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Audio Fundamentals Tutorial

Phase Explained®

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    Introduction (9:09)


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    Stereo Recordings (11:56)


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    Multi-Mic Guitars (8:16)


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    Multi-Mic Drums (16:49)


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    Bass DI & Amp (10:57)


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    Drum Samples (15:54)


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    Phase as an Effect (3:51)


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    Using Phase to Create Stereo (4:35)


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    Phase / Polarity Tricks Pt. 1 (3:09)


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    Phase / Polarity Tricks Pt. 2 (7:44)


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    Phase / Polarity Tricks Pt. 3 (4:43)


Phase is an incredibly important term that anyone who records or mixes audio has to know. Multi-Platinum mixer / producer Kenny Gioia is back with a series that explains everything you should know about Phase and includes audio demonstrations that make it very obvious why Phase is both a friend and foe.

Kenny begins with an in-depth introduction that goes over the basics and the different types of Phase found in audio recordings. Next, Kenny explains how Phase can be an issue with Stereo Recordings when tracking Piano and Drum Overhead microphones. Multi-Mic Drum Phase is then examined and Kenny shows you how to get them all 'In-Phase' correctly.

Bass DI and Amp tracking is then demonstrated so your Bass Guitar sound doesn't cancel out, giving you the best of both worlds sound. Kenny now gives you a video on using Drum Samples to replace and or enhance your existing drum sounds, while keeping their Phase intact for the biggest and best sound.

Phase as an effect is then demonstrated using popular plug-ins, showing you how to create interesting, moving type sonics. Kenny then reveals how to turn a mono signal into a faux stereo sound, increasing its wideness in the stereo field. Lastly, Kenny gives you a bunch of Phase Tips & Tricks such as removing the vocal from a stereo mix and or adjusting their level, creating a Wah effect, recording vocals without headphones, making an Auto-Panner effect from scratch and more!

If you record or mix audio, 'Phase' is so important to know as it can mean the difference between great sounding tracks and mixes, or thin and lifeless ones. Take your time and learn how to align, you'll be glad you did... Get "Phase Explained" today.


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Submitted 2 months ago

Helpful!

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ra
Submitted 8 months ago

awesome

one of the least talked about and overlooked subjects that happens to be very important. loved it.

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JT#Jon
Submitted 9 months ago

Great job

Great job explaining phase and its important, and has many examples using multiple instruments. Highly recommended.


tnoper
Submitted 1 year ago

very well explained

very well explained

I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Reaper

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BBOBBYB
Submitted 1 year ago

AAA

aaa

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason

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Jim
Submitted 2 years ago

Simple and practical

This is a nice, straightforward explanation of what phase is, how it affects your tracks, how you can manipulate it, and some tricks you can do with it. Good to know.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Pro Tools

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Audios
Submitted 2 years ago

Thorough and useful

The series explains phase concepts using animated graphics and track time histories that are easy to understand, and phase issues are thoroughly explained from different perspectives, e.g. when recording various instruments, using phase as an effect, etc. So, full points for content! I suspect some of the content has been directly borrowed from other videos--e.g. the Tracking Rock - Bass series in which Kenny discusses phase issues when combining multiple bass tracks--but that's okay; there is overlap. That said, if you were only interested in recording bass, I would only recommend the TR-Bass series because Phase Explained won't provide significantly more material. My only complaint, which is admittedly a personal preference and "my problem," is Kenny consistently speaks in very short phrases (often ~5 words long) followed by a noticeable pause. So, where most presenters would fluidly speak an average length sentence then pause for a breath of air, Kenny breaks every sentence into multiple short phrases to the point I think it significantly hurts the flow of information and the overall video quality. Pro speakers should do better, IMHO.

I am a: Hobbyist

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BDrifter
Submitted 2 years ago

Very interesting and too the point.

This tutorial expanded my understanding of phase and how to avoid it. Then it showed me how to use phase to my advantage to create interesting effects or get a vocals only mix. Good stuff!

