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Sound Particles Releases Brightness Panner Sound Design Plugin

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Brightness Panner Sound Design Plugin

Sound Particles, the software company that has been changing the paradigm of 3D audio software, is introducing another way to pan sounds with the release of a new plugin – the Brightness Panner. The Plugin allows you to use brightness, pitch or MIDI notes to control their movement automatically.

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Brightness Panner Sound Design Plugin shaping sounds from the Monochrome Library by SampleTraxx

Brightness Panner is empowered to transform the way you use sound in space, enhancing your mixes by spreading sound around you. From traditional stereo to Ambisonics, from 5.1 to binaural, this plugin is a tool creative artists will want in their collection, from music to sound design and audio post-production. 

After the success of Energy Panner, which we released in January, it became clear that this idea of dynamic panning (changing panning through time) had a lot to offer.

Nuno Fonseca

Brightness Panner Features

  • Brightness Analysis – The plugin analyzes the spectrum of sounds to pan them in 3D
  • Pitch Analysis – The plugin identifies the pitch of sounds to pan them in 3D
  • MIDI Analysis – The plugin pans sounds in 3D based on MIDI notes
  • Stereo, Surround, Ambisonics, Immersive and Binaural Outputs – Use several output options based on virtual microphones technology
  • Dynamic Movement – Easily set how the sounds move, from custom points, speaker positions or to specific directions
  • Sidechain – Use external signals to control the effect of the plugin, instead of using the track’s sound
  • Randomization – The randomize option outputs new results each time you click it

Frequency Controls Panning

Imagine panning being controlled by the pitch of music notes, the brightness of sounds or the MIDI notes you play. From music to audio post, Brightness Panner allows you to move sounds dynamically in a variety of reproduction formats — from stereo to surround 5.1 and 7.1, to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2, Ambisonics up to 3rd order, and Binaural.

Panning Mode

The Pan mode is essentially a normal end-to-end particle-based panning. This type of panning effect changes the position of the sound source between two points (start point -> endpoint) previously defined by you. Therefore, the greater the brightness or pitch shifts of the incoming signal, the greater the shift from the starting point to the endpoint.

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Sliding Mode

Whenever the audio signal is within the frequency or pitch range, the sound source moves on a trajectory that you define. As opposed to pan mode, the sound source does not return to the starting point as soon as the signal falls outside that range. The sound source will freeze that position until the audio signal is back within the range again, leading to a new shift of the sound source in the dome space.

This unique audio plugin makes panning easier than ever, by applying movement to your sounds using Brightness analysis.

Pricing and Availability

Brightness Panner is available starting today – April 13th through the Sound Particles store and authorized resellers for a discounted price of $39 (plus applicable taxes) until April 25th, or as a bundle (with Energy Panner) for $59, and supports AAX (native), VST, VST3, AU, AUv3. 

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Dolby Atmos Compatibility Releases for Sound Particles Space Controller

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Sound Particles has been changing the paradigm of 3D audio software since its inception. The company’s newest release, Dolby Atmos compatibility for Space Controller – a plugin that allows you to control where you want your sound to be by simply pointing your phone in the desired direction – is just another step in their evolution. This revolutionary technology will allow musicians and producers alike to create immersive soundscapes with unmatched precision and creativity.

With Space Controller 1.1, you can now copy automation from one track and paste it on another!

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Space Controller is an innovative new tool that will help you to get the most out of your animation. Rather than having one big space for each object, users can do a pass with Space Controller and then copy automation over to their tracks – this way they’ll end up with better detail in every area while still maintaining resolution- so there are no missed spots!

New features

  • Dolby Atmos – Create automation data with Space Controller and apply it to a Dolby Atmos-compatible panner 
  • LFE Control – It is now possible to control the level of the LFE channel 
  • Input/Output Layouts – New speaker layouts are now available 
  • Haptic feedback – the phone will vibrate to inform the user of certain special positions (e.g., center, left, left surround, etc.) 
  • New Links – The plugin and the app can now communicate using 128 link channels instead of 4. 

This automation compatibility was requested by many users, which want to use Space Controller to control Dolby Atmos objects”, says Nuno Fonseca, founder and CEO of Sound Particles. “Although we cannot control object directly yet, due to the limitations of current plugin architectures, we will continue to work with most DAW companies to find a solution in the near future” 

Dolby Atmos demands new experiences

Panning with knobs in stereo is perfectly fine. However, when working on the surround or 3D sound it can be much more difficult to get the results we’re looking for and Space Controller is here as an easy plugin that lets you pan from one format all of those immersive formats such as home studio mixing stage!

Space Controller is the best way to pan sounds in surround and immersive. Simply connect your mobile device, use it as an audience member with a DAW (or any other program), point towards where you want sound effects coming from while listening through headphones – voila!

 About Sound Particles Company With a vision to use the power of computer graphics applied to sound, Sound Particles creates unique software used by top videogame companies and all major Hollywood studios in productions such as Game of Thrones, Frozen II, or Star Wars 9. 

Space Controller 1.1 is available starting November 19th through the Sound Particles store and authorized resellers for a discounted price of $49.5 for standard edition (up to 5.1) and $199.5 for studio edition (for immersive formats), plus applicable taxes, until December 6th, and supports AAX (native), VST, VST3, AU, AUv3. Full system requirements and additional product information can be found here.

