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Protocol to adjust crazy stereo image - summing sub freqs in the middle

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Is there a Protocol to adjust crazy random panning?

The sweetest would be to gather all sub freqs in the middle and let the rest of the live their own life.

Marius noob
asked Mar 15, 2016 in Sound Design by marius-egenes (Practitioner) (390 points)

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Hi Marius,

You can use some filters with panning in parallel to do that. You have to be a little more specific, there are many ways to do it and there are many different types of randomness in Kyma.

In the Spectral Lab of the NeverEngine Labs are also some nice panning strategies for panning partials individually.


answered Mar 15, 2016 by kymaguy (Virtuoso) (10,580 points)
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One interesting way to approach this would be with the Gestoso MidSideEncoderDecoder prototype.  We want to trick it into thinking that we are feeding it an encoded signal (as if it came from a mid-side microphone).  To trick it into thinking that our mono input is an encoded mid-side, 2-channel signal, check the SkipEncoding check box.

In this example, I used a GraphicEQ where channel 1 is controlled by seven faders and channel 2 is controlled by (1 - <eachFader>) so you end up with the signal filtered one way for the middle and the complementary way on the sides.

If you open the Oscilloscope (from the File menu), select Outputs 1 & 2 and Left vs Right, you can see that the Mid is in phase and Side is in antiphase.  You can use the !Mid and !Side faders to compare the two and to give them different levels in the mix.

This configuration gives an interesting way to turn a mono signal into a pseudo-stereo signal where the stereo separation is linked with the EQ.  You can set it to put the low frequencies in the center and highs spread out to the left and right.  Or the opposite.  Or any arbitrary EQ on the mid vs the side.  Cool idea!

answered Mar 15, 2016 by ssc (Savant) (119,300 points)
Wow! Perfect. Gestoso MidSideEncoderDecoder is just what I was looking for:)
Thanks again!
Interesting way to "stereoize" a mono signal, right?