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Stereo panning secrets

Engineers will hate me for this one weird trick to achieve wideness and not wideness in Pro Tools (but actually most of them don’t know it’s possible).

There’s a secret pop-out fader window that opens up features you can’t access using the normal mixer. Some really useful buttons allow you to lock the panners on a stereo track so they move relative to one another, or so they move symmetrically in opposite directions.

If you’re wondering why Pro Tools has two knobs where other DAWs only have one, understand that this is true stereo panning, as opposed to balancing relative levels of the left and right channels. A topic for another time, but it really is better this way.