Justin at Maggot Software is a great guy who when he comes up with a problem produces a piece of sofware to fix it. He has already done this with conforming with Conformalizer and many others as well, take a look at the home page. Now he has released his first plug-in - Spanner, he says….
Spanner is a powerful surround channel manager, panner, remapper and folddown plugin for AVID Pro Tools. It is the result of years of personal frustration with the Pro Tools panner and bussing setup and solves many of the common complaints about the surround workflow in Pro Tools. If you ever work in surround you’ll appreciate this plugin I’m sure, but if mixing-in-the-box is your thing you’re going to see this as a major step forward. Spanner can upsize or downsize all common track formats to a standard 5.1 output, allowing you to actually ‘pan’ an LCR or quad into the mix bus or temporarily send a 7.1 stem out of a 5.1 bus for monitoring purposes.
Take a look at the videos….
The introductory price is only $199 down from $250. I haven’t played with it but it looks like the answer to a lot of people’s prayers. Oh and by the way its in AAX NAtive format too. Thanks Justin