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How would YOU pan this Brass section???
Old 12th April 2006
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Question How would YOU pan this Brass section???

I have recently started recording brass sections for Haitan "Compa" producers in my home studio. I have never had to worry about panning the brass since I used to just go record the tracks in other studios and leave before they mixed the songs.

Question: How would you pan this brass section in order to achieve the fullest sound possible??? (2 trumpets, 2 trombones, and 2 tenor saxes)

Most of the lines are played together as a section in 3 part harmonies. Trumpet always has the melody. The hits are opened up a little bit more harmonicaly by adding 6th's and sometimes 9th's. No counter melodies or contrasting parts.

I more or less think that I have figured it out for myself, but I would like to hear what others are doing out there.

Thanks in advance for any help!!!

Take care,

Nestor Z.
Old 12th April 2006
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is it all horns or is it a part of a whole band if the later

then i would go go up the middle with trumpet and double one and pan them a little left and right about 1145 adn 115

as for the others i would pan within the pan for the others so kind of a L R on the lefft and the a R L on the right to get a nice wide pattern i usually pan how i see things on a stage.

but really it all comes down to how i fell about it. but i rarely pan hard left hard right especially with drums
Old 13th April 2006
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I will place the instruments as they sit together to play at a concert hall...
Old 13th April 2006
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I'm with Sergio on this one...

I would pan the instruments to reflect their positions on the band stand.
Old 17th April 2006
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Thanks for the replies...

What I finally ended up doing was keeping the two trumpets panned closest to the middle (20%L - 20%R), the bones (50%L - 50%R), and the saxes (80%L - 80%R)...This panning gave me the rich fatt sound that I was after...

Live to learn...

Thanks again.

Nestor
Old 17th April 2006
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Did you adjust the horn balance and panning while listening in mono?

I seem to get a more accurate blend that way.

As a matter of fact, I always listen to my mixes through a single (mono) speaker to confirm what I heard on the main pair was on point.
Old 26th April 2006
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Originally Posted by Remoteness
Did you adjust the horn balance and panning while listening in mono?

I seem to get a more accurate blend that way.

As a matter of fact, I always listen to my mixes through a single (mono) speaker to confirm what I heard on the main pair was on point.
No I did not...I will try that next time around...The mixes have been translating well though...

Thanks for the heads up!!!

Nestor
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