How to use Phase Meter Plugin in PreSonus Studio One 4

The following tutorial shows the user how to use the Phase Meter Plugin in PreSonus Studio One 4.

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On the modern days of audio mixing, the digital tools that engineers use in order to shape the recorded sound are called Plugins. Plugins can emulate the behavior of vintage analog pieces of gear, or simply act as clean/linear digital signal processors, performing tasks such as equalization, compression, limiting, expansion, gating, time-domain effects, etc. Studio One 4 comes with a variety of proprietary plugins that can help the user mix a music production completely “in-the-box”.

One of the most used inserts that come with Studio One is the Phase Meter, which can be defined as a device that lets the user check the phase correlation and mono compatibility of both channels of the stereo field, a crucial task when finishing a mix.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we will explain how to use the Presonus Phase Meter plugin in Studio One 4:

 

 

  1. Open or create a new Studio One 4 song:

How to use Phase Meter Plugin in PreSonus Studio One 4

 

 

2. Open and maximize the MIX tab:

How to use Phase Meter Plugin in PreSonus Studio One 4

 

 

3. From the inserts list of the track, select “Phase Meter”:

How to use Phase Meter Plugin in PreSonus Studio One 4

 

 

 

The Phase Meter plugin window will open as:

How to use Phase Meter Plugin in PreSonus Studio One 4

 

 

 

The goniometer displays left versus right channel amplitude on several axes. A line in the following directions of the Goniometer display would mean:

  • M-Axis: Mono signal.
  • +/- S Axis: Mono with one channel totally out of phase.
  • L/R Axes: Mono on one channel only.
  • M/S Axes: Channels in a Mid-Side (MS) encoded or recorded signal.

 

The correlation meter shows the average amount of in-phase and out-of-phase audio signal. Correlation meter parameters are:

  • +1: Mono signal.
  • -1: Reversed-phase mono signal.
  • 0: Independent signals.

 

At this point we have successfully explained how to use Phase Meter in PreSonus Studio One 4. The tutorial has now finished.

 

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