How to use the Binaural Pan plugin in Studio One 4

The following tutorial shows the user how to use the Binaural Pan plugin in Studio One 4.

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On the modern days of audio mixing, the digital tools that engineers use in order to shape the recorded sound are called Plugins. Plugins can emulate the behavior of vintage analog pieces of gear, or simply act as clean/linear digital signal processors, performing tasks such as equalization, compression, limiting, expansion, gating, time-domain effects, etc. Studio One 4 comes with a variety of proprietary plugins that can help the user mix a music production completely “in-the-box”.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will explain how to use the Binaural Pan plugin in Studio One 4:

  1. Open or create a new Studio One 4 song:
How to use the Binaural Pan plugin in Studio One 4
The picture above shows a Studio One 4 song.

 

2. Open and maximize the MIX tab:

How to use the Binaural Pan plugin in Studio One 4

 

 

3. From the inserts list of the track, select “Binaural Pan”:

How to use the Binaural Pan plugin in Studio One 4

 

 

The Binaural Pan window will open as:

How to use the Binaural Pan plugin in Studio One 4

 

 

It is easy to see from the previous picture, the Binaural Pan plugin has several parameters that can be explained as:

  • Width: This knob adjusts the stereo width of the stereo Track. It is variable from 0 (mono) to 200% (double the stereo width).
  • Mono: When this is enganged, the stereo track will switch to playback in mono.
  • Pan: This knob adjusts the balance between the left and right channels of the stereo Track. It is variable from 100% left to 100% right.

 

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will use the Binaural Pan to double the width of the stereo track. The Binaural Pan plugin should be set as:

  • Width: 200%.
  • Mono: OFF.
  • Pan: C

4. Apply the previous configuration, and the Binaural Pan plugin should look like this:

How to use the Binaural Pan plugin in Studio One 4

 

At this point we have successfully explained how to use and configure the Binaural Pan plugin in Studio One 4. The tutorial has now finished.

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