I use to use the surround encoder and the movable pan envelopes to simulate audio movement(on the pc version) is this still possible on the new mac version?
Yes, and much improved. Surround panning is now an integral part of the multitrack.
Just create a 5.1 session, and it will create an empty session with some stereo audio tracks, routed to a 5.1 Master Track
Then you may automate any of the parameters in the Surround Panner just like you could before
Let us know how this works for you.
I can create a 5.1 session but can not seem to activate the next pop up menu containing pan angle/radius/stereo spread and I don't have the "show envelopes" option under the 'read' pull down.....what am I doing wrong?
Make certain you click the triangle "twirl-down" button to the left of the "Read" dropdown. It will expose the additional automation envelope controls.