Blake LaGrange graduated in 2009 from Recording Connection under mentor Steve Weatherbee of Golden Track Studio, San Diego. “If you are already doing what you love and you go through the program using the resources at Recording Connection, you can succeed,” Blake said during a visit to Los Angeles Center Studios this week. Blake comes from a place of personal experience, as he currently owns and operates two of his own studios with a focus on EDM music.
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following audio courses
with us in and around Akron
Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.
Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)
Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)
Music Producing Program
Hip Hop Producer Program
Live Sound Engineer
Learn from Legends
Logic Electronic Music
Post Production For Film and TV
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Top Recording Engineers, Famous Music Producers, Heavyweight Industry Figures
Watch how we teach audio through our mentor apprentice method of education. Learn more about the pros from whom you will learn professional recording techniques, where our courses are taught, what professional audio engineers and music producers think about our programs, and more.
Your Akron, Ohio
Recording School Alternative
Your AKRON, OHIO MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL
If you're looking for a great Akron Audio Engineering School, look no further! We're RECORDING CONNECTION, the only school that gets you inside an actual Akron recording studio, working as an audio student apprentice (extern) while you learn audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, drum and bass, techno, jungle and more), club DJ and post production audio. In Akron, Ohio, the best way to get started in a career in audio is by apprenticing in one of Akron's recording studios. We're the school that gets your foot in the door.
Time to face facts: it can cost anywhere from 20-50 thousand dollars to go to an audio engineering trade school, and sometimes even more. By contrast, with our revolutionary program, you can go to audio engineering school in a real recording studio for a fraction of that amount. The choice is clear! Play it smart, get on the inside track, and learn directly from the pros in a real-world environment. Our audio engineering school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.
Located in northeastern Ohio, the city of Akron is home to about 207,000 people. Although not normally a city people readily associate with the music business, Akron actually has a vibrant and influential music scene, having particularly made a mark in the rock, punk and indie-rock genres. Akron has either produced or been home to such noteworthy musicians and bands as Devo, Warrant, heavy metal singer Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest, Beyond Fear), Rachel Sweet, The Black Keys, and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, just to name a few.
Today, Akron's music scene continues to be active, with a number of venues and recording studios hosting local and touring bands and artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Akron holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.
The distinct advantage RECORDING CONNECTION has over other audio engineering schools is our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. Forget the sterile classroom environment--you won't need it with our program. Instead, we place you in a real recording studio to be trained one-on-one with a working industry professional, thus getting you close to the action in ways other schools can't. In fact, over 70% of our graduates find jobs in the recording industry, usually through connections they made during their time in our program. You owe it to yourself to see what our Akron Audio Engineering School can do for your career.
We get our students jobs.
Of Our Graduates Get
Jobs in the Music Business
Our outstanding job placement rate is no accident. We are able to achieve this high mark because our graduates have trained inside a working recording studio. This gives our students excellent hands-on skills, real-world job experience, and the industry connections and references that just aren’t available on a school campus. Additionally, we have a very proactive Stay Connected Job Assistance Program that serves as our graduates’ advocate in the job market for up to a year after course completion. When we say we’re connected with the music business, we mean it.Read our student success stories.
The Akron, Ohio Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
Akron Is Your Jumping Off Point
The Recording Connection has locations everywhere. We have locations all across Ohio and even all across the globe. We even have locations in Akron. We are completely prepared for you education needs.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Don't Worry About Going Into Debt
You know how every single credit card company is dead set on ‘bailing you out of debt'. Well, what if you never had to go into debt in the first place? What if you never had to take out massive school loans? What if we told you that the Film Connection operates with that as a motto? We want to be affordable. Period.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You'll be learning in an unusual place. You won't be in a classroom. You'll be in a studio. A real recording studio. In Akron, we purposefully establish our students in a workplace environment so that they gain both experience and connections.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
Learn What It Takes
You'll be working with a mentor for the duration of your time with the Recording Connection. This person will have been around the block and know exactly what to do. They'll assist you in learning the craft of audio engineering.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our mentors have been exalted to the status of near demi-gods. They're universally regarded as the best producers and engineers in the industry.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
If You Need It…
You'll also have access to our job placement program. This will help you find work after graduation, if you need it.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connecting With People From All Walks Of Lifehighly recommended by pros. They see it first hand. They understand how great it is.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Become A Superstar
You'll be on the inside track from the very beginning. You'll be working with people who know what they're doing and will teach you. You'll be an up and coming superstar before you are even out of school.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Tutoring is a service that many students need. Maybe you do, maybe you don't. Either way, it's there and you'll have access to it.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connections Are Your Goal
Any one of our students that really wants to get a foot in the door can do so by making a simple action. Reaching out. That's the best way to make connections. Putting yourself out there. Well, you'll have plenty of opportunities to do just that in the Akron branches of the Film Connection.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.