Top Pan VST Plugins
Top Pan VST Plugins

Top 9+ Pan VST Plugins 2022

We have created for you a rating of the Best 9 Pan VST Plugins as the most downloaded and according to the excellent reviews of musicians

VST list navigation:

  1. Pan Knob
  2. PanShaper 3
  3. Energy Panner
  4. Stereoplacer Elements
  5. Verberate Immersive 2
  6. Things – Motor
  7. Stereoplacer
  8. Brightness Panner
  9. Cableguys Bundle

1. Pan Knob

 
Pan Knob
 

Why do I need a plugin for a tool that every daw has?

Yes, this plugin is a pan knob in plugin format. But the truth is, the way traditional pan knobs work kind of sucks for headphone listeners, and according to polls, about 87% of people listen to their music on headphones.

Have you ever listened to a mix that had one instrument panned hard to one side? It sounds ok on monitors, but sounds awful on headphones. That’s because traditional panning don’t take headphone listeners into consideration.

Have you ever heard a mix where you have two distinct guitar tones panned to opposite sides, but one dominates the low end and makes the entire mix feel lopsided? That’s because traditional panning treats all frequencies equally, even though our ears don’t.

Pan Knob overcomes this by having a smarter panning algorithm. One that keeps your low frequencies unpanned so that it sounds natural in headphones.

It doesn’t do any room simulation, so it isn’t going to mess up your mono mixdown.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Better Panning algorithm for all listening formats
  • Choose pan law
  • Switch between Balance/Pan
  • Pan anywhere in your signal chain

Convenient options

Aside from just sounding better, it has a few options to make it more convenient to use. It has a quick “Pan Swap” that will give you the opposite panning position with the click of a button. It has quick one button settings for the most used pan positions. You can choose which pan law is used, and choose between Balance and Pan for your stereo tracks.

Beyond 100%

Sometimes you need to pan a little wider than 100% to either side. Pan Knob lets you go to 120%, to give extra width when you need it.

More Panning Opportunities

When panning with Pan Knob, a whole new world of panning is opened up to you as a mixer. Because it sounds natural wherever you pan your tracks, you aren’t limited by the traditional panning rules that have become standard. You can pan any tracks wherever you want while keeping it sounding good and natural.


2. PanShaper 3

 
PanShaper 3
 

Multiband Panner – HASS Imager – Stereo Rhythm Generator

PanShaper 3 takes stereo control to a new level. With a drawable panning LFO and envelope follower on every band, you can design evolving, fluid pan patterns and make precise stereo edits in seconds. Blend regular panning with psychoacoustic Haas panning and make your mixes fill the speakers like never before.

Running inside Cableguys’ ShaperBox 2 effects plugin, use PanShaper 3 on its own or with other Shapers — they all work in exactly the same way, stacking up to create elaborate, multilayered effects that’ll make your productions stand out.

DO ALL THIS WITH PANSHAPER 3:

  • Stereoise mono drums – Got a beat that’s strictly mono? Bring stereo groove to just the top-end elements like hi-hats
  • Bring basslines to life – Keep those all-important low frequencies centred and solid while you pan the mids and tops
  • Fill the speakers – Go beyond regular panning with psychoacoustic Haas placement – the pros’ secret stereo weapon
  • Surgically pan sounds – Want to pan just that one shaker hit in a loop? With drawable LFOs and multiband control, it’s possible
  • Make percussion dance – Do the conga – bring the party to your tops! You simply have to try PanShaper on percs
  • Animate electric pianos – Easily create classic tremolo-style warbling pan effects – perfect for tines, vibes, and organs
  • Make synths groove – Add stunning left-to-right motion to melodies, pads and arps – and free up the centre of your stereo field

This product is part of a greater collection of products. Check out ShaperBox 2 here.


3. Energy Panner

 
Energy Panner
 

Energy Panner uses the intensity of a sound to control its movement.

From traditional stereo to immersive, this plugin enables artists to add dynamic depth to their panning techniques without any effort or additional routing.

Sound Intensity Controls Panning
With Energy Panner, the sound intensity controls the panner, creating movement that reacts to sound. Imagine drums moving at the beat, synth notes that move on attack, among many other behaviours. From music to audio post, from stereo to Dolby Atmos, Energy Panner is a plugin that you definitely want in your toolset.

Panning Mode
The Pan mode is essentially a normal end-to-end particle-based panning. This type of panning effect changes the position of the sound source between two points (start point -> endpoint) previously defined by you. Therefore, the greater the energy of the input signal the greater the shift from the starting point to the endpoint.

