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sansui ws-x1 panning
Old 2nd September 2011
  #1
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sansui ws-x1 panning

hello

i just picked up this old 6-track deck.

having problems sussing it out, worried it might be faulty.

basically i cant pan anything and when for example i record a stereo drum track from daw to tracks 1 & 2 (left & right), im only getting it in mono down the middle when i solo the tracks, and then only the left channel when monitoring the 'stereo out' on playback.....

seems to only work in mono, or something? ive tried everything. not sure if im missing something simple with the buss system. if its broken then i need to contact the seller and get a refund/discount.

i bought the machine to run 6 tracks in/out simultaneously from pc to cassette to get some lo-fi vibe. and the direct tape outs seem to work, so its not a total loss. but i also want to record direct to the machine sometimes and work soley on the sansui without sending tracks from DAW....in which case panning is obviously a must for mixing etc......

any help would be much appreciated.

thanks
Old 13th October 2015
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Okay,... Basically each of those six tracks is a mono signal. The manual says that you cannot pan with the solo button on. It specifies a reason, but I can't remember exactly why off of the top of my head. In order to maintain a stereo image you must buss to two channels. For example,... You record on channels one through four and you intend to do more than six tracks you can buss 1-4 to tracks 5and6 and then write new tracks to 1-4. I personally prefer to fill all six tracks with separate tracks then send the mix to an external tape machine (because my deck B is not working) then buss the mix down to a fresh new tape,.. That way I can keep all of my tracks separate in case I ever choose to remix my masters or if my mix down isn't working with my new tracks I can go back and fix it.
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