Panipulator 2

Panipulator 2 Plugin

Download Panipulator 2.0 for PC

Download Panipulator 2.0 for Mac

Windows:

  • VST2 32 bit, VST2 64 bit, VST3 32 bit, VST3 64 bit
  • RTAS 32 bit
  • AAX Native 32 bit, AAX Native 64 bit

Mac:

  • VST2 32 bit, VST2 64 bit, VST3 32 bit, VST3 64 bit
  • AU 32 bit, AU 64 bit
  • RTAS 32 bit
  • AAX Native 32 bit, AAX Native 64 bit

The Panipulator is a super simple free plugin the has totally changed the way that I mix. At first you may say “That’s it?” but after you understand it, you’ll change your tune.

What does the Panipulator Do?
The Panipulator allows you to flip the panning of a stereo signal, switch to mono, or flip the phase of any side of a stereo signal.

Swap Panning
Most stereo reverb and delay plugins maintain the panning of the track you send to them. If you have a guitar panned hard left, the delay will also be panned hard left. The Panipulator allows you to send the delay to the other side. The possibilities of keeping the dry track on one side and the effects on the other are immense. It’s something I use on each and every mix.

I cover numerous tricks with the Panipulator in Killer Home Recording, but if you have any questions on how to use the Panipulator, just ask on the Audio Engineering Forum here at RecordingReview.com.

Mono
I start EVERY mix in mono. Why? Because panning can let an engineer get lazy. If frequencies fight in mono, it’s a good sign the mix isn’t ready for stereo. This is a “higher tolerance” way of forcing us to trim out the fat. It’s kinda like moving in with a girl and being forced to decide between your fishing poles and your wrenches.

This whole mono thing can be a pain in certain recording software. So just toss on the Panipulator, hit the mono button to check it and when you are done remove the plugin.

Polarity Flip
This one isn’t always as important, but if for some reason you happened to record a stereo track with the polarity flipped or maybe the mics out of phase, the left and right polarity flip options may save you. Drum overheads could be one possibility. (Of course, if you made your drums sound good in mono while tracking, they should have no problem with this phase business).

Credits
Development by Boz Millar from Boz Digital Labs.
Graphics by Mackanov

11 responses to Panipulator 2

  1. I’ve seen some thoroughly stupid GUIs before, but, seriously, blood dripping down the front?

  2. I’ve seen some thoroughly stupid GUIs before, but, seriously, blood dripping down the front?

    Yes! It’s clear I wasn’t going for a “smart” GUI, so I may as well win the stupidest award. In all seriousness, I don’t think it’s any stupider than some of the new high end plugins coming with worn out looking hardware GUIs. Then again, I have a VERY strong tolerance of “stupid”. Thanks for the feedback. What would you prefer to be the GUI on the next plugin?

  3. Brandon – Love your site, but I’m with Telenator here. It’s unecessary and coarsens the culture, if it can be said audio/engineering HAS a culture. You can say it’s quixotic, but won’t be downloading Panipulator ’til I can re-skin it :-)

  4. Someone said it looks like raspberry jelly. Do you have a problem with jelly on a plugin? SMILIE

  5. Hey Brandon! The Mac down load works…but the PC version doesn’t?
    Later Buddy.

  6. Hmmm. Well I can’t replicate the PC download problem. I think I’ve got a little server issue. Let me try something.

  7. Brandon,
    Panipulator 2 is a lovely thing. Thanks to the builders for making this plug accessible.
    Is there a place for a small, but heartfelt donation?

  8. Brandon,
    Panipulator 2 is a lovely thing. Thanks to the builders for making this plug accessible.
    Is there a place for a small, but heartfelt donation?

    Thanks for the thought, dude! I’ll tell you what. I’d be 100% happy if you simply were a hair more tolerant of my incredibly annoying marketing style when we get the Holy Grail Delay finished (among other things), but I never deny a person the gift of giving SMILIE. You can always throw some cash to the cause via Paypal. It’s my email address. (b r a n d o n AT r e c o r d i n g r e v i e w . c o m). Thanks!!

  9. Brandon, I don’t ever remember commenting negatively as regards your marketing style, my Bra-Tha.
    If anything, If I had ANY marketing chops at all, considering my “accomplishments” and credits, I’d be a whole lot healthier than I am financially right now! LOL
    BTW, am I posting on the incorrect thread, or did the GUI become as right purty as is is due to the earlier “blood-letting?” HA

  10. Brandon, I don’t ever remember commenting negatively as regards your marketing style, my Bra-Tha.

    Not yet. Give it a month. SMILIE

    The GUI in previous incarnations was the result of me asking for THAT. (When you’re a creative genius not everyone can hang. HAR HAR) Mackanov just kinda went for it and I said, “Damn!” so here we are.

    Brandon

  11. Nice plug! Absolutely love it – and at that price? Stolen! Thank you very much!

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