Autopan Secrets

I use Ableton’s Autopan often. Mostly I use it when recording old analog synths that don’t have MIDI. I use it as a 1/8th or 1/16th note chopper to keep things in line. You can hear it at work on the bassline in my song Sex Machine (above). Of course there’s more the little Autopan can do as the Liveschool video points out. Here’s another tip… Audiodamage’s Panstation plug-in which is based on the Drawmer M500 gives you a different, more classic, wider effect than Autopan.

“Ableton Autopan device – multiple ways you can use it in your music.” – Ableton Liveschool

For more info: vimeo.com/abletonliveschool

photo credit: Seven Morris

via synthtopia

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 29, 2011 at 5:38 am, filed under Ableton Live, plug-ins and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Panstation

I use panning and pan plug-ins for numerous tricks in my music. I love the 80s UI in Audio Damage’s Panstaion. It’s a pseudo recreation of the Drawmer M500. $39.

“Panstation is, without question, the most sophisticated autopanner plug-in available. We started with a loose model of the venerable Drawmer M500′s panning engine, then added the counting features from the Audio & Design PanScan (probably the most famous vintage autopanner, and the “secret weapon” of many well-known producers.) The result is an autopanner plug-in that is second to none in both feature set and sound.” – audiodamage.com

For more info: audiodamage.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on June 9, 2011 at 9:50 am, filed under plug-ins and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.