Here is an article by Audio Issues about audio production. Björgvin Benediktsson shares 18 tidbits to try out in your home recording efforts.
A couple of these deal with the concept of stereo, which is not as easy a concept as it might seem. I especially like: “Don’t think that using two mics means it has to be stereo.” What he means by this is that you should maybe try recording with 2 mics at the same time and have them both go to the same track, taking advantage of the combined character of each mic. But it can also be a warning if you ARE trying to record in stereo and forget that you would need to have two tracks panned left and right for that to happen. Many years ago, when I was first starting out, I was trying to record in stereo, but neglected to send each mic to its own track. I unwittingly did what this tip recommends, but ended up with only one track – nothing to pan (unless you do weird tricks after the fact, which is a different thing entirely). Anyway – to learn more about what stereo is, check out our post “5 Audio Recording Tips For Newbies – Part 1: Stereo Or Not?”
Here’s the link to the Audio Issues 18 Tips article: http://www.audio-issues.com/home-recording-studio/18-audio-production-tips-to-start-your-week/