Question about panning

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by Pharaoh, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Pharaoh

    Pharaoh Active Member

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    i have started reading The Mixing Engineer's Handbook and in chapter four i've found a problem which i don't understand it. Will write down the specific context maybe it'll be more clear to you. " So important elements like that i keep up in the middle or maybe like at 10:30 and 1:30" - David Sussman about panning in dance music. What does he mean by 10:30 or 1:30 ? Is he saying that the center of a panometer is 12 ?
    Inputs pls !
     
  2. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

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    That's right, he's using a clock reference where the center is 12:00.

    7:00 would be panned hard (all the way) to the left
    5:00 would be panned hard (all the way) to the right

    10:30 and 1:30 would be a little out of center, but not too far.
     
  3. RemyRAD

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    Of course no that makes any sense if your panoramic potentiometer has center at the six o'clock position.

    NOW is the center - 3 DB down? Or, - 4.5? 6.0? No center loss? It's one thing to place a sound it's another to create motion. And a lot has to do whether you want to be mono compatible or not?

    Fun with panoramic potentiometers
    Mx Remy Ann David
     
  4. dvdhawk

    dvdhawk Well-Known Member

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    I think Remy needs a joystick.
     
  5. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

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    It costs a lot of money to get rid of joysticks and even more money to try and obtain them.

    Make mine pot based
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  6. soapfloats

    soapfloats Well-Known Member

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    I get as much or more out of Remy's little nuggets than I do from anything else - be it knowledge or entertainment - or usually both!

    Seriously Pharaoh, study her words. They may seem nonsense at first, but you'll find great insight if you look closely.
     

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