Bobby Onionski Tips


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


  •  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


  •  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



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.