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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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Really informative and easy to follow production that walks you through the entire process from the beginning, all the way thru mastering and getting your music out there. I think I'm going to try a couple master classes just because David makes it so easy to learn. Try this out - you won't be disappointed.
David is very thorough in his descriptions and the camera and audio are perfect. No shaky YouTube videos here! The examples are real life and one can definitely tell that David knows his stuff. Excellent video series - we are making this mandatory training at our church for all sound staff!
Excellent!!! opened up my knowledge to a another level I am more comfortable using my series iii now, Highly recommended!!
I just bought the M32R live recently and am pretty new to working a mixers. This video was extremely helpful for me and my band mates. We're planning on purchasing more videos. Thanks for the help!
David is an outstanding teacher - simple clear personable
I was amazed at the simplicity of this video tutorial. Going through the manual was an absolute night mare. With it's small print and layout. I strongly recommend this tutorial. Wouldn't it be nice if this DVD tutorial came with the package? I could access the tutorials anytime on line. What a Godsend!
I think they deserve an award for the kind way they treat their customers. They are always on top of the situation
This s the "video manual" that many of us have been searching the internet for. David does a great job of walking us through the menus, mixer functions, applications and even some the accessories that are available to help users conceptualize many of the possibilities with this family of mixers. This is my third PreSonus StudioLive mixer so i have lots of familiarity with them but i purchased this video because there is always something new to learn with a new model and this time was no exception. David's lessons were extremely helpful in helping me understand the best practices. I personally would like to see a StudioOne/Series 3 companion video from David next. That would be the perfect follow up to this video for me. I own two other training videos from David so i have come to expect the best from him and he has never failed to deliver over the years. Thank you!!!
Thought I had a handle on gates and compressors! Turns out I had misunderstood a lot of what I had read and seen from so called YouTube experts. Thanks David for putting me straight. The course is well structured, logical and brilliantly explained, as are all David’s courses.
I have not purchased a new mixer in 25 years. I am a drummer by trade but had very little experience with mixers. I thought it was time so I purchased a new Presonus 32SX mixer.. when i opened the box i thought, “Man am I in trouble”. I began going through youtube to try to learn something useful and altho it was helpful, it was still very confusing UNTIL i bought Davids course.. thinks made sense almost immediately... His step by step process went thru everything needed to start using the unit immediately.. Today, nearly 2 weeks after my purchase, There is very little I can not do and in time, with this course, i will do it all. David goes thru everything in the precise order it should be, with not only the details of each process but with examples as well.. i highly recommend this course whether you Are new at this, you need a refresh or have experience and want to go to the next step.. either way, David makes it seem easier than it really is and makes it fun as well. I am looking forward to my next course with David.
David Wills is a natural teacher. He is able to put himself in the position of the novice student and make all the elements of home recording very easy to understand.
Until now I’d struggled to understand how different types of dBs work and relate to each other and how this, in turn, relates to the exponential nature of sound, Hz frequencies sound pressure and Eq.
In one chapter alone these concepts were made clear in a quick succession of ‘lightbulb’ moments. This is stuff I’d struggled for years to understand elsewhere. (since my days with the Tascam 244 in fact).
Once this groundwork is laid out he goes on to show how this knowledge works within a home recording setup to make good quality recordings.
I have the feeling this fundamental knowledge will prove useful in the future in other musical scenarios.
This gave me the essential knowledge for understanding how live sound works, and what tools I have at my disposal for making a successful mix. David's explanations and examples are super clear and easy to understand. Thank you!
Behringer X32 Video Tutorial
David Wills has put together an informative masterclass, EQ course. He explains matters in such good terms and in much detail, which means you are likely to grasp concepts rather quickly. He provides working examples to facilitate ease of understanding and to best aid retention. David’s approach is both methodical, entertaining and one that caters for all Learning Styles. As a Tutor, I know how important this is. Buy, you will not regret!
I am a musician / scientist passionate about teaching-learning mediated by new technologies and in my experience I know the challenges of preparing educational materials for distance education, which is why I value David's work very positively.
I highly recommend it.
Dr. Santiago Chío Zulaica
I have enjoyed every minute of learning about sound and audio processing and engineering! I have been able to take what I have learned and use it at my church to enormously enhance our audio quality. Everything that is taught in this class as well as all of the other classes are very well done, and David finds ways to keep it interesting in some areas that may not be as such. He has great credibility and stature, and this shows through in his ability to relay that information to others through his courses.
I've been recording since the 70s on cassette, reel to reel, hard drive, sd cards and the like. Read books, magazines, online courses, and attended lots of seminars on the subject. $1000s of dollars spent but never quite learned how to put it all together...until I came across ExpAudio.
David's way of teaching is clear and concise. He ties it all up in an easy to understand way that, for me, made on the lights go on. I finally get it. My main goal is to write, arrange, and produce my own compositions. I don't want to waste a lot of time on tech stuff to get a decent recording. With David's help, now I can. After 45+ years in the slow lane, I'm ready for light speed. And I'm just getting started. If you want to go from Shmo to pro, remember, where there's a Wills, there's a way... Sorry bout that one. I'm totally excited about the journey ahead...
Thanks David. See you in the master class when I'm ready. Cheers.
I’ve only just begun using it but already I can see it is laid out logically and is simple to understand.
David is the best, he walks through the board step by step. Making things really easy to understand.
I ordered the DVD for my BR-1200. I was taken care of like I was known personally and this was the first time I ever ordered anything. I recommend Pro Audio EX to everyone. They are a fair merchant with true feelings for their Customers. I will order again in the future. Thanks for caring!
This is a great educational tool. It help me learn and understand the many layers of the PreSonus StudioLive series III mixing board.
The the course has some much to offer that you can replay it over and over and keep learning something new each time. Thank You David
I must say, David's style of delivery is one that I find is most suitable. His passion for teaching and simplifying some rather complex areas really keeps you glued to the screen. I enjoyed the course, informative, clearly explained and provided good examples along the way. This online course comprises of a very good source of reference points to refer back at any point.
I really should have had this under the belt many years ago, it’s that good!
Unsubscribe to all your YouTube channels on mixing, you only need to be taught by David. You will understand all there is to know and will be making great music in no time. I was overwhelmed by the amount of tutorials I was watching and I decided to ditch them all and just subscribe to ProAudioEXP. The best decision I ever made and would highly recommend everyone do the same.
I have the first edition of this product on DVD. Excellent Information!!! I refer to it from time to time for a refresh. I see all the updates & added information on this new version & I can't wait to get this. Will be ordering very soon :)
Eventhough the product did not work when it arrived I immediately received a solution which I was very happy with. Both thumbs up!
Very easy to follow! Grazie
Great every since I watch this I keep on getting consistent vocals mixes
I have been playing and recording guitar for nearly 40 years but still find ProAudioEXP's training materials essential to perfecting my techniques. The Ultimate Guitar Tone School is an excellent guide to achieving the perfect guitar tones for my digital audio recordings and live performances. Thank you David for delivering on another masterful training course!
The course was very well produced.
Virtually every sentence contained relevant content, all delivered in a laid back, structured and accessible manner.
All aspects of the Tascam DP-03’s operation were covered and I got the hang of it straight away.
I addition to just the functioning of the the DP-03 some basic sound engineering concepts were included such as mic types, signal strengths, EQ etc.
When you need to learn everything from A to Z on what a good live sound is, and how to make it ,without getting lost in a sea of unuseful details. All this, presented in a very friendly way. Don't think twice, go for this course, you won't regret it !
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