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Discover our training catalog built by David Wills, a 30+ year veteran, Audio Engineer. Learn how David's industry experience working with artists like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, Diana Ross and others can help you quickly achieve professional results.
Check out our most popular courses including the Ultimate Home Recording School (2nd Edition) and the Ultimate Live Sound School (2nd Edition) and our Masterclasses on Mixing, EQ, Compression and Vocals.
FREE BACKSTAGE TOOLKIT!
Get Instant Access to an Audio Engineer's Personal Toolkit collected from working for over 30 years with artists like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins and Diana Ross.
Includes EQ Cheat Sheet, Live Sound Checklist, Mixing Tricks, Compression Chart and Grammy Award Winning Engineer Interviews.
EQ Chart & Cheat Sheet
Live Sound Checklist
OUR PREMIUM COURSES
Your one-stop course for producing excellent recordings in your home or project studio
- Designing the perfect studio
- Recording excellent tracks
- Mic selection & positioning
- Industry best practices
Everything you need to design, run and troubleshoot any live sound system
- Mixers, Speakers, Effects
- Perfect for Churches
- Fix Feedback and Hum forever
- Troubleshoot like a Pro
Everything you need to get Killer Guitar Tone from Hendrix to Clapton
- Model classic tones from the masters
- Master correct pedal order
- Reverse engineer any tone
- Get world class tone from your rig
"These videos are a must...David makes complex concepts fun to learn. I highly recommend them"
(Grammy Winner with Eric Clapton, Sting, Daft Punk)
Have you always been confused with compressors, limiters & noice gates?
- The best way to compress vocals
- The secret with attack settings
- How to create punchy tracks
Have you ever wondered how the pros use EQ and why your tracks aren't strong enough?
- The 4 point technique for great EQ
- How to zero in on problem frequencies
- Truly great vocal curves
The complete course to producing, arranging and recording Killer Vocals!
- How to create lush harmonies
- Building 12 part vocals
- Complete guide to vocal warmups
Ever wondered why your mixes don't sound like a record? Here's the Answer!
- Perfect for live or recording engineers
- Sideband mixes
- Advanced mixing techniques
YOUR COACH - DAVID WILLS
David Wills is the founder and owner of ProAudioEXP (formerly ProAudioDVDs).
Over the last 20 years in business we've provided the best video training for Musicians, Engineers and Music Producers through relationships with the biggest industry brands including Roland, Tascam, Midas, Presonus, Behringer, Korg and Zoom.
AS A PROFESSIONAL
David Wills has worked in the professional world since 1989 designing studios in Hollywood and working on all the major awards shows (Grammys, Oscars, Billboard Awards and American Music Awards).
Professional credits include...
- Phil Collins
- Diana Ross
- Aretha Franklin
- Earth, Wind & Fire
- Grammys, Oscars
AS A TEACHER
David Wills produced his first courses on VHS tapes way back in 1995 and has created over 70 courses for Roland, Tascam, Korg, Presonus, Midas under ProAudioEXP and the former brand ProAudioDVDs.
Some notable facts...
- Over 10 Million Views
- Over 200,000 Customers
- Over 70 Courses
- In Business since 1995
- Live Seminars in NY
- Live Seminars in LA
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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY
"If you’ve ever wanted to have a pro engineer spend the weekend at your house and teach you everything he has learned from working over 25 years with the best names in the business…this is your ticket to that experience"
CHRIS FEENEY - (Charlotte, NC)
"I have been mixing sound in churches for over 40 years and trained many people. I have not found a better aid for training than this."
LELAND GREY - (Northridge, CA)
"We were building a new church in Central Texas and I was interested in sound design. David Wills is a Master teacher!"
JOANN LACANNE - (Salado, TX)
"David has the unique ability to make the complex simple. I've watched many training tools but David's courses are by far the best."
KEVIN LONG - (Houston, TX)
To Sound like a Pro...Learn from a Pro!
Whether you are a recording musician who wants to create songs that sound like what you hear on the radio or an Audio Engineer who runs live sound at a church and wants to have a breakthrough in his mixing ... ProAudioEXP has what you need to succeed.
- Online access or Shipped DVDs
- Lifetime Access
- Unlimited Use
- View On Demand on any Device
"David's videos are the best I've ever seen...they are clear and concise and essential viewing"
(Recording Artist and Electronic Music Pioneer)
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I own a Tascam DP 03 SD. I purchased the Tascam DP 03 tutorial before but it was lost when I moved. I repurchased so I would have a refresher course. I onlly wish that it was for the DP03 SD.
you've knocked this course out the ball park. We just replaced our old Roland M400 V Mixer in the auditorium for the Allen and Heath SQ7 and BOOM!
Your tutorial videos made the transition process so easy. I would fully recommend this coarse.
This course gives you the best information you need.
I purchased David’s Review on the Behringer Mixer. I really like the way David explains the functionality. I have purchased many of David’s courses. They are intellectually interesting, and not at all “dry” that manuals. As he’s said, he follows the 80:20 rule, which is perfect for the average person. Unless you are a professional like David, you don’t need to memorise a manual, he explains what you need to know, in a fun manner. Just waiting for the Cubase course....no pressure there David. Keep them coming.
Videos were very informative. The concepts were explained well and were to the point.
I managed to find my way around some of the Tascam DP-03 8 track recorder. But couldn't be bothered to work my way through the manual. YouTube was of no real use but spending a couple of hours watching David's videos show me how easy it was to access the more advanced features. Well worth every penny, and great for reference purposes.
