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 Post subject: Re: Perspective
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 10:04 am 
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I play the drums, bass, and a little guitar.  I never thought about it, but I ALWAYS mix the drums as if on the throne behind a right-handed drum set (hi-hat usually hard left thru floortom hard right, snare and kick in the middle).  I never thought about the "audience" perspective, which is probably how left-handed drummers mix.  <br><br>With guitars, I usually have any rhythm parts near the middle, but any soloing is usually hard right or left.  If there are guitar or vocal harmonies, I usually put different harmony parts at different ends of the spectrum to sound as if one is surrounded by the harmonies.<br><br>Fascinating thread.<br><br>VCF

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 Post subject: Re: Perspective
PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 12:11 pm 
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Don't know why but I usually mix the main drum pieces in a "10.10 clock" position and the small pieces (like bells, little percussion and so on) on extreme left and right. Anyway your question is very interesting, I never thought about "perspectives"... I'm a guitar-player and I often play bass and keyboards on my recording... for drums I call a couple of my friends or I use (manually or programming) a drum machine.<br><br>Ciao

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 Post subject: re: perspective
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:19 pm 
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arkay wrote:
....If the real drummer has his hi-hat to the left, it will sound left in the mix...
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?  .....
you can clearly hear which side the instruments are mixed to on this album:

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