Free psychoacoustic panning plugin (AU/VST) released by Venn Audio

Venn Audio has released Quick Haas, a simple psychoacoustic panning audio effect plugin for Windows and Mac.

Venn Audio Quick Haas

The ‘Haas Effect’, also known as the precedence effect, is a psychoacoustic effect where listeners can perceive the special position of an audio signal depending on very small delays between the left and right channels of the audio signal. This allows for a much more realistic panning effect than traditional panning, provided the playback device is in stereo.

This plugin couldn’t be simpler to use! If the input is stereo, just select how you want it to be routed into the pan (it is recommended only one channel, or mono, is used if the original source’s left/right channels differ), and then adjust the central knob left right so as to make the sound appear to be coming from that direction. Hint: this plugin allows for very fine adjustments of up to a tenth of a millisecond, and often only small adjustments less than 2ms is all that’s needed to create a powerful precedence effect!

Quick Haas is a free download. Donations are appreciated.

More information: Venn Audio / Quick Haas

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