[ardour-dev] Ardour panning wonderful !

Florian Schmidt mista.tapas at gmx.net
Thu Oct 14 02:23:29 PDT 2004

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 11:37:56 +1000
Geoff Beasley <songshop at bizmedia.com.au> wrote:

> Wow, using this thing finally Paul is just a pleasure. But so far for me the big things is ( after MTC master of coarse!) the panning model... I have declared for sometime that most digital mixing systems, under Windoze "stereo devices" model anyway, is really a "balance" control and not pan at all. This discrete  model you are using is vastly superior... may a million flower petals shower you with Joy.....or what-ever.

The one thing that disturbs me though is that one cannot control the gain of
both channels of a stereo track seperatly (which is basically again some
sort of "balance"). I've been told on #ardour that i should use two mono
tracks in this case. I cannot agree with this, since from a conceptual point
of view i want to maintain a single track, a single set of plugins, etc for
my stereo tracks.

I think that both models are useful and one should not be forced to use only
one. Although i very much like the panning of stereo tracks in ardour i
dearly miss the possibility to adjust the gain of the channels seperatly.

I suppose one could use a plugin like a stereo amp and regulate the gain
seperatly, but it seems i cannot find a suitable plugin which offers two
gain adjustments in the control dialog. Jack-rack allows to unlock the
controls of multichannel plugins in certain cases (mono plugin on
multichannel track). Does something similar exist in Ardour?

What do you guys think?

Florian Schmidt

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