[LAU] stereo-panning/distancing best practice

Tim Howard tdhoward at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 19:24:21 EDT 2007

On 8/5/07, Andrew Gaydenko <a at gaydenko.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> If I understand well, from "our ears point of view" correct panning
> implies (at least) two jobs:
> 1. intencity differentiating for left and right channels,
> 2. time delay in accordance with a human head geometry (with
>    probable filtering to emulate a difraction).
> Distancing (well, I don't know appropriate english term, I mean
> placing a virtual sound source at given distance form listener),
> I think, implies appropriate use of reverberations.
> Existing stereo-practice (I mean both recording and listening) seems
> not to be sutable for reproducing a sound field. Nevertheless I hope
> there are some tips to obtain the best result at current audio
> stereo-chain (mic - ... - loudspeakers) conditions.
> Can anybody supply some links to (free published) articles concerning
> the issue?  It would be interesting when we have, as a starting point,
> clean (i.e. using near field single mic) mono record.
> I'd want to accent, I'm interested in *stereo chain* only rather in
> multichannel (>2) systems. I'm sure such panning/distancing technics
> exists as I have listened to Chesky test tracks.
> Of course, I'll be glad to see less theoretical :) LADSPA-way tips
> also!

Hi Andrew,

I'm not sure if this will help much, but here is a link to a bunch of
free articles about recording, mixing, mastering, etc.  Hopefully
there may be something in here that will address your question in a
general way...



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