ok did phase, that didnt do much, but since the Alex b panner has -3Db pan law i decided to try setting up a L and R channel and assign the volume to a x-y controller where it dips -3 for right and left and i started playing with it and it does sound pretty similar
Definity wrote:ok did phase, that didnt do much, but since the Alex b panner has -3Db pan law i decided to try setting up a L and R channel and assign the volume to a x-y controller where it dips -3 for right and left and i started playing with it and it does sound pretty similar
Some console program is not so prominent with only 1 render but the summing outcome is surely different.
Definity wrote:I would like to actualy know............ What is the difference between DAW panning and these analog panners? is it also sampling THD or is there something diffrent going on?
I would love to know this too, it seems the phase might be different. Not sure.
Subjectively, I couldn't say 100% that Analog panning is always better than ITB. However, one can offer the nuts and bolts of what's going on. Always remember that the sense of width in panning often stems from short delay or distortion(s). Having said that, pretty much all of us know that with analog you get phase, distortion; in a word, non-linearity that may lend itself to sounding better. Commonly misunderstood, digital in whatever respects, be it summing, panning, etc., is in a "technical" sense actually perfect. But do our ears care about the aesthetics of sound or the technicalities? Usually the ear is concerned with the "quale"; the aesthetics of the sound. In other words how a sound sounds! Further, in analog setup, one has several upon several pan pots that are panning sounds/tracks. No one channel is identical, each with slightly different responses.
Does setting the pan law in the DAW software really matter? I mean if you set it on CENTER then it's going to be in the middle no matter what. So I think you just set all channels to the center position and then add the MBC Panner as the last effect on each track and then pan using the MBC panner. I tried it and I don't think I noticed a difference between Cubase 5 built-in panning and the Nebula panning.