panning yields tinny sound

In my remix I want to position the left channel and right channel vocal track (the same track on both sides) 35% from center on both sides.

I changed both tracks to mono and used the pan slider but the result was a tinny sound vs the channels being left and right. I am using headphone.

I tried panning the tracks as left and right channels but I did not notice any change in position.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to everyone

If you take exactly the same track (duplicated) and pan the two copies by equal amounts left and right, it will sound like it is coming out the middle.

– Bill

Bill - sorry for the wording in my posting for I did duplicate the vocal track from the right channel.

Can the same two tracks being left and right channel be panned and get the same position as with mono? I tried but the vocals were still hard left and hard right. It is telling when “Come On” vocal tracks play for these are mono at 35% left and 35% for the right and are perfect for position and sound quality.

The sound quality of the tracks as left-right channel (vs mono) is better but the separation is to great.