[LAU] Panning based on Haas effect

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Sat Jan 19 15:12:32 UTC 2013

I'm really unsure if you want a Haas effect. German sources, e.g. Wikis  
seem to be more comprehensive than English Wikis, perhaps because the  
German Rundfunk does educate audio engineering. I guess in other countries  
nonserious schools as the SAE are more common.

The Bregenzer Festspiele does use the Haas effect in the completely other  
way as you want too use it and that's what the Haas effect should be used  
for. There's a German Wiki about it.

Let's say you are close to the left speaker and on stage there's an artist  
on the right side, than Haas can be used to ensure that you've got the  
impression the sound comes from the right side, where the artist is, even  
if you here much more sound from the left side.

Theoretically you can use the Haas effect for your "panning", but I guess  
what you are looking for is a good mixing, with sane panning and not an  
effect that fixes bad mixing, especially because the Haas effect is for  
such stereo (or multi channel) situations and not to archive what kind of  
mono compatibility ever.

I might be mistaken.


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