This post was originally published at bobbyowsinskiblog.com
Phase is important to a great drum sound, but often overlooked. That’s why some drum recordings just don’t sound right, and no amount of processing can make them sound better. Here’s an excerpt for the 4th edition of my Mixing Engineer’s Handbook that outlines 5 easy steps to getting those drum mics in-phase.
“The chances for a phase problem are far greater on the drum kit because it usually has more mics on it than any other instrument.