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What is this effect called?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:04 am
by m83lover
when a sound signal at any speed is thrown from left to right


n00b question srry ;(

Re: What is this effect called?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:16 am
by Sir Nose
panning

or

maybe a ping-pong effect

Re: What is this effect called?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:10 am
by ninja6485
the korg radias has an effect called rotary, which wirls the sound arround from left to right as though it were spinning arround you, or like a constant left to right wobble.

Re: What is this effect called?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:22 am
by Zamise
An Auto Pan effect, or some Delay effects that can have dif left and right times can sort of do too, or one of my favs which is a Slice effect with different pan types.

Re: What is this effect called?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:10 pm
by Synthaholic
It depends on the effect...

If the sound repeats like an echo, going left, right, left right until it fades away, that's a ping-pong delay (example: tambourine sound in "Drive" by The Cars).

If it pans smoothly left to right and back (like a lot of EP/vibraphone sounds in the 70s and 80s), that is an auto-pan effect (example: "Babe" by Styx).

If there's some pitch shifting/phasing going on along with the panning (commonly used on organ sounds), that's a rotary speaker effect, also called a Leslie effect since it emulates the Leslie rotary speaker systems often used on Hammond and other organs. (many examples, Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" comes readily to mind)

Re: What is this effect called?

Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:26 pm
by cornutt
Good points. One thing to add is that a rotary speaker might or might not have any left-right motion, depending on how they miked it up when it was recorded.

Re: What is this effect called?

Posted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:20 am
by gridsleep
Synthaholic wrote:...(many examples, Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild" comes readily to mind)
Also the beginning of Pink Floyd's Us And Them.

The piano intro to "Echoes" was also run through a Leslie.