sonar pan controls

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2004/07/20 17:53:40 (permalink)

sonar pan controls

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Whenever I pan 50% in sonar is the equivalent to 9/3 o'clock on a hardware console?
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    moniker
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    RE: sonar pan controls 2004/07/20 18:19:33 (permalink)
    I admit that I don't know the scientific answer to your query but that's what it sounds like to me...........

    Someone else may have a more definitive answer.
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    RE: sonar pan controls 2004/07/20 18:22:21 (permalink)
    That would be hard to say. Since my pan pots on my mixer go all the way to 5 and 7 o'clock it would depend I guess. Even then my speakers are at a sixty degree angle being set for an equalateral triangle to the mix position. So extreme panning cannot put the sound field behind my head no matter if it's past 3 and 6 o'clock.

    Best guess 50% is 45 degrees? Never thought about it that much. I mix by ears and not numerical read outs.

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    RE: sonar pan controls 2004/07/20 18:45:59 (permalink)
    I figured that Evan was talking about 3/9 o'clock relative to desk pots (3 o'clock being a synonym for "half left") rather than a 360 degree "surround sound" position.

    I hope this clarifies my post and helps you Evan.

    I mix with my ears as well, Mod Bod. It is one of the great legacies of entering the profession before the advent of computers and I would encourage everyone to try to do it!
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    RE: sonar pan controls 2004/07/20 19:18:47 (permalink)
    RE: sonar pan controls

    I figured that Evan was talking about 3/9 o'clock relative to desk pots (3 o'clock being a synonym for "half left") rather than a 360 degree "surround sound" position.


    This is what I'm having trouble getting my head around. Since my channels on my board are full right and left at 5 and 7 o'clock that would represent a mono signal being at 90 degrees perpendicular to your perspective on either side. 3 o'clock or 9 o'clock as you say. In head phones wouldn't it be that way? So 100 % right would be the right ear or 3 o'clock. 0% is mono 12' o'clock. 50% would be half way right or one thirty, wouldn't it? 45 degrees to your point of view.

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    RE: sonar pan controls 2004/07/20 19:31:20 (permalink)
    Final decisions are taken by my ears too, but I think 50% in sonar wouldn't be 9 o'clock in a mixer. I agree with Mod Bod, 50% would be half way right or one thirty.
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    RE: sonar pan controls 2004/07/20 19:57:55 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: Mod Bod

    RE: sonar pan controls

    I figured that Evan was talking about 3/9 o'clock relative to desk pots (3 o'clock being a synonym for "half left") rather than a 360 degree "surround sound" position.


    This is what I'm having trouble getting my head around. Since my channels on my board are full right and left at 5 and 7 o'clock that would represent a mono signal being at 90 degrees perpendicular to your perspective on either side. 3 o'clock or 9 o'clock as you say. In head phones wouldn't it be that way? So 100 % right would be the right ear or 3 o'clock. 0% is mono 12' o'clock. 50% would be half way right or one thirty, wouldn't it? 45 degrees to your point of view.


    You are perfectly correct.
    I was on fuzzy logic when I last posted!
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