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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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Great course, good teacher!
I have watched a few videos made by David in the past and have had a Zoom 24 sitting in a box for 12months unused and sadly neglected . This course has, I hope, altered that and with the brilliant teaching of David I will be able to multitrack with various instruments over backing tracks . I am intrigued by many other features which are very clearly explained and David helps to unravel the enormous ability of the machine . In truth if you spend a lot of money on equipment to leave it unused on the shelf , why not pay a little extra for a course and learn from a real expert how to use the gear . That would be common sense . Thanks David .
Excellent video, not only showed how to configure but what and how each configuration affected sound
David is a great teacher of this machine and other recording, and mixing techniques. And body can grow from this! My advice, give it a try before some other class take your money with no return
The service from Pro audio is exceptional Nothing is to much trouble and the Boss BR 800 tutorial is well presented with everything clearly explained
Absolutely great all-in-one training videos David helped me 25 years ago when I get to vs-2480 and I found him recently online but one thing I'd like to see in a video perfectly shown is when you're playing your doll how do you make it come through the iMac computer back into the studio life 32 and Route it to go out the XLR left and right to play through my Maki hr824 speakers or if it was going to be routed out the Monitor and the end you want to hear it in the front headphone jack of the board I'm still using my Scarlett interface cuz everything routes good that way no tutorials are explaining how to route everything when you plug in and how to get once you record in your dog and hit play how to make it come through the USB of my iMac straight back into the studio Life 32in play out through the XLR left and right everything or monitor I'm having a big problem getting it to do that and none of the videos of showed me other than that David is phenomenal and very helpful
Needed a quick tutorial to get familiar with the Midas M32. Within about 2-3 hours, I was good to go. Helps to have the board sitting in front of you while doing the course.
I’ll stick to the facts: I watched the vocals mixing class twice, once to get the gist of things, second time to follow David’s instructions. Couple of things happened. First, i followed the steps about hydration and warm up over and over again. I felt like an idiot for a couple of days until one night my voice started to feel a little elastic and soft, for lack of a better word. Then I sang and hydrated and repeated that combo for hours. I happened to be writing a song, and as I learned more about my own voice and timbre by listening ... I started to build confidence. I’d never, ever experienced confidence and exhilaration while singing before. (And I’ve been playing instruments well and singing badly for a long, long time.) Not only did I start knocking out “keepable” comps of verses, but I got so deeply into the melody and vibe of what I was working on that my songwriting and arrangement started to take off and fairly quickly improve. A week later, I’ve got a track I never thought I was capable of - a simple sophistication of melody and lyrics that flowed entirely from the confidence gained doing David’s exercises. The second thing that happened was the engineering. I just did what David said. The first two hours of tracking were horrible - my gainstaging was awful. Rookie terrible. I went back to the video. I did what he said to do - play around with your gear and your interface over and over until you understand your equipment’s ranges and behavior. A week later, I’m getting rich, broadly-detailed recordings that - guess what - massively ramp up my confidence. So ... the result of watching (and following) David’s vox class is not just that I’m better at singing and/or recording vocals now. It’s that I’m not even the same person I was a week ago. That person couldn’t do what I’m routinely doing now. If that’s not the purpose of education, I don’t know what is. You don’t just learn something from David’s instruction. If you follow it, you become something. This was the 4th class I bought from him. Honestly, you’ll spend $69 on booze tomorrow (Memorial Day). The liquor store won’t give you your money back if the beer sucks. David will give you your money back and probably call you while he transacts the refund. Honest guy and talented pro. Try the class and see who you really are on the other side of the microphone.
This has helped me out immensely! It easily saved me hours and hours of time trying to figure everything out. He is very clear and to the point. Excellent tutorial.
Helpfull and fine service. Distance is no problem, even to Denmark. Thanks.
very well done straight forward and very easy to follow
I was on the verge of giving up on my
Zoom R24 until I came across David’s web site. Simple, concise information backed by years of knowledge and experience. Within 10 days I had filled 80% of my missing
know-how and, if you need specific advice you can just email. Great stuff !
I need a training to understand my recorder..
You do a great job explaining the complex functions and terms in very easy to understand language. I just finished the 3rd lesson and will begin the routing lesson next. The only thing that confuses me is that in the last lesson you mention downloading a free EQ Cheat Sheet, but I can't find it on your website anywhere. But the lessons are excellent.
