Okay, this probably belongs in the mixing forum, but what the heck. I've been struggling getting our bassist's parts to have their own space in the mix. My bassist is one of those arrogant players who is more concerned with hearing himself in all his "glory" rather than leave well enough alone. We've had the "just trust me, I know what I'm doing" talk, but you know how it goes. Although I do understand why he wants what he's playing to be heard. After using every compression and eq trick I know (and I know a bunch), I finally panned the bass and guitars away from eachother a touch for some separation and what do you know? I've always used the tride and true theory of kick and bass right down the middle. I've never panned the bass before. But...It sound good right now, though I'm concerned with surround sound issues etc. Could be a problem down the road, or is what sounds good the only approach I should be aiming for? Thanks.