Troubleshooting is a systematic, logical approach which allows you to define the nature of the problem by identifying the actual cause by a process of elimination. While many tools can assist you in the troubleshooting process, your main tool to diagnose problems is your ear. This lesson will help train your ear to identify the signature sounds of common audio problems.
There are many kinds of audible distortions in audio, but this guide will get you started in recognizing some common types. The best tool in your arsenal for troubleshooting audio is to develop your ear for these problematic sounds and begin to understand some possible steps to correct them.