Stereo Pan, AB, XY Busses

The stereophonic buses included in HOLOPHONIX allow you to explore stereo in a more extensive way than the tools traditionally supplied by mixing desks.

Stereo buses can be used to feed a stereo pair of loudspeakers, or, for example, to record an automatic down mix of the FOH mix.

Stereo AB and XY simulate the sound capture that would have provided the selected type of microphone pair. They offer a reproduction of the sound field that feels more natural than standard stereo panning techniques.

Stereo AB#

Stereo AB simulates a pair of cardioid microphones, with a space of 17 cm between the microphone capsules, and an angle of 110°.

Sterep XY#

Stereo XY simulates a pair of coincident cardioid microphones, with an angle of 90° between them.

Stereo Pan#

Stereo Pan offers all the usual panning laws, calculated according to ‘sin/cos’ or ‘square root’ laws, with center attenuation of -3dB (to compensate acoustic power summation), -6dB (mono summation) and -4.5dB (intermediate value). PMAP (Perceptually Motivated Amplitude Panning) is based on perceptive models, and was designed to offer good results in applications needing an accurate match between targeted and perceived positions.