Sliding Mode
Whenever the audio signal reaches a certain level (threshold value), the sound source moves on a trajectory that you define. As opposed to pan mode, the sound source does not return to the starting point as soon as the signal level drops. The sound source will freeze that position until the audio signal exceeds the threshold value again, leading to a new shift of the sound source in the dome space.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Stereo, Immersive & Binaural Outputs: From stereo, 7.1, HOA to Binaural and Dolby Atmos, Energy Panner gives you several output options based on virtual microphones technology.
  • Dynamic Movement: Easily set how the sounds will move. For instance, will they move from the speakers position to the centre or will they move clockwise starting from a custom position?
  • Sidechain: Use external signals to control the effect of the plugin instead of using the track’s sound for this.
  • Visualization Dome: Track every single movement the sounds are making through the main component of the plugin’s UI: the dome.
  • Randomization: Running out of ideas? Don’t worry! The Energy Panner has a randomize option that outputs a new result each time you click it.
  • Absolute Control: Energy Panner brings you all the options you need to have complete control over how the sounds are moving in the panoramic field.

4. Stereoplacer Elements

 
Stereoplacer Elements
 

Effortless & essential

Stereoplacer Elements is a simplified version of our Stereoplacer plug-in, allowing the same frequency-specific panoramic placement, in a lightweight package.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Reconstruct a stereo image from mono
  • Fix poor stereo microphone placement
  • Restore archive recordings
  • Tidy up samples from old records

The rest of the stereo image will remain intact, and the balance of original sounds will be preserved.

Stereo Spectrum Analysis

The graphical display in Stereoplacer Elements can be used as a Stereo differential spectrum analyser. Leaving controls in their default positions will set up the plugin in analysis mode. The incoming sound is not affected, but is analysed for stereo content, which is then displayed visually.

‘Panning’ Bass.

Panning bass sounds is usually something best avoided as off-centre high energy in the low frequencies can present more problems than it resolves. However, using Stereoplacer Elements, the low frequencies present in say a bass guitar track, can be left centre while the higher frequencies (i.e. much of the attack component) can be moved in the stereo field with a shelving band, without the usual problems of the attending lows, giving the impression that the bass part has been panned, when really it is only the high, directional information carrying frequencies that have been moved.


5. Verberate Immersive 2

 
Verberate Immersive 2
 

Experience the Revolutionary Vivid Hall Algorithm in 3D

Verberate Immersive 2 is a surround and 3D capable edition of Verberate 2 — our algorithmic reverb plug-in that simulates real acoustical spaces with exceptional realism.

Verberate Immersive 2 was developed in close cooperation with professionals in film and TV post production.

Great efforts were made to create a tool that not only delivers best-in-class audio quality, but also delivers results quickly through a well thought out workflow.

Main Features:

  • Two different late reverb algorithms: The new Vivid Hall and the Legacy Hall from version 1
  • Vivid Hall is time variant and resonance free
  • Independent early reflections and reverberation tail processors
  • Integrated panners for direct signal, reverb and early reflections
  • Realistic early reflections that blend into the mix without unpleasant comb filter effects
  • Dense late reverberation tails
  • Able to model frequency dispersion in mechanical plate reverbs
  • Optional swirl effect models the frequency modulated cloud-like reverb tails of vintage digital reverb units
  • Uncluttered user interface
  • Graphical visualization of equalizer frequency response and frequency dependent reverberation times
  • Preset manager and a large number of factory presets
  • Save, load and categorize user presets

Verberate Immersive 2 offers complete and independent control over the panning of the dry sound, late reverberation and early reflections.

The panners work in up to three dimensions and have adjustable divergence. The pan positions and divergences are visualized and adjusted in an intuitive way, thus simplifying automation of complex movements.

The new Vivid Hall algorithm adds time variance to avoid the stiffness that plagues convolution based reverbs while preserving the natural high density reverb tails of Verberate Surround 1.

The decay editor resembles a fully parametric equalizer and allows you to set frequency dependent reverb times quickly and effortlessly. Additionally, there are integrated and fully parametric input and output equalizers, each with five bands.

The decay editor allows you to sculpt the reverb tails through frequency dependent reverb times.

A large catalog of beautiful factory presets is delivered with Verberate Immersive 2.

A search button allows you to find the desired preset quickly. A clear and to-the-point graphical user interface simplifies the search for a specific reverb quality.

