Do you have to phase-check on virtual drums?

Discussion in 'Recording Studio' started by Rizzo, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Rizzo

    Rizzo SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,081
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Location:
    Italy
    Noob question, but the doubt just crossed my mind.
    Does one have to phase-check all the pieces of the kit in VST drums as well, or does a software kit come "assembled" with the correct phase relationships already, at least on average?

    Never thought about that before. I know I can always check myself, but I wanted to have a theoretical clearing about this. Thanks.
     
  2. Stijnson

    Stijnson SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    628
    Likes Received:
    61
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Location:
    Sweden
    Usually they come with correct phase. But when mixing them with other samples you will have to check the phase again.
     
    TonyFlyingSquirrel and Rizzo like this.
  3. QuantumSoundLab

    QuantumSoundLab Audio Engineer, Downtuning Degenerate

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2018
    Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
    Like Stijnson said, if you are layering samples you should definitely check phases. Not sure if this applies to you, but if you are routing each instrument to it's own channel and processing them further with other plugins you should check phases after any particularly large plugins that could take a little extra time to process the sound.
     
  4. Rizzo

    Rizzo SS.org Regular

    Messages:
    1,081
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2012
    Location:
    Italy
    Thanks, by now I'm just using stock VSTs so no additional layering, but that's good to know.
     
  5. axxessdenied

    axxessdenied :: 2077 ::

    Messages:
    3,119
    Likes Received:
    514
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    if you are using midi the samples might be getting triggered a few samples off and not be totally in phase so its never a bad idea to check stuff after you commit to a sound
     
    schwiz likes this.

Share This Page