I am an SQ-6 user (House of Worship) and have been eager to get some structured instruction on the SQ line. The SQ-6 is my first digital console and my learning to this point has been very... tactical. I'd picked up just enough to run a Sunday morning but not much else.
When I saw that David was doing an SQ course I was all over it. Having first gotten acquainted with David through his 'Ultimate Live Sound School' course I was very confident this course would likewise be excellent. It was. David helped clear up many gray areas and now I feel considerably more confident supporting (and hopefully improving!) our sound.
Next, I plan on stepping into David's Compression and EQ masterclasses. Thanks for all you do, David!
I give this course two thumbs up! I’m a Home Studio producer whose home studio has gotten bigger and more complex, and require Learning of some of the basics of sound in general, and very detailed/very clear on this Tascam DP-24 specifically. The instruction fits the bill exactly. You will spend far less time and frustration spending a few dollars on this training rather than trying cobble together lessons from YouTube videos. I’ll be purchasing more courses from this site based on the quality of content and above all - Clarity.
While I think the Presonus hardware is awesome, their documentation is not. I was thrilled when I found David's StudioLive III tutorial (I purchased David's DVD for the Roland Juno-G a few years back, it quickly got me up to speed with the Juno.)
His StudioLive III tutorial does not disappoint! He covers pretty much everything in-depth: the mixer, stageboxes, earmixes, software, recording... while he is demonstrating everything about the products, he offers great advice explaining different situations you are likely to encounter, and when/why you would do something.
There's a lot to digest. Watch the entire video to get the big picture of what is possible, then go back to the specific things you need to work on. The Presonus system is really user friendly and easy to use, once you've been properly shown how it works. This video tutorial will quickly get you where you want to be, and will save you many hours of frustration.
Korg Triton extreme lesson
Is very good and thank you very much
I found Pro Audio's course on the Zoom H4N absolutely essential. A friend of mine also has the Zoom so I gifted him with his own copy of Pro Audio's course too. I'm looking forward to getting Pro Audio's Home Recording course now.
I'm never disappointing with David's level of instruction. Whether you want to just do a quick recording or dig in for a professional mix, it's all here in one lesson.
Some months ago my cousin gave me a ‘Roland/Boss BR-1180 Multi-Track Recorder’ he told me that I would need to read the instructions thoroughly as it is quite a complicated machine with lots of built-in features. He went on to say that there were some parts of this device that he still hadn’t figured out and he’d had this unit for some years. I glanced through the manual and my eyes glazed over, this was clearly going to take some time and some sort of a degree in sound technology! At the end of the day, I’m a musician and just wanted to get on with the process of recording.
I did a quick internet search to see if there were any guides or tips online and came across the ‘Roland DVD Instruction Manual’ for the Boss BR-1180, so I decided to purchase this. I was not disappointed! The whole set up is explained and demonstrated by David Wills who is a professional Sound Engineer having worked with some leading music artists.
The DVD takes the form of a course and you are presented with a menu which links to various chapters in which David takes you through step by step, explaining and demonstrating the various features and bells and whistles. This means you can easily jump in and out of needed or relevant sections.
I took some notes as I watched and enjoyed David’s relaxed style. He is never patronising and explains things thoroughly and gives reasons for the various settings and things to look out for and experiment with. Not only is David a fine sound guy but also a great musician. He demonstrates step by step, how to make your very first recording right through to the mixing and mastering stages. That said, David doesn’t attempt to ‘wow’ with his guitar playing but simply focuses on giving you the help you need to apply various effects and get the best sound from your instrument. Within weeks I found I was recording and producing my own material. My cousin was amazed at the results. ‘I never got it to sound as good as that!’ he told me. Whenever I got stuck on something I would simply refer back to the DVD. Sometime after this I decided to upgrade my device to the Boss BR-1600 CD. I wasted no time in seeking out the ‘Video Guide’ for this. On this occasion however I noticed that there was an online course available by David Wills. The advantage of this means that you can access your training guide anywhere, from your PC, Tablet or Mobile. I can now sit in my music room with the BR-1600CD in front of me while accessing the instruction guide from my mobile or PC. It’s also available instantly, no need to wait for a DVD to arrive. I somehow feel I’ve got to know David now as I’ve been through these guides so many times. He’s like a fellow bandmate giving you a hand. Being shown how to do something is a lot quicker than struggling through a complicated manual that’s for sure. If you want to take things further then ‘ProAudio expert’ offer follow up training on all aspects of sound engineering. All that remains is for me to say Thank You David for your help and to assure any fellow players or budding sound engineers out there – you won’t be disappointed!
If you are struggling with this either getting, or perhaps even using, a Persons SL Mixer, There is a reason you need to have a very close look at this package. Its better than what I have found so far.
Thus far the tutorial extremely helpful.Had an accident broke 3ribs. As a result have yet to get very far. I U may want to get back to me on this.
I am a complete novice at this. I'm afraid that even with the tutorial as clear as it is I may be one of those who need a tutorial " For Dummies".
I could also use advice on condenser mics. and monitor speakers that would be good with the 2488 as well.
I have 2 acoustic electrics and a brand new Martin D16 with no pickup.
I'm sorry this isn't what you asked for.
I will be glad to submit a review once I am able to do some recording. What I'm afraid of is that I may need something like Recording For Dummies because of total lack of knowledge with respect to recording technology. I've been playing the guitar for 53 years but other than having a Vestafire 4 track 30 years ago I am a completel novice. Some feedback, and or advice on those things I mentioned above would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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