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Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.

Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)

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Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)

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Music Producing Program

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Hip Hop Producer Program

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Audio Certification

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Logic Electronic Music

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Post Production For Film and TV

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Advanced Audio

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Your Detroit, Michigan
Recording School Alternative


Congratulations–you’ve just found the most innovative Detroit Recording School option available! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only recording school that gets you working as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual Detroit recording studio, working alongside the pros as you learn mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), electronic DJ and post production audio. Hands down, the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Detroit is to start inside a Detroit recording studio as an apprentice (extern). We’re the school that gets your foot in the door.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording trade school when you can spend far less money and go to recording school in a real recording studio. Make the smart choice–get on the inside track, and get your audio education in a real-world environment. Our recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.

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Nicknamed “The Motor City” for its automobile manufacturing, Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan. Perhaps best known in music circles for Motown Records (which in the 1960s produced the distinctive R&B/soul sound known the world over as simply “Motown”), Detroit has been a consistent musical influence in a variety of genres, including rock, rap, hip-hop, blues, jazz, hardcore, punk, techno and others. The list of notable bands and musicians with Detroit connections (past and present) is long and varied, and includes such names as Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Ted Nugent, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Madonna, Eminem, The White Stripes, Insane Clown Posse, Sufjan Stevens and many others.

Today, Detroit’s music scene continues to be strong and active, with plenty of venues and recording studios to accommodate bands and artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Detroit holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.

The RECORDING CONNECTION advantage is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach.  Rather than placing you in a sterile classroom environment, we pair you with a working industry professional who trains you one-on-one during real recording projects. We get you close to the action in ways other recording schools can't, enabling you to make vital industry connections along the way. Over 70 percent of our students get hired in the recording industry, usually through contacts they made while working through our program. You could be next! Enroll in our Detroit Recording School today, and let us get you started on the road to your dreams.

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    Rolling Stones

    Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones

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    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.

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    The Detroit, Michigan Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


    Learn In Detroit, Or Anywhere Else.

    In Detroit, Michigan, the only real option for higher audio engineering education is the Recording Connection. We’ve also got audio engineering schools all over the country and the world.

    The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.


    Tuition Should Be Affordable.

    We’ve got a cheap tuition and an affordable pay structure. Don’t worry about money. Our audio school is about making sure that any Detroit individual who wants to go into audio engineering can do it without getting buried by debt.

    The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.


    Real-World Training in a Recording Studio.

    Forget about classrooms. You’ll be working in a recording studio in Detroit. You’ll be thrown into the deep end and asked to swim. In this business, there's no better way to learn.

    Advantage: Recording Connection.


    Be Paired With a Mentor for One-on-One Training.

    While you’re apprenticing in the studio, you’ll be learning one-on-one from a Detroit mentor. This person knows the industry backwards and forwards, and his/her knowledge and skill will blow your mind.

    With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.


    Our Mentors Are the Best.

    Our mentors are the best and brightest in the industry. They’re the people who’ve produced music for the likes of Madonna and the Rolling Stones. Literally.

    Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.


    A Job Is Your End Goal.

    After you graduate, we’ll work with you for an entire year to help you find a job.

    The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.


    The Audio School Most Recommended By the Pros.

    Our audio engineering school is amazing. Almost everyone in the industry says so. They know we're absolute best place to start if you’re trying to break into the industry.

    You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.


    Insider Knowledge and Position.

    As an apprentice (extern), you’ll be working towards a permanent position at a recording studio. If you’re already on the inside of a recording studio, don't you think getting that job is going to be much easier? Because it will be.

    The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.


    Free Tutoring For Students.

    We offer free tutoringto anyone in our program who needs help. Nervous about your study habits? Stuck on your homework? We've got your back.

    Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.


    Lots of Industry Connections.

    Connections are key to having a future in this business, and there's no way to make those connections while stuck in some classroom. With our on-the-job approach, you’ll be making connections with lots of music industry professionals who can one day help advance your career.

    Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.