To pan your instrument or hihats using Stereo Shaper is possible. To get a 3D specific feature of your sound is a way to do it especially with the stereo matrix. As often you can automate all four handlers in Stereo Shaper to shape your sound in a specific way throughout in your track, but it’s a tedious work for very little income but has a specific cool sound that can be interesting to your listeners.
Especially for auto-panning. You need to load first the Fruity formula controller:
Use the preset called 3 steps LFO. And edit it little for your needs. As especially the number 0.5 at the end can be edited into 0.2 or 0.1 as well as you can change the “ABC” to differ from the options. Recommended is to tweak b for how high you want the pan to go. And c for how often the pan should be initiated.
Once you set the Fruity formula controller you can use it on all instruments that will have Fruity Stereo Shaper. Then you have to edit each of the middle handlers, the yellow and the red. Start with right clicking on the first handler to the middle left the yellow, and use the option “link to controller”:
Then choose this option: “Change the Mapping formula into log scale!”
Then at the red handler choose the same option:
But for Mapping formula use inverted log scale:
Remember to use Smoothing in the options. This will change how smooth the controller is changing the handler that way you don’t get bumpy changes of the pan:
Tip: Do try with 4 handlers with 2x formula controllers for a more 3D sound. But for using this tip in general with 2 handlers you get a more 3D based stereo panning of your sound as in normal auto-pan. Enjoy!
Tip: Use some time on the Fruity Formula Controller. And you can as well use random features in the Formula Controller, that way you can gain specific of special alien type stereo panning if you believe there are aliens who can control the random encounter, or even you might be able to specific control it if you have more musical inspiration. Random then is a cool feature in music.