Hi everyone. I'm new to the site so I have tried searching around and I don't believe there is a thread that covers my question exactly but if there is, or if this is in the wrong section, I apologize. I would also like to say that I am a newb and I realize that every recording is case specific and that there is no 100% correct answer. All I am looking for is some suggestions, ideas and maybe what has worked for you. Since I am new to this, please spare me the technical jargon. The simpler you make it, the better. I believe the main problem I'm having with my most recent recording is panning. I am trying to get my vocals to sound as though they sit in front of the guitar. It is a pretty simple acoustic guitar, bass and vocal set up. A good example of what I'm trying to do is Damien Rice's "Elephant". I have tried numerous things including doubling the guitar tracks and placing one all the way to the right and one all the way to the left while leaving the bass and vocals pretty much in the middle and everything in between but it still just isn't getting the sound I want. Obviously I know 1. I'm not Damien Rice so my stuff is never going to sound like him so please don't take this as me saying that I'm trying to be Damien Rice Jr. or something; 2. I'm doing this at home and my equipment isn't exactly what you would call first class. But I still think I can get better results. I'm using sonar producer 8 so anyone familiar with that will obviously be a great help. On the other hand, I am also curious about possibly doing more of an Elliott smith sound with doubling the voice tracks. I know that both of these options are kind of at opposite ends of the spectrum because Damien obviously leads with his voice while Elliott kind of uses his as another instrument but, I like both and am still trying to find my "sound" for recording, so I'm trying to stay pretty open-minded about it all. To get a better idea of my sound, here's a link to my myspace with our older recordings that might give you an idea of what you think would be a better fit for us. http://www.myspace.com/silentandclicheband If someone wants to hear the actual recording in question, let me know and I will send it to you. It's going to be redone because I've been rethinking how I'm doing the micing and a couple of other little things but I don't have a problem letting someone listen if they want. Thanks in advance!