Boz Digital Labs has launched Pan Knob, a new audio effect plugin that offers a better sounding way to pan, to make your mixes translate well on all playback systems.

Boz Digital Labs Pan Knob

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.

Pan Knob features

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

Pan Knob for Windows and Mac (VST/VST3/AU/RTAS/AAX) is on sale for $10 USD for a limited time (regular $39 USD).

More information: Boz Digital Labs