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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.
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
Proud partner with these trusted, industry brands
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.
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"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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We recently got a new sound board at our church, and it was considerably more-complicated than our old board. It can do a lot of cool things, but our volunteers didn't know where to start and reading a user manual didn't sound like the way to go.
I bought this video to help us out, and David explained things in simple terms and showed us how to use our new soundboard. It was very helpful to us, and it made the transition to the new board much easier.
This is a great way to explore the Midas consoles.
Everything is told in understandable english.
For me this is important because it’s not my natural language!
Excellent Tutorial to learn my guitar pedals.
I greatly encourage everyone to get it.
Fastest method to use my BOSS GT10.
This tutorial is great! Just what I needed to get started. David goes step-by-step, slowly, and explains those steps as he goes. Two thumbs up!
I’m fairly new to mixing, about 6 months now. Started with PreSonus and then our church upgraded to the Midas M32. I’ve watched a huge number of mixing videos on YouTube for both consoles and I’ve found David’s training to be the most useful and easy to follow. He provides detailed insights at just the right pace. Definitely we’ll worth the price. Overall, I’m highly satisfied and very likely I will continue on in one of the masterclass courses.
I'm not good at learning by reading. Never was. The DVD is exactly what it took to get my skills developed quickly and thoroughly. Do you have a DVD for Avid Pro Tools HD 10 or later?
David's EQ course teaches you the fundamentals on how to use EQ's for multiple types of instruments for music, as well as understanding the importance of harmonics when viewing your played tracks. And David's free EQ chart is useful to get good starting frequency ranges and helps you learn them quick. He gets in depth in how to twerk your sound so you can find how to mix your music with better results using DAWs like Pro Tools and Reason.
Also, he EQ's some of his own songs straight through you until they sound great. As he shows you cycle's through each equalized track, it helps you become more aware of what different frequencies ranges need widening or narrowing, which is a must for live sound engineers who need to know this to prevent mic feedback and add clarity. I highly recommend this course who want to learn beyond the basic EQ understanding.
David's Mixing Masterclass teaches you the importance of organizing your tracks and how to use your DAWs tools in order to have a pleasing setup for anyone who is using a mixer (real or virtual) for live or post-production sound applications. This is great for all self-starting musicians, audio engineers and music producers that want to grow their skills. He also makes great analogies to help the average person understand the variety of techniques he teaches.
His teachings will become second-nature when you apply them to your sessions, which makes mixing sessions much easier and enjoyable to figure out how to create music. From techniques with panning, volume levels to using multiple effects and routing, he shows you examples from his own work how he builds his songs, and the results are intriguing. He shows you this in Pro Tools, Logic and Reason.
If you have taken his Ultimate Live Sound School and Home Recording courses, this course will help you grow in mixing, uses your effects in depth, and how to route easily to making great music. I have mixed a few songs recently this year, and his courses are making my music sound great and I'm happy with the results!
I used this for recording a few bands of old friends and the results using the lessons and tips turned out very good. They used the recordings to book quite a few jobs over the last few years. The videos contained some great instruction on using my new recording mixer as well. Quite a few tips on using the recording plugins to improve the quality of the recordings. All in all a very good product and well worth the price. David Wills is a professional and knows his stuff. He also is a very good teacher and understands how to relate complicated subject matter so that a student can use his training to produce some very good sounding recordings.
I can't think of a better place for beginning engineers and home studio owners to start than with David's course. Even intermediate to advanced people could pick up ideas or develop better practices.
You DO have to watch the videos, though. Too many people buy books and other training materials just to have them collect dust on the shelf. This is not the course to do this with.
View it. Act on it. And improve your studio skills.
I found the manual a bit hard to understand all the different ways to connect devices and record sound using the Zoon H4n. This DVD took me in different directions, that i hadn't thought of and showed me more ways to fully use the recorder. I wish it came with the Zoom H4n and a DVD on the Cubest 5 Le software that comes packaged with the zoom too. Documentation in the manual just doesn't do the Zoom justice and the same goes for the Cubest 5 Le software. I find great benefit in seeing how others are using the device, it open a whole new world of options and tricks to try out. It had mixed reviews when I bought it. I finding it was worth seeing what the Zoom H4n could do and how it was done. Too bad there wasn't more on the Cubest 5 Le software, That alone could fill a DVD. If you are an advanced sound guy you may not need this DVD, but it could help explain useage to people that you might hire on a location shoot. It came very fast and I had no problems with the seller.
I have this course and this is the real deal! David Wills does a superb job of explaining everything you need to know about sound systems, how to properly set up everything, recording etc. The 1st part explains the theory of sound, and about mixing consoles, amplifiers, speakers, monitors, mikes, wireless systems etc. The 2nd part is about how to properly use a mixer, signal flow, and all the problems associated with it such as feedback issues etc.. The 3rd part is how to use the system for recording and using effects. etc. I highly recommend this course. This Pro Audio live Sound course is professionally done and is top quality instruction. There isn't anything better out there in my opinion.
