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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)

$297.00$197.00

  • 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

$297.00$197.00
  • 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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Gerald Rioux (Toronto, CA)
Ultimate home recording school

Good course Dave is very organised, easy to understand, helpful tips on recording, bonuses tips on building your own studio. It's all good

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Rick Freeman (San Jose, US)
David is a Pro

I really appreciate Pro Audio for the quality training they offer! David is so awesome. I have several of his training videos and I’ve used them to train others at our Church. Really in-depth and David has tips and methods that are super cool. I am very satisfied with the overall uber quality of the video and the information. Also David has a very fun approach to help you learn and he makes it so interesting as well!
Great products, and David is a great guy! I’m a totally satisfied sound guy, producer and musician.
Thanks David and keep training us for many years!

Rick

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Jim Moffatt (Victoria, CA)
Great training from a person who knows

I am so glad I bought this training. It's perfect for learning and David connects the dots so it all makes sense.

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Bryan Barnett (El Paso, US)
building my own studio

I really appreciate with all the new tech and gear available out there a one stop course that can break things down easy enough for me to understand and now as I interact with people in the industry I'm not lost in the conversation and feel like I can move forward

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Stephen Gibson (Sharpsville, US)
The Complete Package

This is a great overall course:and let's you know what you need to do to get a great home recording. warning once you are done you will want to order some of the master classes lol

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Craig Hayashi (Edson, CA)
Ultimate Home Recording Studio\ EXCELLENT

David makes learning fun and entertaining, and is easy to understand even for a beginner as myself. Highly informative and enlightening, its like having a pro in my studio.
No more unfulfilled searches on the internet & Youtube. Everything you need right at your finger tips that you can reference anytime saving you time, money and frustration.
Highly recommended, definitely a bargain.

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Brandon Woodruff (Garrison, US)
Excellent course!

David is easy to listen to, really knows his stuff, and does a great job of breaking down and explaining the information. I’m only part way through the course, so this may become a 5-star rating. If you’re on the fence, get the course; it’s worth it.

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Edmund Sieminski (Santa Rosa, US)
Thanx David

Wasn't quite ready for a Berklee course on home recording, especially financially, so i was happy to find Dave's course on line. I got a Tascam SD 24, and just picked up a Zoom field recorder. I'm doing mostly guitar recording for practice and eventual composition, so I was really happy to see Dave navigate the SD 24; also the Home Recording videos are excellent for filling any gaps on SOUND and how to best capture it on digital. He offers an excellent complimentary overview in relation to Phil Tippings excellent videos (shout out to Phil Tipping for breaking the ice and showing us his passion for recording for FREEEEE!). Thank you David. I would only suggest that you go deeper into the theory without losing us; we will catch up any way we can...frequencies, wavelenths, surfing on crests and troughs and how to compress the recording for max quality, etc. Give us the nuts and bolts David, that is what we paid for. Cheers Mate! Keep up the good work! MUSIC SWEET MUSIC I WISH I COULD CARESS CARESS, still the best cure for this manic depression!

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James Lewis (San Mateo, US)
Ultimate Home Recording School by James Lewis

This is a great start to learn home recording. A must class to do. This is my 3rd class with David Wills from ProAudioExp. The first was the BOSS BR-600. The 2nd was the BOSS GT-10. David is a great instructor. I can't wait to do the next class. The prices are amazing. The extra interviews and cheat sheets are great tools.

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John Lane (Brawley, US)
Easy to understand and follow.

Those that have a knack for plowing forward will appreciate this and David's other tutorials. Without spending a great deal of time in the detail that only confuse, the emphasis is on the basics, getting things up and running. Most of what is left out of his tutorials are tings one will answer oneself as the need and understanding arises. Why give an answer to a question we yet don't have? Great work and very responsive to questions. He actually returns emails and phone calls promptly.

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