Hey, Tom, Happy New Year, buddy!😁
Thank you, sir, for lending your always great ears, input, observations and very kind comments to this test mix for me! I truly appreciate it!👍
Yep, as I mentioned to Harry above, I've been having a bit of trouble on my last few mixes with getting the EQ on the Bass tweaked just right to the point where there's enough clarity and definition without totally losing all of the low end punch. This always seems to happen after taking a few months off from recording. In a couple of weeks I should be able to start squeezing in some more studio time, and be able to hopefully start getting my "studio ears" back. I'm really looking forward to that and being able to spend some more time here on the forum!😀
Yes, sir, you are correct. I usually pan the main rhythm guitars hard left and right, playing different guitars through different amps for both sides, and then send them to reverb and delay busses each processed separately. For most stuff, I usually use a slightly different version of LCR panning, with L - LC - C - RC - R. Usually, I leave the center for the vocals, bass guitar and drums, the hard left and right for the main rhythm instruments, and left center and right center for "sweetening" tracks like clean guitars, keyboards, backing vocal pads, etc. Sometimes I have to shift things around a little using Channel Tools or similar plugins, but that's pretty much my usual panning setup.
Thanks again, Tom, I'm grateful for your friendship and support here on the forum, Happy New Year!😀