aXPanner – Ambisonic Panner

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The aXPanner is an Ambisonic encoder that gives you control of the azimuth and elevation of the sound source, as well as the width between the stereo input channels. The choice of two interfaces (equirectangular and top-down) lets you easily place your sound in space to create your immersive audio world.

aXPanner is available in three variations: first-order, third-order and seventh-order. Note that Ambisonics requires a decoder to be listened to correctly, such as the aXMonitor. You will not have correct results if you listen directly to the output of this plugin.

Download the demo version to test it with your system.

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Parameters The aXPanner has the following parameters for controlling the placement of your sound sources:

  • Azimuth – control the left-right positioning of the sound source, where 90 degrees is to the left and -90 degrees is to the right.
  • Elevation – control the up-down positioning of the sound source, where 90 degrees is directly above and -90 degrees is below.
  • Width – control the azimuthal width between the left and right input channels. In the case of a mono input, copies of the input are panned with the desired width between them.
  • Order (a3 and a7Panner only) – controls the maximum order output from the plugin, which controls the spatial resolution. Aim to use the highest possible order for the highest accuracy 3D sound.

Input: Mono or stereo audio. Output: AmbiX (SN3D/ACN) format Ambisonics.

Plugin Formats:

  • AAX (64 bit) for Windows – Requires Pro Tools Ultimate or Studio.
  • AAX (Apple Silicon/Intel) for Mac – Requires Pro Tools Ultimate or Studio.
  • VST3 (64 bit) for Windows.
  • VST3 (Apple Silicon/Intel) for OSX.

Available Versions: The aXPanner is available with 3 levels of spatial resolution, with different maximum Ambisonic orders:

  • Free a1Panner – encodes to first order Ambisonics allowing for the creation of a sound field with standard resolution.
  • a3Panner – encodes to third order Ambisonics, giving advanced spatial resolution for higher accuracy sound fields.
  • a7Panner – encodes to seventh-order Ambisonics, giving the highest possible spatial resolution currently available in a DAW.
Seventh order Ambisonics requires a massive 64 channels for each track! Not all DAWs can handle this so please download the demo version to test if your DAW and workflow is compatible with this product – you might only need the first-order or third-order version!

Additional information


Windows AAX 64bit, Silicon/Intel Mac AAX (10.13 or later), Silicon/Intel Mac VST3 (10.13 or later), Windows VST3 64bit

Number of Activations

3 activations, 1 user


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