Signal Wizard Systems® is a digital signal processing (DSP) research venture within the School of EEE at the University of Manchester, UK. It specialises in the development and supply of realtime DSP products for audio signal analysis and processing. The unique and underpinning philosophy of these products is their ease of use. The systems require minimal knowledge of DSP theory on the part of the user and none of the mathematics associated with digital filter design. Filters and other algorithms can be designed in seconds, downloaded and executed in real time with just a few mouse clicks. Since 2004 Signal Wizard products have been sold all over the world for applications ranging from noise suppression, adaptive filtering and system modelling to musical instrument research. In particular, their ease of use ensures that they are ideally suited for teaching simple and more advanced concepts in DSP both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. For this purpose, a DSP laboratory teaching package has been developed using the Signal Wizard range of devices, and has proven an invaluable tool for training our student cohort in the practical aspects of DSP engineering design and programming.