Rastatt, Germany (December 19, 2012)—Innovason has integrated its Pandora digital panning algorithm into a software release for Eclipse and Eclispe GT consoles. The software, called NOVA 2.4.0, is now available for download on the Innovason Website.
Pandora was designed to address the problem of panning in live situations with a big audience where people seated outside the center of the PA zone do not hear the same balanced mix of those seated in the middle. The Pandora function, now fully integrated as part of the new software release, is said to enable panning with no loss of information from left to right.
“Without going into the technicalities, the difference it makes to the listener is amazing,” said Innovason Product Manager, Hervé de Caro. “We have finally found a way to pan a signal from full left to full right to create the feeling of a stereo image for the entire audience, no matter where you sit, without losing any information for those sitting at the extremes, and no loss of sound quality for those in the middle.”
By selecting the PAN configuration in the UTIL Menu or the EDIT button near the pan area on the main screen, users can select whether they wish to use Pandora or not. Different panning curves for different widths of field enable them to select the appropriate panning mode for their style and application. It is available for use on any given input, or on a master bus as required, enabling normal panning to be used on other mix busses.
In addition to the integration of Pandora, NOVA 2.4.0 includes a number of other improvements and upgrades including better support of AVM500 Matrix and other third party EtherSound devices, improved stability and reactivity of Neumann Digital Microphone control.