Need advice for instrument placement.
I am in the middle of mixing a pop instrumental music with only 4 instrument samples (stereo piano, mono violin, mono viola, & mono cello).
The panning so far is like this:
- Stereo piano – center
- Mono violin – 8:30
- Mono viola – 11:30
- Mono cello – 2:30
The issue I have:
- The upper range keys of the piano sound most of the time hits against the cello sound, so by the time they play together, the sound is pretty blurry mixed & no separation.
- I don’t like the placement of the mono viola to be honest, but I thought the strings have to be in the balance position to each other. If the violin is on the left, the cello is on the right, then the viola should be pretty much in the center.
I need some general guidelines on the instruments placements.