Academy Dashboard Forum Production Mixing A mixing question. Reply To: A mixing question.

TripWillie 2

    Hello, I've noticed some comments on my mixes point to my panning choices. I'm wondering if I understand the basic setup and perspective to mix from.  My question is, does the engineer have the freedom to choose to mix from the audience or band perspective. I always assumed the audience side was the more acceptable. That said, in the placement of the instruments; is there a " " industry accepted specific manner to place Lead and rhythm guitars, Bass, Drums, Keys lead or rhythm ect. Typical band setup. I really enjoy mixing these things up but is it to much a distraction for the listener ? I know, first world problems  🙂

    Please, I just need some perspective from others with experience dealing with producers and artists in the real world, not in " The Box". Thanks !