Using AF12 AUX to play backing track ... ?

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  1. Chalky

    Chalky Well-Known Member

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    Can someone put me right here .. when you insert a mp3 player into the AUX input of AF12 to play a backing track it won't work because the AUX routes the song signal through the PreSet and you cannot by-pass the PreSet and use the AF12 to mix the backing and guitar together ... right?
     
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    Jace Nuzback Senior Member

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    On the GLOBAL page of the editor you have to set the FX Loop to AUX IN.
    Then you control the mix volume from your MP3 player.
    Jace
     
  3. Chalky

    Chalky Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jace !!
     
  4. NelsonP

    NelsonP Senior Member

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    One day, modellers will have a dedicted aux in, so that you don't have to sacrifice the effects loop to use it. Perhaps it will even work via bluetooth so that you don't actually have to plug anything in.

    That is my dream ;-)
     
  5. Quadfire

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    Or you could add a mixer after your modeler ... today!
     
  6. NelsonP

    NelsonP Senior Member

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    I know. That's what I do. But if I had a £250 Fender Mustang GT I wouldn't need to do that.

    For some reason the higher end modellers seem to accept these compromises. They are missing a trick I think.
     
  7. Quadfire

    Quadfire Well-Known Member

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    Extra jacks and the hardware to support them have costs in terms of parts, assembly, space, power, etc. Hard to make these tradeoffs to cover everyone all the time.
     
  8. NelsonP

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    I don't agree. The additional cost would not be high. The additional benefit would far outweigh it.
     

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