....If the real drummer has his hi-hat to the left, it will sound left in the mix... you can clearly hear which side the instruments are mixed to on this album:
Audience perspective is the opposite. Since the audience is facing that same drummer, what is on his left will sound to the right of the listener. So, in the mix the hi-hat would be on the right.
I imagine that many people won't care, but I'm sure some folks have opinions on this <br><br>....Why have guitar panning all over on a live tape? .....