Here’s an interesting use case for routing:
- I use the Aeros as an always on pedal at the end of my board.
- Every once in a while I need to use a looper at the front of my pedal board (to audition various pedal settings to dial in a sound, to dial in the room, to level gain staging across presets, etc.)
Can I route the Aeros so that I can jump back and forth between the above modes without having to change out what patch cords go where each time (or minimize that) ? I know I can do this manually, add a switch box, etc.
The routing settings (below) look like they will work. Would something like this let me change the location of the looper in my signal chain (or some variant like swapping Aux with Main) ?
- The main in and output go from the end of the pedal board to my amp (normal)
- I plug my guitar into the Aux In and Aux out is connected to the start of my signal chain.
- By changing settings (see below) on the Aeros I can switch between the loop recording/playing back on the main versus aux.
Main input routing: Selects where the live sound going into the Main Input is sent. You may select one or both:
● Main Out ● Aux Out
Recording source: Selects which input is recorded. You may select one or both: ● Main In
● Aux In
Note: There must at least one recording source.
Loop playback routing: Selects where the Loop Playback is sent. You may select one or both:
● Main Out
● Aux Out
Note: The loop playback must be sent to at least one output.
Aux In Routing: Selects where the live sound going into the Aux In is sent. You may select one or both:
● Main Out ● Aux Out
Looper at end of pedal board:
Guitar (mon) -> Aeros Aux In -> Aeros Aux out -> Pedal Board In (mono) -> … -> Pedal Board Out -> Aero Main In (loop playback, live) -> Aeros Main Out
Looper at front of pedal board:
Guitar (mono) -> Aeros Aux In - (loop playback, live) > Aeros Aux out -> Pedal Board In (mono) -> … -> Pedal Board Out -> Aero Main In -> Aeros Main Out
I’m being a bit lazy asking about this (versus testing it out). In fairness, I don’t think I have the right patch cables (stereo to mono, length) to test this out (and would need to disassemble the board). I’m also not sure what was planned versus released in firmware updates.
I suspect plugging into the Aeros twice might have some small impact to sound quality and latency. Probably worth it though, If it really bugged me, I could get rid of it when the Aeros was moved to the end of the chain (by manually swapping my guitar cable to the front of the chain)