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Transpanner 2

Transpanner 2 User Interface
Transpanner 2 by Artists in DSP is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
Product
Version
2.0
Windows (x64): Windows 10 and newer
Product
Version
2.0
Mac (Intel/M1/M2): macOS 10.11 and newer (Formats: AU & VST3)
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Formats
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For Mac users: If a warning appears when you try to install, go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy, and click Open Anyway next to the message about the installer. For Windows users: If installation is blocked, click More info on the warning dialog, then Run anyway to proceed.
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Transpanner 2 is a free 3D audio plugin optimized for stereo loudspeakers. This release marks more than an update; it redefines what a spatial audio tool can be, setting a new benchmark in its category.

Compatibility:

  • Mac (Intel/M1/M2): macOS 10.11 and newer (Formats: AU & VST3).
  • Windows (x64): Windows 10 and newer (Format: VST3).
  • Any DAW that supports VST3 or AU formats.

Choose the angle and distance: Introducing the Polar Pad

Transpanner 2 introduces a polar pad interface with a design of concentric circles that animate as you drag the virtual thumb. Moving the thumb around the pad's center enables precise control over sound direction, allowing you to select any angle from 0 to 360 degrees. Moving the thumb inward sends sounds into the distance, while dragging it outward brings them closer.

This intuitive and tactile method of 3D audio manipulation enhances user interaction in stereo mixing.

{See video at top of page}

Psychoacoustic Wizardry: Behind the 3D Sound Illusion.

When you adjust the controls in Transpanner 2, it tailors these sound wave properties in such a way that your brain is tricked into perceiving the sound as coming from different directions, including from behind you. This creates a 3D audio effect, enveloping you in a more lifelike and immersive sound environment, all from a stereo setup.

Enhancements and Improvements:

  • Enhanced Audio Engine: Now delivers cleaner, click-free sound even during rapid adjustments.
  • Variable Buffer Size DAW Fixes: Resolved issues for DAWs utilizing variable buffers to minimize delay, removing the need for 'use fixed buffers'.
  • License-Free Access: Transpanner 2 is now available without a license key, hassle-free for all users.
  • True to our commitment to the audio community, Transpanner 2 will remain donationware. Users are encouraged to support further development with contributions that reflect the value they find in the tool.

Ready to Transform Your Audio?

As we move to a model that supports and grows with our community, we invite you to join us in this next chapter of audio innovation.

Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 4.75 from 4 reviews
Transpanner 2

Reviewed By johnny34 [all]
February 29th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Mac

It is flagged as possible virus but reading the infos on how to download it everything is fine, and the plugin is crazy good! Good job.

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Transpanner 2

Reviewed By audioguy67 [all]
February 29th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Mac

Thank you guys, there's nothing like it out there. The experience of a 360 panning with a pc is incredible.

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Transpanner 2

Reviewed By martindd [all]
February 29th, 2024
Version reviewed: 1.0 on Windows

Nice plugin, love it! And it's free. I had transpanner 1 but this UI is at least 10 times better.

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Transpanner 2

Reviewed By Madma [all]
February 29th, 2024
Version reviewed: 2.0.0 on Windows

Thank you! After a few tests I can say: this plugin sounds great! doesn't even use that much CPU. Cool.

The only thing I feel a bit cumbersome is the fact that dragging towards the center sends the sound to the distance. It is quite disorienting, basically the opposite of what I'd expect. Because of this, the movements you have to perform to create a realistic trajectory are quite difficult or unnatural (e.g. if you want to go from near front to near back you have to pass through the "center/distance" which makes no sense, or if you want to go from far right to front right then move to the left then far left, you have to draw a shape of "a drop" upsidedown which feels a bit weird (rather than a simple U)). If the center meant "near" the motions would be much easier and intuitive. my2c.
Besides this UX issue, I find it great.

PS: an extra knob to tweak amount of reverb (size of the room) would be the cherry on top.

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