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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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"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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This is a very helpful tutorial well worth the money I would recommend this to anyone who needs help understanding this board it takes you thru the whole board.Highly recommended
This is one of the best tutorials on the market today. I would recommend it to anyone.
I really loved this training course on getting the most in vocal recording. I've been writing, recording, and producing my own songs for about 3 years, and have struggled to get the best vocal sound. I've watched a myriad of YouTube videos which offered some help, but I was extremely impressed with how David Wills recorded a lead vocal as well as 3-part harmonies during the class. They sounded incredible! (I also loved the song.) Thanks, David, for another outstanding course! -Doug Kelley
This is a very good tutorial series that gets right to the point of each feature. I highly recommend it for anyone who is learning how to use the Tascam DP24 or DP32.
I love the pace and knowledge that David has. He breaks down and demonstrates the powerful features of the Presonus ecosystem in easy to understand segments. I appreciate his presentation being laid back, yet packed with awesome information.
I found out a lot from that video things that are not in the manual. I will be glad when I can get out to rehearsals with the band to use it. Then record the band. I did own a 24.4.2 studiolive but this series iii is much better. Thank you david for your DVDs I have quite a few of them keep them coming thanks Warren
This video was the perfect tutorial for me. Each an every aspect covered in the video was clearly explained and demonstrated. Awesome!!!
I really enjoyed the training David Wills provided on my new StudioLive 32s mixer. It is obvious that he knows the subject very well. In fact, I purchased two more classes on recording by David and will purchase more. He does an excellent job as a teacher. Thanks!
Crystal clear explanations !!!
It is a lot easier to understand things when you actually see it :-)
This is not my first Pro-Audio-DVD, but it shure won't be my last.
Truly recommendable !
Greetings from Belgium (Europe) :-)
Thank you David :-)
the Toutorial for StudioLive is informative and very well illustrated. Perfect for learning with this large mixer. My English is not that good. But with the videos you can follow every step well.
You cannot go wrong with any program through Pro AudioEXP. David Wills professionally, thoroughly and exhaustively presents whatever product he demonstrating. I now have this review of the DP-24/32 along with David's instructional video manual on the Boss DR-880 in my account here. David's demonstrational teaching is the best anywhere on the internet. Chris Queen. owner chrisqueenmusic.com
I never thought I would meet such a perfect lesson! Congratulations David
As a complete novice, I was desperate to find a genuinely useful source of tuition and advice. Having exhausted the scarce YouTube videos, and having done battle with the characteristically opaque user manual, I was still in a state of considerable ignorance.
This video tutorial (I bought the online version) although dated - like my 2488 - is an absolute gem!
I worked in education all my life and ended up as a college principal/head, so I recognise high quality teaching when I see it. Even though there are a few aspects of the use of this sophisticated equipment which David Wills could spend a little more time on, in an ideal world, in general this course of tuition made all the difference to me. He is a very affable tour guide and from what I can see of his online presence he seems to be an all round good guy. It helps, for the purpose of this tutorial, that he is also an accomplished musician: he understands how most home recordists will want to work and he can explain the technicalities in (mostly) sufficient detail to avoid common pitfalls.
I should have said that I have also scoured the primary online forum (TASCAMFORUMS.COM) but that is often a frustrating exercise since you have to scroll through so many screens in the hope of finding someone who has posted a query similar to your own.
It's interesting to see - when you visit the ProAudioEXP site that other people are buying this same guide for the 2488 and its successors. I wonder if there would be any mileage in ProAudioEXP hosting a user forum or finding some way of allowing users to contact each other, provided of course that they give consent for the sharing of email addresses. I'd certainly be willing to be contacted by other 2488 users.
All in all this is a godsend for the beginner hoping to make home recordings and learning to tap into the incredible wealth of the 2488's capabilities.
Thank you David and keep up the good work!
Yes, once again David takes us into the world of Mixing which one would have thought to be an easy chore. We've learned so many details of what was being missed that we had to go back for a complete evaluation of our material and in some places have a do over again. As David explains "Here is where problems are fixed"!! You will believe what he stated as one will see with this course. Thanks again David for sharing your knowledge and expertise with all of us.
