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Mono chain with stereo pan?

#1

Hey gang, I’m making a custom unit and I’m trying to lower the CPU before releasing it.

The most wasteful thing I can tell I’m doing is having to make it stereo chain for the sole purpose of panning the final result.
Is there a way to maintain a mono signal right up until a stereo panner is introduced? would save me about 18% of CPU.

Also is there a way to stop the signal from going to the next (on the right) unit without having to use a closed VCA?

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#2

There is no nice way to do it at the moment but there is a hack. Add a GainBias control to the Custom Unit and the mono chain in there. Then inside the (stereo) Custom Unit’s patch, insert a Mixer Channel and assign the GainBias control as the input to both the left and right of it.

Like this:
mono2stereoHack.unit (5.0 KB)

Nothing cheaper than that.

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#4

Thank you for the tips Brian, would you mind give me feedback on the CU before I share it?
I want to be sure not to be wasting precious resources.
55% on 48kHz is way more than I expected :frowning:

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#5

People on the forum can also give you feedback, which gives you the benefits of an iterative process between multiple people – it doesn’t need to be one-and-done :slight_smile:

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#6

Ok, I will drop it in the shark pool :stuck_out_tongue:

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#7

I think of it more as a perfectly safe lagoon full of friendly Doctor fish who might nibble your toes!

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