Chicago Audio School by the Chicago Recording Connection
READ WHAT A WORKING AUDIO ENGINEER AND MUSIC PRODUCER SAYS ABOUT OUR CHICAGO AUDIO SCHOOL
The main point about the program is you get your foot in the door from day one. Period. In other audio engineering programs or schools, you don’t step foot in a real facility until you graduate, so you have no “real” experience. With RC, you get real world experience in a real studio! No sitting in classrooms, with teachers who are not in the field full time, on a daily basis, you are learning from people in the industry today!
I agree with this 100%. If you look at the employment rate of graduates from traditional audio schools, it is a lot lower than that of the Recording Connection, due to the fact that you don’t get “on the job” training in those institutions. They are mainly concerned with profits, rather than the advancement of recording and producing.
The mentor-apprentice method of education taught by you at the RC is the original way up and coming engineers learned, from a mentor. What are your thoughts in our method of education (one on one inside a real studio).
All the great engineers of the past decades have learned from mentoring. They put in the time in the studio learning, watching, and practicing with their mentors. If you have someone mentoring you, you have a greater chance at learning your craft, instead of having to figure it out on your own, or being stuck in a classroom.
How do you feel about the new curriculum?
The new RC curriculum is amazing!!! It truly highlights all the essentials of what you need to know and learn to be a successful audio engineer or producer. It really keeps the apprentices engaged in learning and activities even when they are not in the studio.
If you had one or two pieces of advice for applicants to the RC what would you tell them about our program and its benefits?
When choosing an audio school, to me, there are 2 main things to consider, hands on learning, and the teacher. With RC, you get 1 on 1, hands on experience in a real studio. That right there should be enough to make your decision a lot easier. You are also being mentored by a professional in the industry, today, who is up to date with the current trends and software and hardware. If you are serious about a career in audio engineering and production, this program is hands down the best way to go, and you won’t have to worry about paying student loans for the next 30 years!!!!
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The Chicago Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
1) We’ve got locations everywhere.
Are you a prospective recording and music productions student? Do you want to stay in Chicago and go to school at a world-class music production institute? Do you have a burning passion for recording music and audio engineering? Well, the Chicago Recording Connection in Chicago, Illinois is the perfect audio mixing school for you then. We also have locations throughout the US.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
2) Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt.
We hate the fact that the global education trend is toward more and more expensive tuitions. We’re holding the line. We refuse to over charge students for the potential of a bright future.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
3) Your Classroom Will Be The Recording Studio.
You’ll be learning and working in a real recording house. The studio will function both as your place of work and your classroom. You’ll be learning both how to function in a high-pressure work environment and what to do when presented with problems.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
4) Learn One-on-one.
You’ll hone your recording craft from a mentor. They’ll teach you the ins and outs of the technical side of the recording and audio mixing art. You’ll be studying with a grand master of music production.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
5) Our Mentors Have Lots Of Gold Records.
You’ll be shocked and surprised by the impressive quality of your mentor. They’ll have numerous gold records and industry awards. You’ll be learning from someone who is currently doing exactly what you want to be doing. You’ll be gearing up to jumpstart your career with someone whose career spans multiple decades.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
6) Job Placement Assistance Program.
If you’re worried about finding a job after you graduate, don’t. You’ll be totally fine. We have a job placement assistance program this will help you find work.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
7) The Only School Recommended by 1000s of Pros.
Our school is one of a kind. We only partner with mentors who are unequivocally awesome. We only pair students with industry professionals who are guaranteed to assist them in advancing.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
8) From Day One, You’re On The Inside.
From the first day you’re in our program you’re on the ground floor. People will be working WITH you. You’ll be working with industry veterans and being treated as an equal. Where else in Chicago, Illinois are you going to find an opportunity like this?
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
9) Free Tutoring.
We offer free tutoring to any Recording Connection Student that is having scholastic difficulties.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
The Recording Connection in Chicago is a surefire way for you to break into the industry and jumpstart your career. You’ll have numerous opportunities and connections than you’ll know what to do with!
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.
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Your CHICAGO, IL RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE
While there are several recording and audio programs in Chicago from which to choose, only one Chicago Recording School gets you inside an actual Chicago recording studio, working as an audio student apprentice while you learn audio engineering, music producing, mixing, or live audio. Make no mistake, the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Chicago, IL is by apprenticing inside a Chicago recording studio–and thats where RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.
Dont make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording program at a college trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you can study recording inside a real recording studio. Play it smart, get on the inside track, learn directly from the pros, and get your education in a real-world environment. Our RECORDING SCHOOL alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.
Chicago, Illinois is the third largest city in America, with an urban population of nearly 3 million and a surrounding metro area of over 9 million. Besides being known for its commerce and manufacturing, Chicagos contribution to Americas musical history runs very deep, being a hotspot for blues, jazz and Dixieland music in the early 20th century, then a hub for folk music in the 1960s, then the birthplace of House Music in the 80s, and continuing today as a major player in the rock and hip-hop scenes. The list of noteworthy bands and artists with Chicago roots is long, and includes such names as Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Ted Nugent, Kanye West, Liz Phair, Styx, Smashing Pumpkins, and of course the namesake band Chicago–just to name a few.
With such a broad and diverse music scene, Chicago is also home to quite a few live music venues and quality recording studios, offering plenty of learning opportunities for aspiring recording engineers, music producers, live audio engineers and the like.
The RECORDING CONNECTION advantage is our mentor-apprentice approach. Rather than place you in a sterile classroom environment, we put you where the real action is–in a real studio, working one-on-one with a real industry professional on real recording projects, enabling you to make important industry connections in ways other recording schools cant match. Our system works, too–over 70 percent of our graduates go on to permanent industry jobs, sometimes being hired by the same studios where we place them for training! What are you waiting for? Enroll in our Chicago Recording School today, and let us put you on the road to a great career.
Contact the Chicago Recording Connection
155 North Wacker Drive, Suite 4250
Chicago, IL 60606