I’ve been mixing my songs taking consideration of panning of instruments. Now that I have come to the part where I want to export my songs, I have been looking into mastering and I’ve encountered a dilema regarding the use of stereoenhancer;
While watching a mastering video made by a producer, I’ve noticed he added a stereo enhancing plugin in his master bus. This is confusing, wouldn’t this invalidate the panning of individual instruments in the mix? is this common practice? if so what is the point of panning?
I also imported songs of top recording artists into a project and I observed that both the left and right image of the audio track mirror each other, so I guess that means again, there is no real panning going on these tracks. So should I just stereoenhace everything in the final bus? what do you guys do?