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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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"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"
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"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."
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"We were building a new church in Central Texas and I was interested in sound design. David Wills is a Master teacher!"
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"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."
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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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The Presonus Studio Live Series III are a great mixer with lot of features and easy to use when you have got into the flow.
This tutorial give you a good overview on how to, and for more experience users, still some useful tips. Not always in details, but if things need further research, there are answers around on the web. The possibility’s on the mixer are covered on an easy to follow tutorial in this course.
And the best thing, the tutorial can be watched again if needed, as it are hosted on your account at ProAudioEXP, and can be watched from anything with an internet connection.
Wish my previous collection of DVD’s was available the same way.
This is a great course to get started quickly on the DP 24. David teaches in a way that makes sense to someone who wants to get down to business right away. He has a logical approach to teaching, and I was able to track right along with him. Excellent course!
David is the best...highly recommend all his videos.
I've learned so much from these videos. it's rare to have someone teach actual skills needed to excel in audio engineering..these videos are that one extra step that youtube and others cant provide for free. so where do you go? you go to the pros. all the info you need is here. the next thing you need to do is put it to practice and that's what makes it good reference material and commands frequent views to nail down a concept or abstract menu navigation.
I stopped playing music and messing around with recording decades ago but always listened to music like a producer/engineer. I have to admit I was also a bit intimidated by all that had happened to music/recording since I was younger, especially when it comes to DAWs and software. But this course was phenomenal: it balanced the old school techniques with the new technologies and taught absolute fundamentals that won't go away no matter what we begin to record on. Davis is a phenomenal teacher too: clear, laid back, passionate and with a gift for making sense! He makes this stuff not intimidating at all and keeps it really fun and smart. I'm super grateful for this class, which I took immediately after finishing his DP 24/32 class. I'm now gearing up for some of the master classes. Big thanks, David.
The Dp 24/32 is a fantastic machine but can be tricky at first and the manual can be a real challenge. David breaks down the practical concerns and details and shows you how to use it and all that it can do. He also provides useful tips that come from a long career of recording. And he's a fabulous teacher--clear, concise, enthusiastic and sincere. I actually worked with people who knew the machine, and watched other tutorials. They left me frustrated in that they taught me stuff that didn't speak to my interests and didn't have David's enthusiasm, so I just didn't get a sense of how much fun this machine is. By the end of this fast-moving class I felt confident and fluent and immediately purchased his Home Recording Course!
David has done a great job on this one. I was surprised to see how quick and easy it was to take an average vocal track and turn it into a smooth and professional sounding production.
Very informative material and you don't need to re-invent the wheel where information is available to you at your fingertips by pressing the play button in my DVD player. No need to go to a traditional classroom. Thank you David!
If you buy this course you will be served, its a well explained video that shows you a in deep of that mixer, money well spend!! Thank you
David puts on a great course. The guy has more time behind a board than most of us have behind the wheeel of a car. Very professional, informative, easy to follow (even for beginners) and excellent information that relates to real world mixing challenges - not just technical jargon. I personally got more from this course than many other courses combined. You can’t go wrong choosing David as your instructor.
very good explanation of the board's operation is and features
David's video tutorials answer the questions no one else will answer. Concise; simple, and straight forward. a no nonsense approach to showing me how to get the best out of the technology AND myself!!!!! THANKS DAVID !!!!
Really good informations for beginner. More details than the owner's manual.
Take time to see video and write some notes of tips… and ready to record and mix a song.
Thanks David, good job.
Very good video easy to understand and follow. David is the best!!
I don't normally write reviews but this course is just that good. There are so many videos on the internet showing you how to use a certain pedalboard like a line 6 or boss or whatever. I just haven't found anything that goes into EVERY detail of guitar tone like this course. I mean he even show you how to make your own tube amp and show you all the design features of what makes up fender and marshall and vox amps.If you want to know your guitar rig from pickups to effects to amps and everyting in between, then this is your course. Highly reccomended!!
As with all David’s videos, the Eq master class is packed with practical, real world audio strategies , that you can expect to use immediately . Lots of audio pearls at a great price !!! Cheers mate !!
Good brush up on running sound. Even learned a thing or 25.
The videos were very informative. Was able to learn on my limited time schedule.
David's instructional techniques are by the best in the business. He's made navigating my presonus board a snap
This Basic course covered everything that I needed to know to understand a Sound Mixer, its purpose, theory and use. I am basically a novice trying to understand sound because we have an all volunteer sound staff at our church and we need a way to train and offer basic sound training to all our volunteers who serve on the sound mixing board each week. It doesn't get any better than this. We also have a Presonnus Studio Live 64S which is brand new and not a lot of complete training videos available yet online. David Willis will be putting that out in September, and we will be one of his first customers to purchase this video when it comes out.
Thank you David for your skill and expertise in sound mixing and your incredible ability to put your knowledge into the best training videos that I watched on sound theory and utilization of a sound mixer.
Very useful DVD. Essential for any new user.
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.
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