Spanner

Category Audio Production / Plug-ins & effects
Version 2.0.6
Format AAXN
Compatibility SpannerMacOS X Intel
License Commercial Software
Price $249  /  220€
Rating
Updated On Apr 12, 2013
Total Downloads 49
Mac Downloads 49

Surround tools for Pro Tools

Spanner is a powerful surround channel manager, panner, remapper and folddown plugin for AVID Pro Tools.

it is the result of years of personal frustration with the Pro Tools panner and bussing setup and solves many of the common complaints about the surround workflow in Pro Tools.

if you ever work in surround you'll appreciate this plugin I'm sure, but if mixing-in-the-box is your thing you're going to see this as a major step forward.

Features:
- true surround panner
functions as an upgrade to the standard surround panner, giving complete, independent control over each channel in a more practical single plugin interface. each input channel is represented as a coloured dot in the panfield which can be used to control 5 key parameters.
panning around the 2 dimensional space is taken...
more...
Spanner is a powerful surround channel manager, panner, remapper and folddown plugin for AVID Pro Tools.

it is the result of years of personal frustration with the Pro Tools panner and bussing setup and solves many of the common complaints about the surround workflow in Pro Tools.

if you ever work in surround you'll appreciate this plugin I'm sure, but if mixing-in-the-box is your thing you're going to see this as a major step forward.

Features:
- true surround panner
functions as an upgrade to the standard surround panner, giving complete, independent control over each channel in a more practical single plugin interface. each input channel is represented as a coloured dot in the panfield which can be used to control 5 key parameters.
panning around the 2 dimensional space is taken care of by just 2 parameters, Pan(left-right) and Fad(front-back) so you won't have to wrestle with dozens of unwanted parameters.

- up and down-sizes multiple track formats
spanner can upsize or downsize all common track formats to a standard 5.1 output, allowing you to actually 'pan' an LCR or quad into the mix bus or temporarily send a 7.1 stem out of a 5.1 bus for monitoring purposes.

- infinitely flexible folddown with Audiosuite support
spanner has complete, continuous control over input gain and channel position and so can function as a down-mixer in whatever configuration you choose. presets are provided for standard folddown types but you always retain control of the details of the down-mix.
support for 7.1 to 5.1-or-smaller downmixing is supported for both realtime and offline (Audiosuite) processing, meaning faster-than-realtime folddown is now possible.

- pre-fade lfe send
the Lfe channel is treated just like any other input channel and can be piped into the main 5 channel panfield independent of it's level to the Lfe output.
likewise, any input channel can be sent pre-fade to the Lfe output and removed from the main 5 channel mix if needed. the upshopt of this is that we no longer need dedicated 'sub' tracks to create a signal destined for the Lfe channel, just automate a spanner to send the signal to Lfe only.

- panner window follows track selection
when using Eucon controllers spanner will follow the currently selected track, just like the default EQ or dynamics. you have the option of calling up a plugin type from the surface and as you navigate around your tracks, Eucon will call up the relevant spanner instance so you can see and work with pans much more quickly than with the default panner.

- post-pan meters in mix and edit windows
with a spanner inserted, you can quickly and easily see where things have been panned by glancing at the Pro Tools meters.
if something has been accidentally panned to the right surround you can see it clearly even with very small track sizes.

- double-precision, low CPU overhead
despite it's smoothed parameters and double-precision internal processing, spanner is efficient enough to run on every channel in your session. even modest macs can run hundreds of instances and still have plenty of room for your usual plugin set.
less...
Mac OS10.6, Intel processor, Pro Tools 10.x
Spanner Spanner v 2.0.6 Apr 12, 2013 MacOS X Intel
Added QT overlay window
added new pref file at com.maggot.spanner.plist
added global "memory" for smoothing setting.
added text entry support
added output solos including key modifier shortcuts (shift, opt, cmd)
changed mouse click detection such that nearest dot will now respond - easier to catch moving dots and make group moves
added new "meta parameters": width, widthFront, widthRear, depth, moveLeftRight, moveFrontRear, Spin, Rotate - for hardware controllers only.
changed layouts for all surfaces to include new parameters
fixed layouts for D-Control: mono thru quad had parameters arranged inverted
added "PIMP METERS" option for greater meter resolution with low level signals
added iPad remote support
Maggot Software Spanner Spanner v 1.2.0 May 30, 2012 MacOS X Intel
Spanner has has a small but significant update which provides better compatibility with the pan automation of other panners.
the Pro Tools PAN (x-axis) parameter displays it's automation lane (rubber band) in a wacky upside-down orientation and consequently Spanner could not receive a paste of x-axis automation data from the PT panner.

Spanner now mimics the PT pan orientation making it copy/paste compatible with both the PT and Dolby ATMOS panners.
existing pan automation lanes will simply appear to have flipped on restarting PT but are fully compatible with the new version.
knobs, faders and presets all behave as in previous versions.
Maggot Software Spanner v 1.0 Apr 21, 2012 MacOS X Intel
Maggot Software
Buy Spanner near Houston, United States at:

You must sign-in to post your comment:

You can signin with your 440Software account (MacMusic, PcMusic, 440TV, 440Forums, 440Software, ...) or via FaceBook, Twitter or Google.

Other Software by Maggot Software (3)

assemblerator
Utility for Pro Tools. The assemblerator is a tool for re-assembling audio tracks according to an audio EDL. its principal purpose is to re-assemble nasty 16 bit AVID exported OMFs...
conformalizer
Utility for Pro Tools. Conformalizer is an audio post production tool which allows sound editors to automatically conform and rebalance ProTools sessions, FX lists and ADR databases to...
sibliminator
Utility for Pro Tools. The sibliminator is a unique utility which adds functionality to Digidesign Pro Tools. it harnesses the 'field recorder' functionality in Pro Tools and makes it...
user
Welcome visitor:
Sponsor
Share