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Rob Papen has fun with a pun as he releases the free RP-Pan plugin

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It may not have escaped your notice that we like a pun here at MusicRadar, so full marks to Rob Papen for riffing on his name (we think?) and calling his new free plugin RP-Pan.

Released to celebrate Papen’s 25th anniversary as a plugin maven, this creative panning effect not only enables you to record panning movements, but there’s also a tempo-based ‘spring back’ feature that will send the control ‘sphere’ back to the centre, left or right.

There’s also a Doppler FX option and - for producers like us - a so-called Lazy Mode for automated panning movements and more experimental panning effects. Thanks for thinking of us with that one, Rob.

RP-Pan runs on PC and Mac in VST/AU/AAX formats and can be downloaded from the Rob Papen (opens in new tab) website. As a further bonus, all of Rob Papen’s plugins and upgrades are available at a 25% discount throughout June.

Rob Papen RP-Pan

(Image credit: Rob Papen)

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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