"Holophonic" Sounds


I am searching a method to obtain some kind of “Holophonic” sound from Audacity.

I want the sound to move slowly from one channel to another, and back again cyclically…
Something circular, smooth, rounded.
In a word…elegant.

i also need a tip for sounds (like cars going through, etc.) moving really fast from one channel to another but…
I believe the trick is the same.

The best holophonic effects I ever heard were from the first two old albums of a group called PTV.
And Hafler Trio.

Can someone help me?

Thanks in advance!

Steve’s binaural “spin” plugin for Audacity fits the brief , you can get a copy here … https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/binaural-spin-effect/30672/1

Dear Trebor,
Thank for the tip.

A good starting. The “Spin” effect works well.
I have to work with several layers of sound, and pan effects… but I’m sure I’ll reach some interesting result.

Only a note…
I work with Audacity 2.0.2, on Windows XP SP3.

So, since this version of Audacity does not have an importing/enabling manager for Ny effects I saved the file in the correct Audacity folder.
The effect is correctly applyed, but every time I use it I have a “Nysquit” pop-up appearing, asking for something like “Nysquit exit” - Sorry, I run a version in italian, but I believe you got the idea.

The effect works, the pop up is annoying.

Thank again.

XP SP3 is obsolete but we are still aiming to support it for now, so you don’t have to use an obsolete version of Audacity. You can obtain the current 2.1.1 version from http://audacityteam.org/download/windows.

Even with the Plug-in Manager, you still have to put the plugin somewhere that Audacity looks for Nyquist plugins (such as in Audacity’s “Plug-Ins” folder).

Are you using the Debug button? If so, just press “OK”.

If you see something else (in Audacity 2.1.1) please post a screenshot. Please see here for how to attach files: https://forum.audacityteam.org/t/how-to-attach-files-to-forum-posts/24026/1


Thanks, thanks for the useful tips.
I have now serious problems with my (very old) PC, so I believe I’ll purchase a new one next week.

I tried to install the last version of Audacity here, but I receive only errors.
XP is obsolete, my PC too.

Don’t worry about the thing.
I’ll write again in the case I should have problems with the new PC and the new running system.

Thank again!


Before you go to the expense of buying a new PC , try running a Linux Operating System on your current computer , ( I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the increase in speed compared with Windows XP on the same computer ).
Audacity is available for computers running Linux.

You can still keep the Windows XP on the computer hard-drive , and try a Linux OS via a live CD/DVD/USB.

Though perhaps not “Ubuntu” as that is a heavyweight distribution. “Xubuntu” or “Linux Mint with either XFCE or MATE desktop” work pretty well on old machines.