UrsaMajor wrote:But the width feature has more to do with how the L and R channels are summed together.
Exactly what I had in mind.
But unfortunately a bit more than only summing the L and R channels together.
If you look at the signal way in the G-Stomper mixer, you see that there can be send effects be involved at the very end of the channel strip signal chain.http://www.planet-h.com/gstomper/docs/G-Stomper_UserManual_MixerAndMaster.htm#_Toc471315528
The insert fx are no problem, as they are passed before the vol/pan slider.
That way not even a an extra buffer loop per channel would be required, which would minimize the performance impact.
But what if you use a Auto Panner with an LFO in the send effects, then the width reduction would be gone, as the send effects are passed after the mixer channel.
It wouldn't be possible to apply the width reduction to the used send effects as well, because these might also be used by other channels without any width reduction applied (the send effect routing in G-Stomper is achieved by virtual mixer sub groups).
Last but not least, there are also sum fx in the master section, which also can enlarge the stereo width, e.g. using a Stereo Enhancer or similar.
Handling the complete output chain behind the channel strip would result in a major performance impact, as the signal chain must be split into sub chains per channel (also the audible result would change significantly by such a process)
The "lock mono" switch goes deep into the audio core and affects the complete signal chain from where the sample is read until the sound passes the speaker (including synth and sampler core, fx, mixer, vu's, master and everything).
But I absolutely see the benefit of such a control. Thanks a lot for your explanation about its use, it's great to have experienced users like you aboard.
It would be interesting to know how you think about the mentioned points/side effects (send fx, sum fx).
Could these just be disregarded?