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Hello there. I suspect that the Sonic Port and Sonic Port VX are basically the same device under the hood.

Anyway, since the plug for the Port is basically an USB I think if we connect the item to mac using a female lightning to male usb cable the Mac will recognize the device.

This cable is for example this : https://www.amazon.com/TechMatte-Apple-Pencil-Charging-Female/dp/B01D5NR70E

 

Now, does anyone have such cable and the sonic port and would or have tried to check if this works?

 

 

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I know that it is advertised to be just for charging, but who knows... maybe it can also transfer data. We won't know unless someone tries it and report back.

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I have tried it and last it does not work but I think it is an software block or my midi options. Hopefully line 6 can help figure this out. It is a great device for iPad and iPhone but I will try more option with macbook. I want it to work with this so bad.

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I have tried it and last it does not work but I think it is an software block or my midi options. Hopefully line 6 can help figure this out. It is a great device for iPad and iPhone but I will try more option with macbook. I want it to work with this so bad.

 

Please show a video or pictures of how you connected it to the mac, did you install the line 6 vx drivers?

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Sonic Port vs Sonic Port VX - Yes They Are different

 

Only the SonicPort VX can connect to the USB connection to Mac/Win PC. 

 

The SonicPort can NOT make the USB connection 

 

 

http://line6.com/support/page/kb/_/mobile-products/sonic-port-mobile-in/sonicportconnections

 

 

 

 

 

SONIC PORT VX CONNECTIONS

 

 

1. Before connecting the Sonic Port VX, check your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to be sure you have the latest version of the iOS operating system installed. Instructions for updating your iOS device are available HERE.

 

2. In order to enjoy POD® amp and effects processing, you’ll need our free Mobile POD application. The Mobile POD app also provides firmware updates to the Sonic Port VX hardware.

 

If your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch has internet access, we recommend that you first download and install our Mobile POD app from the App Store app before you attach your Sonic Port VX for the first time. Simply search for 'Mobile POD' on the app store to find and download the Mobile POD app.

 

3. If you are using the Sonic Port VX with a iOS device, connect Sonic Port VX to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using the included 14-pin to Lightning connector cable. The Sonic Port VX has a red LED located on it's top side that will blink once a few seconds after the Sonic Port VX is successfully recognized by your iOS device. If you want to power/charge your iOS device (Lightning only) while using the Sonic Port VX, you can additionally connect the supplied USB-mini cable from the Sonic Port VX into a iOS USB power supply. If you are using the Sonic Port VX with a Windows computer, first make sure and download the Sonic Port Windows Drivers from our software page HERE before you connect the Sonic Port to your computer. If you are using the Sonic Port VX with MAC OS X 10.9 or above computer you will not need to install any drivers. To connect the Sonic Port VX to your computer simply use the supplied USB-A to USB-mini cable to connect it to your computer. Click the photo below for an illustration of these connections:

 

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4. Connect your 1/4" instrument or other audio source to Sonic Port VX or Sonic Port. The Sonic Port VX and Sonic Port can only use one input source at a time, it will use whichever input is connected to first:

  • Using Guitar In (mono): Connect a standard 1/4" guitar cable to the Sonic Port guitar input, then plug the other end into your guitar.
  • Using AUX IN : Connect a standard stereo 1/8" line cable to the Sonic Port VX AUX input, then plug the other end into a line level audio output of your source equipment such as a keyboard, drum machine, mixer, or music player.

5. Connect two mono 1/4" Tip Sleeve cables to the Sonic Port VX's individual Left and Right outputs, then plug the other ends into a playback device such as a mixer, studio monitors, or powered PA speakers to monitor your audio. You can also connect one mono 1/4" Tip Sleeve calbe to only the Sonic Port VX's left output and the Sonic Port VX will sum together both the Right and Left outputs to allow you to connect it to mono sources such as a guitar or bass amp. To connect a pair of headphones or desktop speakers to the Sonic Port VX simply connect the 1/8" stereo cable into the 1/8" Headphone output on the Sonic Port VX. Click the photo below for a illustration of these connections:

 

 

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6. If you would like to set the Sonic Port VX up on a mic stand or the included tabletop stand start off by threading the supplied mic stand mount onto the base of the Sonic Port VX. If you would like to use the Sonic Port VX on a mic stand, you can then simply attach the mic stand mount to a mic stand. If you would like to use the included table top stand for the Sonic Port VX, place the mic stand mount onto the tabletop stand and fasten them together using the supplied 1/4" thread as shown in the illustration below:

 

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We recommend that you place the Sonic Port VX at least 10" away from the source that you are trying to record with the built in mics. We also recommend that you use pop screen with the Sonic Port VX when you are recording vocals.

