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 March Mania Markdown - Pan Knob by Boz Digital Labs is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
March Mania Markdown - Pan Knob
Product March Mania Markdown - Pan Knob
Developer Boz Digital Labs
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Type / Tags PannerPanningStereo Effect
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Panning Finally Reaches Its Full Potential with Pan Knob—On Sale Now!

Panning has finally become the creative tool it was always meant to be. Pan Knob maintains mix balance in headphones, makes hard-panned instruments sound big and natural, speeds up workflow, and opens up soundstage possibilities that standard panners simply can not offer.

Pan Knob is the first modern improvement in panning technology. It uses a superior algorithm that makes low-frequencies mono, thus eliminating the directional pull of low-frequency energy while ensuring mono compatibility. It also provides the option of selecting the frequencies range that will be centered in mono, opening up creative possibilities that can't be achieved with digital or analog panning.

Pan Knob—Just the Facts:

  • Superior panning algorithm for all listening formats.
  • Centers low frequencies to maintain left/right balance regardless of higher frequency positioning.
  • Improves mix translation.
  • Selectable pan laws.
  • Switch between balance and pan.
  • Pan anywhere in your signal chain.

Pan Knob to the rescue

Pan Knob enables you to instantly swap pan positions of instruments, choose between Balance or Pan for stereo tracks, select pan laws, and even pan beyond 100% hard-left or right to mix outside the speakers. Best of all, Pan Knob lets you depart from standard panning schemes while still sounding natural, and doesn't cause the balance problems common to ear-bud and headphone listening. Pan Knob enables you to experiment with panning without all the tail-chasing and tradeoffs that come with moving instruments and vocals around the stereo field using traditional panners. As an added benefit, Pan Knob speeds up your workflow, which is essential for both professional and aspiring mix engineers.

What makes Pan Knob Unique?

Standard pan controls can do more harm than good, particularly with headphones. If you hard-pan a guitar, you'll notice that it gets smaller in the speakers (hence all the double tracking) and in headphones, also sounds unnatural, like it's being squeezed into your ear canal.

With Pan Knob, since lower frequencies are "mono-ized" at a crossover of your choosing, instruments will always sound wider and more natural. However, since putting certain frequencies in the center will pull the sound toward the middle, hard-panning won't have the effect you want in terms of extreme width. But don't worry, Pan Knob has you covered. With the inclusion of a 1ms delay, Pan Knob's pan control can pan beyond 100% to 120%, which enables extreme hard left or right while still retaining a natural sound. If you take the crossover out of play (it has an on/off control), Pan Knobs can also act as a stereo widening plug-in.

Tools of the trade

When you start experimenting with the full potential of Pan Knob, you'll find that it's very easy to get lost in the sauce. It's easy to lose perspective when you mix (which in and of itself can be an exercise in tail chasing), which is where the A/B comparison buttons in the top toolbar come into play. When you need a reality check, they're your best friends. You can also save and recall presets, activate and deactivate the plug-in, and get help if you need it.

In the main interface of Pan Knob, you can select pan laws and switch between balance and pan for treatment of mono and stereo tracks. Plus, it gives you the ability to pan anywhere in your signal chain. To put it simply, Pan Knob takes an outdated, flawed control and brings it into the future, minus the flaws. It can function either as a utilitarian or creative tool—whatever the muse dictates.

Order Pan Knob now while it's still on sale and end the pandemic that compromises your mixes.

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