Today we’re going to talk about phase, more specifically, phase cancellation and how it affects your recordings. 

Sound travels in waves; it has peaks and valleys. With multiple microphones on a particular source it’s very important to make sure that all the peaks happen at the same time, and all the valleys happen at the same time. Otherwise they cancel each other out, and that can be a real pain in the ass.

A point worth mentioning about that: make sure you listen in mono when you’re mixing cause that’s a great way to hear it. Sometimes if you have stuff panned out to either sides, you don’t know if the sources will be cancelling each other out.

Always check your mono button!

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