There are already mains left-right front-back pan positions and lfe level controls in the surround pan effect, but what about changing the mains level from this effect as well?
Sometimes I’d like to be able to send audio just to the lfe and not the mains, and ultimately control mains / lfe balance with an event parameter and layer effect curves.
Alternatively, you could add additional volume effect property options for each speaker output. Either way works for me. Or both.
- jcobb asked 9 years ago
We originally just tried to simplify it because of all the lines you would end up with on the screen (ie 8 lines for 7.1). 3 lines for x/y and lfe is a bit easer to navigate.
Do the level settings in the event properties not do what you want? You can set all speaker levels to -inf and just leave the lfe at 0db for example.
The most common case is for adding some low frequency sfx on layers in an event. The sound definitions that go to lfe are not intended to go to mains and visa-versa. I’d like to make one event that has all speaker levels at full and the details of the mix controlled in the layers.
Just a mains level in the surround pan effect would suffice to make this possible.
on a related note:
I am told by knowledgeable sources that proper use of the .1 channel for sound effects is to not just send the main mix with a low frequency roll-off to the sub, but to make a great-sounding full-range mains mix that is accompanied by a unique, but optional, lfe-only track. In fact, the lfe track may or may not even be heard, depending on the speaker config and downmix settings of the playback system. I take this to mean that if there is an lfe, I don’t want to play the bottom scraps of the mains mix, I want to make it special.
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