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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:

May 2, 2015 Success Stories

My chapter 4 lesson was the best one yet. My chapter 4 lesson was the best one yet.

“I got to learn all the cables and functions. Then we took a trip to the storage section to look at all of the old equipment. It was cool to see all of the pieces of history. I was able to use my cable knowledge to help Hollis set up for a singer to come and record. During the session, he had me working on the pre amps and I got to help tear down the mic and cable. Overall, it was another good day!”

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Getting the hang of things.

“I feel like a total stud when I can look on a box and actually understand all those numbers on the side. LOL.”

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I loved it!

“Today I got to sit in on my first session and it was awesome. I loved it. I can’t wait to start my career in this profession!”

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I can’t wait to finish this mix to show my mentor! I can’t wait to finish this mix to show my mentor!

“This week I got to use the Minimoog Voyager and experiment! It was super fun and also really cool using an analog synthesizer! I have also been working hard on the mix assignment recently. I am even getting to use a project from the studio as my mix assignment, rather than a track from the book! I can’t wait to finish this mix to show my mentor!”

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This week’s lesson was awesome. This week’s lesson was awesome.

“I can’t wait to get home and mess around will all these new toys I now know about. It wasn’t difficult but very helpful and I hope for find good time to get started on the MIDI assignment. Thank you.”

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I worked with my mentor hand in hand

“I worked with my mentor hand in hand on this chapter. My experience was positive as usual. The basic electronic chapter was very helpful in learning about the current power usage in an out voltage which is necessary when connecting equipment.”

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Young Audio Engineer / Producer Taking Off In The Industry Young Audio Engineer / Producer Taking Off In The Industry

“There are so many people in the world that has dreams and goals of earning their stomping ground in this music industry. But how many people are actually on the right path doing so and not just running in place? Before I found this program….I was just that. It can be a challenge especially in a world where being an Artist or Musician is not well respected unless you are already known very well. Being at Bravo Ocean Studios is giving me the platform and inspiration to build a catalog with varieties of genres, help produce/engineer and develop new talent and develop myself as a professional engineer!”

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It was a great experience and I cannot wait to do it again!

“For the first time I was able to go back a second day to sit in with him during a session. He was recording vocals for a gospel album. The artists name was Lisa, and also had another singer names Dawn with her. She also had a rapper named Myrin. They were all very nice, and sounded great. Toward the end of the night he let me sit in the “hot seat” and kind of run the session a little bit.”

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April 25, 2015 Success Stories

MIDI Chapter SIXTEEN MIDI Chapter SIXTEEN

“Upon my sixteenth arrival at the studio I was blazing with questions about how to choose the right MIDI controller. All I had learned had fueled my passion for making music again. This time because of the fluidity a keyboard allows you. A computer keyboard has no comparison. We overviewed the background of MIDI and electronic instruments quickly and dived into the much more interesting stuff.”

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I am hoping to pursue a career in audio engineering in the Tampa/Clearwater area! I am hoping to pursue a career in audio engineering in the Tampa/Clearwater area!

“This week we studied time based effects such as reverb and delay. We have been working with delay and reverb a lot with vocalists, helping add presence to the performance. The delay is a great effect to add more “layers” to a vocal track, especially in hip hop tracks where vocals may be spaced out, the delay can get rid of the need for traditional “Ad Libs”. Also this week, I traveled to Florida to meet with Alex Romero, a great engineer at Clear Track Studios in Tampa. Clear Track’s equipment and overall look and design blew me away, as well as the client list. At this stage, I am hoping to pursue a career in audio engineering in the Tampa/Clearwater area!”

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It looked so much more complicated than it really was

“About ready for my copy of Pro Tools, spent the majority of today in the studio learning how to create a template on Pro Tools. Just the basic steps that one must go through in order to get the foundation of a session in order. Going over the basics, how to mix and balance on a DAW than on the console. It looked so much more complicated than it really was, after erasing and creating a template around 4 times it became second nature and I really started to understand how Pro Tools goes about functioning.”

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MAN have I learned so much! MAN have I learned so much!

“Wow! Chapter 18 already! It seems like it’s gone by so fast but MAN have I learned so much! So as the title says, “acoustics and monitoring” is what this lesson covered. My mentor again told me things to look out for and when I would ask a question on how to do something he wouldn’t tell me how to do it he would switch it back to me and ask me the question in different words that I had just asked and it helped me understand what I needed done and I got it! Big thanks to Jim and his teachings”

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It wasn’t easy but I really did learn a lot from doing that. It wasn’t easy but I really did learn a lot from doing that.

