One of the things that gives professionals an advantage over those who record at home is a thorough understanding of how sound works and where problems are likely to arise. The folks over at AudioTUTS, a recording and audio production blog, have posted an excerpt from The Encyclopedia of Home Recording that explains a fundamental element of sound that can cause some big problems, phase.

Taking a moment to read and understand this important aspect of sound can save you a lot of headaches and improve the quality of your recordings. Check out the article here.

phase of an audio signal

phase cancellation in audio recording

For more explanations, tips, and advice on recording in the home studio, check out The Encyclopedia of Home Recording, available in trade paperback and Kindle ebook!