The Record Producer
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Chapter 5
Omni-Phase
The all encompassing reality of wave relationships.
Visualization: Phase button OFF
Visualization: Phase button ON
Suppose you are recording drum tracks in the studio using eight
open microphones. You will have created a situation that allows a
whole slew of varying phase possibilities. While the tracking
engineer experiments with various tracking mixes, he or she will
probably be experimenting with the phase button on each of the
tracks. With eight channels of phase buttons to push; the engineer
will have just fewer than 16.8 million combinations to choose from.
So, if you want to finish the recording in this decade, you do not
want to get caught up in this process. The only way out is to narrow
the options and simply choose whichever you think sounds the best.
In narrowing, you have only two fundamentals to keep in mind...