Highlights:

  • Supports all the common surround and immersive formats up to 7.1.6 channels
  • Powerful integrated panning tools
  • The new time variant Vivid Hall algorithm goes beyond convolution
  • Powerful decay editor allows frequency dependent reverb times
  • Input and output equalizers with up to five fully parametric bands

6. Things – Motor

 
Things - Motor
 

MORPHING ROTOR EFFECT

Motor is a plugin effect that uses side-chaining to combine signals in new and interesting ways: put in any two signals and they will dance around each other like courting birds drunk on fermented cherries. Use it to gentle morph between sounds or rhythmically cut them up, affecting both volume and spatial position. Add life to the plainest signals with vibrato, or destroy them in interesting ways with extreme modulation speeds.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Signal chopper
  • Tremolo, Vibrato, Panner
  • Multi-wave LFO (Sine, Triangle, Ramp Up, Ramp Down, Square, Sine Up, Sine Down, Exp Up, Exp Down, S&H)
  • LFO Start/Stop with Speed Control
  • Resizable Window

Where does it come from?

Like our previous collaboration with Hainbach (the Soviet spy recorder turned echo, Wires), Motors takes cues from history: “The Crystal Palace” built by Dave Young for the BBC Radiophonic workshop. This one-of-a-kind tool allowed speed-dependent switching of up to sixteen audio channels. It did so in an almost steampunk fashion, by employing a big capacitor rotating on a Motor. The effects it created reached from sublime to almost granular, a major achievement at the time. You can hear it on the soundtrack to the Doctor Who episode “The Krotons” by Brian Hodgson and Delia Derbyshire.

What is new?

Things Motor focuses and expands on this peculiar tool by allowing the combination of two signals via sidechain, which makes it work easily across platforms. Switching is controlled via a variable waveshape LFO instead of the fixed physical waveform of the original. This allows for smooth morphing or aggressively chopped sounds, and worlds in between. You can even use it for audio rate modulation of signals, which results in ring-modulation-like artifacts.

To make it a truly versatile tool, we added a vibrato and a panner synced to the “motor” LFO, as well as some of our classic analog-like sound shaping. Together with the variable time on the motor start/stop this becomes the sound morphing rotary effect you never know you needed – until you hear it. Crystal Palace BBC Photo by Ray White

The past melts into the present

While the original Crystal Palace might not be heard in public again, with Things Motor you get a modern take on a classic tool. Bringing avant-garde techniques of the past to a modern audience is one of Hainbach’s main interests on his channel, and we are happy to have partnered up with him on this. But it does not end here: if you are interested in a real-live recreation of this, watch Look Mum No Computers video, who started building his take on it in tandem with us.


7. Stereoplacer

 
Stereoplacer
 

Pan control for the 21st century. Choose the frequencies you want to fix and move them anywhere, leaving the rest of the stereo image intact. Make improvements in any area of the sound stage without causing problems elsewhere. Stereoplacer gives you precise control you just can’t get within a traditional mix setup. Stereoplacer is an advanced fine-tune parametric balancing control. You can tune each band into specific frequencies and move the frequency content around in the stereo sound stage. Just choose the position you want, and let Stereoplacer take care of preserving the balance of the original sounds. With fully adjustable curves (bell, high and low shelving and even additional linked-harmonic overtones) you can redistribute stereo information with subtlety, or make powerful corrections – even moving hard-panned frequencies from one side to the other – without affecting the overall level balance of the material. Applications Mix | Sound design

  • Panning sounds with low frequency content without affecting the low end
  • Adjusting the position of sounds in sample loops
  • Fixing poor mic. placement
  • Moving specific problem frequencies away from key lead sounds as an alternative to EQ
  • Dealing with harmonically complex synth sounds
  • Addressing issues on FX laden tracks
  • Creative and complex soundfield distribution
  • A sophisticated approach to double tracking stereo distribution
  • Capturing and positioning harmonically rich percussive sounds

Mastering | Post | Restoration

  • Gentle linear phase adjustment of entire mixes
  • Re-positioning of specific elements
  • Extrapolation of poorly positioned instruments
  • ‘Side switching’ and re-balancing
  • Shifting of problem elements whilst leaving the rest of the soundfield intact
  • Detailed alignment of low frequency information

8. Brightness Panner

 
Brightness Panner
 

Brightness Panner is committed to changing the way you use sound in space, enriching your mixes by spreading sound around you.

This unique audio plugin makes panning easier than ever, by applying movement to your sounds using Brightness analysis.

Frequency Controls Panning

Imagine panning being controlled by the pitch of music notes, the brightness of sounds or the MIDI notes you play. From music to audio post, Brightness Panner allows you to move sounds dynamically in a variety of reproduction formats — from stereo to surround 5.1 and 7.1, to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2, Ambisonics up to 3rd order, and Binaural.

