- I don't turn any knob to 100... 99 is fine, but never 100; No absolutes. 50, is fun, 65-80 feels great. never 100. 

- when working with wet/dry, 50 is fully wet, 25 is half wet, 12.5/13 is quarter wet, etc... 

- kick, bass, vocal, and snare are all you really ever need center panned

- templates are a necessity to get anywhere. have a template for editing, mixing, mastering, and songwriting.

- buss to a buss to a buss.... (i'll unpack that later)