The Production Academy is an awesome online resource that provides clear and reliable information on all the technical things your need to know to work in Live Sound or the Touring industry. SoundGirls.Org uses The Production Academy for our Live Sound Camps for Girls and recommends The Production Academy to all our members.
— Karrie Keyes, Monitor Engineer for Pearl Jam and Executive Director for
Scott is able to capture the nuances of what we do in the studio and scale it up arena size. As crucial as his skill, is the fact that he cares and listens to his clients.
— Ariel Rechtshaid, Grammy award-winning producer for Haim, Madonna, Usher, Vampire Weekend, Adele, and more
I came to this course thinking that I knew the basics of live sound but I’ve been really blown away by how much there is to learn here. The programme has allowed me to build my knowledge and confidence so that after a couple of months I was ready to start taking on paid freelance work.
— Lizzie Arnold, one of the very first Essential Live Sound Training members, London, UK
Scott, I have been mixing live sound since 1998 and I have never seen such a well-done educational platform as you have created. I audited this course to determine if it was right for our church sound technicians and it passed with flying colors. Your ability to briefly describe very technical material is exceptional. Thanks for putting this together and sharing your wealth of knowledge.
— Lloyd Richardson, Charleston, SC

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This is our flagship training for live sound, with 100+ videos that give you the skills to get your shows sounding amazing, with great drum sounds, clear vocals, and balanced mixes. You’ll learn valuable information about the entire audio system we use for live music, from the mics to the consoles to the speakers.

With over 20 years in live sound, The Production Academy’s Scott Adamson has mixed front of house sound in venues worldwide from Madison Square Garden to LA’s Staples Center to the Sydney Opera House, touring with Grammy-winning and -nominated artists.


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This training was absolutely incredible. The sections are well thought out, concise, and excellent quality. The individual videos in each section are easy to follow and the post-video quizzes help reinforce the core concepts. I spent about an hour a day for 10 days and learned more from Essential Live Sound Training than I did in 2 years of college in audio.
— Ethan Helling, North Dakota, USA
I’ve been playing shows in clubs and festivals for almost thirty years now, and I learned a number of new things from Scott’s videos. They did a great job of breaking down some concepts that I had taken for granted and helped me grasp what’s happening with the sound on stage and in the room. These videos will help anyone further understand necessary live audio equipment and help communicate effectively with other musicians and engineers. Anyone interested in live music would benefit from watching these videos.
— Craig Finn, Singer for The Hold Steady