I have read a couple of posts and articles on how to phase-align two out-of-phase signals, e.g. a bass / guitar DI and mic signal or two guitar cab mic signals. An easy and plausible way would be to zoom in on the waveforms of the two tracks and shift one of them so that the transients line up, as suggested here: Matching The Phase Of Mic & DI Signals But then there's some people claiming that using a phase-alignment tool like the Little Labs IBP will yield better results, because time-aligning two tracks is not the same as phase-aligning them, see e.g. (Dead Link Removed) [/URL(Dead Link Removed) While it makes sense to me that time-aligning and phase-aligning is not necessarily the same, I don't see why I would want to use a phase-aligning tool in one of the above mentioned scenarios. If I place two mics in front of a guitar cab, one of them a few inches farther away, the recording of the more distant mic will be delayed by a few hundred samples in relation to the other one. Shifting ahead the delayed track in my DAW so that the two tracks line up perfectly should be exactly the same as placing the mic a few inches closer to the cab so that the two mics are at exactly the same distance, no? I other words: time-aligning the transients of the two tracks should be the same as phase-aligning the two tracks. Surely this makes more sense than not time-aligning the tracks and only use an IBP? What do you say?