Why am I asking this question??? I guess it's a matter of balancing the horizontal and vertical dimensions. I've always panned drums from the audience/listeners perspective. Haven't given that any further thought for years But with the piano in a pop/rock tune, is it better to have the low frequencies (left side of the player) more towards the center where other deep low frequency sounds reside??? If so, then the piano would be need to placed (panned) right of center so the that left side of the player is more to the center and the hi end (right of player) is positioned more to the far right of the stereo image. Otherwise if placed left of center in the stereo image, the low end would be positioned far left away from the center. Panning piano from the listeners perspective would require reversing left and right and placing the piano in left of center in the stereo image. Any thoughts on this? Or should I just go take a walk as it's a gorgeous late-October's day?.