Drum Sounds Ruined! – Phase Cancellation – How to Notice and Fix?
Phase cancellation is really common when recording multimiked instruments, such as drums. As the same source of sound is recorded with two (or more) mics, their waveforms can cross in a way that they end up cancelling out one another. When you listen back the mics together, the sound is thin, hollow and weak, although they sound perfectly good on their own.
After this video you know how phase cancellation sounds like in drum recordings, how to spot phase problems and more importantly how to fix them.
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