Do i need to spread my 808 a lil to let the kick punch thru?
no sirr. your kick might not be punching thru because your 808 is too loud. keeping them both center. Eq them both up to reduce muddiness and if you have to get that kick to stand out a lil bit more adjust the attack time on your 808.
As far as everything else i haz no idea. pretty interesting and important to know