Line delay / time alignment plugin [solved]

(calimerox) #1

hi there, is there anything like a time alignment plugin in lv2 or linuxvst?

This is like a delay line plugin in the micro seconds regime? I m looking for that to simulate a pan effect… thanks!

(calimerox) #2

I found it!

It s called Delay compensator from lsp plugins, and works great :wink:


though this is solved, if someone wants to share experiences:

Is anybody using delay compensation instead of traditional panning for productions ?

how would you set up a plugin like the lsp for a more regular use?

The technique i know is: putting a sample delay for example one the left side of a stereo delay to pan towards left and the same goes for the right side…

would be great having a plugin pan-nob plugin doing that (guess this already exists as a plugin maybe…? ) for easier control…

(Robin Gareus) #3

You not only need to add relative delays but also attenuate the signal. In general this only works correctly for A-B or ORFT mic’ed signals that you can “rotate” to some degree. Otherwise you’ll only introduce a comb-filter. There was an experimental panner feature (, but that was never completed.

(calimerox) #4

Ha, thanks for the insights and for the read! I naively thought this would also work with a mono track doubled(panned l and r) and then basically creating “A/B stereo” in the stereo loudspeaker setup by applying the delay to one channel… I did a quick and dirty test with the lsp plugin and it seems to work somehow and feels like a semi psychoacoustical effect… this might be the comp filtering you talked about :wink:

too bad it was never completed would be great to choose between different panners for different projects.

(Robin Gareus) #5

It can work very well if you listen to it via headphone.

Humans usually expect one comb-filter due to reflections, but only one, either the recording space or the playback space.

(calimerox) #6

I ´ve heard live sound mixers use that technique as well occasionally for huge concerts to pan for example a guitar out of the middle, because it has a much wider “sweet spot” than the intensity based stereophonic effect. Therefore I imagined this could also be useful for film scores for example, where you have a large audience and a lot of people not sitting in the sweet spot… especially for non surround mixes.