In this free video tutorial, Paul Drew demonstrates how to use the fantastic Plugin Alliance BX PanEQ on a synth to create width.
Brainworx, have developed a number of Mid/Side mixing tools, and the bx_panEQ has been designed as the next-level spatial equaliser intended change the way you sculpt and shape stereo tracks.
At the heart of bx_panEQ is a Focus control for each filter; this adjusts how wide the filter’s effect will be in the stereo panorama, allowing for anything from broad strokes to precise adjustments in your mix. The filters' API-style Proportional Q design pinpoints your EQ tweaks by raising the Q factor as gain is increased or decreased from 0 dB, allowing for even more surgical precision. Solo buttons for each band give insight to the exact changes in frequency response by auditioning the pure difference in signal.
Best of all, a Panoramic Spectral Analyser displays the amplitude of your EQ boosts and cuts across the stereo field and frequency spectrum in real time, guiding your hand while accurately indicating a blended combination of stereo width and frequency response. You can directly adjust stereo position and relative gain of each band from within this display—a lifesaver when it comes to recording automation or making on-the-fly adjustments. What’s more, bx_panEQ is the first Brainworx plugin to feature a re-sizeable interface, allowing you to increase the size of the analyser to comfortably work on larger displays.
Stretch the width of a stereo acoustic guitar track by boosting progressively higher frequencies at pan positions from left to right. Reach into the stereo mix of a live concert to tame a boomy hard-panned guitar without affecting other slices of the stereo field. For the mastering engineer, discretely equalise localised spectral imbalances to correct a lopsided mix. For the music producer, automate bands to fly across the spectral analyser for unique and interesting stereo filter effects are some of the things you can do with the bx_panEQ from Plugin Alliance.