Here is another tutorial from Oscar-nominated Marcelo Cryo. In this tutorial, Marcelo takes a look can affect the punch and size of a sound in audio post production. Over to you Marcelo....
A pan control determines how much of a source signal is sent to two channels, usually the left and right, and effectively creates a volume difference and we perceive the sound coming from the channel with the stronger signal.
Panning can also be used in an audio mixer to reduce or reverse the stereo width and you can control not only the position but also help to give the size of an object.
In surround, if you send a source only to the centre, it will sound smaller compared to when you send it to the left and right, and to get even a bigger sound you can diffuse the sound round to the surround speakers.
Panning adds space. In this video tutorial, I show how to use panning in a sound design. For me, panning is one of the most important things in audio post production because it is such a powerful tool. Watch the tutorial and see as I open out the sound and spread it across the stereo image to give more depth and space. When I want to give a sound more punch I pan the sound to the centre.