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Tutorial Energy Panner by Sound Particles

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Energy Panner by Sound Particles

The plugin uses the intensity of a sound to control its movement automatically, providing any sound professional with a tool that combines dynamics with spatial definition, to modify and enhance mix elements, sound effects, and many more.

Sound Particles loves to explore sound and space. And yes, you can use traditional panners to move sounds around. Sound Particles are always trying to think about crazy ideas for new ways of handling space, and “Energy Panner” is one of those strange ideas – a panner controlled by the sound’s intensity.

Energy Panner is available starting January 12th, 2021 through the Sound Particles store and authorized resellers for a discounted price of $39 (plus applicable taxes) until January 31st, 2021 and supports AAX (native), VST, VST3, AU, AUv3.

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Sound Particles Introduces Energy Panner a New Approach to Panning

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Energy Panner by Sound Particles

 Sound Particles, the software company that has been changing the paradigm of 3D audio software, is introducing a different approach to panning with the release of a new plugin – the Energy Panner.

The plugin uses the intensity of a sound to control its movement automatically, providing any sound professional with a tool that combines dynamics with spatial definition, to modify and enhance mix elements, sound effects, and many more.

Sound Particles loves to explore sound and space. And yes, you can use traditional panners to move sounds around. Sound Particles are always trying to think about crazy ideas for new ways of handling space, and “Energy Panner” is one of those strange ideas – a panner which is controlled by the intensity of the sound.

Sound Intensity Controls Panning

With Energy Panner, the sound intensity controls the panner, creating a movement that reacts to sound. Imagine drums moving at the beat, synth notes that move on the attack, among many other behaviors. From music to audio post, from stereo to Dolby Atmos, Energy Panner is a plugin that you definitely want in your toolset.

Panning Mode

The Pan mode is essentially a normal end-to-end particle-based panning. This type of panning effect changes the position of the sound source between two points (start point -> endpoint) previously defined by you. Therefore, the greater the energy of the input signal the greater the shift from the starting point to the endpoint.

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Sliding Mode

Whenever the audio signal reaches a certain level (threshold value), the sound source moves on a trajectory that you define. As opposed to pan mode, the sound source does not return to the starting point as soon as the signal level drops. The sound source will freeze that position until the audio signal exceeds the threshold value again, leading to a new shift of the sound source in the dome space.

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Designed to be simple and quick to use, Energy Panner has two different modes of operation — Pan and Sliding — enabling sound designers and music producers to use this new approach to panning in several different ways. Whether to add motion to sound effects or to creatively mix instruments, this audio plugin will change the way you think about the sound around you.

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Energy Panner Enhancing a Instrument played in Kontakt

Stereo, Immersive & Binaural Outputs

From stereo, 7.1, HOA to Binaural and Dolby Atmos, Energy Panner gives you several output options based on virtual microphones technology. Energy Panner brings the most innovative panning solution to your DAW. Allows you to move your sound around dynamically in a variety of reproduction formats — from stereo to surround 5.1 and 7.1, to Dolby Atmos 7.1.2, Ambisonics up to 3rd order, and Binaural.

Sidechain

Use external signals to control the effect of the plugin instead of using the track’s sound for this.

Randomization

Running out of ideas? Don’t worry! The Energy Panner has a randomize option that outputs a new result each time you click it.

Dynamic Movement

Easily set how the sounds will move. For instance, will they move from the speakers position to the centre or will they move clockwise starting from a custom position?

Visualization Dome

Track every single movement the sounds are making through the main component of the plugin’s UI: the dome.

Energy Panner Features

  • Stereo, Surround, Ambisonics, Immersive and Binaural Outputs – Use several output options based on virtual microphones technology
  • Dynamic Movement – Easily set how the sounds move, from custom points, speaker positions, or to specific directions
  • Sidechain – Use external signals to control the effect of the plugin, instead of using the track’s sound
  • Visualization Dome – Track every movement the sounds are making through the main component of the plugin’s UI
  • Randomization – The randomize option outputs new results each time you click it
  • Absolute Control – Energy Panner brings you all the options you need to have complete control over how the sounds are moving in a panoramic field
  • Timing – Use attack and release timings to control how fast you want the movement to happen

Energy Panner Signal Flow

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“Most people associate Sound Particles software with audio post-production, but we’ve wanted to create music tools for some time now”, says Nuno Fonseca, founder, and CEO of Sound Particles. “Space is still one dimension that is not fully explored by musicians, and we hope that Energy Panner can help everyone (both music and audio post professionals) to make things more interesting in this field. And this is only the first step on a very interesting roadmap that we have set in this area.”

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About Sound Particles Company

With a vision to use the power of computer graphics applied to sound, Sound Particles creates unique software used by top video game companies and all major Hollywood studios in productions such as Game of Thrones, Frozen II or Star Wars 9.

Pricing and Availability

Energy Panner is available starting January 12th, 2021 through the Sound Particles store and authorized resellers for a discounted price of $39 (plus applicable taxes) until January 31st, 2021 and supports AAX (native), VST, VST3, AU, AUv3.

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