 

7. Once you have made all your connections launch the iOS or computer app of your choice and your ready to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SONIC PORT CONNECTIONS

 

 

1. Before connecting the Sonic Port, check your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to be sure you have the latest version of the iOS operating system installed. Instructions for updating your iOS device are available HERE.

 

2. In order to enjoy POD® amp and effects processing, you’ll need our free Mobile POD application. The Mobile POD app also provides firmware updates to the Sonic Port hardware.

 

If your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch has internet access, we recommend that you first download and install our Mobile POD app from the App Store app before you attach your Sonic Port for the first time. Simply search for 'Mobile POD' on the app store to find and download the Mobile POD app.

 

3. Connect the Sonic Port to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using the included 14-pin to Lightning connector cable or the 30 pin cable depending on your ios device.The Sonic Port has a red LED located on it's top side that will blink once a few seconds after the Sonic Port is successfully recognized by your iOS device. Click the photo below for a illustration of this connection:

 

ccs-1319933-0-01557700-1409767788_thumb.

 

4. Connect your 1/4" instrument or other audio source to the Sonic Port. The Sonic Port can only use one input source at a time, it will use whichever input is connected to first:

  • Using Guitar In (mono): Connect a standard 1/4" guitar cable to the Sonic Port guitar input, then plug the other end into your guitar.
  • Using IN L/R: Connect a standard stereo 1/8" line cable to the Sonic Port IN L/R input, then plug the other end into a line level audio output of your source equipment such as a keyboard, drum machine, mixer, or music player.

5. Connect a mono or stereo 1/4" cable to the Sonic Port OUT L/R output, then plug the other end into a playback device such as a guitar amp, mixer or powered speakers to monitor your audio. To connect a pair of headphones or desktop speakers to the Sonic Port simply connect the 1/8" stereo cable into the 1/8" Headphone output on the Sonic Port. Click the photo below for a illustration of these connections:

 

 

ccs-1319933-0-21785100-1409767781_thumb.

 

6. Once you have made all your connections launch the iOS app of your choice and your ready to go.

SONIC PORT VX CONNECTIONS

 

 

1. Before connecting the Sonic Port VX, check your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to be sure you have the latest version of the iOS operating system installed. Instructions for updating your iOS device are available HERE.

 

2. In order to enjoy POD® amp and effects processing, you’ll need our free Mobile POD application. The Mobile POD app also provides firmware updates to the Sonic Port VX hardware.

 

If your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch has internet access, we recommend that you first download and install our Mobile POD app from the App Store app before you attach your Sonic Port VX for the first time. Simply search for 'Mobile POD' on the app store to find and download the Mobile POD app.

 

3. If you are using the Sonic Port VX with a iOS device, connect Sonic Port VX to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using the included 14-pin to Lightning connector cable. The Sonic Port VX has a red LED located on it's top side that will blink once a few seconds after the Sonic Port VX is successfully recognized by your iOS device. If you want to power/charge your iOS device (Lightning only) while using the Sonic Port VX, you can additionally connect the supplied USB-mini cable from the Sonic Port VX into a iOS USB power supply. If you are using the Sonic Port VX with a Windows computer, first make sure and download the Sonic Port Windows Drivers from our software page HERE before you connect the Sonic Port to your computer. If you are using the Sonic Port VX with MAC OS X 10.9 or above computer you will not need to install any drivers. To connect the Sonic Port VX to your computer simply use the supplied USB-A to USB-mini cable to connect it to your computer. Click the photo below for an illustration of these connections:

 

ccs-1319933-0-90994800-1409767807_thumb.

