Posted on Jun 25, 2007 08:23 pm
The Beat Keeper
Member Since: Dec 16, 2004
How do you go about panning a track in stereo? Mono to me is easy one pan pot left or to the right.
With a stereo track would you for example set the left channel at 25 and the right channel at 13 (im just throwin crap out there). Or should both be set equally (13 left, 13 right)
Ive tried this before, and was informed that i needed to work on it more. Any info folks?
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Jun 25, 2007 09:12 pm A stereo track is just 2 mono tracks (L+R). It depends on what you want to achieve lol. With music I would pan 100 L and 100 R because there will be some material equally loud in both channels (mono/centered) and material from mono all the way to hard left/right (all volume in one channel L/R).
Hope that answers your question.
Jun 25, 2007 09:46 pm So youre saying keep them equal correct? Left 100 Right 100. Or Left 50, Right 50 etc..... correct?
Jun 25, 2007 11:52 pm Thats what I'd do most of the time, but hey, there are no rules right? :-)
Jun 26, 2007 12:11 am keep in mind, it's not "stereo" unless the two tracks are DIFFERENT....if you simply copy one track and pan 'em out, that is not stereo. that's called dual mono. use two mics to record something in an XY configuration, or a spaced pair. and you'll have stereo. there are other ways to go about it aswell.
McMerkinHobbyist musician,pro recorderMember
Jun 26, 2007 12:12 am You could go pure 60's and pan all your music hard left and your vocals hard right. :)
Since: May 15, 2007
Or 70's, with bass and drums and main vocals in the middle with other instruments & background vox hard left and right.
Or more modern, with an instrument or two hard right/hardleft, a few more right of center/left of center, then your main vocals, drums, bass in the center.
Or you could just make it all mono! :)
(Seriously, it all depends on what you want it to sound like. I personally like to have a nice stereo field, with some sort of action in each speaker separate from the rest of the wash.)
As to specifics, if you go 100% to the side it will be more or less isolated (hard right/left); (50-70% to the side) will be between the hard right/left and the center, etc...
Experimenting is part of the fun!
Jun 26, 2007 06:07 pm Good lookin out people. Thanks for all the info. Will keep playin with it some more.
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