Panning elements left and right and mixdown plays them back in stereo

Hi everyone,
So this is a bit of a weird one.

I am working on this track, kind of techno-y, and in the drop I panned one percussion almost hard left and another almost hard right.

I then exported the mixdown as a pre master, and playing it back there are some areas in the waveform where the two percussion elements are all of a sudden in the stereo field, and another section where it sounds like one percussion changed from one channel to the other.

Does anyone have an explanation for this?

Did you export in Real Time? If not, check real time in the export dialog and see if the problem persists. If that fixes the issue, it’s probably a particular plugin that doesn’t work well in offline export mode.

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I think I’ve solved the issue.

In fact the pre master rendered correctly.
It was the Ozone EQ in my master chain in another project file with my mastering template that was causing the stereo issue with the percussion.

I replaced it with a Pro-Q3, I’m using it as a side EQ to put everything below 130 Hz in mono, and now everything sounds right.

Very strange, but thanks for your help anyways haha