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Ultimate Home Recording School ProAudioEXP

Master Home Recording in 7 Days

Discover how to transform your Home Recordings and Music Production with 30 year veteran Audio Engineer David Wills (Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire)

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  • Complete Online Video Course with 8 modules
  • Lifetime Access for just $197
  • Over 7 hours viewable on any device
  • Over $300 in free bonuses
  • Includes source sound files for you to practice with

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  • Overview
  • Modules
  • Bonuses!
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The Complete, Proven Path trusted by thousands of Music Producers and Home Recording Enthusiasts

The Ultimate Home Recording School Video Course first launched in 2010 and today it’s in its 2nd edition. It's recently been completely reshot and there have been many great updates to the training - including new HD videos on modern mixing techniques as well as a super helpful information on distributing your music on Apple Music, Spotify & all the others.

8 Modules Guaranteed to Transform your Home Recordings

MODULE 1 : INTRODUCTION

Introduction to exactly what Home Recording is and what the history of it has been.  You'll discover the basic flow of Audio from start to finish and how the Gear/Knowledge Gap has prevented you from succeeding in your Studio.

  • Introduction
  • What makes up a home studio
  • The Gear/Knowledge Gap
  • Why New Equipment won't save you
  • Your Teacher
  • A Brief History Of Recording

MODULE 2 : EQUIPPING YOUR STUDIO

In this module, we'll reveal EXACTLY what you need in your Home or Project Studio.  With so many brands and options, this module will lead you step-by-step through how to make gear choices that make all the difference.

  • Hardware vs. Software
  • Questions for Hardware Studios
  • Questions for Software Studios
  • Software Instruments
  • Using Keyboard Controllers
  • Using Control Surfaces
  • Inputs & Outputs
  • Acoustics

MODULE 3 : WHAT IS SOUND?

If you've ever wanted to master the tech terms like dBs, Hertz, frequency ranges, balanced and unbalances lines without spending months in a $80,000 College level Audio Engineering Course, this module is for you.

  • The 3 Characteristics of Sound
  • Levels
  • Frequencies
  • Physics
  • Decibels
  •  - dBs SPL (Sound Pressure Levels)
  •  - dBs Signal Levels
  • Understanding Hertz
  • The Frequency Spectrum
  • Physics of Sound and Phase
  • The 3 Rules of Recording
  •  - Capture it Clean
  •  - Get the Best Possible Signal to Noise Ratio
  •  - Isolate the Sound
  • Digital Audio 101
  • Isolating Vocals
  • Review

MODULE 4 : RECORDING

Now that we've mastered what sound is, we can go about the process of tracking performances and getting clean takes through gain staging, microphones choices and placement.  See how to record vocals, guitars, VIs and drums.

  • What's the Objective?
  • Microphone Types
  • Dynamic Microphones
  • Vocal Condenser Microphones
  • Addressing Microphones
  • Recording Vocals
  • Microphone Techniques
  • Proximity Effect
  • Dealing with Plosives
  • Dealing with Sibilants
  • Setting Levels
  • Recording Acoustic Guitars
  • Recording Electric Guitars
  • Recording Drums 
  •  - 2-Mic Technique
  •  - Full Kit Technique 
  • Acoustics
  • Punching In
  • Vocal Comping
  • Bouncing/Freezing Tracks
  • Editing Tracks
  • Snap to Grid
  • Flying Vocals
  • Editing MIDI Tracks
  • Review

MODULE 5 : EFFECTS

Discover the palette of effects available to you, how they work and most importantly how to use them in a mix.  From dynamic effects like compression, limiters & gates, to traditional effects like delays & reverbs...this module is a must.

  • Effect Types
  • Effect Routing
  • Routing in Reason
  • Routing in Logic
  • Routing in Pro Tools
  • Dynamic Effects
  •  - Compressors
  •  - Limiters
  •  - Noise Gates
  • EQ
  • Time Based Effects (Reverb and Delay) 
  • Modulation Effects
  •  - Chorus
  •  - Flanger
  •  - Phaser 
  •  - Tremolo
  •  - Pitch Shifting
  •  - Split Harmonizer 
  •  - Autotune (Pitch Correction)
  •  - Time Correction
  • Printing Effects
  • Review

MODULE 6 : MIXING

In this module, you'll look over the shoulder of David Wills as he builds a Mix from absolute scratch.  With closeup graphics that show exactly how to EQ and compress everything from Vocals, Guitars, Keys & Drums.

