when i am arranging a music i want a good wide stereo image, so for example i use a pad that have a wide stereo image. but when i am mixing that music, i notice that my left and right channels are very different from each other, because of that pad i used. i can clearly see that on my izotope stereo imager. so here is my question: can i still have the benefit of that pads wide stereo image but also have the same left and right channel?or is there any method for joint the left and right channel?
There is a recording technique that might go a long way towards solving your issue. Explanation of the technique is probably to lengthy to explain here, but if interested, you may study up on it by researching "Mid-Side Stereophony". When applied correctly, it can create an aural center channel between your left and right side, with correct phase relationships between them, also allowing the combination of both channels into a monophonic mix should one be needed. Mixing can be less problematic if correct recording techniques are utilized initially.