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Before you go ahead I must point out that the following article was written in reaction to something I read, this being the internet please be aware that not everything you read is not an absoulute. As with experiments getting your hands dirty is half the fun.
Recently I setup my nice little 5watt Fender Champion 600 so that I could record using some new pedals.
On recording I started to hear a very distinctive ground hum.
Using EQ is the usual way to remove this kind of stuff but when I was investigating on the internet I came across a few forum conversations talking about this kind of thing.
First I needed to find out about Sonar 7 and phase inversion.
The image below shows the ‘Phase’ button encircled in red,
By clicking the above button you are now inverting the audio on that track.
I then went about recording my guitar.
First idea was to record a track with just the amp on with the guitar volume up as it would be during playing.
I then recorded a second track of me playing.
I inverted the phase on the second track and nothing happened.
So I split the track as shown below,
(click image to enlarge)
I copied the split portion onto track one.
I then inverted the phase on track one.
Voila – the hum was gone, well almost.
Take a listen to the recording below. (use headphones or transfer to a system setup with decent speakers otherwise you’ll not hear it.)