  • The Mixdown Process
  • The Mixing Landscape
  • Placing Elements
  • Spreading across the Stereo Spectrum
  • Moving Elements back in the Mix
  • The Genre Drives the Mix
  • Mixing Styles
  • Who is the Star in the Mix?
  • What can we do?
  • Subgroups and VCAs/DCAs
  • The 3 Steps of Mixing
  • Organizing your Tracks
  • Building a Rough Mix
  • Vocal Double
  • EQing Vocals
  • EQing other Tracks
  • Compressing Tracks
  • Adding Reverb and Delay
  • Using Automation
  • Importance of Monitors
  • Monitor Placement
  • Using Mixing Templates
  • Review

MODULE 7 : MASTERING

Once your Mix is complete, your song is not yet done.  Learning how to maximize signal levels with multiband compression, global EQ and stereo imaging separates your songs from so many others that just sound...amateur.

  • Mastering in the past
  • Loudness Wars
  • Visual Example of Loud Mix
  • Mastering Tools
  • Mastering in Reason
  • Mastering in Pro Tools
  • Mastering in Logic
  • Multiband Compression
  • Mastering Options
  • Exporting and Archiving
  • Final Distribution
  • Graduation!

MODULE 8 : DISTRIBUTING YOUR MUSIC

Now that you have a perfectly crafted song you need to archive it properly...but more importantly share it with the world.  Discover the right formats and how to share your masterpiece on Apple Music, Spotify & all the others.

  • Preparing for Distribution
  • Bitrates and Resolution
  • Metadata
  • Choosing your Platforms

Over $300 in Free Bonuses!

BONUS 1 : MICROPHONE SHOOTOUT

In our Famous Microphone Shootout, we compare 7 Legendary Microphones from Shure, Manly, Neumann and Sony costing up to $10,000.  You'll be blown away with David's favorite Secret Microphone that stands up to the Big Boys and costs under $100!

BONUS 2 : TEST TONE TRAINING

Can you quickly identify 315Hz? 1.25kHz? Master your ear training by quickly identifying any tone. Play them through your system through any connected iPad or smartphone.  Run Pink/White noise through your system and check phase and other potential problems.

BONUS 3 : ANDREW SCHEPS INTERVIEW

Andrew Scheps is a Grammy Winning Audio Engineer who has worked with Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, U2, Greenday and Metallica.  In this exclusive interview, Andrew discusses how to record and mix vocals in the manner that has kept him one of the busiest engineers in the world.

BONUS 4 : DREAM STUDIO BUILDOUT

Patrick Dune has built a dream Commercial Studio in his basement.  With custom built acoustic treatments, vocal and drum booths and a killer control room, listen to how Patrick put this all together and avoid the pitfalls of not doing it right.

BONUS 5 : CLARK HAGAN INTERVIEW

In this exclusive interview Clark Hagan (Grammy Award Winning Audio Engineer) who has studied under Elvis' long time Engineer, reveals his mixing secrets for getting great drum, guitar and vocal sounds using analog gear and modern plugins.

BONUS 6 : MAKING STUDIO SIDE MONEY

Imagine turning your Home Studio into a Money Maker.  Nick Pelc has done just that.  From humble beginnings using a Tascam 2488 to a complete commercial studio in his basement, Nick talks about the business side of turning your hobby into a bankable side income.

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Customer Reviews

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Andrew Paterson
Brilliant Teacher, Excellent Content

I've followed David on Youtube for years but hadn't committed to a course - my mistake! David presents all the essentials of home recording but with tips that can only come from an expert with decades of serious experience in the studio. Also - David has an ASMR voice you wouldn't believe! So friendly, so helpful, he walks you through like an old friend. Thanks David!

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Richard Couture
Perfect course for professional and personal home recording

With this course, you will learn all you need to record music and vocals in your home studio. All the important principles and practical information are taught in detail with examples in a very simple way. You will also be able to mix and master your audio, so that you will create professional level tracks. The price is very fair and the teacher is very kind and he has a lot of professional experiences to share with you. I highly recommend this course!

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Bill Mann
The Awesome Sauce Of All Things Audio

I am amazed by the clarity that David brings to the complicated world of audio engineering. Every video is a joy to watch—all the technical information, packaged in a way that is easy to understand. I recommend any of his videos! He is a wonderful teacher, superb presenter, and I perceive that he would be a great friend by his demeanor. Thank you, David, for demystifying the world of audio engineering to an old guy who has “ran” sound for years without the ability to teach others why I did what I did while mixing for the churches I’ve served.

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JEREMY Williams
The Best Home Scool Ever!!

Hello Dave,

The current pandemic has allowed me to purchase your wonderful course and I plan to buy more.
That aside, I am very pleased with the way the course is laid out with basics up to great mixing and mastering technique. I am now ready to start revisiting all of my recorded material armed with your knowledge and prowess.
Thanks a ton!!
Jeremy Williams

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JEFF PIETRZAK
Ultimate Home Recording School

Just started in on the course and am thrilled so far. If it's anything like David's tutorial on the Tascam DP 32 it will be great.His knowledge on the subject is vast and now I can put reasoning to what I'm doing. Also David's follow up on any questions is prompt and easily explained.HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Jeff

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