UPDATE: Phase invaders closed in 2021. Please check out its successor, SubAligner.
If you have ever tried completing a main+sub alignment, but you:
- Ran out of time
- Couldn’t make sense of the data
- Couldn’t verify your results
Then you’re in the right place!
In early 2019 I interviewed 35 live sound engineers like you about what they were struggling most with in their audio analyzers. As you can imagine I got a lot of different answers, but two trends emerged.
- Everyone wanted some way to practice outside of the high pressure production environment of a live show.
- Everyone wanted help reading the phase graph with their main+sub alignment.
Using all of these requests I built an outline for an online course called the Phase Alignment Science Academy, which also included a practice game called Phase Invaders.
I pitched this to the sound engineers I had interviewed. One or two of them signed up for the course, but ALL of them signed up for the game. I decided to put the course on hold and move forward with the game.
The first version of Phase Invaders was built in Excel. I put a lot of hours into figuring how to accomplish its functions with macros and VBA code.
Below you will find a series of short videos to help you get started playing Phase Invaders. Please let me know if you run into any problems and what ideas you have for improvements.