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Two channel equal power pan.

Two channel equal power panner. Pan2 takes the square root of the linear scaling factor going from 1 (left or right) to 0.5.sqrt (~=0.707) in the center, which is about 3dB reduction. With linear panning (LinPan2) the signal is lowered as it approaches center using a straight line from 1 (left or right) to 0.5 (center) for a 6dB reduction in the middle. A problem inherent to linear panning is that the perceived volume of the signal drops in the middle. Pan2 solves this.

in |
The input signal. |

pos |
Pan position, -1 is left, +1 is right. |

level |
A control rate level input. |

// hear the difference, LinPan having a slight drop in the middle... { LinPan2.ar(SinOsc.ar(440), Line.kr(-1, 1, 5)) }.play // ... whereas Pan2 is more smooth { Pan2.ar(SinOsc.ar(440), Line.kr(-1, 1, 5)) }.play // other examples { Pan2.ar(PinkNoise.ar(0.4), FSinOsc.kr(2), 0.3) }.play;