Originally Posted by cebolao
imagine a 5-channel SFX of train on station. the train starts, leaves the screen, going for example to the right.
i can follow the train with my SFX, panning the 5-channel track. or just attenuating the rears and front left channel.
Wouldn't you have panned the single elements in that 5.0 track to picture in the first place? Why would want to pan an entire 5.0 mix to the right?
What you´re asking for is essentially having another 5-in-5-mixer as a plugin. Like a DAW inside a DAW.
If you pan a quad recording from C to R you are essential mixing it down to mono and panning it from C to R.