“For today’s session, I got to actually record my mentor. He’s doing 12 rock instrumental tracks for his agent in NY so he needs a little help running the board so he’s not jumping back and forth. So I got to actually sit down with his console and track and program drums. Programming drums has been something I’ve been looking into since I don’t have a lot of space for drums, let alone to mic them. It wasn’t easy but I really did learn a lot from doing that. It was probably the hardest I worked the whole time I was there and I had a blast doing it.”

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I have been having fun practicing and getting acclimated to Pro Tools

“I have been having fun practicing and getting acclimated to Pro Tools. I am also spending time learning the key command shortcuts and see the definite advantage to moving quickly through setup and function. I also had taken advantage of my first tutorial through a remote session with a RRF instructor. It was a pleasure getting to work with Gerald he was a great help with getting started, answering questions and offering tips and advice. It was informative and I look forward to our next session. I also look forward to finishing my sine wave assignment and putting to practice what I have learned so far.”

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My first day of class was great! My first day of class was great!

“I really enjoyed sitting down with my mentor and going over the first chapter of the E-book. I’m excited to go back, and continue with these classes!”

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Lilly Carey, Verplanck, NY Lilly works with Legendary Singer / Songwriter Roberta Flack.
James Njau, Hartsdale, NY This International Student went on to work in a world-class recording studio in a matter of months!
Kyle McPherson, Clearwater, FL This student became a full-time recording studio employee halfway through our course.
Ozzy Williams, Jackson Heights, NY This student was offered a position at the studio just 2.5 months into the program.
Blake La Grange, Las Vegas, NV Blake's mentor offered him the position of First Engineer.
Luther Banks, Atlanta, GA This student is now a Staff Engineer at his Mentor's Recording Studio.
BJ Francisco, Chicago, IL BJ's mentor helped him fine-tune his skills. Now he works as a Lead Audio Engineer.
Dana Kilcrease, Fishkill, NY Many Students Get Paid Work Right After Graduation!
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John Digiacomo, Philadelphia, PA This student now produces for a major record label.
Justin Lomelino, Oak Park, IL This graduate now works as a freelance engineer.
Daniel Neilson, Atlanta, GA Daniel accepted a job just a couple of months into our program.
Vincent Campos, Houston, TX From Apprentice to Staff Engineer / Producer, this student's hard work paid off.
Scott Buzzell, Baldwinsville, NY With his mentor's guidance, Scott was able to start his own Recording Studio.
Charles Buckley, Denver, CO This Graduate is currently working as a DJ, Producer, and Engineer in Denver
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Andrew Kirk, Tampa, FL Recording Connection Honors Graduate
Chris Biggin, Dallas, TX This student is now working as a Chief Engineer with his mentor.
Rachael Kylie, Taylorsville, UT Student Rachael Kylie Records Vocals for Local Indie Artist
Peter Rodriguez, GA Checking in with a recent Atlanta, GA graduate.
Juma Spears, Fort Worth, TX Juma's Post-Graduation Success
Anthony Alvarez, Las Vegas, NV Anthony Alvarez Describes his Experience with the Recording Connection Thus Far
Jesse Rothman, Lebanon, NJ Work with real artists, producers, and engineers as you apprentice (extern).
Jane Song, Open Call Studios After graduation, Jane Song founded her Own Production Company.
Frank Gillis, Fort Myers, FL Apply what you learn in the curriculum to real recording sessions.
Darlene Pech, Tyngsboro, MA Spotlight on Recording Connection Student Darlene
Ben Eklund, Philadelphia, PA Audio Engineering Student Ben Eklund Secures a Job After Graduation
Thomas Gentil, Bremerton, WA Thomas Gentil works with his mentor on real recording sessions with local artists.
Pierre Navales, Salt Lake City, UT Pierre Navales builds connections as he works with local artists at his mentor's studio.
Todd Talbot, Denver, CO A musician of 20+ years, Todd Talbot came to us to extend his knowledge.
Matt Baker, Miami, FL Matt describes his experience with the Recording Connection.
Anthony Zuniga, Philadelphia, PA Recent Graduate Anthony Zuniga Finds Success as a Live Sound Engineer
Shoneen Stenftenagel, Saint Anthony, IN Shoneen Stenftenagel Works with Her Mentor in Real Recording Sessions
Gabe Green, Little Rock, AR Despite Gabe's busy schedule, he was able to get the training he needed to succeed.
Neil Schultz, St. Louis, MO Neil continues to work for his mentor on professional projects.
Brian Piper, Cleveland, OH Brian Reflects on the Program After Graduation
Philadelphia Music Student Rachel Is Hired Upon Graduation
Joey Merichko, Frankfort, IL This student is now working for a major music producer in Chicago
Richard Martens, Stegar, IL Richard works with his mentor on even after graduation.
Richard Sawchuk, Kelowna, BC Canada Success After Graduating
Ian Thompson, Lahaina, HI Ian worked with his mentor on professional projects as a student.
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