Old 04-16-2018, 03:08 AM   #1
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What does pan to centre for a stero track mean, is it making it mono?
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Old 04-16-2018, 04:59 AM   #2
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Depends on the pan choices you make - in Project Settings>Advanced. (Pan laws have an effect too.)

"Stereo balance" gradually decreases the L or R channel.
"Stereo pan" moves the entire stereo image and also allows you to control the width of that image.
"Dual pan" allows you to pan L and R separately. Much the same as the last option, but more flexible (eg you can reverse sides).

If you use "stereo balance" set full L or R, you'll get just the single hard-panned L or R channel.
If you use "stereo pan" with a width of zero you'll get summed mono, which you can pan to any position.
If you use "dual pan" with both pan faders set to the same position you'll get summed mono panned to that position.

You can actually set different pan behaviours for each track.

PS I suspect you're trying to avoid collapsing to mono, but thought
explaining how to make that mistake was the clearest way to explain how things work.

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Old 04-17-2018, 01:22 AM   #3
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[QUOTE=Jason Lyon;1979487]Depends on the pan choices you make - in Project Settings>Advanced. (Pan laws have an effect too.)

"Stereo balance" gradually decreases the L or R channel.
"Stereo pan" moves the entire stereo image and also allows you to control the width of that image.
"Dual pan" allows you to pan L and R separately. Much the same as the last option, but more flexible (eg you can reverse sides).

If you use "stereo balance" set full L or R, you'll get just the single hard-panned L or R channel.
If you use "stereo pan" with a width of zero you'll get summed mono, which you can pan to any position.
If you use "dual pan" with both pan faders set to the same position you'll get summed mono panned to that position.

You can actually set different pan behaviours for each track.

PS I suspect you're trying to avoid collapsing to mono, but thought
explaining how to make that mistake was the clearest way to explain how things work.[/Q

Thanks, I was trying to follow a method of microshifting and it said to keep the original signal panned to centre and the a left and right channel that are pitched up and down a few cents. Then i was not sure whether panned to centre meant 'make it mono' in that situation.
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Old 04-17-2018, 05:20 AM   #4
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Ah, I see.

In that case, leave your source stereo track as it is.
Create two new tracks called L Detune and R Detune.
Add a send from the source to L Detune, using audio mono source 1.
Add a send from the source to R Detune, using audio mono source 2.
Add instances of ReaPitch to L Detune and R Detune and pan them to taste.

You should get something like this:

<----------------- Orig Stereo Source --------------->
<------- Mono L Detune ---------- Mono R Detune ----->
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Old 04-27-2018, 02:53 AM   #5
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Ah, I see.

In that case, leave your source stereo track as it is.
Create two new tracks called L Detune and R Detune.
Add a send from the source to L Detune, using audio mono source 1.
Add a send from the source to R Detune, using audio mono source 2.
Add instances of ReaPitch to L Detune and R Detune and pan them to taste.

You should get something like this:

<----------------- Orig Stereo Source --------------->
<------- Mono L Detune ---------- Mono R Detune ----->
Legend. Thank you
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