I'm trying to create a "realistic" concert band for my notation program (Finale 2010, not that it matters), and I've really been scratching my head over the stereo stage feature (which I'm having to set by the seat of my pants for some instruments not in the CaMB collection), so I had a couple of questions maybe ya'll would be able to answer.
1) Does the Stereo stage take into account the reverb setting? If not, would it be better for me to use one or both? If only one, which?
2) How exactly does the pan relate to the depth, as in the location relative to the microphones? Will something that is pan-ed hard left always be immediately to your left, but at different distances? What shape is the imaginary stage, and does it even matter?