With this course that phrase should never happen to anyone again. The nuts and bolts of compressors and gates are expertly and thoroughly covered in this course. It is a must for any musician to understand these two wonderful pieces of kit. The creative uses of gates is also a bonus that makes this course a great package tied up in a pretty bow. Thanks again Dave!!
In 2009 I bought a Boss BR-600 Digital Multitrack Recorder but, even though I was no stranger to music technology – I worked for Roland as product specialist / demonstrator throughout the 1980s – I couldn’t get to grips with using it. I once set it on a table to record the whole band on one track and then stashed it on a shelf for eleven years.
The enforced leisure of Lockdown has prompted me to dust it off and I purchased lifetime access to a BR-600 video tutorial by David Wills of ProAudioExp.com.
David’s easy style and clear explanations made using the recorder a breeze and an added bonus were the nuggets of recording techniques that he threw in along the way. I had great fun learning and knocked up a test piece within a day.
The BR-600 is long obsolete but ProAudioExp.com offers many other courses in aspects of recording and specific product courses, mainly recording, keyboards and effects devices. I would recommend them to any of my musician friends who, like me, weren’t getting the most from their equipment.
Really happy with my purchase. The course is fantastic what can I say. Before buying this course I had worked out a study plan, for getting through the Zoom R24 manual. With work an other commitments, I reckoned about 2 maybe 3 months would get me through the manual, as I am new to this home recording stuff. Looked at some videos on YouTube and the quality was OK but didn't fill me with confidence. Anyway bought this course and in a couple of hours I was making beats and soon after I was recording songs. Couple of hours vs a few months. No brainer. I will definitely be buying the guitar tone course next it looks super and the vocal one after that. This Website really is a top educational find of people starting out or seasoned song writers.
Fantastic service to start with, had questions and they were answered pretty much straight away, as for the tutorial video, easy to follow and in depth, actually answers all questions i had about using the unit! Great job all round, easy to follow and presented in a great way!
Thanks for a great tutorial dvd
Best online courses available
Great video for those who want to learn this mixer and mixing.
Dave goes step by step through the whole board.
Dave’s friendly teaching style is a plus.
He is always talking to you and not’At You’.
I recommend any of Pro Audio EXPs videos.
I bought a Tascam DP-24SD and tried to learn watching Youtube videos, but I felt frustrated because I couldn't understand how it works. I was thinking to sell my Tascam machine. Then I saw ProAudioEXP video and bought the Tutorial course. The next day I could do my first recording. Thanks David to let me recover my dreams to make my own home recording studio. Your explanations are practical and easy to understand. May God give you more wisdom to share with us.
Well organized, thoughtfully put together.
Everything you need to know to take advantage of all features of the BR-670.
Once again Dave you have done it again. This well planned, spoon feed approach has me re thinking and remixing my old material. The practice samples available to download really helped in following this course and getting my ears to understand what is going on in the stereo spectrum. Thank you for this wonderful course!
David’s tutorials are what a lot of other online tutorials can’t be: based on decades of A-list experience. The tricks, the tips, the shortcuts - you can tell that he learned them in the trenches and they’re part of his DNA. He gets right to the point and moves on to the next one. His explanations are simple and immediately actionable - I watch his classes by listening, pausing the video and performing the action on another screen. Brilliant. I’m already ordering the mixing and vocals classes. So glad I found this site.
Good Knowledge, Details info on the content. Recommended.
Thank you for making such an easy to follow and understand tutorial on the art of mixing! Being a Reason Studio user, the example file for Reason was a welcome bonus to follow along with the videos. Having the example wave files to set up and mix myself is a cupcake bonus. You have made baking a MIX cake as easy as pie.
Tutorial vids are quite informative!
I have the Boss Br 1600.
I bought the boss Br 1180 for my brother -in-law in the Philippines
There is so much more to mixing than I thought! I reckon I will need to go through the material a couple of times to fully take on board all the information contained in the course.
Tope quality information; well presented.
Awesome thank you
Since I first found David I’m a big fan of his ability to explain in detail in very simple language. Most of the time technicians lack this ability. All the courses are root level, easy to understand and very important to bring quality to your audio production. I highly recommend these courses if you want to learn from a pro without breaking your bank.
Thank you David. God bless you.
Watching it has really help me in understanding the Midas 32 I still have a long way to go but thank you for the lesson
The video manual and tutorial DVD is awesome. It’s the third copy Ive bought. Friends of mine are impressed with results I’m getting with the DR-880 so they go and buy the same drum machine and borrow my copy of the video manual...and never bring it back! Highly recommend as are all of the Pro Audio DVDs I’ve purchased.
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