I was searching for a program to help me learn more about sound and was not finding what I was looking for until I came across this program. I purchased it could not be more satisfied with the program. I use it in my church to help new members that want to learn more about operating the mixer board. I give it a true 5-star rating
The tutorial is very very good, It will get you started with the 2488 much faster than just reading the manual. It should encourage you to experiment with some of the ideas in the tutorial before setting up for an important recording session. The respect for the 2488 as high quality recording equipment is apparent in the enthusiasm expressed in the tutorial. The importance of understanding the signal path from mic to disk is properly stressed so that mapping your setup eventually becomes second nature.
I HAVE THE ROLAND VM-3100 PRO AND THE VIDEO HELPED ME GET STARTED FASTER. IT ALSO HELPED ME LEARN THE TERMS USED.
A very good product that explains and shows you the way rather than letting you guess with trial and error with the manual.
This is a must dvd for any Roland Fantom owner that is for sure. David Mills, who really knows the instrument, takes a person through all the modes, Patch, Performance and Multitimbre; carefully explaining how they work and then demonstrating what the instrument will do while in that mode. Utilizing closeup photography of fantom screen, David Mills clearly explains and demonstrates how to make the machine work for you. Valuable tips and suggestions are brought forth in this presentation that you just don't get from reading a manual. Frankly. I would miss out on half of what this instrument is about if it wasn't for this dvd manual. If you are not an engineer-tech type and more of an artist, this manual is for you.
I teach instructional design, so am sensitive to the nature of good online or media-based training materials. This DVD is one of the most effective tutorials I have ever seen. It arrived on the same day as the Boss DR-800 and I'm very grateful it did. While the DR-800 manual is very good, going through the DVD first was very helpful -- it totally demystified the nature of the device and instilled enthusiasm for using it. The gentleman providing the instruction is fantastic. He is clear, personable and articulate. He has a real talent for knowing when to elaborate. Every time I was unclear on a particular point, it was like he anticipated it and, in the next 10 seconds, addressed that point. He also communicated his genuine appreciate for how cool a tool the DR-800 is.
This DVD helped me get acquainted with the keyboard much better than the regular instruction manual could have. A must have for any Fantom-X player.
I bought this because the manual shows you how to use the buttons and settings OK, but doesn't walk you through the step-by-step you need if you are new to the game. As the narrator says - At the (low) price of the machine you may have just bought one to try it out (got mine on Amazon) and not have all the necessary experience to use it first time out.The narrator is very easy to watch and seems to really enjoy the product. He does a terrific job with explanations, and if you missed it you can replay. Overall, I'm very impressed with this video. The narrator (teacher) is also an excellent player, so his examples are quite impressive and inspiring. I believe video really helped me out with the DP-02.
The Zoom R16 is just what I was looking for to do on-site live recording of small music group. However, I found that the User's Manual that came with the R16 left something to be desired. The video tutorial was extremely helpful. I learned more about the R16 by viewing this video tutorial - it;s about 2 hours - than hours and hours of study of the User's Manual. I highly recommend the Zoom R16 DVD Video Tutorial as a companion to the User's Manual.
Excellent training video on the X32. I went ahead and purchased a bunch of his other training videos after watching this one. I've learned quite a bit in a very short time.
The DVD is great. I am a novice to this technology and this has unravelled the mysteries of the unit brilliantly.
I have either viewed or purchased many training materials throughout the years but this set, gets right to the "meat and potatoes" of Church sound. It is particularly useful when introducing people that have a little information but have never done Sunday to Sunday mixing. This program allows them to "unlearn" what they thought they knew and shows them the right path to follow. Don't hesitate to purchase this course.
This video is very well done and complete as nessecary. I am a full time musician who uses the DP-24 to record my live performances and import them into my computer and recording software, (Steinberg in my case) This video had me running the machine like a pro in no time. If I would have ventured off on my own with nothing but the manual, much time would have been wasted, besides, it's always better to watch a presentation than read yet another tech manual. I have thanked myself over and over for buying this and now even laugh at the fact that I thought I might not need it. Also, it's nice to know that it's on the shelf if I am entering new territory and need to refer to it. Even gives a little beginners class but gets into all of the more complex issues later on. Even though the Dp-24 is a dream machine as far as portastudios go and is far less complicated to operate compared to earlier generations (not to mention a DAW) I still consider this video a must have for any owner of a Dp-24 regardless of their technical ability.
I will say that I was so eager to learn more about sound but could not find any resources until I came across Davids EQ cheat sheet. Which led me to his website and on to his live sound school. It has taken me so far in sound that I now use it as part of my curriculum for a worship leaders school and for my ministry of helps volunteers. I highly recommend this course.
It would had taken me three times if I only used the instructional booklet. The video takes you through each area of coverage in a watch/see format! Order this video with any Tascam 2488 purchase. Great Video...
All the videos are excellent, tons of info made easy by David! Well worth the $$. We have several volunteers at our church and the first thing I have new people do is go through all the videos! This is an invaluable tool, especially in a volunteer organization!
I am an older drummer (boomer) who had never played e-drums. Bought a set of V-12's a few years ago but was only getting a portion of the features available to me. Additionally, I could not makes some functions work. Paper instructions were confusion and forums ended up being condescending. After viewing this DVD (at my pace), I am using 75-80 % of kit vice 50% or less. Very pleased with this product.
As a sound newbie with no training this is a great course. David does a great job explaining things. I highly recommend this course.
This course is worth purchasing for those who are serious about live sound and have the desire to take their skill levels to next the level. Highly recommend the Ultimate Live Sound School!
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