I've been studying several RnB and Pop mixes. I've noticed the separation that they get with the mixes among the backgrounds, leads and the instruments. It seems that the backgrounds are often being panned hard left and right with the leads, kick, bass and snare center. The instruments such as keys and guitars seem to be at 3,4,8 and 9 o'clock. Is this how you guys mix these types of music? I'm making reference to mixes like Toni Braxton's album, Brandy's album, even Celine Dion's album. Does my assement of the panning taking place sound like what's really going on in those mixes? Even so, how does this translate to well balanced mono compatability, given the hard panning of the backgounds?