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These Recording Connection graduates are now working in the audio recording and music producing business because of the education they received and the connections they made through our school. Some are now Chief Engineers, others are recording studio owners, and still others are producing.
Recording Connection gets you in the door of a real studio where the action happens. We open the door, we make the connection, and we train you. If you are hard-working and motivated, this could be you one day soon. "The proof is in the pudding," as the saying goes; these stories are proof that you, too, can live your dream. Please read on:
November 23, 2013 Success Stories
Today was a very hands-on learning day. My mentor put me in the main chair and let me EQ the tracks, do the notch filtering and taught me about setting locations every time the song changes. It is helpful to be organized and professional. We also went over bussing tracks to better my organization skills. Second chapter was very interesting and I better understand electricity in relation to sound and music. I like how the curriculum teaches the science of music. I like science so this was enjoyable to read. Can’t wait for next week.-- Omar De La Cruz Salazar, Longmont, CO
“Everything is going well with the book as well as the studio. I might be bringing a singer I know into the studio to record a song I made the music and wrote the lyrics for in a couple of weeks. It’s going to be good to get my hands on being a sound engineer practically rather than listening and watching what is happening around me with the people in the studio. I definitely think doing this is going to benefit me in a way that I’m thankful for.”-- Alex Merullo, Burlington, MA
“This was a great chapter. I’ve been learning a lot through hands on work in the studio I’ve been working in and it’s a great environment to be in. My mentor is doing a great job and runs a nice establishment. My goal for next week is to be able to successfully record an artist by myself!”-- Graylyn Claiborne, Macomb, MI
“Well this is the most fun course ever. Music reigns supreme. Smile a little and tap your toes folks. My band will have and album out by June of 2014. Straight up Madness, I’d like to believe in!”-- Shane Powell, Topeka, KS
“After reading this chapter I came to realize that all the wires in a studio mean a lot. I now have a clearer understanding on what to set up in a studio that will make my sound clearer and more precise. After reading this chapter, I also noticed that XLR and TRS cables are the most commonly used wires that I been using in my personal studio. Now that, I am aware of the functionality of different wires I can now expand my studio and make it a more efficient work place.”-- Christian Albrizio, Rock Tavern, NY
“I think the plug-in lesson was the most interesting. The different variations of tools that you can use are what makes audio engineering is so great. Building your own unique workflow is what separates you as an individual in this business.”-- Harry Bing, Ellenwood, GA
“I can’t wait to actually get to the point of learning about compressors, EQs, and getting to use the nice outboard compressors, EQs and other effects by patching the audio to them in the patch bay! The course is still very interesting and I am definitely learning a lot so far! The next lesson should be a little fun since I can finally touch the nice mics I have always dreamed about seeing/ using in person. The lesson on mic placement should be even more exciting! I can hardly wait!”-- Devin Zorn, North Richland Hills, TX
I have been learning so much. My mentor is an inspiration. Soon I will be recording my own album at playground studios. I have no doubt this is going to be a great experience.-- Edward Bell, Raleigh, NC
“What sold me was the way in which the curriculum was taught; one on one in a real recording studio. After I saw that, it was a wrap because connections are everything in the music industry. My plan is to spend half of the six months of the course here in Little Rock, and the other half somewhere where I have made a connection with someone in the industry to help further my career. I’ve always dreamed big and in my eyes, nothing is impossible. Already I have talked to plenty of people whom I never would have thought I could! I’ve set up plenty of promoters to be ready when I send them a body of work to promote. All that’s left is to learn and make music!”-- Vaiden Holmes, Cabot, AR
November 16, 2013 Success Stories
“I’m learning a lot and really like my mentor. I find the professional vibe in the room very helpful in keeping me focused.”-- Max Bergen, Portland, OR
“It is amazing how much my vocabulary and engineering conversation as changed in the past month! I even come up with questions about things I do not understand and in one simple explanation, it all makes perfect sense. I am really enjoying the organization of everything and how there is so much I can do in the studio!”-- Amanda Payne, Jacksonville, FL
“I just finished Chapter 1 a few days ago and my training at the studio was incredible. We spent some time reviewing the content of the chapter and then branched out into all aspects of recording from EQ settings, plug-in usage and mic choices. After all this we hung out at the studio just talking about music, stories of the studio and also from our own musical backgrounds. Looking forward to my next chance to be in the studio.”-- Jason Kropp, Astoria Queens, NY
“Overall, I’m really grateful for the chance to sit in on my mentor and his client’s session. I feel like I’ve taken a lot from it and it was really good to see some of the more theoretical elements of music recording being put into a real world application. I can’t wait for the next time that I get to observe another session at the studio!”-- Bruce Fugett, Bonney Lake, WA
“My mentor allowed me to sit in on a tracking/ mixing session with an R&B/Hip-Hop artist. It was really interesting to see their process of working together. I paid attention to how Joe organized his pro-tools session, which was in a way I hadn’t seen before but it made sense. Watching him, it seemed a lot easier than the way I had previously been taught.”-- Mary Sanders, New Lenox, IL
“This was my first real experience where I had to tour a professional studio, even though I’m a recording artist and have been to a lot of studios, I have never had the opportunity to do a detailed tour. I also had the opportunity to sit in the control room with my mentor as he asked one of the band members to do a warm up.”-- Babah Paco, Seattle, WA