Situation: Having all the tracks mixed, i made some "preview" files, trying to figure it out if there´s any problems with panning, mono listening, and i really don´t know wich way is better to mix. There´s always "something" happening about the imaging. Tracks were sequenced using Propellerheads Reason 2.5. conected via rewire to protools since some of the tracks needed compression that reason gear can´t deliver. I rendered some tracks and then, analyzed in the phase-scope of Wavelab. My main concern is, what should i care for when it comes to panning instruments and phase cancellation, i have read, and listened to several tracks that appears to be ok, but then, listening in mono you get another history. So i was reading about this and i saw M-S encoding process...what is this? is some kind of plugin? Can the ME do this, or is a process that have to be applied on the mixing stage? I have always mixed in the regular manner, trying to have all the details covered at the mix stage, prior to send it to some ME. I always have good results, but i want to know the whole thing about improving stereo imaging and how is the best method to achieve nice mixes in this aspect. Thanks in advance Juan Venezuela.