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Looking for (preferaby free) sofware that can pan an input signal while recording to a stereo track

You can do it in audacity with one click per track. Open your stereo file. Right click in the left bar & select Split Stereo Track. Then you can click one or other Solo button to mute the other ...
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How to use pan effectively

The uses range from simple separation (one instrument left, another right, vocals and percussion centred) to realistic spatial separation to match the real world environment. Effectiveness is a very ...
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Are actors' voices in the 2.0 sound positioned in correspondence with where we can see them in the video?

This is not a field I work in, though I am a [retired] sound engineer & currently work in the TV/film industry, so it's one where I watch & listen to the results of other people's work a lot, ...
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Why would you pan the same sound both left and right?

This is because one stereo separated super saw (6-9 voices) will have the same phase drift in both the speakers. However, when layering the sound with itself and pan one to the left and one to the ...
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Can you Pan properly using stereo headphones

You might be able to, but note that with headphones, since they are directly on-ear, 100% L/R will feel weird (except if there is an even volume balance of sound in either ear, and the stereo spectrum ...
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mixing how to make an instrument sound nearer, further away or higher

The perceived "distance" of a particular instrument in a mix is achieved due to differing levels of reveberant and dry sound. For instance a "near" instrument will be louder and will have a a ratio of ...
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"Uneven" yet even panned pairs- is this a common practice?

It's common enough to use disparate mics on an acoustic. Personally I'd use a U87 on cardioid near the sound hole pointing approximately at it [tweak position to avoid boominess] and a flat, broad ...
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Looking for (preferaby free) sofware that can pan an input signal while recording to a stereo track

You can indeed pan on recording or "mute recording on alternate tracks" as you originally put it. It can be easy, or difficult, depending on the software and your technical knowledge, but ...
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What is the easiest way to create 5.1 sound effects (sound panning from one channel to another)

The 'easiest' way is to start with actual 5.1-capable hardware [even if it's only a $£€ 15 USB DAC from eBay] so that the apps you tried will recognise it as a proper 5.1 output. After that, ...
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Reaper auto panning based on conditions

Fairly confident this is possible through the scripting interface of Reaper.
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In what situations is it ok to mix stereo VST synths using "Balance" or "True Stereo Panning"?

If you're planning on doing any pan automation, working with a balance control is a lot quicker and easier.
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Pan laws for more than two channels

The theory you found at the CMU article explains things very well - particularly when looking at the differences between linear and constant power panning. In every case you are "panning" a mono ...
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Logic Pro X panning and effect change in the same track

If the software instrument doesn't support panning individual notes, you have to make another track and pan that. Alternatively if you just want to pan different parts of the recording, then you can ...
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Synths with different stereo spread / width?

Another possible technique to consider: make one note dry, and give the other a small amount of stereo reverb. The amount of stereo reverb can be very small (so the difference is not that easy to hear)...
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Synths with different stereo spread / width?

I have listened to the sound at 1:30. What we really need to understand is not the name of the effect you want, but the fundamental principal at work here. To get stereo width, you want to introduce ...
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