Being new at recording I know some of you are going to laugh. Just don't hurt yourself laughing please.... :lol: I am just finishing my bedroom studio and will start to record within a few days, if I'm feeling better since I am a little under the weather so to speak. To do a mix down into stereo, there seems a lot of ways to do it and no set standard from what I have heard over the years. Everything from really cool effects on Hendrix, Zep and a lot of those spacey albums from the 70's to just plain almost everything center but with different EQ on each side, it must have been a mono recording made to sound stereo. So what is the best way to do it? VOX centered, snare center, major lead break centered, little fills on one side or the other? Bass on same side as kick with cymbals and more of a highend in a rhythm guitar on the other? I have even heard a mix of different techniques, like using a centered lead guitar but with the highs and lows with mid scoop on one side and all the mids on the other. Like I said they used to do that with mono recordings to make them seem like stereo. So what is the industry standard now if there is one, or what is the prefered way for professionals to do this? Any help is appreicated, thank you guys.