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Sonic Port VX guitar input signal too hot

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Hi everyone,

 

I can't seem to figure out how to lower the input volume (for guitar) on my sonic port vx.

Just strumming the strings already makes the red LED light up, and in for instance Garageband (both on Mac OS and iPad) the input too signal is too hot.

 

My guitar pickups are actually quite low output (DiMarzio Airzone bridge humbucker and Bill lawrence twin blad single coils).

 

 

Anyone has a tip how to lower the input level?

 

cheers,

Robbert

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Make sure the input switch on the VX is set to guitar, not one of the mic settings.

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Make sure the input switch on the VX is set to guitar, not one of the mic settings.

Yes that's checked.

 

Also, I once calibrated the input level on my Roland Boss GT100. I actually needed to boost the input signal a bit too be in the sweet spot of the GT100 so the output of my pickups can't be that hot.

 

Little more info:

- Sonic Port VX does not clip when using my Variax JTV, both in magnetic and variax mode

- all my other guitars and my bass are too hot and clip, even with the pickups lower onto the body

 

So, somehow the Sonic port likes to work with the Variax, but not with of my other instruments (with the hottest pickup being the Dimarzio Airzone in 2 of my strats, which is considered a moderate output humbucker).

And too complicate matters: the Variax JTV has the thickest gauge strings (.11 - .48 set) with the other instruments being .010-sets.

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I think I solved it: i was accidentally using a microphone TRS jack cable, instead of regular instrument TS cable.

Now output is fine with all instruments.

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