[ardour-dev] The new pan paradigm

R Parker rtp405 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 24 05:42:41 PDT 2004

--- Steve Harris <S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk> wrote:

> 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.

Some reverbs have source and tails that can be
positioned anywhere within the stereo field. This is
useful for creating greater sense of three dimensional
space i.e. source Left, tail right with a time delay.
Not sure if these are pans or balances.


> > >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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