I'm currently mixing a demo for a band and today I got this request from the drummer. It sounds really weird to me and curious how you guys think of this. Overheads: Original left needs to go Right and Original right needs to go Left. Toms, hihats, ride still need to be panned normal. He wants drummers' perspective so that means hihats left and ride right. And he also wants snare a bit off center (about 15/20% to the right). I know panning the snare off center has been done, but not in rock/metal orientated stuff. I asked "Why?" - Or else the cymbals will sound really dull. I actually never heard of anything like this, or did I miss a technique/ideoligy or something somewhere?