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Offline ajcharles21

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panning with one amp?
« on: January 24, 2006, 09:03:26 AM »
i am new to rhodes playing and i was wondering if it is possible to get the stereo panning sound without having to have two amps or two speakers.  i have a fender hot rod deville 410 and i was wondering if using a stereo pan pedal such as the ts-1 could create the panning stereo sound or would i have to buy another amp.  i guess i might not really understand the whole stereo concept.  is it possible to get the stereo sound through and amp that say has two speakers?  thanks for the help.

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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 09:16:29 AM »
Panning means moving the stereo image between right and left channels. You need some way to separate and project two channels.

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2006, 09:22:01 AM »
what is the best way to do this, are there amps that have a way to separate the channels btwn the speakers in the amp?  thanks for the info.

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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2006, 12:17:18 PM »
There are a number of ways to achieve stereo output (stereo preamp or amp, splitting/panning device into two amps, stereo PA, etc.) but to hear stereo images, you need to project the two channels from two sound sources that are separated in space. The bigger the separation, the bigger the stereo effect. Effects such as reverb and delays can create the impression of space from a single source, but I don't know of a left-right panning effect that can work without two sound sources.

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2006, 01:30:14 PM »
maybe i should get one of those pedals and then run the piano through our band's PA system.  that would work wouldn't it.

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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2006, 02:32:27 PM »
That will work if you have a stereo PA amp that outputs separate mixes/channels to R and L speakers.