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Independent Left/Right Pan Faders or Knobs on Stereo Channels

+148 votes
asked Dec 30, 2015 in Studio One 3 Feature Requests by Funkybot (16,500 points)
I know the "Dual Pan" effect already allows for this, but why not build the ability to independently pan the left and right channels right into the fader itself thus saving me from inserting another plugin?

10 Answers

+20 votes
answered Dec 30, 2015 by niles (40,590 points)

Yes, something like this:

+6 votes
answered Jul 29, 2017 by dwaynevalentine (2,730 points)

Would be nice if they would just add the options on the panner itself.

+4 votes
answered Jan 4, 2016 by Funkybot (16,500 points)
Yes Niles, exactly like that!
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answered Mar 4, 2016 by Funkybot (16,500 points)

@ jurijgianlucaricotti, I think most folks are aware of that functionality, but the point of this request is to avoid the extra steps of having to load the Dual Pan plugin.

Improving workflow is all about eliminating extra steps that have a non-value add. As Niles post shows, this feature could be built into the existing mixer without taking up any additional UI space, but saving users from having to load a separate plugin.

+4 votes
answered Mar 4, 2016 by lfo2k (900 points)
This would realy come in handy, because now i need to drag a plug-in for this.
+4 votes
answered Jul 8, 2017 by williamcook1 (1,060 points)
I agree.  You should be able to switch to this as the default for stereo pan like cubase without adding another plugin.
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answered Jan 19 by neiljordan1 (6,360 points)
Definitely! This is one of the few things that works better in Pro Tools.
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answered Jan 28 by andreasfranzmann (1,050 points)

Coming from Pro Tools I would love to see this feature, too!

BUT: Take into account that there might be some users who prefer the way it is now (one slider for both channels / Dual Pan-Plugin for individual Pan positions). So I would suggest that - if the changes comes - Presonus also introduce a Key command (e.g. "alt + drag") for handling both sliders combined.

I have brought a request that (sadly) handles the same topic:

I must admit that - the Newbie I am - I should not have released this request, beause of this earlier thread here (which I hadn't realised). However it brought up, that there are users who prefer the existing method, so they should no lose their workflow by introducing individual L/R-Faders.

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answered Feb 17 by Scoox (7,540 points)
+1 Frequently used functionality like this should be built into the mixer
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answered Mar 3, 2016 by jurijgianlucaricotti (1,490 points)
You can do it using the Dual Pan plugin in the presonus plug in folder. :-)