Internal Mixing: Module 3 - Panning




This is Module 3 of 9 of Friedemann Tischmeyer’s Internal Mixing program.

This module deals with horizontal panorama which the first dimension defined by the Internal Mixing program. You will learn about pan laws, how to prevent phase interferences, the masking principle and the stereo pan mode.

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Friedemann Tischmeyer

Friedemann has mastered for artists such as Alan Parsons, Steely Dan, Johnny Cash, Iron Maiden, is inventor of the Dynamic Range Meter and founder of the Mastering Academy.


Alan Parsons

Steely Dan

Johnny Cash

Iron Maiden

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2018 Jan 17
I wasn't able to focus.. I would love for Fab or Ben to explain this
Richard Boyer
2017 Jan 30
This is advance tech very scientific, SMART I will get there but maybe in my next life hahaha Learning is a time process with the right teachers I think I found the right teacher
2015 Sep 16
These videos are outstanding. But require careful study. I'm spending about 2 hours per video so far taking notes to serve as check lists for future reference and also trying them out on a small project so I internalize them. I'm at the novice level so that is what's taking me so long. The lights really started to go on when I got to the masking principle not only for this video but for the entire approach. I understand in general but completely how the stereo field width constrains the spatial information. I'm hoping I'll know more from later lessons so I can revisit this.
2014 Jul 12
Regarding EQing before or after panning: It is NOT about right or wrong either this way or that way. It is about situations within a mixing session when things are getting into the way of each other, e.g. a vocal phrase gets covered by other events. In such situations it makes sense to first have a look on the panning before solving it with an EQ. In that state of a mix you have already applied most of the EQ settings. So to say EQing before panning is fine. For solving tiny masking problems on single spots I prefer and recommend panning solutions first. In terms of mono compatibility you are
2013 Aug 11
Many good points here but I'm sure you can set the pan law in almost every daw...also in Reaper, the cheapest on the market.
2013 Jul 12
remy, I would assume the same thing as you. In the previous video (I think) he mentions that you should focus on panning before solving a problem with EQ, but as you say if you mono a stereo bus with "hidden" phase issues, then they will just come back...
2013 Jun 12
Watching this excellent program raises a question in me : Should I EQ before panning or after panning? In my humble opinion, I still should EQ before panning (in mono) because even if panning can help avoiding frequencies to mask each other in stereo mode, listening the mix to mono will logically bring back the problems. So to summarise, for mono compatibility sake, it should be better to EQ before panning in mono mode. This is just my 2 cents. I would appreciate other opinions about this. Thank you
Joseph Piccione
2013 Apr 05
This is an excellent source for solid information. Friedemann Tischmeyer’s Internal Mixing program seems like the right place to park your mind for the building the foundations of a great mix. Joseph
2013 Feb 19
The series up to this point is priceless! I thoroughly enjoy the calm approach. Friedemann takes a neutrality teaching approach meaning he does not assume everyone listening share the same level of mixing competence, thus assuring all competence levels can relate and understand. Excellent Series! Look forward to the other modules.