With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.
With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.
From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice (extern) with a professional audio engineer in the studio, learn in the trenches and on-the-job. Take your dreams to the professional level in our Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program.Audio Engineering Details
Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice (extern) under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.Advanced Audio Details
Take your beat making and hip hop knowledge to the professional level by learning from a major Hip Hop Producer in his or her studio in our Recording Connection for Hip Hop & Beat Making program. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.Hip Hop / Beat Making Details
Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by apprenticing (externing) under a touring audio engineer. Recording Connection for Live Music program is geared for those who want to get inside of the music industry and tour the world.Live Sound Details
Learn Logic Pro as you apprentice (extern) under a professional electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio in our Recording Connection for Logic Pro Electronic Music Production program. Gain insider access to the electronic music scene. You tell us your favorite genres of electronic music, and we will help you produce that type of music.Electronic Music Production Details
Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. In the Recording Connection for Ableton Electronic Music Production program, learn how to elevate your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.Ableton Electronic Music Details
Looking to build a career as a music producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups that can help you get started at producing today’s music. In our Recording Connection for Music Production workshop, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.Music Producing Details
The Recording Connection Live DJ workshop pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. Want an insider’s perspective? Get the ultimate all-access pass to music-performance business knowhow. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.Live DJ Details
Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. Learn the real ins-and-outs of music business from inside the industry in Recording Connection for Music Business workshop. Are you the next music mogul?Music Business Details
Learn Post Audio while apprenticing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, the Recording Connection for Post Production for Film and TV workshop is for you.Post Production for Film and TV Details
Collaborate with music producers and learn from some of the most qualified professionals in the industry like those who’ve crafted records for U2, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Hole, Nirvana, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more. The Recording Connection Learn from Legends workshop is for graduates of the Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program and is currently an invite-only workshop.Learn from Legends Details
Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified in Recording Connection’s Audio Certification workshop, you are showing over 5,000 producers and engineers worldwide that you have what it takes to work for them as both and an assistant engineer and an engineer/producer.Audio Certification Details
From production to engineering to hip-hop and Ableton, our mentor-based programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of ordinary audio schools and programs. Work directly with an accomplished industry professional at a fully-equipped recording studio.
We provide access to vetted local studios in over 250 cities across the country. With Recording Connection, there’s no need to relocate.
Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s audio programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.
Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones
Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5
Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.
Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.
Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection
An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students
Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor
Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.
Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-apprentice learning approach.
Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.
John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection
Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher
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Not every graduate will work with the stars. But the music industry offers great career opportunities at many levels. Find out more about Recording Connection success stories.
We get it. This isn’t your normal four-year college or trade school program. We’re different, even innovative and you need to understand more before you apply. Here’s how you can get more info:
Think about it. No moving expenses. Keep your current job. Leverage your existing local connections. If you are serious about being an audio engineer, music producer or even a recording studio owner, don’t you think it makes sense to do everything you can to stack the deck in your favor? Then why on earth would you even consider moving halfway across the country to study audio in a classroom or studio lab? The Recording Connection works with hundreds of top recording studio locations in the United States from Los Angeles, California to Bangor, Maine, so you can concentrate on becoming a great audio engineer or music producer without complicating your life.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry. To survive they need to have the latest gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. Guess what? That means you'll have plenty of hands-on access to the latest and best equipment available.
Most school's gear is second or third generation. Don't get stuck in their generation gap. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Whether you're into making hip hop, electronic music, rock, country, pop, classical, jazz, R&B music or being a live DJ, you need to have both know-how and talent in order to be successful. This is where the Recording Connection comes in. We tailor our curriculum specifically for each student who attends our program.
No one-size-fits-all curriculum. The Recording Connection offers a flexible curriculum designed around your goals.
Let’s face it: the end game here is you want to work as an audio engineer or music producer. We get that. And we do everything we can to help you succeed. From day one, you’re building equity. The more you show your mentor what you can do, the more likely he’ll hire you or recommend you. In addition, our Stay Connected Job Assistance Program will actively help you find employment for up to a full year after you graduate.
We don't just give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. We actually help you become employable. Advantage: Recording Connection
How are we different? We're different in many ways, but perhaps the biggest difference is that we train you as an apprentice (extern) on-the-job, not as a student in a classroom. Recording Connection connects you into a working recording studio not as an intern but as an apprentice (extern) where you learn the secrets, tricks and shortcuts used by successful working industry pros.
