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Dynamic Panner: An Adaptive Digital Audio Effect for Spatial Audio

Digital audio effects usually have their parameters controlled by the user, whereas adaptive digital audio effects, or A-DAFx, have some parameters that are driven by the automatic processing and extraction of sound features in the signal content. In this paper we introduce a new A-DAFx, the Dynamic Panner. Based on RMS measurement of its incoming audio signal, the sound source is panned between two user defined points. The audio effect is described and discussed, detailing the technicalities of all the control parameters and the creative context in which the effect can be used. Objective results that can be obtained from the effect are also presented. The audio effect has been implemented as both stereo and 3-dimensional effects using Max/MSP.

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