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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.

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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Live DJ

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Live Sound Engineer

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Logic Electronic Music

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Post Production For Film and TV

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Music Business

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Advanced Audio

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Your Portland, Oregon
Recording School Alternative


If you’re looking for a great recording school in Portland, Oregon, look no further! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only Portland Recording School that hooks you up as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual Portland recording studio, where you will learn directly from the pros as you study mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (video game music, acid house, dub fusion, electronica and more), post production audio and electronic DJ. Make no mistake: the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Portland is to start inside a Portland recording studio as an apprentice–and that’s where we come in.

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, learn the skills in a real-world environment, and get connected as you get educated. Our recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.

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Located in northeastern Oregon near the Washington state line, Portland is the largest city in Oregon with a metro population of over 2 million people. Known for its arts-friendliness, Portland is home to a vibrant, diverse and historically influential music scene. Portland has long been a hotspot for roots music genres such as bluegrass, folk, blues and alt-country, but has also been influential in modern genres such as punk, hardcore and indie-rock. Among the many notable bands and musicians with connections to Portland are The Dandy Warhols, Elliot Smith, The Decemberists, Courtney Love, The Kingsmen and The Hudson Brothers. The Portland scene has also attracted many prominent bands who have relocated here from other areas; examples of these are Paul Revere & the Raiders, The Shins, Modest Mouse, and Spoon.

Numerous quality recording studios can be found in Portland, accommodating the needs of this busy music community. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you'll find plenty to keep you busy in Portland, Oregon. The RECORDING CONNECTION's distinct advantage over other recording schools is our innovative mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. Forget about sterile classrooms–you won't need them with our program. Instead, we pair you with a working industry professional who personally instructs you on real recording projects in one of Portland's recording studios, putting you close to the action in ways other recording schools can't. Over 70% of our students go on to permanent industry work, usually through contacts they made while studying with us. You could be next! Enroll in our Portland Recording School today, and discover what we can do for your career.


Contact the Portland Recording Connection

1001 SW 5th Ave
Suite 1100 No. 973
Portland, OR 97204

(503) 388-4980

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Mo-Sa 09:00 - 18:00

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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 Portland, Oregon Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


    Located All Over.

    Portland, Oregon is one of the cultural hubs of the United States, which is one of the many reasons that the Recording Connection has opened new locations there. We also have hundreds of other locations across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and even Australia.

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


    Affordable Recording School.

    How would you like to graduate with little or no debt? You can, with our affordable tuition. In a time when most schools are hiking their rates through the roof, this is almost unheard of. But we believe in helping you launch a career, not getting you buried in debt so we can collect huge fees.

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


    Stay Out Of the Classroom.

    You'll be learning more than you've ever learned before because you won't be in a classroom. You'll be in a real recording studio. The best way to learn is to do. That's why we drop you into the heart of the action and let you sink or swim.

    Advantage: Recording Connection.


    Learn From a Mentor.

    You'll be assisted during this process by a mentor. This person will work with you day to day, giving you one-on-one instruction on the art of audio engineering and producing.

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


    You'll Be Learning From the Best.

    Your mentor will be an individual with years of high-level industry experience. Our mentors have worked with the biggest names in music and have won many awards. You'll be learning from the absolute best.

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


    Get Work After You Graduate.

    Are you worried about finding employment post-graduation? Don't be. You'll be taken care of. We have a whole department that will help you find work.

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


    Hailed As the Next Evolution.

    You'll be attending a school that is heralded as the next evolution of organized audio education. We are more recommended by industry professionals than any other music production school.

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


    Insider Status.

    As an apprentice (extern) in the studio, you'll become one of the 'insiders'. In an industry where getting someone to take you seriously is extremely difficult, this gives you a huge leg up on the competition.

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


    Free Tutoring.

    You'll be given free tutoring, if you need it. And it's unlimited.

    Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.


    Connections and Support.

    The connections that you gain while attending our audio engineering school in Portland will enable you to follow your heart's desire. In this business, connections are key. Whatever you want to do, you'll be able to do it because you'll have the connections that will support you and enable you.

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