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Audio Fundamentals Tutorial

Panning Explained®

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  • Introduction 4:09

    Introduction

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

  • Pan Laws 3:22

    Pan Laws

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

  • Frequency and Sound Localization 9:47

    Frequency and Sound Localization

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

  • Panning FX 6:56

    Panning FX

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

  • Creating Stereo and Doubles 11:30

    Creating Stereo and Doubles

    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.

  • Stereo FX 9:21

    Stereo FX

    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.

  • Drums and Percussion 12:38

    Drums and Percussion

    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.

  • Bass, Keys and Piano 9:01

    Bass, Keys and Piano

    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.

  • Guitars 5:06

    Guitars

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

  • Vocals 9:59

    Vocals

    Here Kenny carefully chooses how to pan the vocals.

  • Finished Mix 4:03

    Finished Mix

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

  • LCR Mixing and Panning Approach 12:56

    LCR Mixing and Panning Approach

    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.

Product Overview


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!


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