I know there are certain rules that are commonly shared when it comes to panning. Letting the kick drum and bass sit in the center, for example.
I'm wondering though, do you believe there are "right values" that one should respect in order to get a perfect balance between a clean, but still powerful and crisp, mix?
I usually tend to respect these values in my mixes but I'm guessing it could be enhanced:
- Kick drum, bass, bass instruments in the center
- Lead instruments between +-5 and +-10
- Background instruments between +-15 and +-30
Thanks for your time.