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Transpanner Pro User Manual

Transpanner Pro User Manual

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Installation

Basic Usage

Crosstalk Cancellation

Mono Compatibility

General Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: How do I install Transpanner Pro?

A: Transpanner Pro comes with an installer that will automatically place the necessary files in the standard locations. For Windows x64, the VST3 files will be installed in C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3. For Mac OS 10+ (including M1 and M2), the components will be installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components and the VST3 files in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3.

Q: Is Transpanner Pro compatible with my operating system?

A: Transpanner Pro is compatible with Windows x64 and Mac OS 10+ (including M1 and M2).

Q: Can I install it on multiple machines?

A: Yes, you will receive installers for both Windows and Mac, allowing you to install Transpanner Pro on your preferred DAWs on multiple machines.

Q: What should I do if the plugin does not appear in my DAW?

A: If the plugin does not appear in your DAW, follow these troubleshooting steps based on your DAW:

  • Ableton Live: Ensure that the VST3 folder is correctly set in the preferences. Go to Preferences > Plug-ins and set the VST3 folder to the appropriate path.
  • FL Studio: Go to Options > File Settings and ensure that the VST3 plugin folder is added. Then, refresh the plugin list in the Plugin Manager.
  • Logic Pro: Ensure that the AU component is correctly installed in /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components. Rescan the plugin in Logic Pro.
  • Cubase: Ensure that the VST3 folder is set correctly in the plugin manager. Go to Studio > VST Plug-in Manager and set the appropriate folder path.
  • Reaper: Go to Options > Preferences > VST and add the correct path to the VST3 folder. Then, clear the cache and rescan for plugins.

Q: Does Transpanner Pro work with Pro Tools?

A: Transpanner Pro is not natively compatible with Pro Tools, which uses the AAX plugin format. However, you can use a VST3 to AAX wrapper or a host application that supports VST3 and can route audio to Pro Tools. Examples of such wrappers include Blue Cat's PatchWork and Nyrv Systems Agent.

Q: Can I use Transpanner Pro on a mono track?

A: Transpanner Pro must be placed on a stereo track. It requires two channels to function properly, even if the audio file is mono.

Q: What is the best setup for using Transpanner Pro?

A: Transpanner Pro is specifically crafted for stereo setups with loudspeakers. While it works with headphones, it is optimized for loudspeakers due to its crosstalk cancellation technology.

Q: Can I use Transpanner Pro on a master track?

A: No, Transpanner Pro is not a mastering tool and should not be placed on a master track. It is designed to extend the space for certain sounds within a mix.

Q: How do I control the distance effect in Transpanner Pro?

A: The distance effect is controlled by the reverb section, including the reverb time and damp dials. The inversion button allows you to switch the positioning of the far field between the outer part of the pad and the center. Adjust the Far Gain for the overall gain of the far field, and use the High and Low Cut filters to remove unwanted frequencies.

Q: How does the Doppler effect work in Transpanner Pro?

A: The Doppler effect simulates the change in pitch and volume of a sound as it moves relative to the listener. The effect is dependent on the radial speed of the thumb in perspective of the center. The amount of Doppler effect can be adjusted, allowing you to change the speed scale from 0 to 100 percent.

Q: What is Crosstalk Cancellation and how does it work in Transpanner Pro?

A: Crosstalk Cancellation (CTC) utilizes advanced signal processing algorithms to minimize cross-channel interference. This ensures distinct channel separation without bleed-through, enhancing stereo separation and spatial localization. For optimal performance, ensure you are in the "sweet spot" between the loudspeakers, minimize reflections from side walls, and properly position and angle the loudspeakers.

Q: What is mono compatibility and why is it important?

A: Mono compatibility ensures that your stereo mix will translate well when played back in mono. This is crucial for maintaining mix clarity and balance in various playback environments, such as smartphones and mono PA systems.

Q: How does Transpanner Pro handle mono compatibility?

A: Transpanner Pro uses a technique we refer to as "space folding" to manage phase cancellation in mono playback. As sounds move from 0 to 90 degrees in the stereo field, their phase relationship changes minimally. This phase cancellation increases linearly, reaching full cancellation at 180 degrees, and then improves again from 180 to 270 degrees. This ensures that some tracks naturally become quieter when summed to mono, maintaining clarity in the mix without unpleasant coloration.

Q: What is the refund policy for Transpanner Pro?

A: We offer a 1-week guaranteed refund policy. If you are not satisfied with Transpanner Pro, you can request a refund within one week of purchase.

Q: How can I get technical support for Transpanner Pro?

A: For technical support, please visit our support page on our website or contact our customer service team via email. We are here to help with any issues or questions you may have.

Q: Are there any tutorials available for using Transpanner Pro?

A: Yes, we provide a range of tutorials and video guides on our website to help you get the most out of Transpanner Pro. These resources cover basic usage, advanced techniques, and tips for optimizing your audio production.

Q: Can I use Transpanner Pro for live performances?

A: Yes, Transpanner Pro is designed to be used in both studio and live performance settings. Its real-time processing capabilities make it suitable for enhancing spatial audio in live environments.

Q: Will I have to pay for updates?

A: No, Transpanner Pro will be updated and you will receive the new versions via email, ensuring you remain constantly up to date.

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