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.
Baltimore / Maryland
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following audio courses
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Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.
Ableton Electronic Music
Learn from Legends
Logic Electronic Music
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Watch how we teach audio through our mentor apprentice method of education. Learn who you will learn professional recording techniques from, where our courses are taught, what professional audio engineers and music producers think about our programs and more.
Your Baltimore, Maryland
Recording School Alternative
Your BALTIMORE, MD AUDIO RECORDING SCHOOL
While there is more than one Baltimore Recording School from which to choose, the RECORDING CONNECTION is the only one that gets you inside an actual Baltimore recording studio, where you will work as an audio student apprentice (extern) and learn music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trance, trip hop, house music, acid house and more), club DJ and post production audio. Make no mistake, the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Baltimore is to start inside a Baltimore recording studio as an apprentice–and we’re the school that gets your foot in the door.
Reality check: you could easily spend upwards of 50 thousand dollars to go to a recording trade school, or you could spend far less and go to recording school in a real recording studio. The choice is clear! Play it smart–get on the inside track, and get your education in a real-world environment. Our recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.
Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland, with a city population of over 600,000 people, and a greater metro area of around 2.7 million people. Baltimore is a city with a long and rich musical history, beginning as a hub for classical music, instrument production and music publishing, and embracing new modern styles over the years. Baltimore is remembered as a hotspot for African-American popular music styles such as East Coast ragtime, featuring legends such as Eubie Blake. Baltimore was also a huge hotspot for jazz and doo-wop, and was home to the Buddy Deane Dance Show (which served as the inspiration for the musical Hairspray). Notable musicians with ties to Baltimore include jazz legend Billie Holiday, singer/songwriter Tori Amos, Cass Elliot (The Mamas and the Papas), and Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz, to name a few.
Today, Baltimore continues to lead in a variety of genres, particularly in the rock and punk scene, but also in a diversity of other styles. Live music venues large and small host local and touring acts on a regular basis. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Baltimore holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.
The secret to the RECORDING CONNECTION's success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you'll be paired with a working professional in the recording industry who will personally train you on recording and audio projects. In this way, we get you close to the action in ways other recording schools can't match. Over 70 percent of our graduates get hired in the industry, usually through contacts they made while studying with us. You could be next! Enroll in our Baltimore Recording School today, and let us get you started.
Students Near Baltimore
Checking in on our Maryland Recording Students who are learning audio engineering and music producing where they live in places like Baltimore
Learn the basics needed to succeed in the music industry.
“This lesson with my mentor was very in-depth. We started going over the digital audio basics needed before any recording or any equipment is used, which is the primary general knowledge that needs to be known in the music industry. I am now starting to realize the "work" side of music that no one gets to see, and I'm actually excited to have the insights that most people won't. I enjoy learning from my mentor and I look forward to continuing.”
-- Zachary Green, Laurel, Maryland
Learn Pro Tools with the help of your recording connection mentor.
“This week I went in to see my mentor twice. The first day we spent a little time on patch bays and it was very straight-forward and I picked it up quick. After that we spent the rest of the training lesson in Pro Tools learning about the different functions. The very next day I came in and did the Microphone Identification Quiz that my mentor gave me. Although I didn't get it all right, my mentor said I did very well. After that we jumped right back into Pro Tools and talked about latency, PC usage, and other technical aspects of Pro Tools. This is my very first time working with Pro Tools. In the past I have had a chance to use other programs, such as Audacity and Fruity Loops. However, neither of them were as in-depth as Pro Tools. Over the last few lessons with my mentor I've found out we have a lot in common and we really continue to get along very well. The Recording Connection couldn't have found a better match for me.”
-- Sean McCabe, Baltimore, Maryland
Use your mentors’ professional recording equipment to produce quality recordings.
"This week with my mentor, I learned more about the console, as well as how signal flow takes place. My mentor let me mess around with the faders on a gospel track to tweak around with the compressor, let the effects run through the patch bay, and level the faders, which I worked on for an entire hour. By mixing on a board I believe I can now get a better feel for the music."
-- Divan Henson, Baltimore, Maryland
Learn by doing.
"This week with my mentor, I learned more about the console, as well as how signal flow takes place. My mentor let me mess around with the faders on a gospel track to tweak around with the compressor, let the effects run through the patch bay, and level the faders, which I worked on for an entire hour. By mixing on a board I believe I can now get a better feel for the music.."
-- Zachary Green, Laurel, Maryland
Learn Closely With Your Mentor
"My mentor is impossible not to feel comfortable around. My mentor and I spent our session today doing more hands on stuff, like understanding signal flow, as well as how and why everything gets plugged into A, B, C, D. My mentor even had me learn some basics on Pro Tools. I am certainly getting from the Recording Connection what I paid for and know that, with each lesson, I will become more familiar."
-- Aaron Walker, Reisterstown, Maryland
Sam Amador GAITHERSBURG, MD
Lately my mentor and I have been doing tracking, well, I'm watching and he's talking me thru it and same with mixing. We're trying to get my ears used to the different types of EQ's and such. Mic my first band. Took three hours but it was pretty cool. The reason it took so long was because my mentor wanted to try something new. Of course we had some bugs but the band dug it and he seemed pretty happy. I ran around alot so I was too tired to enjoy it. My mentor let me handle the scratch track which was nerve-racking. So I winged it and turned out fine.
Justin Carulli MALDEN, MARYLAND - RECORDING STUDENT
I've just been learning everything. This is a massive amount of information but I'm into it. Really into it. Thank god I didn't do traditional school.
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 pro-active 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 Baltimore, Maryland Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
Baltimore Is The Place To StartBaltimore Is the Place To Start.
No need to relocate to attend the Recording Connection. We have locations in hundreds of locations across the U.S. (including Baltimore) and on three continents. There’s no real need to search out adventure. In Baltimore, it’ll find you. Your path to a career in the music industry starts right here.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Affordability in Baltimore.
You’ll be able to leave our audio school nearly debt free. No massive student loans to pay back. We kick it simple-style.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Baltimore Is A Place For Learners.
In Baltimore, you’ll be working in a recording studio, not in a classroom. You’ll be learning on the job. That’s the best way to learn the music industry. We're surprised the other schools don't know that.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
Mentorship In Baltimore.
Our Baltimore mentors will teach you everything you need to know about the craft of audio engineering. You’ll be learning constantly in a uniquely fulfilling one-on-one system.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
How Dope Are Our Mentors?
Our mentors are dope. As in, every one of our mentors are awesome. They work with the biggest names in the industry, because they're industry pros, not college professors. You might not see any degrees on the walls, but you're likely to spot some Gold and Platinum records.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Job Placement Help.
If you need a job post-graduation, we’ll help you find one with our Stay Connected Job Assistance Course.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Highest Ranking Among Industry Pros.
Our school is constantly being recommended by industry insiders. We're the school that is most recommended by people "in the know." We’re just that awesome.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Inside is the New Black.
Immediately, in our program, you’ll be working from the inside of a studio. This is an amazing opportunity because it allows you to skip the step of trying to get important people to notice you. You're already an insider.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We offer free tutoring to all of our students who need it.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
While you’re in our program you’ll be making connections that can one day help advance your career. Nothing gets done in this business without connections, and that includes landing a job. You wouldn't make these connections in some classroom, but you will in the studio.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.