I have a small mixer (Soundcraft Spirit Folio Lite) with 2 AUX sends that I want to use for monitoring. I'm plugging one of those AUX sends to the CD/MP3 in of my POD HD500X guitar multieffect so I can hear other instruments while playing the guitar.
I know that AUX sends in this interface are mono and that they require a balanced cable (TRS) so I've used this kind of cable to connect AUX send with POD HD500X. But because the signal is mono I can hear other instruments only on either left or right speaker or headphone that I have connected to POD.
I'm looking for a way to have this mono signal heard on both speakers. I don't need to have a stereo signal comming from the mixer, if I could hear the same mono sound, just on both speakers would be enough for me.
Couple of things I've considered:
- Using a mono TS plug to TRS socket adapter between mixer and POD - this probably will not work as the TS in unbalanced
- Using a mic amp like Behringer MA400 between mixer and POD. It has a switch for mono/stereo on the input, but I'm not sure if it'll work in my case as the documentation for it says that it expects either unbalanced stereo TRS plug or unbalanced mono TS plug. There's not a mention that it'll work with balanced mono TRS plug and that the mono/stereo switch could then be used to split the mono signal so it could be heard on both speakers.
- Using the AUX IN of the POD instead of CD/MP3 in - doesn't work as expected because the signal is then processed by all effect I have set up for the guitar
What's the best way forward from where I am?