Hey all- stuck here in a clogged up mix. anyone have any pointers for getting brass in a country song? song specs: kinda johnny cashish vox (okay VERY Johhny cash singing) swing brushed drumming (Low fi) bass panned 12 o clcok 2 acoustic guiatr tracks, each panned L and R and doubled sampled strings panned stereo i have a trumpet part that i used EWQL SIlver (sucks). it is 4 trumpets playing legato. when i pan it in stereo it clogs up the mix with the strings. when i pan it to one side it sounds silly because it brings the whole focus of the listener to that side. if i ditch the strings the trumpets sound great. if i ditch the trumpets ths strings sound great. but i like both parts. any help? is there any golden rule when recording/mixing brass? i've searched online but all i get are answers for people recording whole brass ensembles. plus the people who score for orchestra and brass are total snobs could provide an mp3 tomorrow if you wished. thanks any and all sq :-?