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Old 22nd January 2009 | Show parent
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I heard about this trick a while ago, tried it as an experiment, and yes it does work in that it mostly cancels what leaks from the monitors. But (big surprise) it sounds all out-of-phase to the vocalist. Am I missing something? Don't mean to sound like a smart-ass, but isn't the point of tracking a vocal in the control room to avoid having to sing with headphones, which are uncomfortable and unnatural? Monitoring something out-of-phase seems worse. Like I said I haven't actually used this trick is an actual session, and I don't sing myself. Am I not understanding the method correctly?

I would like to add that I've seen vocals tracked in the control room many times without triangulating or flipping any phase. It works out just fine, especially with more aggressive music. (and yes use a dynamic!)