Ableton’s Auto Pan device is a deceptively simple audio effect that, with a little creative thinking, can do some amazingly useful things. Once you understand that Panning is not a left-right controller at all – that it’s actually a Volume effect that achieves the illusion of left-right movement – then all sorts of musical possibilities open up. This ableton audio effect tutorial video, shot in one take, shows you a huge range of production tricks you can do with Auto Pan.


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