I understand signal phase, at least I thought I did. However the Phase Scope meter puzzles me. FWIW, looking at a stereo track, I can visually see that the Left wave is slightly larger than the Right wave, maybe 1db, and this has to figure into the process but I am not clear that it does because the Phase Scope is not centered on ‘0’ - and actually…shouldn’t this make the Phase Scope indicate that the Left wave is more dominant than the Right wave in the Phase Scope?
As I look at the Phase Scope I see the shifting orange image as the wave plays and is seems centered. However below the orange image, this is my area of question. As the stereo track plays there are indicators, -1…0…+1, and then a green vertical line with two red vertical lines on either side of it that fluctuate as the file plays. The green line never goes below the ‘0’ mark and typically exists centered in the 20% range (two bumps to the right of the ‘0’, towards the +1. If I mute the Right wave, this green vertical line shifts immediately towards the Left side of ‘0’, which seems a given, and the orange image presents a somewhat 45 degree thick-ish line image. Which makes sense, correct?
So what am I missing here?