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Question about panning

Discussion in 'Recording Gear and Equipment [BG]' started by sync00, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. sync00


    Nov 23, 2005
    I'm getting a mixer soon and a question about panning has been bugging me. If you hook up a CD player to a mixer, how would you pan those channels so that it sounds like it would on a stereo?
  2. WalterBush


    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    Most cheapie (sub $1000) mixers have a tape input with RCA jacks, and that's that. Also, they may have stereo inputs--no XLR, but two 1/4" jacks on the same channel strip. Once again, plug it in, and that's that. As an alternative, use two channels that have high Z inputs, and pan them hard left and hard right.

    All this assumes that you've got a mixer, power amps, and loudspeakers all set up for stereo use.
  3. sync00


    Nov 23, 2005
    I plan to run the mixer into a good quality home stereo.