 

4. Connect your 1/4" instrument or other audio source to Sonic Port VX or Sonic Port. The Sonic Port VX and Sonic Port can only use one input source at a time, it will use whichever input is connected to first:

  • Using Guitar In (mono): Connect a standard 1/4" guitar cable to the Sonic Port guitar input, then plug the other end into your guitar.
  • Using AUX IN : Connect a standard stereo 1/8" line cable to the Sonic Port VX AUX input, then plug the other end into a line level audio output of your source equipment such as a keyboard, drum machine, mixer, or music player.

5. Connect two mono 1/4" Tip Sleeve cables to the Sonic Port VX's individual Left and Right outputs, then plug the other ends into a playback device such as a mixer, studio monitors, or powered PA speakers to monitor your audio. You can also connect one mono 1/4" Tip Sleeve calbe to only the Sonic Port VX's left output and the Sonic Port VX will sum together both the Right and Left outputs to allow you to connect it to mono sources such as a guitar or bass amp. To connect a pair of headphones or desktop speakers to the Sonic Port VX simply connect the 1/8" stereo cable into the 1/8" Headphone output on the Sonic Port VX. Click the photo below for a illustration of these connections:

 

 

ccs-1319933-0-19757000-1409767799_thumb.

 

6. If you would like to set the Sonic Port VX up on a mic stand or the included tabletop stand start off by threading the supplied mic stand mount onto the base of the Sonic Port VX. If you would like to use the Sonic Port VX on a mic stand, you can then simply attach the mic stand mount to a mic stand. If you would like to use the included table top stand for the Sonic Port VX, place the mic stand mount onto the tabletop stand and fasten them together using the supplied 1/4" thread as shown in the illustration below:

 

ccs-1319933-0-49829700-1409770614_thumb.

 

We recommend that you place the Sonic Port VX at least 10" away from the source that you are trying to record with the built in mics. We also recommend that you use pop screen with the Sonic Port VX when you are recording vocals.

 

7. Once you have made all your connections launch the iOS or computer app of your choice and your ready to go.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SONIC PORT CONNECTIONS

 

 

1. Before connecting the Sonic Port, check your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to be sure you have the latest version of the iOS operating system installed. Instructions for updating your iOS device are available HERE.

 

2. In order to enjoy POD® amp and effects processing, you’ll need our free Mobile POD application. The Mobile POD app also provides firmware updates to the Sonic Port hardware.

 

If your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch has internet access, we recommend that you first download and install our Mobile POD app from the App Store app before you attach your Sonic Port for the first time. Simply search for 'Mobile POD' on the app store to find and download the Mobile POD app.

 

3. Connect the Sonic Port to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch using the included 14-pin to Lightning connector cable or the 30 pin cable depending on your ios device.The Sonic Port has a red LED located on it's top side that will blink once a few seconds after the Sonic Port is successfully recognized by your iOS device. Click the photo below for a illustration of this connection:

 

ccs-1319933-0-01557700-1409767788_thumb.

 

4. Connect your 1/4" instrument or other audio source to the Sonic Port. The Sonic Port can only use one input source at a time, it will use whichever input is connected to first:

  • Using Guitar In (mono): Connect a standard 1/4" guitar cable to the Sonic Port guitar input, then plug the other end into your guitar.
  • Using IN L/R: Connect a standard stereo 1/8" line cable to the Sonic Port IN L/R input, then plug the other end into a line level audio output of your source equipment such as a keyboard, drum machine, mixer, or music player.

5. Connect a mono or stereo 1/4" cable to the Sonic Port OUT L/R output, then plug the other end into a playback device such as a guitar amp, mixer or powered speakers to monitor your audio. To connect a pair of headphones or desktop speakers to the Sonic Port simply connect the 1/8" stereo cable into the 1/8" Headphone output on the Sonic Port. Click the photo below for a illustration of these connections:

 

 

ccs-1319933-0-21785100-1409767781_thumb.

 

6. Once you have made all your connections launch the iOS app of your choice and your ready to go.

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