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Pan FX Returns in Loop Mix: Stereo/Mono?

I love having a stereo PA, although many live sound engineers will point 
out that it makes for problems in many rooms where not everyone in the 
room will be able to hear both speakers well.  So half of your mix may 
be lost entirely to some members of the audience. 

The common wisdom is that if all your instruments in the mix are stereo, 
you often lose the sense of stereo altogether.  So - yes it makes 
perfect sense to pan a mono source in your stereo mix. I almost always 
prefer the guitar to be a mono signal centered or panned to one side 
because I like it to have a focus - like a guitar amp on a stage does...

Dan Ash
White Plains, NY

> Subject:
> Pan FX Returns in Loop Mix: Stereo/Mono?
> From:
> "Buzap Buzap" <buzap@gmx.net>
> Date:
> Sun, 29 Jun 2008 13:17:19 +0200
> To:
> Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> Hi Loopers (at least those of you looping in stereo  ;-) 
> modern FX units (thankfully) offer the luxury of returning a stereo 
> This is of course great for Ping-Ping-Delay etc.
> Then again, when I'm adding several layers that I'm panning in the 
>stereo mix, I have the impression that I can pan a mono signal better and 
>that a stereo signal gets muddy in the mix (in terms of panning).
> My conclusion at the moment is to:
> - Use only mono FX returns on vocals
> - Use stereo FX on harmonies etc
> Does that make sense or is it just my imagination?
> thanks
> Buzap