Chapter 9

Stereo Panning and Mid/Side ProcessingElement-Wise Processing: Two-Channel Audio

9.1 Introduction: Stereo Audio Signals

It is common for audio signals to be played on stereo systems consisting of two speakers (i.e., headphones or loudspeakers). A recorded, mono signal from a single microphone is converted to a two-channel, stereo signal to be played through one or both of the speakers at the same time. Audio engineers control the perceived position across the stereo field of a recorded signal using panning. Another processing technique used to add audio effects to a stereo signal is mid/side processing. These topics are presented in the current chapter.

9.2 Stereo Panning

Stereo panning is the method of processing a mono audio signal ...

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