DEMO (11.6mb ZIP file. Fully functional, works for 20 minutes at a time, and can not save.)
MANUAL (416kb PDF file)
VST 64-bit VST3 64-bit AAX 64-bit
Windows 8.1 or newer and a 64-bit DAW.
VST 64-bit VST3 64-bit AAX 64-bit AudioUnit 64-bit
Universal Binary 2 for Intel/M1 macOS 10.12 or newer and a 64-bit DAW.
AUv3 64-bit IAA & Standalone 64-bit
iOS 11, iPadOS 13 or newer and a separate purchase in the App Store.
VST 64-bit VST3 64-bit
Ubuntu 18 or newer and a 64-bit DAW.
To create Panstation, we started with a loose model of the venerable Drawmer M500's panning engine, then added the counting features from the Audio & Design PanScan (probably the most famous vintage autopanner, and the "secret weapon" of many well-known producers.) The result is an autopanner plug-in that is second to none in both feature set and sound.
A bare-metal rebuild of its predecessor, Panstation 2 brings Audio Damage’s classic autopan plug-in to the current age. Sporting a shiny vector-based user interface, new preset manager and external sidechain input, Panstation 2 is ready to enhance stereo images across more platforms than ever before.
Inspired by yesteryear’s classic autopanning hardware such as the Drawmer M500 and the Audio & Design PanScan, Panstation 2 is the perfect tool to get things moving between your speakers. Various flavors of pan laws (including an exact 1:1 clone of the M500 pan law), modulation and triggering options let you choose the character that's right for your production.
Since Panstation 2 lets you control the phase relationship of the stereo channels' LFOs, it can function as an autopanner, a tremolo and anything in-between. Whether you want tremolo with a hint of stereo movement, fancy circular panning effects or stereo-widening, we got you covered.
The LFOs controlling the levels of Panstation’s output channels feature 11 modulation shapes - including all the ones available in the M500. From the graceful and smooth to the wobbly and abrupt, there are options aplenty to satisfy your desires. Perfectly in sync with your DAW, or free-flowing and wild - the choice is yours.
Besides standard continuous operation, Panstation features an envelope generator to modulate the effect’s intensity. This envelope is triggered either when the input or sidechain audio signal cross the adjustable level threshold, or when a MIDI-note is played. Only want the effect to engage every so often? Use the count control inspired by A&D’s PanScan to tweak the triggering behavior and decide how many triggers are required to start panning.
Various Panning Laws
Four characteristics including an exact 1:1 clone of the M500 pan law.
Optional Input Channel Summing
Downmix stereo input to mono before processing.
Low Frequency Oscillators
Free-running or host-synced modulation with eleven panning/tremolo waveforms including all the waveforms shapes in the M500.
Audio-level trigger with threshold control or MIDI note trigger to modulate the effect’s intensity via dedicated, adjustable envelope generator.
Use MIDI note number or CC control to control panning.
Fine-grained Modulation Controls
Modulation depth, LFO time offset between left and right channel, global LFO phase to shift waveform starting positions, bias weight modulation of stereo channels, LFO rate in Hz or fraction of musical measure
Fully Resizable Hi-DPI GUI
Panstation 2’s vector-based GUI is resolution-agnostic, and displays the same on every system and resolution. Easily resize the UI (per instance) to match your visual needs, from postage stamp to poster-sized.
Cross-Platform Preset Format
Panstation 2 utilizes an XML-based preset manager. Work between multiple systems without troubles, make a preset on your desktop machine and paste it to the iOS version with Handoff, easily share your creations with your friends, or make a preset bundle to sell.