What is panLab 2?
panLab 2 is a powerful spatial audio mixing solution, designed to integrate seamlessly with QLab.
Using panLab 2, you can intuitively mix QLab Audio and Mic cues by positioning them on a virtual map of your sound system.
It shouldn't have to be complicated to get started with spatial audio mixing. We've designed panLab 2 to be so simple to setup that you'll be up and running in under 5 minutes.
Better still, as panLab 2 stores all the required output level information within your existing QLab cues, it isn't necessary to run panLab 2 during actual performances, only whilst you are programming your audio. That means that panLab 2 is a spatial audio mixing solution that doesn't add a single extra piece of hardware, or software, to your sound system.
Automate the movement of sound within a space with Sequences. You can draw movements straight onto the panner and panLab will create a series of QLab fade cues to store and replay the automation. Sequences will save you hours of time.
We created Derived Outputs to solve the problem of distributing LFE signals within a spatial audio environment. There are also plenty of other uses for them. Check out the documentation for more details.
panLab can be remotely controlled via OSC, with the included OSC Dictionary. For example: position sounds on the panner, adjust output levels or fetch selected QLab cues. With our OSC Dictionary it's now possible to control panLab with TouchOSC for iPad, so you can escape your production desk and get creative.
The opacity of each Zone can be adjusted on a cue-by-cue basis, giving you complete control of how audio is distributed throughout your sound system. Zone Opacity could be used to spatialise height adjustments, where individual Zones are mapped to loudspeakers at different heights throughout the listening environment.
I have been incredibly impressed with panLab. It allows me to create complex surround sound panning sequences, such as the motorbike roaring round the auditorium in 'Bat Out Of Hell', without any additional third party hardware.
Having used Soundscape, I feel that panLab 2 can run alongside it for dynamic panning of all QLab sources whilst Soundscape takes care of the live sources. panLab 2 is an excellent tool and it will accompany me on all my sound designs from now on.
For years, I’ve been manipulating sounds around outputs the old fashioned way, using multiple time and level cues. panLab has given me automated control in a user friendly program. Totally brilliant and a game changer.
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