Panning is one of the most basic mixing tools we have, and it’s included in every DAW. So why a Pan Knob plugin? Simple answer: because it sounds way better, especially in headphones. Longer answer: Keep reading.
Why Change a Bread and Butter Effect?
Traditional panning works by adjusting the volume on your right and left channels to move where it sounds in the stereo field. Simple enough. But there’s a major problem with this: It sounds really sucky on headphones when you pan things wide. Why? Because in the real world, sound never shows up in just one ear, unless it’s a mosquito.
Pan Knob fixes this by adding a couple extra dimensions to your pan control.
- It keeps low frequencies unpanned. This simulates the natural effect of your head filtering the high frequencies while letting low frequencies hit both ears.
- It adds a small delay to simulate the wave front hitting your ears at different times.
Both of these effects can be toggled on and off depending on your situation. Pan knob will do everything from traditional dumb panning to advanced natural sounding panning.
Break the Rules
Because Pan Knob lets you pan anywhere and still sound natural, you are now free to break the traditional rules of panning. You want to pan your bass to the left? Go for it. It will sound natural. You want that snare drum to come from the right without giving the listener a migraine? Have at it. The traditional panning rules no longer apply.
Just the Facts
- Superior panning algorithm for all listening formats
- Centers low frequencies to maintain left/right balance regardless of higher frequency positioning
- Selectable micro delay
- 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, and select pan laws. 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.
This plugin right here is the pan knob destroyer of all pan knobs! Excellent plugin! This, and Width Knob go hand in hand…..Kudos Boz!
Downloaded Pan knob 10 minutes ago, placed it on two guitars playing the same take that were already panned where I wanted them, and wow!!! Huge difference in the spaciousness of the sound versus the pans I had set in Reaper. I highly recommend Pan Knob…. This is my 5th plugin purchase with Boz and they are quickly becoming my go to plugin’s. On top of that the CPU use is crazy low for what they do.
causing FL Studio 20 to crash almost every time. Even when I’m exporting it makes it crash, when disabled exporting works fine. Waste of money
My recording gear is set up fine for multi-track recording, however, I also do a lot of solo electric violin recordings. The Pan Knob is an answered prayer for such situations. It works well with Garage Band ( & I have the older version). The X Over expands the sound magically . Anyone recording solo instrumental music should check it out.
Solves my main issue with listening to hard panned guitars on headphones. Now they feel like they actually exist in the space
What an amazing plugin who would of thought that something as simple as this is so effective. This has changed my workflow for the better. Its a big statement to make but honestly you can’t go wrong with boz plugins.
This is stupid and redundant! Who the hell needs two panners?? Is this a joke? – Right? Actually… its anything but that. Its a HIGHLY functional and usable tool that someone should have invented ages ago. If you take the a quick second to watch the video demonstration, I think you will instantly be sold on a game-changing workflow plugin!!!
Boz make some pretty audacious claims with this plugin. They manage to deliver.
I am much happier with the results and control I get from this plugin compare to others. There are other plugins that can get the same results, to be sure. However, this plugin is something that fits right into your tool box.
Efficiency and workflow are very important to musicians and engineers alike, and this plugin seems to have been made with that in mind. A real workhorse plugin.
Highly recommended. Difficult to fault, really.
Try the demo and see for yourself.
Always something pertinent. Boz always seems to come up with solutions to things that have been bugging me for years. His plugins are like always having the perfect size socket wrench when you’re fixing your car. No more saying, “Jeez, I wish I could….”. Boz probably has a plugin that will do the job. No frills, just nuts and bolts and totally useful. Dig it.
Seeing this listed at such a low price, I just had to pick it up and check it out and needless to say I’m so glad I did. Such a great little plugin that’s definately not to be underestimated. Once you’re done stage panning everything out with this little beauty, your track will just sound so much more natural and bigger than if you were to just use a standard panner. 5 stars for the win!
Always a fan of Boz stuff. I tried this out on hard panned electric guitars and I can’t go back now. It sounds like 2 guitars in a room, as opposed to 2 guitars jammed into your ears. Very natural sounding. At the intro price of 10 bucks this is a no brainer. This plugin makes life a lot easier.