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Audio Fundamentals Tutorial

Panning Explained®

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    Introduction

    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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    Pan Laws

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

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    Frequency and Sound Localization

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

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    Panning FX

    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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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Guitars

    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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    Vocals

    Here Kenny carefully chooses how to pan the vocals.

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    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.

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    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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Panning Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent course!!! Panning Explained is an essential and immersive guide for musicians and producers alike, unveiling a highly creative approach to achieving a great mix!
Date published: 2021-04-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Good tutorial
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! I feel this gives me great insight into this field, it's well explained, always to the point, and always engaging. Please note: English is not my first language.
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Very helpful!
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Great
Date published: 2020-05-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Muy útil bien explicado y fácil, logra mantener el interés
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good to know basics. First time I got to understand what Pan Laws is. Also has given me several ideas for mixing. Even for reconfirming what you already know, it's well worth it.
Date published: 2019-12-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great basics with useful advanced techniques. I used this just to refresh my knowledge of panning but found inspiring as well as informative.
Date published: 2019-05-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from helpful and Easy to understand ! this is another great series from KG , this guy explains everything so clear and very easy to understand as if you were sitting right next to him in the control room , although most of us know what panning is there is more depth to it in which KG hits !
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great chance to watch a mixing workflow Something that is only now starting to be a bit less rare than hen's teeth is the chance for newbies to watch an experienced mixer show his/her workflow in mixing. Although the scope of this video is limited to panning, it's still extremely helpful to watch how someone goes through the paces.
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Video on Panning This is something I will definitely use now that I know how useful it is. I knew the basics of Left and Right but not panning a stereo track hard left and center or placing like sounds to the same side of the stereo field.
Date published: 2018-10-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from In Depth Course on Panning! I learned a lot from this. There are a few things I have not thought of that will now make my mixes much better. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Information Panning isn't even something I gave much thought to beyond the basics. This series did a good job of raising awareness of so much more.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpfull! he hi s the guru man always good in his exposition, good!
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Enlightening ! This opened up a new world for me, I'm learning how to mix and master and this has taught me lessons I will surely use in the near future. Great Job,and thank you!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tutorial Very good and easy to understand. Great tips !!
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful ! Nicely Explained!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Very cool concepts and applications of panning I never knew about. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Oh my goodness I enjoyed this tutorial so much. I told myself that I will not touch any pan pot until I finished this video. I loved how he did it his was, and then did LCR and then it click. Nice teacher.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome! fantastic!Game Changer for me personally.Have struggled with panning for years until now.
Date published: 2017-04-30
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
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