I have a guitar track that was cut in stereo, and is exported in two mono tracks, L & R. There are two ways to pan them:
- Pan them hard left and right, buss them to a Group Track, and then pan that Group where I want;
- Pan the mono tracks where I want the guitar to sit in the sound field, making the instrument as wide or narrow as I want.
My question is, does it matter which way this is done? How does it affect the sound, phasing, etc.? And what is recommended practice?