Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner®
Add 3D space and motion with a vintage, one‑of‑a‑kind processor.
Introduced in 1984, the Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner was a revolutionary analog auto-panner that created stunning, 3D-panning and modulation effects, imparting instant vibe and stereo character to any source.
Developed by Softube — and available exclusively for UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces — the Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner plug-in is an exacting emulation of the ultra-rare hardware, and adds a number of "plug-in only" features for more creative options and truly unique soundscapes.
Now You Can:
Create stunning 3D effects on any instrument with bi‑directional "Round Sound" panning
Use the variable and shapeable LFO to control 3D panning
Gate-trigger panning effects from any input source and sync to DAW tempo
Stereo-ize a mono source, while adding the warm analog tone of the original hardware
Take a Listen
A Rare Bird
The original Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner was a high-end outboard studio effects unit that offered both stereo and quad-stereo support. It achieved near-mythical status for its one-of-a-kind, proprietary 3D effects and its impressive tonal signature. The unit was marketed under two different brand names, Dytronics and Songbird, during its years of production. Today, the hardware units are exceedingly rare.
The UAD Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner plug-in provides multiple ways to control its panning effects — both standard and 3D. Trigger the panning from the built-in LFO, which you can adjust for speed, shape, amount, and depth, or gate-trigger it from any input source and adjust the sensitivity. The bi-directional, "Round Sound" panning yields a 3D sound stage unlike any other auto-panner available.
Best of Old and New
The UAD Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner gives you exclusive, “plug-in only” features that greatly enhance this one-of-a kind effect. Use the Sync function to match the the plug-in to your DAW so that panning effects lock to your song's tempo, or instantly re-patch the outputs, choosing from a variety of configurations including those from the original unit's quad-stereo network, for limitless panning possibilities.
“Nothing does the things the Cyclosonic can do in the way it does it.”
– Vance Powell Jack White, The Dead Weather, The Raconteurs
December 12, 2017
3D is the key word here!! This makes other very popular panners seem completely B-grade (which I will not name out of politeness). So many possibilities with this thing. Also gives a subtle...Read More
November 20, 2017
I love this plugin, and its super creative, and creates a great 3D image for things like hi hats, percussion, and creates movement in the track.Read More
November 16, 2017
Very cool but...
It's a really cool, creative effect. I just wish there was a mix knob in the plugin. Other than that, really sweet.Read More
V. van Tiel
November 10, 2017
I love this one. I put it subtle on the background vocal. Now the lead vocal sounds 3D and alive. Great tool. Not your standard panner.Read More
October 15, 2017
I had used the hardware version of this 20 years ago and always wondered if I'd find a plugin that might come close. This does all I need and has been so much fun to useRead More
C. Perez Iserte
September 30, 2017
Perfect for me!
add the color I need in low frequencies, I do not need to do anything else for me.Read More
Exacting emulation of the ultra rare Dytronics Cyclosonic Panner analog hardware
Imparts instant vibe and stereo character on a variety of sources
Auto-panning with variable and shapeable LFO
3D panning with variable and shapeable LFO
Gate function for triggered panning with adjustable sensitivity
Exclusive plug-in only features include DAW sync for LFO and flexible stereo input/output configurations
Dytronics® Cyclosonic Panner
3D is the key word here!! This makes other very popular panners seem completely B-grade (which I will not name out of politeness). So many possibilities with this thing. Also gives a subtle but interesting character to the sound. It definitely takes a few minutes of fiddling around to properly understand how to set it for your needs, but once you do, it's like a magic stick for motion and psychoacoustics.
I love this plugin, and its super creative, and creates a great 3D image for things like hi hats, percussion, and creates movement in the track.
Very cool but...
It's a really cool, creative effect. I just wish there was a mix knob in the plugin. Other than that, really sweet.
V. van Tiel
I love this one. I put it subtle on the background vocal. Now the lead vocal sounds 3D and alive. Great tool. Not your standard panner.
I had used the hardware version of this 20 years ago and always wondered if I'd find a plugin that might come close. This does all I need and has been so much fun to use
C. Perez Iserte
Perfect for me!
add the color I need in low frequencies, I do not need to do anything else for me.
C. Perez Iserte
I thought a boring panner like everyone else, but no. This is really the panner we should all use, you can do it all
Really interesting is this one. I have many panner / stereo toys and this one is currently my favourite. Has a great analogue sound and fun to play around with. Highly recommended, well done Softube. Thanks UAD
Haven't stopped using it!
An excellent secret weapon. I have just finished mixing an ambient electronic music album and this was invaluable for adding subtle movement and 3D imaging to pads.
E. Bautista Garcia
I've used quite a few panners in the past, both hard & soft cause I'm a lot into psychoacoustics, never heard 'bout Dytronics until I saw as a plugin in UAD2 and I thought I'll give it a try. The presets don't do much justice to the power inside, so after working with it for a couple of weeks I was amazed at the potential of this engine, specially with headphones and a good 5.1 system. It works wonders on stereo speakers too. Give it a try !!!
Great creative tool....
When you will find idea to use it creatively...you will never come back....you can give life ans swing to a lot of things..... lead....snare...hat....anything....
This unit has been on my wish list as a plug in for over a decade - dreams do come true! Completely worth the wait - there is nothing else like this. Thanks UA for resurrecting a true classic that was well ahead of it's time...
After getting the feel of the Cyclosonic Panner I am now thinking of things to write for the sole purpose of processing through the Panner.
Only panner you need
Incredible panner with unique and powerful controls. Only panner I feel that gives a edge to a mix.
Very Useful Panning Tool.
This is a great panning tool. It is open to interpretation as a very imaginative tool for mixing. It can be both very subtle and dramatic. I have been missing a quality soft tool like this and am made up this has been released. It is being used in all my mixing instantly and I am only just beginning to appreciate what it can do applied creatively. It is a valuable addition and I instantly recognized it as such. Thanks.
This thing wraps the sound around your head
I thought this would be just another panner, but it's not. You literally feel the sound all over your head and it also imparts certain warmth to it. I think this is a useful tool in your arsenal if you want to add some psychedelia to your music.
Leuk om in je plugin assortiment te hebben. Niet overal voor inzetbaar maar kan soms voor interessante resultaten zorgen.
prima ander soort panner
Leuke panner die echt iets anders doet dan wat al bestaat. Klinkt wel snel onnatuurlijk dus vooral interessant voor elektronische danceproducers en soundenigneers.
Wow... a new dimension! I get lost in time and space. Now it is easy for me to put a new dimension inside my songs, in just a few seconds. A straight buy!
The Cyclosonic Panner is perfect for my electronic productions. Love the workflow and how easily it is to dial in interesting panning patterns.