Panning question

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  1. Chris

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    I'm going to be recording a friend's acoustic stuff this evening, and am planning to double track it.

    Everyone mentions that panning is a good way to get the tone bigger, but I have a question.

    My inputs are:

    L Audiophile In
    R Audiophile In
    Stereo Audiophile in

    When I record a single acoustic, I usualy run Left on track 1, Right on track 2, and don't pan them. When I doubletrack his stuff today, should I record one track, stereo, panned left, and the second track stereo, panned right, then pan them center when I mix down?

    Or 4 tracks:

    Guitar 1 -

    Audiophile L - Track 1
    Audiophile R - Track 2

    Guitar 2

    Audiophile L - Track 3
    Audiophile R - Track 4

    What's the recommended way?
     
  2. Josh

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    I do two mono tracks, and pan them apart....which gives it a nice stereo sound. :agreed: Whatever you gotta do to get two pannable mono tracks...do it! :wavey: :lol:
     
  3. Digital Black

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    I rarely record in Stereo because that is what I'm used to.. Now I have the ability but...

    I usually turn knobs till is sounds right. I try to only have drums focused in the center, everything else gets moved even if ever so slightly..
     
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    :agreed: Record panned center, pan left/right for each track when you mix.
     
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    Yeah i do that also ..I forgot to mention this part, it's important..
     

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