Panning Mode

The Pan mode is essentially a normal end-to-end particle-based panning. This type of panning effect changes the position of the sound source between two points (start point -> end point) previously defined by you. Therefore, greater brightness or pitch shifts of the incoming signal, the greater the shift from the starting point to the end point.

Sliding Mode

Whenever the audio signal is within the frequency or pitch range, the sound source moves on a trajectory that you define. As opposed to pan mode, the sound source does not return to the starting point as soon as the signal falls outside that range. The sound source will freeze that position until the audio signal is back within the range again, leading to a new shift of the sound source in the dome space.

MAIN FEATURES

  • Brightness Analysis
  • Pitch Analysis
  • MIDI Analysis
  • Visualization Dome
  • Randomization

Brightness Analysis
Brightness Panner analyzes the spectrum of sounds in order to pan them in 3D according to a range of frequencies set by the user.

Pitch Analysis
Brightness Panner identifies the pitch of individual notes and pans them in 3D according to a range of pitch values set by the user.

MIDI Analysis
Brightness Panner receives MIDI notes and pans sounds in 3D according to a range of MIDI notes set by the user. Dynamic Movement Easily set how the sounds will move. For instance, will they move from the speakers position to the centre or will they move clockwise starting from a custom position?

Visualization Dome
Track every single movement the sounds are making through the main component of the plugin’s UI: the dome.

Randomization
Running out of ideas? Don’t worry! The Brightness Panner has a randomize option that outputs a new result each time you click it.


9. Cableguys Bundle

 
Cableguys Bundle
 

This Bundle Contains These Plugins:

  • Curve 2
  • FilterShaper 3
  • VolumeShaper 5
  • TimeShaper
  • FilterShaper Core
  • PanShaper 2
  • WidthShaper
  • HalfTime
  • MidiShaper
  • ShaperBox 2
  • Crushshaper

Curve- is a software synthesizer with an irresistible waveform editor, huge sound library and slick interface.Version 2.5 adds new Sallen-Key filter types, beat-synced envelopes, an overhauled UI and many tweaked sounds.

Feed Curve’s oscillators, LFOs and envelopes with custom waveforms. For anything rhythmic from wobbles to FX loops and evolving pads. For broad oscillator timbres from deep basses to shrill, aggressive snarls.

A huge library will get you started, with quality presets by renowned sound designers such as Michael Kastrup, Pluginguru, Myagi, Xenos Soundworks, Soundsdivine, and hidden pearls from the Curve community. Curve provides completely new possibilities for experimentation and detailed tweaking, with a simple to use, immediate, slick interface.

Halftime – Enter a world of spaced-out, slowed-down sound with HalfTime, the only plugin 100% dedicated to half-speed effects, in use by Armin van Buuren, David Guetta, members of 808 Mafia, The Chemical Brothers and more.

HalfTime transforms any audio into a dark, downtempo version of itself, giving your tracks huge mood and atmosphere. Lead synths mutate into heavyweight EDM bass monsters. Plinky piano lines become haunting trap melodies. Percussion thickens, expanding to reveal new rhythmic possibilities.

Just add the plugin for an instant half-speed effect with zero setup. Or go in deep with powerful creative controls. HalfTime works on loops, virtual instruments or even live audio input, inspiring you in seconds.

The hands-on Power button makes it easy to fit HalfTime into your tracks — create a rapid switch or sink in slowly with smooth fades up to 16 bars.

Three speed Modes give you classic half-speed, tight harmonies and shuffling swing rhythms, and drugged-out quad-time playback. Adjustable Loop length allows multi-bar slow-downs, funky syncopations and totally new grooves.

Slow only the lows, mids or highs with the Band split — generate deep bass movement, fatten midrange percussion, or flip your top-end on its head.

FilterShaper 3- takes a giant leap into unconventional sound design with two powerful filters, freely editable modulation curves, and an immensely flexible modulation framework.

The new Sallen-Key type filters deliver a rich, warm, intricate sound. Create complex, shifting, interweaving effects. Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles. From filtersweeps and stereo tremolo to surgically-precise filter control.

TimeShaper – Shape the flow of time to create everything from essential everyday FX to unique multiband transformations.

Just like a DJ scratching vinyl, TimeShaper lets you grab hold of time, slowing down or accelerating your music. Simply draw the exact LFO shape you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy.

Stutter and glitch a synth or vocal line to create gritty edits for your EDM track. Chop up and rearrange a DnB breakbeat on the fly. Add repeating house build-ups with just one click. Drop in instant tape-stops and DJ scratches. Or go wild and come up with something totally new – TimeShaper is a seriously insane must-try creative time-twister tool for producers of any genre!

