I'm a member of an online air traffic simulation network. We use TeamSpeak 2 to simulate pilot-to-ATC (air traffic controller) radio communication and Skype to simulate inter-ATC telephone coordination. I use a USB headset for both these programs.
When it's busy, it often happens that there is traffic talking on the radio (TeamSpeak) and at the same time you are making a coordination call to the next controller (Skype). Both of these programs work in mono and the audio is played centrally in the stereo mix, so the sound gets mixed up. This makes it difficult to pick out both voices.
In real life what happens is that the radio normally comes through both earphones, but when you are on the telephone one ear gets the radio and the other gets the phone call. I'm wondering if there is any way we can simulate this!
The first thing I thought of is to create a duplicate sound device for the USB headset, set one full left balance and the other full right, then allocate one program to each device. Is this possible?
Although it'd be a good start, this solution leave TeamSpeak in one earphone all the time, which isn't quite what I want. Perhaps there is some plug-in or some-such that can do the dynamic reassigning of per-application-stereo-balance that I'm looking for?
Any help or other ideas are appreciated