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Fix Your Live Sound Forever

Master how to Design, Troubleshoot and Run any Live Sound System 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 9 modules
  • Lifetime Access for just $197
  • Nearly 5 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!
  • Reviews

The Original Live Sound Bible that is trusted by Thousands of Church Sound Teams and Live Venue Crews

The Ultimate Live Sound 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 wireless mixing as well as a super helpful information on streaming to Facebook and other live online services.

8 Modules Guaranteed to Fix your Live Sound Forever

MODULE 1 : INTRODUCTION

Introduction to what a Live Sound System is made up of and how it all works together under the skilled operation of an audio engineer. With this Introductory Module you'll get a clear map to the road ahead.

  • Introduction to Live Sound
  • Course Outline
  • What is a sound system made up of?
  • What is the role of a sound engineer?

MODULE 2 : SOUND THEORY

If you've ever wanted to master the tech terms like dBs, Hertz, frequency ranges, watts & voltswithout spending months in a $80,000 College level Audio Engineering Course, this module is for you.

  • What is Sound?
  • Understanding Levels
  • What are dBs?
  • The Logarithmic scale of dBs
  • Sound Pressure Levels (dBs SPL) 
  • Signal Levels Analog (dBs u/v/V)
  • Signal Levels Digital (dBs FS)
  • Understanding Frequency Spectrum
  • Frequency Neighborhoods
  • Understanding Physics of Sound
  • Wavelengths
  • Delay Compensations
  • Phase

MODULE 3 : THE EQUIPMENT

Mixers, Crossovers, Amps, Speakers, Wireless Systems, Reverbs, Delays, Compressors, Noise Gates, Monitors, Microphones.  You’ll learn exactly how each of these work and how to choose the right ones for your applications.

  • Overview of Equipment
  • Snakes
  • Mixing Consoles
  • Amps
  • Speakers
  • Monitors
  • Effects
  • Microphones
  • Pickup Patterns
  • Wireless Systems

MODULE 4 : SETTING IT ALL UP

Now that we know what all the pieces do, we'll see exactly how to put them all together from wireless systems to microphone selection and placement. DI Boxes and Balanced Lines. Snakes both traditional and Digital.

  • Overview
  • Input Types
  • DI Boxes
  • Mic Selection
  • Mic Placement
  • Monitor Placement

MODULE 5 : MIXING CONSOLES

Discover the simple 5 point operation of ANY mixer either Digital or Analog. Once you know how to break down these specific functions, you'll never be intimidated by ANY Mixer in ANY installation.

  • Overview
  • Input Channel
  • Aux Sends
  • Using Effects
  • Monitor Mixes
  • SubGroups
  • Connections

MODULE 6 : TROUBLESHOOTING

Imagine having a sixth sense in terms of being able to quickly & confidently troubleshoot Feedback, Connection Issues, Gain Structure, Distortion, Ground Loops and any Audio Gremlin that is haunting your System.

  • What kinds of problems will you encounter?
  • Understanding Signal Flow
  • Troubleshooting Logic
  • Line Checks
  • Feedback Issues
  • Noise Gates
  • Distortion & Gain Stages
  • Balanced Lines
  • Ground Loops
  • Phase & Mic Coherence
  • Sound Checks

MODULE 7 : MIXING

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

  • Breakdown of the tools available
  • Blending Levels
  • Using EQ
  • Controlling Dynamics
  • Compressors
  • Noise Gates
  • Using Effects

MODULE 8 : RUNNING THE SHOW

Now that you have the confidence and understand sound theory, how to troubleshoot equipment and mix on any console, you’ll learn the real world principals of running your services.

  • Run Sheets
  • Setting SPL Levels
  • A and C Weighting in SPL Meters

MODULE 9 : RECORDING/STREAMING

If your position includes capturing source multi-tracks or simple 2-track stereo files, this module goes through everything you need to either record your live event or to stream it live to broadcast apps like Facebook.

  • Recording
  • Stage Spill Compensation
  • Outputs and Bussing
  • Graduation!