With most schools you study in a classroom. With the Recording Connection you apprentice (extern) inside a major recording studio. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We understand: you want to be a working artist in the music business. We have programs in producing, recording and distributing music. You’ll learn to make and record your own music and get it heard by industry professionals.
The Recording Connection is dedicated to helping you fulfill your dreams, not just pass tests. Advantage: Recording Connection
To be successful in today’s music industry, you need to know what the gear and software does and how to use it. That means you need to know Pro Tools, Ableton, Reason, Logic, Native Instruments and more. One of the best ways to learn to use these tools is one-on-one in private training sessions. That’s the Recording Connection way.
No competing with a bunch of other students to learn what you need to know. With the Recording Connection, you have a private mentor and a team of private tutors. Advantage: Recording Connection.
A lot of audio engineering schools and music production schools talk about hands-on learning. However, we don't believe touching the board in a college lab provides enough real-world experience. That's why our students learn in real recording studios, where real music is recorded for real albums by real artists. This is where we put you so you can gain real experience by studying in a real-world environment with real client pressures and demands.
True hands-on learning and on-the-job experience. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Rather than placing you in a crowded classroom with other students where you might have to compete for lab time and attention from your teacher, the Recording Connection hooks you up as an apprentice (extern) with a mentor (professional audio engineer, music producer or sound technician) in a real recording studio where it's just you and your mentor. In other words, you receive quality face time, each and every week. Of course, sometimes you and your mentor will be dealing with clients while you sit in on sessions, and eventually run them, but truth be told, that's a good thing.
With us, you are always number one, and the only student in the class. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Imagine learning to be an audio engineer or music producer from the guy who produced U2, or Michael Jackson, or Prince, or Pearl Jam, or 50 Cent, or… With the Recording Connection, many of our instructors (mentors) are world-class music producers and audio engineers who work with some of your favorite bands, and who often have Gold records and Grammy Awards. In the music industry, a Gold record tends to speak even louder than a college degree.
Learn from seasoned industry pros with real accolades. Advantage: Recording Connection.
There’s a simple reason why so many professional audio engineers, music producers and performers recommend The Recording Connection: they know our program works. It’s not rocket science: if you want to work in the business, you need to hang out with other people in the music business. That’s exactly what The Recording Connection offers. You get to hang out in a recording studio while you learn from a professional audio engineer or music producer. Nobody else comes close.
We have glowing endorsements from some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Being on the inside is one of the biggest advantages the Recording Connection provides. Why? Because when you are on the “inside,” you are making connections daily. Because the “inside” is where jobs first become available. Because being on the “inside” means you learn how the music business really works. Classroom learning is great in theory, but if all you’ve ever done is sit in a classroom or practice in a simulated on-campus recording studio lab, then you won't necessarily have the connections you need.
Oftentimes, audio school graduates find themselves on the outside looking in. With us, you’re on the inside from day one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
With the Recording Connection, everything is included. All your books, your own copy of the latest version of Pro Tools, and private tutoring are all included. This means if you have a burning question regarding your current lessons, technical issues or how to achieve the sound you are looking for, you don’t have to wait for your next class in the studio to get the answer. You can contact Student Services and schedule a private tutoring session. Use it to improve yourself, get the sound you’re looking for, or to impress your mentor with how much you’ve learned since your last session with him.
Private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We’re called the Recording Connection for a reason. Since the beginning, we’ve always known that the best thing we can offer our students is the opportunity to make industry connections. Why? Because music industry connections play an important role in getting work as a producer or engineer. Without connections, you are just another faceless job applicant. As you progress through our audio course, you could get the chance to meet, network and connect with music producers, executives and clients nearly every time you go to class (in your mentor’s recording studio). Connections are the primary reason our job placement statistics are so high.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.
The music business is constantly changing. What was “in” yesterday is “out” today. We believe that developing entrepreneurial skills is a key component of making a living in the music business for years to come. If you just want to show up for work at some job, you will always be subject to the whims of a capricious business or employer. Our mentor-apprentice method of education places each student in a private apprenticeship (externship) with an independent working industry professional who is by definition an entrepreneur, so you get to see and experience what it takes to forge your own success in an exciting field. It’s one of the reasons our students do so well out in the real world.
Learn to forge your own success in a changing industry. Advantage: Recording Connection.