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Mixing Basics Tutorial

Panning Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    4:09

    In this tutorial, Kenny goes through the basics of panning, how it's used in modern production and how it really works.

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    Tutorial 2

    Pan Laws

    3:22

    Kenny explains the complicated concept of using Pan Laws simply and how to set them correctly in your DAW.

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    Tutorial 3

    Frequency and Sound Localization

    9:47

    Part of panning is how each sound is localized differently. In this video, we go through how frequencies affect panning.

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    Tutorial 4

    Panning FX

    6:56

    In this tutorial, Kenny goes through many popular panning plug-ins like Autopan and Rotating speakers in addition to using automation.

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    Tutorial 5

    Creating Stereo and Doubles

    11:30

    Here, Kenny shows you how to create stereo from mono sources and how to use delays and shift tracks to imitate doubling. Comb Filtering and Phase are also explained.

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    Tutorial 6

    Stereo FX

    9:21

    Kenny runs through all the most popular stereo FX and how to use them and create widely panned versions of them. Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flange and Ping Pong Delays are all described.

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    Tutorial 7

    Drums and Percussion

    12:38

    In the next few videos, Kenny takes a typical song and it's mix and carefully chooses how to pan each source. Here we start with the drums.

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    Tutorial 8

    Bass, Keys and Piano

    9:01

    Kenny continues to take a typical song and it's mix and decides how to pan each source. Here we do the Bass, Keys and Piano.

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    Tutorial 9

    Guitars

    5:06

    Kenny continues with the song and it's mix and chooses how to pan each source. Here we dig into the Guitar tracks.

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    Tutorial 10

    Vocals

    9:59

    Here Kenny carefully chooses how to pan the vocals.

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    Tutorial 11

    Finished Mix

    4:03

    Kenny has included the final mix of this song so it can be referred to and what it will eventually sound like panned correctly.

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    Tutorial 12

    LCR Mixing and Panning Approach

    12:56

    LCR mixing has become very popular lately and Kenny shows you why and how to adjust your mix to match these rules. Kenny remixes the song using LCR techniques.

When mixing, something as simple as positioning a sound to the left or right may seem like a simple thing, but it makes all the difference between a good mix and a great one. Multi-Platinum mixer Kenny Gioia breaks down the art of Panning, so you get a solid foundation and advanced knowledge of this basic, but incredibly important mixing technique.

Kenny starts with an introduction, where he goes through the basics of Panning and how it's used in modern production. Then, Kenny makes the complicated concept of using Pan Laws simple, and how to set them correctly in your DAW. Frequency and Sound Localization is then discussed, as well as Panning FX such as Auto-Pan, Rotating Speakers and using Automation in your DAW to design cool moving effects.

Creating Stereo & Doubles are up next, and Kenny explains how to go Stereo from Mono sources, and how to use Delays and Shift Tracks to imitate Doubling, while being aware of Comb Filtering and Phase issues. Making Wide Stereo FX with Reverb, Delay, Chorus, Flange and Ping Pong Delays is then shown, giving new life to your old effects!

Now that you have the basics down, Kenny goes over how to Pan each track in a mix, including Drums, Percussion, Bass, Keyboards, Piano, Guitars and Vocals. He even includes the finished mix of the song so you can hear how the individual panned tracks sound in the mix. Lastly, LCR Mixing and Panning has become very popular lately and Kenny demonstrates why and how to adjust your mix to match these industry standard rules.

If you're a mixer, engineer, producer or just someone getting into recording, this series is an absolute must have. You can't build your sonic temple on a weak foundation. Make yours strong... Watch "Panning Explained" today!

mixtico
Submitted 3 days ago

great!!!

that helped me a lot to see (hear) different ways of working...great Approach!!!

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GabrielSampaio
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Very Helpful!

It has helped me with panning and mixing

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Manny2
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Very well explained. Very detailed and pertinent

I was looking for years about learning media on studio basic processing. This video on panning sound is very well explained and give the foundation on how to maximize using your DAW. When you mastr the basics of sound processing, then you realize that too many plugins on the market are useless...

