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Spat5.pan vs spat5.hoa

If I’m going to render in 5th order HOA, is there any advantage to using the spat5.hoa object over the spat5.pan object or are they in effect identical? I guess I’m a bit confused by the word “similar” in the documentation…



Sorry for the confusion.
spat5.pan~ is a generic module that supports any kind of panning.
spat5.hoa.encoder~, as the name suggests, only support HOA encoding.
When spat5.pan~ is configured in HOA mode, it operates as spat5.hoa.encoder~. Under the hood, it’s the same algorithm.

Clear now ?


Absolutely! Thanks so much for clearing that up!