039 - PHASE IN LIVE SOUND

039 - PHASE IN LIVE SOUND

When I’m asked what the most difficult concept to explain in live sound is, the answer is pretty clear: Phase. It also happens to be one of the most critical things to understand, especially when setting up speaker systems.

But we definitely have to think about Phase throughout our entire audio system. This could be the phase relationship between two inputs, latency in plug-ins causing phase issues on console outputs, or setting the correct delay times on speaker systems to ensure phase coherency.