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer

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jimBob
Submitted 1 month ago

Very Impressive

I was taken aback in a good way - by the LCR approach in particularly. Never was a big fan of hard left hard right until now. It is another piece to the puzzle or airing things out in a stereo mix. Quite a nifty mixing tool to say the least! Thanks Kenny

I am a: Producer

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geno studios
Submitted 2 months ago

Very in depth tutorial on panning

It is quite long but definitely worth the time. I really learned a lot from the videos

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Dogofthemoon
Submitted 3 months ago

Nice Lesson

I really like this instructor and definitely learned a bit more about panning, along with a few new ideas for creative sound design.

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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Piper
Submitted 4 months ago

Great tutorial!!

This tutorial is dope! This is definitely a video to have access to for your projects.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer, Beat Maker

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duke1418
Submitted 7 months ago

Using panning in ways I did not consider

I'm new to mixing, and considered panning basically LCR. This series explained some of panning features (triangle, square wave) and gave me new ideas and insights as to how to use panning in the future. I'm glad I watched, listened, and learned!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician

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ave fuqua
Submitted 9 months ago

good to have seen it

There are good tips in this course. I catch myself remembering back on this course while i'm mixing and applying these.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've played an instrument since I was 10. Drums and Trumpet. I'm 40 now. I can play a little bit of any instrument. Master of none. Rock bands most of my life.

2. What training have you had?

I was taught trumpet classically from grade school up until I graduated high school. I went to Five Towns College for engineering and learned that you can't just learn this stuff from school. I did graduate though.

3. When did you get into recording?

I've been recording since I was 15. Two cassette players wired to a Radio Shack mixer. Eventually I got an 8 track reel to reel by Fostex. I've used just about every DAW and I started using them before they even recorded audio. Vision and Performer were just MIDI sequencers at the time. Before they became Studio Vision and Digital Performer. I got studio jobs because I knew computer MIDI and most studios didn't. I eventually moved up to Sound Tools which was two track. Then Pro Tools made a Audio Media III card which let you have 4 inputs. Gradually I moved up from there with Pro Tools D24, Pro Tools Mix to HD.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Marcy Playground
Mandy Moore
LFO
Willa Ford
Lee Ann Womack
Paulina Rubio
Hall & Oates
Bayside
Head Automatica
Cute is What We Aim For
FTSK
and many more...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Hmmm. My Mom always said "Self Praise Stinks". I think it's because I have no ability to talk like a professional announcer, or plan out my teachings. So I teach as if you were sitting next to me. Pretty much off the cuff. I think that engages people more. We're so used to hearing everything done so properly and planned out with unnecessary explanations and proper wording that the brain will actually ignore most of it. Your brain tunes it out like you're back at your desk at school. But if the teacher grabbed you aside and just explained it to you, I believe you'd get more out of it. That is what I try to do.

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Panning Explained is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great!!! that helped me a lot to see (hear) different ways of working...great Approach!!!
Date published: 2017-03-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! It has helped me with panning and mixing
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well explained. Very detailed and pertinent I was looking for years about learning media on studio basic processing. This video on panning sound is very well explained and give the foundation on how to maximize using your DAW. When you mastr the basics of sound processing, then you realize that too many plugins on the market are useless...
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Impressive I was taken aback in a good way - by the LCR approach in particularly. Never was a big fan of hard left hard right until now. It is another piece to the puzzle or airing things out in a stereo mix. Quite a nifty mixing tool to say the least! Thanks Kenny
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very in depth tutorial on panning It is quite long but definitely worth the time. I really learned a lot from the videos
Date published: 2017-01-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Lesson I really like this instructor and definitely learned a bit more about panning, along with a few new ideas for creative sound design.
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial!! This tutorial is dope! This is definitely a video to have access to for your projects.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Using panning in ways I did not consider I'm new to mixing, and considered panning basically LCR. This series explained some of panning features (triangle, square wave) and gave me new ideas and insights as to how to use panning in the future. I'm glad I watched, listened, and learned!
Date published: 2016-09-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from good to have seen it There are good tips in this course. I catch myself remembering back on this course while i'm mixing and applying these.
Date published: 2016-06-17