Here is an example that demonstrates starting the pan value in the middle
with_fx :panslicer, phase: 2, pan_max: 0 do |c|
sample :loop_amen_full, beat_stretch: 8
control c, pan_max: 1
When using the default value of
invert_wave: 0, the pan value starts at
pan_max:, so here we initialise the panslicer with
pan_max: 0 to start the effect in the middle of the stereo field.
Then, after half the phase duration, we reset it to
Is this enough to help?
(Also, as mentioned elsewhere, and for the benefit of anyone else reading, the
smooth: opt is used to change the time it takes to transition between
pan_min: (and vice versa). This means (and I may be wrong, so someone is free to correct me if so) that as far as I understand it, it really only makes sense to use values for
smooth: that are no greater than this transition time. For example, for a square wave (the default wave for the panslicer) with
phase: 0.4, the fx transitions between
pan_min: in 0.2 beats (half of the phase), so
smooth: 0.2 is really the most useful maximum value for it).