Haas effect

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Haas effect

Post by KirValah » Sat May 27, 2017 2:34 am

Hello everyone.

I made this simple but useful effect to place sounds in stereo scope where you want and give them "direction".

You can find full explanation of this psychoacoustic effect here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precedence_effect

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Re: Haas effect

Post by El Nino » Tue May 30, 2017 6:31 am

When a sound is followed by another sound separated by a sufficiently short time delay (below the listener's echo threshold), listeners perceive a single fused auditory image; its perceived spatial location is dominated by the location of the first-arriving sound (the first wave front). The lagging sound also affects the perceived location. However, its effect is suppressed by the first-arriving sound.

Its interesting, some old people where I am were scared by 'binaural' directional sounds because they said kids were using it to get high...its so dumb.

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Re: Haas effect

Post by SawZer » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:51 am

I used this effect in combination with amplitude control to produce an effective directional panner. I'll post it in the forums in a bit
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Re: Haas effect

Post by Elfferich » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:43 pm

The haas effect always causes phase issues when playing back on a mono sound system. The best you can get with the haas effect on mono still will change the tone and level of the sound. In the worst situation the sound will 'dissapear' completely in the mix. The module on this topic: Independent Stereo Delay also uses the haas effect but isolates the middle and side. This makes it 100% mono compatible. I'd never use raw delay on the main elements of a mix.

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