The Panpot, standing for "Panoramic Potentiometer," is a virtual panning tool created by Goodhertz Inc., which transcends other stereo manipulation plug-ins by combining four different panning modes all within one newly fashioned interface.
While a traditional panning utility device only controls level differences, Panpot controls the time differences, spectral cues, and distance effects to provide an extensive two-dimensional approach to adjust the stereo image of audio. Built into a simple user interface, the controls are distinctly positioned over top of a background, which can be toggled between light and dark modes.
The four types of panning modes that can be manipulated using Panpot include: Level Panning, Delay Panning, Spectral Panning, and Phase Panning. Spanning from the left, each of the four panning modes can be adjusted using level sliders, along with corresponding on/off, mode, flip, and multiplier controls. On the right side of the plug-in, more controls are available to adjust the pre-panning and general pan options.
Panpot is available as a digital download through the Goodhertz company website.
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The Goodhertz Panpot Plug-In is an Inventive Panning Tool for Audio
1. Virtual Panning Tools - Virtual panning tools that go beyond traditional stereo manipulation by incorporating innovative features like time differences, spectral cues, and distance effects.
2. Two-dimensional Audio Adjustment - Tools that provide a comprehensive approach to adjusting the stereo image of audio by manipulating level panning, delay panning, spectral panning, and phase panning.
3. Intuitive User Interfaces - User-friendly interfaces that offer controls positioned over visually appealing backgrounds, allowing for easy toggling between light and dark modes.
1. Audio Plugin Development - The development of innovative audio plugins that enhance the capabilities of audio production and manipulation software.
2. Music Production - The music production industry can benefit from tools that offer advanced panning options to create immersive and dynamic audio experiences.
3. Sound Engineering - Sound engineers can explore and adopt virtual panning tools to achieve precise control over the stereo image and spatial effects in audio.