Thanks again Chris,
But in all fairness stereo Pan Law is usually a reference to the level of a Mono signal which will appear louder when panned to the center due to speaker coupling. Pan Law is a volume curve which compensates for this. Stereo Balance Panner is something altogether different.
I did look up “Stereo Balance Panner” and found a brief explanation which in hindsight makes sense but is not 100% clear:
" Stereo Balance Panner controls the balance between the left and right channels."
[by reducing the volume of the side you pan away from] (brackets added)
Another sentence or two would make it easier to understand.
And I appreciate you taking the time as a moderator to contribute a suggestion to the OP but, again, in all fairness your suggestion to explore the other two panning types was incorrect and a little confusing. Wouldn’t it have been more helpful just to explain how the Stereo Balance Panner works?
Yup, got it.
I finally found it under “VST” (main heading) ???
Not making excuses (yes he is…) but the layout of the preference list is not exactly logical or intuitive either.
So to recap:
The OP can adjust the relative LR levels using the Stereo Balance Panner but there is no way to have independent faders.
And the only way to adjust the stereo FIELD of an interleaved file AND the L vs R volume level is to use the mix6to2 plug. which I don’t mind doing when I need to.
…splitting interleaved files into dual mono? Yuk… how Protools…
But an elegant way to get true stereo control over interleaved files would be a great addition to Cubase. Even if it’s just a channel strip plug with big luscious faders and pan pots… think Sonalksis FreeG… http://www.sonalksis.com/freeg.htm
(for those of us who are into that sort of thing)