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There are a lot of online Audio courses out there, but as of yet, I have not found another that will let you do the following:


Mix Real Band Audio Tracks !

Want to know more? Read on….

No matter how long they have played their instrument; no matter how long they have been together as a band, the final sound the audience hears is controlled by the Audio Engineer.

Maybe it has been your dream to stand behind this board, maybe you are a singer in a choir or band that just wants to know more about the sound system you work with. Or just maybe you know a band that needs an Engineer.

Yes you could go out and search the internet for information or watch some videos on a video site, but whenever I have tried to learn something off the net, I have found its like having just the individual pieces to a jigsaw puzzle.  Sure, all the pieces are there, but without having the big picture, learning can be confusing.

You might look at the cost I am asking for the course, $200.00, and say well it can’t be very good if it is so cheap. But I said to myself, If I charge a lot, few could afford it and then we would all loose out.

There is a lot of great information here and I hope you find it worth the price.


For over 40 years, I have made my living mixing live sound for touring bands and groups. I have had the chance to work with some of the finest talent in the lands and have mixed sound in rooms from 50 seats clubs. to 50,000 seat arena’s.

Wanting now to share my knowledge, I have developed an online training course in Audio Engineering. This course will give you the skill set to take about any size sound system into any size room, hook it up, tune it, perform sound check and mix the show.

But there is a lot more to mixing sound than just plugging in some gear. From the moment the sound leaves the speakers it is affected by the environment. An Engineer must understand these processes and be able to compensate, using the equipment provided to reproduce true and accurate sound.

Check out one video from the 3 hours of video in the course: Setting Up The System



  1.   I.  Safety on stage
  1. Terminology
  2. Safety zones
  3. Fire dangers
  4. Correct attire
 VII. Connecting to the sound system

  1. House snake
  2. What is a direct box (D.I.)
  3. Using a DI on a bass guitar
  4. Using a DI on keyboards
 II. Understanding How We Hear

  1. Sound waves
  2. Wavelength
  3. Phase cancellation
  4. Frequencies of speech
  5. Measuring sound levels
  6. Reasons to reinforce sound
  7. Distance related to sound
  8. How air temperature effects sound
  9. The effect of wind on sound
  10. Effects of sound hitting obstacles
  11. How the room effects what we hear
  12. Effect on sound waves from hitting
    hard surfaces
  13. Effect on sound waves from hitting
    soft surfaces
  14. Understanding Standing waves
  15. Artificial echo
  16. Correcting room effects
 VIII. Mixing board overview

  1. Powered or Un powered
  2. Mono or stereo
  3. Input channels
  4. Channel gain
  5. Channel equalization
  6. Channel auxiliary sends
  7. Monitor sends
  8. Sub grouping
  9. Metering
  10. Master outputs
 III. Basic Electricity

  1. Understanding Voltage, Amperage,
    , Impedance and Wattage
  2. Power distribution
  3. Circuit breaker panels
  4. Wire size
  5. Ohms law
  6. Circuit loading
  7. Circuit tracking
  8. Finding total Impedance

  1. Passive crossover
  2. Active crossover

X.  Amplification

  1. Output rating
  2. Clipping
  3. Connections
  4. Configuration
  IV. Speakers

  1. Series and parallel speaker wiring
  2. Speaker impedance
  3. How a speaker works
  4. Speaker components
  5. Speaker failure
  6. Horn speakers
  7. Attaching horn drivers
 XI. Working with instruments

  1. The drum kit
  2. Using the correct mike stand
  3. Microphone clamps
  4. Piano
  5. Violin
  6. Horn sections
  7. Types of saxophones
  8. Clarinet
  9. Flute
  10. Bass guitars
  11. Acoustic guitars
  12. Electric guitars
 V.  Microphones

  1. How a microphone works
  2. Directional patterns and properties
  3. Polar Patterns – Microphone sensitivity
  4. Microphone impedance
  5. Microphone uses
 XII. Working with Effects

  1. Delay
  2. Reverb
  3. Flange
  4. Compression
  5. Gates
VI. Wire and cables

  1. Balanced vs. unbalanced XLR
  2. Reducing interference
  3.  Balanced vs. unbalanced ¼” cables
  4. Types of audio cables
  5. Types of speaker cables
   XIII. Installing the system

  1. Finding good power
  2. Rack placement
  3. Speaker placement
  4. Wiring the stage
  5. Working with equalizers
  6. Tuning the house system
  7. Tuning the monitor system

And the best part of it all !



I will provide you with a virtual mixing board and audio tracks from real full length songs that I have mixed. You will use these tracks to hone your mixing skills. I will also show you how to gain access to literally hundreds of complete songs, all broken down into individual audio tracks, that you can download and mix. And the best thing yet, I will show you how you can make money re mixing songs.


Instructional methods will include 15 informational chapters, chapter tests, 92 Topics and  over 3 Hours of videos. The following video shows the teaching method used:


Are you ready to take the next step?