Learn how to get creative with Ableton Live’s Auto Pan effect
This device can do far more than just add movement to your sounds.
Experimenting with the stereo image of a track isn’t a new technique in music technology, but Ableton Live 10‘s Auto Pan device is capable of doing more than just pan-pot modulation. Automating pan is a great way to give your instruments some movement, but with parameters like Phase, Shape, Rate and Offset, Auto Pan can turn your synth pads into tremolo-like sounds.
Liam O’Mullane, MusicTech’s Ableton Live expert, breaks down the features of Auto Pan and shows you how to create new textures in this week’s Ableton Live Tutorials video.
Other lessons in our Ableton Live Tutorials series so far include:
- Understanding Warp Modes
- Gating and sidechaining
- Auxiliary effects understood
- Creative Sidechaining
- Saving CPU
- Converting audio to MIDI
- Using Drum Rack
- Finding the root key of audio
- Understanding Reverb and Convolution Reverb
- Arpeggiator MIDI effect
- Clip envelopes
- Hooking up MIDI controllers
- Using Cue Mode
Those of you who already know Live inside and out, but are looking to explore other DAWs may want to check out our Logic Tips Series, following a similar pattern to this course.