I watched the Zoom R24/R8 Tutorial right through and then started my first project . Right away I was able to apply things I`d just learned.As I move forward an come across new challenges I use the Tut. easy to follow and progress thanks David
Well worth it. Taking it step by step made it intuitive to use. Great stuff
I know a little about recording but still the info is great and easy to understand. i gave a 2488 to young teenager from church I ordered that DVD also if the info in it is as good as this he will have no problems. Thanks Stephen
As information from Behringer is not really overwelming, So I was looking for other sources to get me going. Ordered the Behringer X32 DVD tutorial from ProAudioEXP and took a dive into it. What a relief! Someone with obviously tons of experience takes you by the hand and bring you to the 'digital land' and puts you at the controls of your Behringer X32. I'm not really the youngest soundtech around and needed this kick in the backside. Thanks David, you know your stuff and you know how to share it.
Another gem from David teaching the complete in depth concept on mastering EQ properly. The examples and training are second to none. This has propelled our entire projects to more than we've ever expected especially fixing issues that we didn't know how to before this. The best part is when David answers your emailed questions. A great friend and trainer!!!!! Thanks David.
With the Ultimate Home Recording Course I am learning all that I always dreamed to learn about sound and recording. It is an amazing course.
I bought this course because I had a Zoom R24 sitting on a shelf unused because it is a rather daunting task to get to grips with all the features. David Wills turns what most would find difficult into an enjoyable and easy to understand process. I've watched a great deal of his work on Youtube but the course is broader and more focused . He is a master of communication and it is llittle wonder that he is at the top of his profession. I am tempted by his other courses and can see how improvements can be made even to the music made by complete amateurs.
need to have it clear and easy to understand
I bought the Tascam DP 24 Tutorial on DVD. It was great. I know how to operate that machine. Bought a used DR 880 and went right for the ProAudioEXP to find out if you had also done that one. Thank God. Third helping. Fantastic overview and detailed also. CQ
I've owned a Boss BR-1600 multi-track recorder for years and have relied on the user manual to navigate through the various menus and features. Not until I ran across David's tutorial recently did I have a way of quickly refreshing my memory on all the functions within the recorder. I have purchased a number of products from ProAudioEXP over the years and all have been informative and easy to follow. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to learn new products/workflows or refresh features lost within the cobwebs of the past.
First Class course. To the point and full of usefull tips to get you recording great sounds .
If you are a beginner, consider this as your first investment.
I really enjoyed David's manner & approach to teaching in this course! It runs at a great pace with excellent content in both subject matter and video/audio quality, topics are explained clearly and with simple language including some great analogies to help things sink in easily for beginners like myself :) I was also was pleasantly surprised (and somewhat caught off guard expecting a typical robotic call centre response!) to receive a personalised voicemail from David himself answering a question submitted to the chat support. My overall experience leads me to believe that David genuinely cares about his customers and to help them succeed. I am genuinely impressed and highly recommend this course and I will be back for some Masterclasses when I can :) Thanks David!
The vocal recording process is now explained clearly and with experience as a guide. Thank you Dave for another wonderful tutorial. The warm ups are especially helpful!
Once again David knocks it out of the Ball Park with his detailed training!! We used to run away from Compression & Gates as much as possible as we thought it robbed certain tone qualities thus making it harder to record the tunes with the sound we were use to. Wrong again. This Class shows how much it actually improves the tone qualities as we have learned now by doing it the right way. The only thing better than these courses would have been working side by side with you in person over the years!! Thanks again David.
Our church decided to upgrade from an analog mixer to a PreSonus StudioLive Series III. This course was vital to bringing me up to speed on how to operate our new board. I recommend it highly!
David always does a superior job on teaching!!! I always enjoy the down to earth examples he gives and this one is every bit of what I expected. Now I have a few extra tricks in the bag that I didn't before with my finicky vocals I've always fought with. Thanks David!!!!!!!!
Professional and easygoing way to learn tricks about your tascam
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