Venn Audio has released
Quick Haas, a simple psychoacoustic panning
audio effect plugin for Windows and Mac.
Quick Haas is a free and simple
psychoacoustic panning plugin, available as a
Windows VST or mac Audio Unit. The ‘Haas Effect’,
also known as the precedence effect, is a
psychoacoustic effect where listeners can perceive
the special position of an audio signal depending on
very small delays between the left and right
channels of the audio signal. This allows for a much
more realistic panning effect than traditional
panning, provided the playback device is in stereo.
This plugin couldn’t be simpler to
use! If the input is stereo, just select how you
want it to be routed into the pan (it is recommended
only one channel, or mono, is used if the original
source’s left/right channels differ), and then
adjust the central knob left right so as to make the
sound appear to be coming from that direction. Hint:
this plugin allows for very fine adjustments of up
to a tenth of a millisecond, and often only small
adjustments less than 2ms is all that’s needed to
create a powerful precedence effect!
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