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Old 09-24-2007, 06:09 PM
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Default Pan Encoders Reversed on D-Command

When I'm working with a stereo audio channel, I just realized that the Top Encoder (assigned to RPanLR) on the D-Command controls the bottom pan slider on the channel in the Mix Window....and the Bottom Encoder (assigned to LPanLR) on the D-Command controls the top pan Slider on the channel in the Mix Window.

Is there a way to swap the Pan Encoders on the D-Command?

I've tried flipping the "Encoder Tp-Bot"setting in the Console Prefs Operations but that does not seem to work.

It's correct when working on the ICON.

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Default Re: Pan Encoders Reversed on D-Command

hmmm ... been discussed before I think. nope ... not possible to switch that.

But I see what you mean. It's kindof a mindset thingy right ?

The thing is this : pan is by default assigned to the bottom encoder. A mono track has 1 panslider. So far so good.

Now ... stereo ... 2 pansliders ... so you use 2 encoders. (won't go into surround at this point ... )

And then the discussion starts of course which of the pan sliders should be at the bottom / top. And you're right ... if you look at the screen ... L is the top one and R is the bottom one. So you would think it would have to be the same way on the controller. And that makes sense ....

But imvho the next reasoning makes sense as well so bare with me :

Like I said earlier ... bottom encoder for pan.

Now ... in a stereo track, if and when I would need to pan I would automatically grab for that bottom encoder BEFORE I grab the top one. I don't think about this ... it is an automatism because pan is on the bottom encoder.

Now if I think about which side I would expect this to control first ... it would be the L side. We read from L to R ... when we cross the street we look L first and the R (except for the silly english who insist their way is the right way but that aside (oh and japan and a few others as well I guess but it's still the english' fault). Anyhow ... my point ... we do a lot of stuff by automatically looking L before R.

Makes sense ?

I dunno ... I guess it has never bothered me more then that ...

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Old 09-25-2007, 05:50 PM
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Default Re: Pan Encoders Reversed on D-Command

Thanks Chris for the Reply.

I see your point. Though, what's strange is that this backwards pan encoder phenomenon seems to be only "backwards" on the D-Command. I checked this with my ICON and the panning encoders are what I feel is correct....Top Encoder = Top Pan slider; Btm Encoder = Bottom Pan Slider.

Your input is always appreciated.

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