[ardour-dev] The new pan paradigm

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Tue Aug 24 00:48:20 PDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 23, 2004 at 09:46:21PM -0400, Paul Davis wrote:
> >When I have a mono guitar channel, and add a TAP Reverberator (2 in, 2 out), I
> >get a pan control for each side of the stereo. This makes no sense! You 
> >completely step on the phase information by manipulating the stereo field 
> >this way. 
> possibly correct. i'd be pretty interested to know if PT's panning
> system tries to compensate for this. the manual says absolutely
> nothing about it, and i suspect not.

How could it, and why would it? Reverbs dont usually have a 'pan' control
of this kind, sometimes they have balance and/or stereo width, but youre
right, it doesnt make much sense to maniplaute the splitting of the reverb
outs into the stereo reverb field by channel.
> >board, the guitar would be placed on the sound stage using the pan pot 
> >(amplitude only), and the stereo output of the reverb (derived from the 
> >usually mono reverb send) would be summed to the output bus. I don't see how 
> "send" is the key here. you were using the reverb as an insert, you
> need to use it as with a "send" topology.

IME sends are usually stereo (or 5.1, or whatever you're working with).

- Steve 

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