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Ultimate Live Sound School ProAudioEXP

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
  • 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
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  • Bonuses!
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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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Glen Cotant (San Diego, US)
Train your tech team

Fantastic, all inclusive, training videos for live audio sound mixing techs! If your venue has the Midas M32, BONUS!! The videos use that mixing console! Great audio theory for a good foundation, then moving right into many critical aspects of live audio production. Being tasked to put together a better training curriculum for our church volunteer tech team, I found this video series to cover all the aspects needed. Thanks to David Wills for imparting his wisdom and experience in easy to follow videos!

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Andrew Anastasio (Irvine, US)
Awesome

Just start but can’t wait for next class

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Trinh Manh Khue (Hanoi, VN)
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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kevin Brame (Gulfport, US)
Live Sound School Review

Lots of great information. Eliminates the guess work of setting up and running a sound system.

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Byron Stacey (Fort McMurray, CA)
Great refresher to remove the cob webs'

I have been out of the game for 10+ years, this was an excellant course to brush up on my skills. The older equipment in your course brought back amazing memories. I would recommend this course to folks that are new to sound engineering and a great refresher for some old dogs!

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Michael Tatum (Huntsville, US)
Ultimate Home Recording

Great course. Very detailed yet easily understood and applied.

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Sal DAmato (Pocatello, US)

Ultimate Live Sound School

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Kevin J. Prebushewski (Edmonton, CA)
Training tool for our Audio Techs. at our church.

After viewing the complete course I plan on using it as one tool in our training of audio techs. For new volunteers that may not have much experience this set covers a little bit of everything which I like from the ground up. Nice thing is they used the Midas M32 live which we had recently purchased, but can apply lessons learned to any console and situation. The videos allow a volunteer to watch before entering booth which does not take up our time. When they do sit in with us they are a little less intimidated and can always go back to them over and over if needed. This also gives a new volunteer the chance to see if this interests them as they start watching with no pressure, and we don't have to invest time initially and then have them change their mind. Mix this with hands on as you go and I believe this is a good recipe for success. There are a lot of courses by others I know but I decided to try one of David's courses "Midas M32 Live intro" and I liked how he approached things and it was a good primer for us who had never been on the M32 LIVE before it arrived. Anytime I have asked questions via chat or email I also got a very quick and personal response to my questions big or small. Some of our more advanced Tech's including myself could use a little further study or refresher in EQ and such with this new digital console that you can do SO MUCH more with than our old GL2200 and small processing rack that I will probably look at one of those courses too.
Kevin J. Prebushewski Bethel CRC Edmonton,Alberta,Canada

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Chad (Monument, US)
Excellent Foundation for Sound Techs

I've been volunteering at a church for a few years, helping with our A/V systems. I've learned a lot by watching various Youtube videos. I wish I had discovered The Ultimate Live Sound School first, as it would have saved me a lot of time. Further, having discovered it now, it put very helpful information together in one place to help me be a better sound tech. It is easy to recommend the training!

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Nicholas Perri (Killeen, US)
Great Course!

This course was very helpful as a rookie sound engineer. It was amazing to learn the basics from a seasoned pro like David and he makes it so easy to understand.

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