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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsMusic & Music Players · 6 months ago

What is the sound effect called where they make the sound come from a particular headphone (just the left or just the right)? How is it done?

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  • 6 months ago

    That's "panning", like you pan a movie camera around a scene.

    Changing the relative volume of an instrument's sound going to each speaker gives the illusion that it's closer to one ear than the other, and your mind uses that information to locate the instrument on the invisible stage.

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  • 6 months ago

    One term for it is "hard panned",

    meaning that if there is a mixer control that allows doing it,

    the "pan" knob is turned all the way to one stop.

    Otherwise, it is done by feeding the signal directly to only one channel.

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  • 6 months ago

    Isolated stereo effect. It's the main reason stereo works the way it does.

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