Learn how to get creative with Ableton Live’s Auto Pan effect
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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.