Today I'd like to discuss with you something that goes beyond drums recording strictly speaking. Actually, what we'll see has probably more to do with the mixdown stage, but I think it's nevertheless useful to discuss it here, too: panorama. In other words: should you think about the drums from the listener's or the drummer's perspective?
Great article and study. I swear there's at least one Cream song where the drum panning is reversed, and it makes figuring out what Ginger is playing much more difficult (for me anyway). Is the drum panning for most recordings done from the drummer's perspective?