In this video, Kenny goes through the basics of Phase. Explaining Phase vs timing, Phase vs polarity and how mixing sounds and signals are effected by it… and more importantly, why it matters to you.
Kenny explains, in depth, how Phase can become an issue in stereo recordings such as piano and drum overheads. XY and AB techniques are discussed and explained.
In this tutorial, Kenny demonstrates using multiple microphones on a single source and the phase issues that may occur. He then focuses on electric guitar amps utilizing close and distant microphones.
Next Kenny shows how multiple microphones affect Phase in a multiple mic drum recording. Each mic and drum is discussed as Kenny gets them all in phase.
Bass DI & Amp10:57
In this video, Kenny explains how to properly record Bass Guitars when using DI signals mixed with real amps and amp simulating plug-ins.
Kenny explores replacing or enhancing drum sounds with samples and how Phase and Polarity need to be considered. We also check out programmed drums and how phase affects them as well
Phase as an Effect3:51
Besides presenting recording problems, sometimes Phase can be a desired effect. In this video, Kenny shows you how Phase can be created and demonstrates some popular plug-ins to create the effect as well.
Using Phase to Create Stereo4:35
In this video Kenny explains how Phase can be used to make mono tracks sound wider and how altering that phase can create more interesting possibilities.
Phase / Polarity Tricks Pt. 13:09
Kenny now shows you some of his favorite tricks that use Phase and Polarity, starting with making Acapella mixes or 'Vocals Only' mixes from regular mixes and instrumentals. We also see how to change vocal levels with these two mixes after the fact.
Phase / Polarity Tricks Pt. 27:44
Next, Kenny shows you a few more of his favorite tricks that use Phase and Polarity, such as making Wah effects, recording vocals without headphones and creating an Auto-Panner are all shown and explained.
Phase / Polarity Tricks Pt. 34:43
Finally, Kenny shows you how to separate a stereo mix into a Center Channel and a Left-Right Channel for mixing or adjusting separately, including how to treat them different dynamically.
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.
Submitted 1 week ago
one of the least talked about and overlooked subjects that happens to be very important. loved it.
Submitted 1 month ago
Great job explaining phase and its important, and has many examples using multiple instruments. Highly recommended.
Submitted 6 months ago
very well explained
very well explained
I am a: Professional, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Reaper
Submitted 7 months ago
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason
Submitted 11 months 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
Submitted 1 year 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
Submitted 1 year 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!
Submitted 1 year 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
Submitted 1 year ago
Une base,... trop oubliée !
I didn't thought I would learn so much, but I did !
I am a: Musician
Submitted 2 years ago
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.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician
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