AES London 2011
Workshop W3

Saturday, May 14, 09:00 — 11:00 (Room 3)

W3 - Panning for Multichannel Loudspeaker Systems

Ville Pulkki
Filippo Fazi, ISVR, University of Southampton - Southampton, UK
Matthias Frank, IEM - Austria
Florian Keiler, Technicolor - DE

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. Panelists will describe some recent improvement suggestions to amplitude panning, which target some shortcomings of amplitude panning in spatial accuracy. A lively discussion is expected on the pros and cons of such processing.

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