputs for simultaneous recording?  Here's my user story:

 

I'm a general aviation pilot (I fly little single-engine airplanes), and I record my flights via GoPro and iPhone devices.  Lately, I've been strea-ming my flights on Periscope, and when Facebook Live is made public I'll be using that as well.  I'm one of thousands of pilots around the world who do this for fun.  To see how this all works check out some of the Facebook Live recordings on https://www.facebook.com/CirrusPilot (not my site).

 

One of the limitations when you do recordings like this is that you have to choose between recording the in-cockpit noise (engine sounds, etc.) and recording the radio communications.  Most pilots choose to record just the radios, but this means that you only hear sound when pilots or Air Traffic Control are speaking.  What's a shame is that when you do this kind of recording you really want to record the cockpit sounds for background effect (at low volume), and have the radio sound come in (at full volume).  The only way to really get your recordings to have this effect is in post-production, which rules out using it live for Periscope and Facebook Live.  It would be awesome if Sonic Port VX could simultaneously take input from the Guitar port and the built-in microphone, along with some adjustment mechanism to control the volume of the microphone.

 

If Sonic Port VX could be used like this, I think you'd get a lot of pilots buying it.

 

Sincerely,

Hans

 

ps: With li-ve strea-ming becoming ever more popular, I can easily see a market for this functionality outside of aviation.  Anywhere someone might want to record background sound with the microphone and simultaneously add higher-quality audio via the AUX or Guitar jacks 

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Hey,

So apparently i just realised this yesterday. I can record guitar vocals and electronic drums( via aux in) simultaneously. The track you set for the aux in has to be set on stereo input as the source. That works great.

 

Cheers

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Hanscath, or Denohpakni, have you had any luck using the sonic port vx for Facebook Live? I am very interested in purchasing the VX if it can be used for FB Live.

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It seems to me you can record the guitar input and SP mono mike at the same time, just don't use the aux input, and adjust the microphone(s) gain. From the SP VX user manual:

 

Input Select Switch
Move this switch to select Sonic Port
VX’s active input:
Guitar In
Stereo microphones
Mono microphone + Guitar In (In
your software, mic appears as
input 1/L and Guitar appears as
input 2/R)
NOTE:
Connecting a cable to the AUX
input deactivates all other input
 
Mic Gain
Turn this thumbwheel to adjust
the gain of Sonic Port VX’s three
microphones
 

 

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