Bobby Onionski Tips

Guitare

5 steps to setting up a monitor:

  • Make sure the monitors are not to close together
  • Angle the speakers correctly as to avoid smearing and definition loss.
  • Mount monitors on stands if possible.
  • Make sure to set the parameter controls right.
  • Set monitors upright.

Tips for choosing monitors:

  • Don’t judge a book by its cover ( pick the right monitor for you).
  • Make sure that the monitor you buy is good quality and a good price( don’t make this choice light hardheartedly).
  • Listen to a monitor with something you know and are familiar with to know if it sounds the way it should.

4 Rules for EQing when mastering:

  • Listen to other cds and records before touching the EQ dial so that you know how they should sound
  • Don’t over do it!
  • Keep going back to the original to see if the difference is always positive.
  • Take a look at the older songs you have mastered to see a point of reference.

Mastering songs in 6 steps:

  • Start by listening to all of the tracks.
  • Focus on the track you are going to start with.
  • Find the most important part.
  • Know what you want it to turn out like.
  • Start by raising the level.
  • Adjust all levels so they match.

8 Steps for mixing masters:

  • Don’t over EQ!
  • Don’t over compress.
  • Be prepared.
  • Make sure you don’t lose anyone while mixing.
  • Go to mastering session.
  • Make sure your song is short enough.
  • Its OK to ask for help.

Recording a great guitar sound:

  • Use 2 Mikes
  • use a Marchel 4×20.

Advanced options for a acoustic recording:

  • Record different parts of guitar.
  • close miking.
  • Two mikes.

 

Your Network Is Your Power

Ryan Leslie - Transition

Ryan Leslie:

  • He was very intelligent and went to Harvard.
  • Didn’t get a job after school.
  • Eventually started writing beats for bonce.
  • After losing all of his money, again, he started raping.
  • a independent artist can gain more that with a label.
  • He uses his phone number to contact fans.
  • You network needs to match your profession if you want to be a superstar.

Introduction to Foley and ambient sound

Terms:

  •  Keep volume at middle level to avoid distortion
  • Sound blankets can maximize the mic recording try to record the ADR lines in the same environment to create the same feeling.
  • Avoid using your phone to record Foley
  • Record fully in a quiet place.
  • Keep the Foley subtle and quiet.
  • If the Foley is to loud it can be anti helpful.
  • Recording Foley on a phone can cause it to be to strong.
  • Adding in sounds for objects is as easy as record splice and sync.
  • Use a sound blanket to stop outside sounds.
  • Over playing the volume can distort the original sound.
  • Shotgun mics can be used to focus sound in front and shut out sound in back.
  • Make sure to link up the sounds so they sync well.

 

 

Film ADR

  • Automated dialog is overlaid audio.
  • make a sharp notice so sync both audio clips.
  • Post-Sync is dubbing over dialog.
  • Partial ADR is replacing one sound with another.
  • Partial ARD is the harder way to go
  • Visual ADR is the easier way to go.
  • Visual ADR is recording sound and video separate.
  • Actors  should be in the same stance and conditions as on film.
  • its important to sync just as well as dubbed.
  • ADR is used in windy or loud backgrounds such as a city.
  • ADR is also used in anime or cinema to Chang languages.
  • ADR cane be used for changing a bad word as well.

 

The Fundamentals Of Sound In Post Production

Terms:

  •  First order filter cuts high frequencies.
  •  Pass filter lets all high filters pass and low pass.
  • Second order filter is more specific.
  • Notch cut is used to minimalist constant hum.
  • Rapid equalizers changes q values.
  • S sounds 10 and 20 hertz
  • dynamic is loud or passive
  • compresses dampens sounds on certain frequencies.
  • limiter stops peaks over a certain frequency.
  • Multi Band com pressure compresses different bands.
  • noise reduction is reducing the background noise so the mane voice can be heard.
  • Delay filters can add a echo.

 

Audio Tips For Film Making

Sound Quality Terms:

  • DSLR- Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera.
  • The closer the better we it comes to sound quality.
  • Boom mic above the subject and pointed forward because it works bests in front.
  • Lavaliere mic is a small mic used in film with decent sound.
  • Condenser mic makes getting good quality on a small mic easy.
  • Point mics back towers sound you want to get rid off.
  • can hide mic in hair or on person.
  • if shouting put a little far from person.
  • Carpet can help dampen echo as well as furniture or a full room.
  • can take out sound frequencies.
  • Be willing to place a mike where it needs to be.
  • Film in similair positions.

 

Practice and Preparation

 

Ham Radio 015

  • If you understand the underline way things work you have power.
  • Practice is different from preparation.
  • Practice is between you and yourself to rise to the highest level of your expertise.
  • Preparation is between you and others to rise to there expectations and above.
  • If you cant ford to fall you cant afford to ride.
  • Prepare by putting more thing in your control.

Creative Genius, Success, Failure, and Drive

16 TED Talks I Am Qualified To Give

  • Creativity is not in a Pearson.
  • Olay comes from allah.
  • People with artistic tendencies are like mental illness.
  • In ancient Greece they believed that creativity was from separate entities.
  • A genius is a entity not a person.
  • Find your way home from fame or failure.
  • Failure is a 1st attempt at learning.

Mic Recording Project

mic

Summary: 

I, being the file manager, had my voice recorded in

several different microphone to find the best sound

for my voice.

My mic recording:

My favorite microphone:

My favorite microphone is the Studio Project C1, because it brings

out the base and good quality in my voice.

What I learned:

Today I learned that different mics have different sounds and

quality’s better fit for different voices, rooms, and instruments.