Hi everyone. This will be another newbie question but can anyone tell me what significance panning has in the recording process? There was this sound engineer guy I talked to once who said I need to pan a channel all the way to the left or right prior to recording a track. Does this really matter? If this is indeed the case, why? Does it make a difference if I record the track panned in the center and then duplicate it and pan one channel dead right and the other dead left (assuming the reason he said I should do it had something to do with recording in stereo)? Thanks a bunch for your help.