Panning is the distribution of a sound signal
A pan determines how much of a source signal is sent to the left and right, it is a “volume” difference. “Pan pots split audio signals into left and right channels, each equipped with its own discrete gain (volume) control.”
Panning can also be used in an audio mixer to reduce or reverse the stereo width and you can control not only the position, but also help to give the size of an object.
In surround if you send a source only to the center will sound smaller than if you send it to the LR, and to get even a bigger sound you can diffuse the sound for surround speakes.
Panning adds space.
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Panning is one of the most important things to me in audio post, and a very powerful tool.
I divide in Stereo effect to give more depht and space, and a mono effect to give more punch.
See in the video how to use a pan to give size with pan knob and punch.