Checking phase on drum mics

Discussion in 'Drums' started by mtzg, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. mtzg

    mtzg Guest

    I've heard repeatedly that one must check the phase of drum mics in relation to one another to find phasing problems. How does one go about doing this? I've heard things about using a "phase clicker" but I don't know what that is. Is it a procedure that one would perform which could be done with the phase meter on the console; or do you need to have a phase clicker or do you need both? I've always tried to listen for phasing by bringing one mic up at a time until I have all the mics up and see if when I bring up a fader, it creates a phased sound or a drop in volume. The drop in volume is pretty obvious to hear but that rarely happens because it's not often that two mics are completely 180° out of phase. Although, listening for phasing is much more difficult because there's always some amount of phasing happening and I'm not always sure if it's such a bad thing. Anyway, help of any kind would greatly be appreciated.
  2. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Please post your question in one forum to avoid confusion. I answered your question in drums/Percussion.

  3. mtzg

    mtzg Guest

    I'm sorry everyone. I didn't mean to create confusion by posting to multiple boards. I figured that different people would go to different posting boards so I would have a better chance of getting varied responses. From now on I'll pick the posting board that most closely fits the topic that I'm inquiring about and just hope that I get a few different responses. Sorry again as well as thanks
  4. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Don't mention it.
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