Over $300 in Free Bonuses!

BONUS 1 : DESIGN SECRETS

In this exclusive Interview with Bob Langlois and Daryl Porter of Second Opinion Audio in Colorado Springs, CO...we'll discover the top 3 secrets of partnering with a professional sound design and installation company. Even if you're only a small venue with a small budget.

BONUS 2 : FIXING YOUR ROOM

Have you ever wondered how an expert Sound Designer would view your venue? How an expert would handle your reflection problems? Your flutter? Your unevenness of levels around your room? Daryl Porter reveals his Pro Sound Design secrets in this exclusive interview.

BONUS 3 : THE TECH BENCH

Aaron Miller has been a professional audio tech and worked with the folks who have designed and installed massive sound systems like Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Lakewood, TX. Learn how to choose the correct equipment and think like an expert troubleshooter.

BONUS 4 : ACOUSTIC DESIGN

Imagine hearing from one of the world's foremost experts in Acoustic Design. From an expert who has outfitted over a hundred venues as well as Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA. Dennis Foley answers your burning Acoustic Questions in this Exclusive Interview and 2 Bonus Videos.

BONUS 5 : TEST TONES

Can you quickly identify 315Hz? 1.25kHz? Master your ear training by quickly identifying any tone in our practice palette. Play them through your system through any connected iPad, tablet or smartphone. Send Pink and White noise through your system and check phase and other potential problems.

BONUS 6 : MULTITRACK FILES

We also include 3 songs with full multitrack audio files for you to practice mixing on. Easily bring up source files of Kicks, Snares, Male/Female vocals to practice EQing, Compressing and mixing. Play them through your own system and follow along with the training using your new skills in practice.

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Trinh Manh Khue
Informative course

I'm a beginner in Live Sound. I have done live shows for about two years. At first I bought Ultimate Live sound School first edition on Udemy and I learned many thing from this course from basic. I applied what I learned on my shows and it's really useful. I decided to buy second version of this course from David directly and I also learned new thing from it. This second version is very informative with new update, new tools and specially in HD video. Thanks David for yours supports and your bonus too. I'd really appreciate it.

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Donald Sheldon
Ultimate Live Sound School

Hello Mr. David. I purchased ULSS for my Audio and Video tech at our Church in Phoenix AZ. I personally have a very technical background and after reading the reviews decided to give it a try. I assigned one of my video technicians to take the course. He completed all the videos in just over three hours. I informed him that I would be giving him an informal verbal assessment to determine his level knowledge and comprehension after completing the course. Mind you his original depth of knowledge was very close to zero from an audio/sound perspective. To my surprise he was able to answer all my questions and his level of confidence even improved as he conveyed his responses.

From a knowledge level, I believe this was an excellent purchase and all of my video and audio personnel will now have to complete this course. All new volunteers will have to complete this course before they will be allowed to touch any of the equipment in these areas. Job well done Mr. David for making this information and training understandable and applicable. Don Sheldon, Covenant City Church, Phoenix AZ.

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REGGIE S
Can't wait!

I have the first edition of this product on DVD. Excellent Information!!! I refer to it from time to time for a refresh. I see all the updates & added information on this new version & I can't wait to get this. Will be ordering very soon :)

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Jean-Marie Duron
All you need to know to master your live sound... and more...

When you need to learn everything from A to Z on what a good live sound is, and how to make it ,without getting lost in a sea of unuseful details. All this, presented in a very friendly way. Don't think twice, go for this course, you won't regret it !

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Frank Adams
Sound Advice

This course is succint in presenting the fundamentals of audio mixing. You will learn about the physics of sound (vibrations in a medium in this case air) without the heavy math. You’ll learn about frequencies in units of Hertz (Hz), the measurement of loudness in decibels (Db) , and how to operate any sound mixer understanding basic fundamentals of the signal chain, how to add effects like reverb, how to group instruments together into sub-groups, and topics about power amplifiers, cabling, and troubleshooting problems such as ground loops and noise. A fine training for beginners, or those who need a refresh. A great tool to have in your sound library.

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