Resources for the Recording Musician


January 4, 2010
Reversing phase to get rid of noise

In theory, reversing phase on a noisy signal should get rid of unwanted noise, right? I have a guitar signal I've recorded using a small headphone AC powered amplifier. The sound is great except that it contains a "buzz" that is very noticeable during the silent parts. I copied the buzz to another track and […]

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November 30, 2009
Are frequencies additive?

My question regards the additive or non-additive nature of frequencies. For example, if I have 2 frequencies at 500 Hz each at -6 dbs, and maintaining that same volume, if both frequencies were played simultaneously, would the result be -4 or -3 dbs at 500 Hz? Keeping that same scenario in mind, what if 2 […]

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August 5, 2007
Phasing and phase correction

Doctor:I've recently become aware of phasing and attempts to correct it.  It's a bit tricky.  An out of phase track or instrument really disappears when you listen to the final product.First of all, is it good to have some amount of phase differential in a song.  It seems like phasing can add a bit of […]

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