Sometimes stereo is just not as cool as mono. I know that is an opinion, but hey, this is my blog! Seriously though, sometimes that big wide stereo piano (or keyboard, organ, etc) is just not what you need, especially in a complex part of a mix. Today’s tip is another simple one (don’t you love those?) and is a little old school as well.

Pan It Mono People

If your piano is just creating a wash of sound in the mix by being panned left and right, help yourself out by simply panning one side to match the other and go mono. It will put the piano in a defined place in the mix, thus making it more audible and simultaneously carving out room for the rest of the band. Enjoy the video!