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I have been doing some mixing of a traditional type band setup guitar, bass, drums and vocals. I get the pan left to right center to give space to each instrument. But when I listen to professional music recordings I can hear that some instruments seem like they are at the back of the room and others nearer the front sometimes higher up like over your head.

How do you achieve this in the mix?

Is it all EQ? (something I don't have much experience of yet) or is there other things that can have this effect.

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Time delay will make an instrument seem farther back. You need separate tracks for each instrument to do that.

You might be able to fake it some by reducing the loudness a little and also with EQ if you could measure a sample with both near and far mikes and see how they differ.

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