#1
Is it just me, or is it extremely annoying when a song has one instrument panned to the right or left, and nothing else on the other side to counter-balance? Such as Van Halen's "Dance the Night Away" The guitar is on the left the whole time, while the rest of the track is centered.
Annoying, or am I just OCD?
#2
No, it's ****ing annoying.

Panning also sucks when one side of your headphones is broke.
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#4
its extremely annoying when im panning and all i get is rocks
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i love it. it helps me feel the music in 3D. take the beatles "Norwegian Wood" for example. the guitar part plays in the left, and the sitar is sort of upper right. gives the music depth.
#9
Yeah, it can get pretty annoying.
Like back in the days they only had 4-track or 8track tape recorders. So they had to do such crazy panning to create variation in their music and to make sure all the instruments come out clearly in the mix.

Panning is quite an art to master though. And like sometimes tricks like that work quite awesomely but sometimes they sound **** n annoying...
#10
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No, it's ****ing annoying.

Panning also sucks when one side of your headphones is broke.


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#11
i like it sometimes especially when the sound that starts in the left channel goes to the right channel or vice versa like the trial in the wall album when the verse starts with the mother going "baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaabe" its cool effect but the song sucks when one of my channels go.
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#12
When used in moderation it's great, but it's used too much a lot, and it's not so good with headphones.
#13
If you listen to Micro Cuts with headphones, the panning at the end makes your head hurt.
#14
If you ever listen to "Light My Fire" by the Doors, its the bass and drums out one side and the guitar and keyboard out the other I think. But I just remember missing out on the full experience that is the great instrumental part when my headphones broke : (
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I don't mind with instruments usually (although the TS's example is an annoying one) what I hate is when the Vox are panned hard in one direction, especially because I'm almost totally deaf in one ear, the Beatles did that a lot and it pisses me off to no end.

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i love it. it helps me feel the music in 3D. take the beatles "Norwegian Wood" for example. the guitar part plays in the left, and the sitar is sort of upper right. gives the music depth.


Yeah, that's a good use of panning, what people don't like is when the entire track is panned heavily to one side, or when a very important focal element (like the vox) is panned hard to one side.
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dude it gives me a headache
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I actually enjoy how panning is used on tracks with harmonized guitars because when one earphone goes out you can just focus on one side of the harmony. I'm weird like that.
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i love it. it helps me feel the music in 3D. take the beatles "Norwegian Wood" for example. the guitar part plays in the left, and the sitar is sort of upper right. gives the music depth.

I agree,the end of Led Zepps "Good Times, Bad Times",when it goes from left to right is pretty cool.
#23
Actually, in regards to TS's complaint, I heard that panning was a huge part of Eddie Van Halen's guitar sound. I don't remember exactly what they did but I think it was something like, they put the guitar on one side and all his effects on another side. I'm not sure but I think that could justify the use of heavy panning in that song.
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It can be cool when you're not using headphones.....
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No, it's ****ing annoying.

Panning also sucks when one side of your headphones is broke.



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It can be cool when you're not using headphones.....

Damn. You're right.

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It can be cool when you're not using headphones.....


Yeah that's another thing, a lot of this stuff is meant to be played through a hi-fi system with speakers and whatnot, I actually made mono versions of some songs solely for headphone use.
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I think it sounds good for some songs. And I've heard a few songs where it sort of shifts from the right to the left (or vice versa) and comes out all together. It makes a really cool effect.
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#29
i only like panning if there are two guitarists and one is playing through the left and the other through the right.

especially awesome when theyre trading off solos, like in the sentinel by judas priest
#30
I've heard a song by a band called Defacto (Cedric, Omar, Ikey, and Jeremy before they were in TMV) in which the drums are panned to the left o.O
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#32
I absolutely love crazy panning. It's even better in surround.
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I've heard a song by a band called Defacto (Cedric, Omar, Ikey, and Jeremy before they were in TMV) in which the drums are panned to the left o.O



Seriously?
I'm going to have to check that out.
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Seriously?
I'm going to have to check that out.


You should, they're a bit hard to find though. It's instrumental dub reggae with crazy sound manipulation. Omar plays bass an Cedric plays the drumz!
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