**This is a question about Panning Laws** I've been noticing a clear difference between my mixes and those of professionals. In the past, I never did much with panning and everything was usually mixed in stereo. But now after a little experimentation, I've noticed that when I pan certain tracks, the sound of my mixes becomes a lot more open and spacious. I truly believe this is one of the key elements in distinguishing an amateur mix from a professional mix. Correct me if I'm wrong but this is how I see it: If you pan everything in the center, then all your sounds are struggling to get through the middle passage of the monitors. But when you pan some of the tracks left or right, more room becomes available for the sonic waves to pass through each speaker. Is this correct? With that in mind, where can I learn more about panning laws and how to use them to my advantage? Alan Moulder (mixing engineer for Nine Inch Nails and dozens of other bands) create absolutely wonderful mixes and it's like every single sound is able to get through. Thanks guys!