How To Pan The Drums In Audio Mixing


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Panning the drums

Back in the days when a drum kit was recorded with only a few microphones drums were recorded in mono, and sometimes even on a single track. Today with most drum kits and drum loops tracked in stereo the entire mix is built upon the idea that the drums will take up a lot of space in the stereo field. In this video, I am going to show you a couple of different concepts that you can use for your drum panning. First of all, there are two ways to pan the drums: from the audience perspective-- or how you're looking at the drums--or from the drummer's perspective--how he's looking at the drums himself or looking out at you, the audience.

90% of most mixers that I know pan from the audience perspective, and that's very comfortable to them, although it might work from the other way as well. First of all, let's listen to this track with just the drums in mono and listen to what they're like. They are powerful as is, but they don't have a sense of spaciousness. (music p...

Panning the drums
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Panning the drums provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Bobby Owsinski as part of the Audio Mixing Bootcamp

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Audio + Music
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Pro Tools
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