asked Mar 20 '18 at 05:48 by trimix (89)

I don't know if it is possible, but I would like to have 4 discrete channels of output, and to be able to pan around all four.... like a surround effect. So front Left/ Right and rear Left/ Right. Has anyone found a way to make this happen?

hi trimix, I'm trying to do the same thing. The most obvious way seemed to be using the x-y effects module: If you put a device (I'm using Tool to monoize / pan audio out )in each corner you can then use the audio receiver in each of 4 tracks which can then be routed to a dedicated output. However, it doesn't seem to work that well as x-y effect is really for adding effect mix to audio signal, not rather than directing a signal to one of four places. To get round this the answer is to use the x and y to control the device output for the unit in each corner. For me, using Tool I'm modulating gain down to -infinity then up to 0. This still isn't ideal as I think there is a bit of magic need in getting the attenuation curve right to make it sound natural - but hey it's quadraphonic.

You can also skip the x-y effect thing and just use modulation on a gain control for each of your quad channels (or specific audio receivers depending on your desired setup), but this gives you less manual control without introducing midi mappings.

Let me know if you come up with a better solution!


answered Sep 05 '18 at 01:12 by A_W_B (13)

hey guys i recently just built a FX Grid effect for this specifically. Its a simple Vector 8 panner modulated to 3 separate mixers controlling front center and rear outputs. Ill drop a facebook link with a downloadable file on this thread so you can check it out. Just keep in mind you will need to set the HW outputs in the grid to your desired outputs.


answered Mar 04 at 18:43 by Dmiller837 (11)

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