It would be nice if Ardour had some sort of built-in support to insert a small channel-specific delay when panning, to create a better stereo effect. Right now, the only way to do that seems to be to route the affected output channel(s) to a separate bus and insert a delay plugin there. But since I want to do this every time I pan something, it would be nicer if Ardour did it automatically.
If I implement this myself, is the a chance it will be included? For me, the most useful way to do it would be a session property that specifies a factor that, when applied to the panning percentage, specifies the delay applied to the “weaker” channel(s) (sorry, I don’t know the correct terminology here). It would work well for tracks that are panned only slightly off-center, but I’m not sure how good a simple factor will behave for tracks that are panned harder. An alternative, of course, would be a separate setting per panner.