Originally posted by KingIdiot:
If you have an ambient sample (say trumpets), that are recorded slightly to the right of the mics, there will be more direct signal in the right channel. If I take the MIDI panner and pan it 100% left, I will lose the right channel completely.
Anotehr example (and more obvious) is to have a stereo mix of two guitars playing. Acoustic on the left channel and Electric on the right. Using the MIDI pan control, if I were to pan 100% left, the Electric guitar woul \"disappear\".
this is what will happen with basic Power Panning of Stereo signals. It turns down the channel are panning \"away\" from
If I go into the DSP mixer (or use a mixer with stereo panning controls), I can take the right channel\'s pan controller, and move it to the left. This forces the right channel to come from teh left, rather than not sounding at all.
Stereo Panning allows you to shape the stereo widthe AND position the signal in the overall stereo mix.