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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:
February 15, 2014 Success Stories
Work with music across a wide range of genres.
“It was a very cool week! We learned different techniques for inboard and outboard gear and the subtle differences with the actual sounds. We broke down each instrument. From guitars to drums to background vocals. My mentor had me bring in some music of genres that I don’t normally listen to which included dance, techno, some hip-hop and spice girls. It was a really cool exercise to talk about what we appreciated in the music genre we don’t listen to!”
Learn the essentials for achieving the perfect mix.
“This week’s lesson was very informative. One of the main topics we covered was of different audio formats. I enjoyed the knowledge shared, mostly due to the fact that I didn’t know all of the different formats that lose quality through compression. Before, I would mix down most of my personal projects into MP3, not knowing how much information I was losing. Along with format types, we covered the rates at which certain songs and projects are recorded at. Finding the right balance for any session is highly important. Lastly, I got to check out some recording Mics and help set a couple up. Looking forward to getting more hands on with the equipment within the studio!”
Your mentor will help you understand advanced recording techniques.
“On Friday I had my first session with my mentor. It was pretty awesome! He cleared up what compression means and how it differs from gating. I’ve never been able to understand compression until he taught me the basics. Now I’m in a lot better shape!”
-- Rachael Cole, Mechanicsville, MD
The best way to learn audio is by example.
“Going in at the studio watching people record is fun. But watching my mentor use all the equipment is more fun. We went over how using a guitar amp on bass and electric sound way better than plugging it in to our interface directly. Also he gave me some tips on using the compressor right. Even though we haven’t got into plugins yet but time is coming. Tomorrow we are going to record my buddy on guitar through the amplifier. I can’t wait! This goes with lesson 6 Mic placement so I’m looking forward to this been an exciting month and more to come.”
“My first 100%! I’m so happy! I got to say though it’s a good thing that I read over the chapter like, three times. I’ll no doubt be reviewing sections to make sure I understand!”
-- Joshua Markham Allen, TX
Learn EQ from a professional audio engineer.
“Today my mentor and I worked on EQ. I put low and high pass filters on each track. Then I learned eq sweeping (notch filtering). Swept for bad frequencies and cut them out. Some buzzes on the bass track I could not get rid of, frustrating. Very fun I could have spent hours on 1 track! Can’t wait to get pro-tools so I can practice at home.”
-- Tom Gosnell, Denver, CO
February 8, 2014 Success Stories
Use your acquired knowledge for your own home studio.
“This lesson was real interesting to me. It gave me a real basic look into how electricity works and how sound travels. This information will really come in handy when I start setting up my studio and wiring my equipment. It will also help me to understand Pro Tools 10 more. I can’t wait to learn more!”
-- Aaron Johnson Rowlett, TX
Step into a world-class recording studio and get your hands dirty.
“This week, I learned one of the most important things I will learn in this course. That behemoth is signal flow. When we first learned about it, it was on a piece of paper that we were told to look over and memorize. I did just that, even though I had no clue as to what I was memorizing. It wasn’t until our lab day, when we all got together and used Glenn’s SSL 9000 to mic a piano, get the analog signal from the mic to be converted to digital, record that signal on Pro Tools, and then be converted back to analog and played back using pads, amps, bussers, and all kinds of signal manipulators that I got a grasp of what signal flow really was. I have to admit, it was pretty cool using all this top of the line technology. I felt like an actual engineer.”
“My mentor is great and I’m excited to continue working with him. At first, looking at all the gear and electronics you’re working with all at the same is a little overwhelming but after the recording session, I can see the basics of how Pro-Tools works and that makes it much easier to understand when we go back over it!”
-- Jessica Sherman, Columbia Station, OH
The techniques you pick up here will stay with you your entire career.
“Once again another very informative topic in the world of production. The mic world has a lot to it and as an EDM Producer I would have never guessed so much was involved in such a small device. I’ll be checking out this chapter for a long while past my graduation.”
“After learning that one of our condenser mic’s external power source wasn’t on, we all got the chance to send signal from the mics and through the sound board. After adjusting and solo-ing the different signals we then recorded to ProTools. Looking back on all this, it is just a little unreal that I’m able to understand and use all this equipment that was so foreign to me only a month ago.”
“The past two sessions with Joey have been really insightful. When we talked about the lesson about electronics, he put into a way that I could relate too. Some concepts of electricity are hard to understand but he made it seem so much easier. The next lesson that we did was great.”
Spend your time in the studio working with real artists.
“With the mixing and recording of bands the past week, my mentor and I haven’t had a lot of time to go over the first chapter. So we met on Tuesday and went over it thoroughly. My mentor made sure I had a complete understanding of the textbook, and I’m glad we did. So far, I am very happy with the program and the mentor who took me on.”
Learn what it takes to make it in the music industry.
“Things have been incredible over the last several months of my time at The Recording Connection. I have gotten experience with engineering, producing, recording, songwriting, marketing, A&R scouting, and studio maintenance. I have learned how to work with people and proper studio etiquette. I would do it again in a heartbeat.”