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ekf1
Submitted 2 years ago

worth the money

I have a semblance of this knowledge, but these videos clarify much.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Musician, Hobbyist

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Calif_STBG
Submitted 2 years ago

Une base,... trop oubliée !

I didn't thought I would learn so much, but I did !

I am a: Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I've played an instrument since I was 10. Drums and Trumpet. I'm 40 now. I can play a little bit of any instrument. Master of none. Rock bands most of my life.

2. What training have you had?

I was taught trumpet classically from grade school up until I graduated high school. I went to Five Towns College for engineering and learned that you can't just learn this stuff from school. I did graduate though.

3. When did you get into recording?

I've been recording since I was 15. Two cassette players wired to a Radio Shack mixer. Eventually I got an 8 track reel to reel by Fostex. I've used just about every DAW and I started using them before they even recorded audio. Vision and Performer were just MIDI sequencers at the time. Before they became Studio Vision and Digital Performer. I got studio jobs because I knew computer MIDI and most studios didn't. I eventually moved up to Sound Tools which was two track. Then Pro Tools made a Audio Media III card which let you have 4 inputs. Gradually I moved up from there with Pro Tools D24, Pro Tools Mix to HD.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Marcy Playground
Mandy Moore
LFO
Willa Ford
Lee Ann Womack
Paulina Rubio
Hall & Oates
Bayside
Head Automatica
Cute is What We Aim For
FTSK
and many more...

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Hmmm. My Mom always said "Self Praise Stinks". I think it's because I have no ability to talk like a professional announcer, or plan out my teachings. So I teach as if you were sitting next to me. Pretty much off the cuff. I think that engages people more. We're so used to hearing everything done so properly and planned out with unnecessary explanations and proper wording that the brain will actually ignore most of it. Your brain tunes it out like you're back at your desk at school. But if the teacher grabbed you aside and just explained it to you, I believe you'd get more out of it. That is what I try to do.

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Phase Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Helpful! Yes
Date published: 2018-10-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from awesome one of the least talked about and overlooked subjects that happens to be very important. loved it.
Date published: 2018-03-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great job Great job explaining phase and its important, and has many examples using multiple instruments. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very well explained very well explained
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from AAA aaa
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Simple and practical This is a nice, straightforward explanation of what phase is, how it affects your tracks, how you can manipulate it, and some tricks you can do with it. Good to know.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Thorough and useful The series explains phase concepts using animated graphics and track time histories that are easy to understand, and phase issues are thoroughly explained from different perspectives, e.g. when recording various instruments, using phase as an effect, etc. So, full points for content! I suspect some of the content has been directly borrowed from other videos--e.g. the Tracking Rock - Bass series in which Kenny discusses phase issues when combining multiple bass tracks--but that's okay; there is overlap. That said, if you were only interested in recording bass, I would only recommend the TR-Bass series because Phase Explained won't provide significantly more material. My only complaint, which is admittedly a personal preference and "my problem," is Kenny consistently speaks in very short phrases (often ~5 words long) followed by a noticeable pause. So, where most presenters would fluidly speak an average length sentence then pause for a breath of air, Kenny breaks every sentence into multiple short phrases to the point I think it significantly hurts the flow of information and the overall video quality. Pro speakers should do better, IMHO.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very interesting and too the point. This tutorial expanded my understanding of phase and how to avoid it. Then it showed me how to use phase to my advantage to create interesting effects or get a vocals only mix. Good stuff!
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from worth the money I have a semblance of this knowledge, but these videos clarify much.
Date published: 2017-02-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Une base,... trop oubliée ! I didn't thought I would learn so much, but I did !
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from EYE OPENER!!! Or should I say: HEAR OPENER!!! I am so glad that I stumbled in to this course. I am no sound engineer, but I am a musician. This course has taught me so much in understanding sound that is levelling me up my skills as a musician. Thank you for such a great training.
Date published: 2016-02-14
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