Why To Avoid Hard-Panning In Your Mix
Panning your sounds is a fantastic way to add life and spacial depth to a song. However, many problems can arise when tracks are hard-panned to one speaker, and an article from ask.audio sheds light on this issue.
Aside from technicality, it’s important to remember that the goal of a mix is to resemble a live performance. In this context, it’s easy to see why hard-panning is illogical, as both ears will hear something.
While hard-panning can occasionally achieve musical results, it’s generally a bad idea.