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Panning laws

Not all pan pots behave the same. Depending on the pan law, the signal level might rise, remain consistent or drop as we twiddle the pot from the extremes toward the center. Just to complicate things, the panning behavior is different in stereo and mono. A console usually offers one pan law for all of its pan pots, although some inline desks have two different pan laws – one for the channel path and another for the monitor path. Some applications let the user choose the pan law used in the software mixer (Figure 13.7). In these applications, the choice of pan law is done per project and not globally for the system (to...

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Panning Laws