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  1. You mean the Haas effect? That works, yes, though it won't cause the sound to disappear from mono in general.
  2. Do you mean reverse the polarity of one of the channels? I would imagine that sounds weird and confusing, and testing it bears that out IMO. What I've found is that you can get quite good stereo imaging if, rather than just changing the relative volume of the channels, you correct for the different times it takes a sound to reach your ears as well. Our brains can detect even quite a small difference in the Doppler shift heard by each ear, and it takes that into account when trying to place sounds. For comparison, here's a weird noise with three different panning algorithms: the first is a naive algorithm that multiplies each channel by amplitudes whose squares sum to 1. The second is based on multiplying each channel by the inverse of the distance from the corresponding ear, with no Doppler shift, and the third is the same thing but with Doppler shift. I think the third one sounds reasonably convincing. e: Note that none of these algorithms is able to distinguish a sound that's in front of the listener from one that's behind. That would presumably involve some complicated filtering and I wouldn't know where to start.
  3. Probably not what you're looking for, but this track has a single percussion sound with weirdly great stereo imaging, every time I hear it my brain refuses to believe it's coming from the music rather than the outside world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoAuujgSOmA
  4. I've spent the weekend in a cottage in the Cotswolds with my family for my brother-in-law's birthday. Before that there was a corporate thing at the company I work for, two days of going to work at 7:30 and getting back after midnight, spending most of the intervening hours listening to people talk about business and shit. So that was fun.
  5. Can anyone remember if there are any vocal samples on Dragon Tales? I can't think of any off the top of my head.
  6. Awesome news. Is a Flexible Liquid is possibly my favourite psybient album ever, it's about time for a follow-up. e: The EP sounds great.
  7. Actually the track I'm working on is Goa, kinda. Hopefully there'll be plenty of variety anyway, there was last time.
  8. Yep, that's my favourite track on the album too.
  9. I hope to have a track to submit before the deadline, though given that I've been working on it for weeks already and it's still only a minute and a half long, it's not looking too hopeful.
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    I think animated gif avatars have a maximum filesize of 100kB.
  11. AFAIK it doesn't. Embedded YT videos aren't hosted by Psynews; when a user loads the page the video player gets its data straight from YouTube. Yes, if we allowed users to attach images to their posts we would have to store those images, which would require much more memory than just encoded text. When you upload to a different site and hotlink, the other site stores the image and Psynews just stores the URL.
  12. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5CspfLAEqM
  13. This one will always have a special place in my heart, being the first darkpsy album I bought: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj5ra-Zh1R4
  14. I'm listening to a live track now, sounds pretty great. Reminds me of Quasar.
  15. No problem, welcome to Psynews.
  16. If you like that you should check out Autechre's Oversteps if you haven't already.
  17. I recently got a copy of Patashnik after meaning to for years, it's great. I haven't enjoyed his last few albums that much.
  18. In my experience the banned guys are some of the least likely to leave forever.
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