AES New York 2011
Workshop W18

Sunday, October 23, 9:00 am — 11:00 am (Room: 1E11)

W18 - Panning for Multichannel Loudspeaker Systems

VIlle Pulkki, Aalto University - Helsinki, Finland
Jan-Mark Batke, Technicolor - Hannover, Germany
Craig Jin, University of Sydney - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Sascha Spors, Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Technische Universit├Ąt Berlin - Berlin, Germany

Amplitude panning is the most used method to position virtual sources over layouts where the number of loudspeakers is between two and about forty. The method is really simple, it provides a nice spatial effect, and does not color the sound prominently. This workshop reviews the working principle and psychoacoustic facts of amplitude panning for stereophony and for multichannel layouts. The panelists will describe some recent improvement suggestions to amplitude panning, which target some shortcomings of amplitude panning in spatial accuracy. A lively discussion is assumed on pros and cons of such processing.

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