Multiband operation massively multiplies the possibilities. Want to reverse the bass while you stutter the midrange and tape-stop the treble? Now you can!

Running inside Cableguys’ exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack, you can use TimeShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions.

FilterShaper Core – combines the great-sounding filter technology of the full FilterShaper 3 with a streamlined modulation system. Using the same acclaimed Sallen-Key filters as FilterShaper 3, you can expect all the richness, warmth and intricacy of a high-quality analogue filter.

Apply subtle nuances or giant wobbles. From filter sweeps to surgically-precise frequency control. Simply draw the exact LFO shape you need – our unique curve-editing tools make it fast and easy.

Running inside Cableguys’ exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack, you can stack up FilterShaper Core with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions.

VolumeShaper – lets you shape the levels of any audio signal in pinpoint detail.
From multiband sidechain compression effects to extreme gating, from tempo-synced stutter to precise sample-shaping — VolumeShaper provides a wealth of creative musical effects with a visual approach to volume.

VolumeShaper features multiband waveform-based editing, a comprehensive selection of preset curves, a precise oscilloscope, a big spectrum view and an updated preset library. It runs sample-accurate in sync with your DAW, in Hz mode up to the audible range or retriggered via MIDI.

New for version 5, VolumeShaper now runs inside Cableguys’ exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack. Use VolumeShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions. Take advantage of the new MIDI Trigger system to switch curves on the fly with the press of a MIDI key. And enjoy improved CPU and RAM efficiency along with even better-sounding interpolation.

PanShaper – is a Powerful, fast modulation editing, multiband options, a streamlined interface, and unparalleled ease of use: PanShaper takes stereo control to a new level.

Our unique editing tools let you add panning effects fast, and with pinpoint detail. Multiband modulation controls provide the final touch for in-depth editing — the possibilities are wider than you can imagine.

For evolving, fluid modulation or rhythmic patterns, for surgical panning edits of single hits within a loop, for subtle oscillation or intense motion from left to right. For a more lively sound, and for pinpoint panning control.

New for version 2, PanShaper now runs inside Cableguys’ exclusive new ShaperBox creative effects rack. You can use PanShaper on its own, or stack it up with other Cableguys Shapers to create elaborate, multilayered effects for your productions. Take advantage of the new MIDI Trigger system to switch curves on the fly with the press of a MIDI key. And enjoy improved CPU and RAM efficiency along with even better-sounding interpolation.

Widthshaper – Define your stereo image in ultimate detail with three bands of mid/side stereo adjustment, each with its own modulation curve.

Use WidthShaper for sound design, mixing or mastering – it’s just at home on single tracks as on the master bus.

Add width only to frequencies that need it with easy multiband control. Widen the midrange for a fuller sound – use tight band settings to pick out specific mix elements. Add top-end sparkle with treble widening. Or narrow the bass right down to mono and add solidity to your bottom end.

 MIDI Shaper – Powered by Curve’s unique modulations engine, MidiShaper brings Curve’s flexible yet powerful LFOs and envelopes to all your favorite synthesizers and effects.

Four LFOs and four envelope generators work together in a sophisticated modulations matrix that can be set up to output modulated pitch, modwheel, channel aftertouch or any MIDI control messages.

MidiShaper’s LFOs can run infinitely or be retriggered, synced to your DAW from a buzzy 1/128 to an expansive 32 bars, set to the played note, or run from 0.02 Hz up to the audible range and brain frequency. Like Curve, MidiShaper features completely editable waveforms for its LFOs.

If your plugin or DAW allows for MIDI control, you have a great tool at hand to create vivid, inspiring sounds and bring the flexibility of Curve to your favorite software plugins, hardware synthesizers, MIDI VJ tools, lighting consoles and 1980’s MIDI keyboards.

ShaperBox 2 gives you control over filtering, volume, panning, stereo width – even the flow of time. Simply load any Shaper effect and draw the modulation shapes you need with Cableguys’ easily editable LFOs – now with three powerful Pens for drawing lines, arcs and S-curves at a stroke.

CrushShaper – Designed to inspire you in ways no ordinary bitcrusher can, CrushShaper is powered by Cableguys’ easy drawable LFOs and flexible envelope followers. Now you can crush specific hits and frequency ranges.

Discover inspirational distortion patterns. Deploy tasteful mix tricks. Go 8-bit and beyond! It’s the ultimate creative bitcrusher.

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