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Old 2005-11-27, 05:52
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New Use for the Reason Mixer 14:2

I was trying to isolate an effect on the my overall mix to effect only a few of the channels on the mixer (I used up all of my aux returns). So I created a new mixer, and started missing around.
I plugged the master out from the old mixer to the chaining master of the new mixer, and carried over every "right" audio input from the old mixer to the "left" audio input of the new mixer. Presto, I got a much louder "in your face" sound. I guess I just doubled up on the mono.

Can someone explain this?

Is this a good technique to use for a house song?

Is there any other use for having more than one mixer (besides not enough channels)?

Thanks in Advance.
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Old 2005-11-27, 06:11
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Re: New Use for the Reason Mixer 14:2

it has something to do with how the panning works.

when you pan something left it doesn't just turn down the right channel; it raises the left channel to reinforce the sense that the sound is "coming from" the left. ditto with the right.

there is another type of panning that DOES simply turn down one channel. but...that doesnt matter much here...heh
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Old 2005-11-27, 06:11
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Re: New Use for the Reason Mixer 14:2

it has something to do with how the panning works.

when you pan something left it doesn't just turn down the right channel; it raises the left channel to reinforce the sense that the sound is "coming from" the left. ditto with the right.

there is another type of panning that DOES simply turn down one channel. but...that doesnt matter much here...heh
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Old 2005-11-27, 06:12
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Re: New Use for the Reason Mixer 14:2

it has something to do with how the panning works.

when you pan something left it doesn't just turn down the right channel; it raises the left channel to reinforce the sense that the sound is "coming from" the left. ditto with the right.

there is another type of panning that DOES simply turn down one channel. but...that doesnt matter much here...heh
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Old 2005-11-27, 08:31
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It Has To Do With Panning Laws In Reason. Link To Article...

It has to do with the way Reason panning laws are set-up. All pro sequencers (or most) allow you to dictate panning laws (under Options). For example, Sonar gives you 6 different choices.

Reason seems to be set at -3dB center, sin/cos taper, constant power. Which means, the signal level stays at 0dB when panned right or left, but drops by -3dB in each channel when centered.

Here is an article from EQ Magazine that explains it all in detail:

http://www.eqmag.com/story.asp?storycode=7672
 

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