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Recording Connection will turn your dream of being a music producer or audio engineer into a successful career in the music industry. Experience an education like no other in half the time and for half the cost; where industry professionals and award-winning artists mentor students 1-on-1 in working studios and online. In this competitive industry, you need to have the skills, portfolio, and connections to make it. We deliver all three!
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Recording Connection is

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With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.

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Certificate Programs

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, 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 School

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. 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 Engineering School

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 School and Beat Making

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by 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 Engineer School

Learn Logic Pro as you 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 School with Logic Pro

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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 program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

Music Production School

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 program. Are you the next music mogul?

Music Business School

The Recording Connection Live DJ program 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.

DJ School


Learn Post Audio while externing 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 Audio School

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.

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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 Production Certification

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Recording Connection is

Audio Education Upgraded for the 21st Century

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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.

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We provide access to vetted local studios in over 250 cities across the country. With Recording Connection, there’s no need to relocate.

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Learn From Industry Pros

Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.

Rolling Stones

Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones

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Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5

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Taylor Swift

Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.

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Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection

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Jack White

An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students

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Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor

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Larry King

Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-extern learning approach.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.

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John Mayer

John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection

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Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher

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Meet Some of Our

Students & Mentors

Recording Connection mentor Aaron R. Reppert on Dolby Atmos, Finding Your Passion in Audio & more!

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Roman Molino Dunn on Creating Soundtracks, Being an In-Demand Producer & Music Mentorship

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The Best of 2020 is here!

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Recording Connection mentor Steve Catizone on Vibe, Hiring Students & Training Tomorrow’s Audio Pros During COVID-19

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Recording Connection graduate Andrew Marshala Overcomes Addiction & Gets Hired at Mentor Studio

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Recording Connection grad Isaac Wolfe Made VP of Legendary Hollywood Recording Studio!

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Mentor Rene Reyes on The Creative, Fluffy Land of Unicorns, Objectivity & What it Really Takes to Be a Professional Music Producer

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Recording Connection grad London Elixir Paves Her Own Path to Success

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Many of our students

Have Gone on To Do Amazing Things.

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.

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The Recording Connection Advantage



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, do everything you can to stack the deck in your favor. Moving halfway across the country to study audio in a classroom or studio lab just isn't the answer for everyone. The Recording Connection works with hundreds of 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. Whether you want to learn in-studio or connect with a pro for one-on-one, real-world education remotely, we’ve got you covered.

Many locations to choose from. Advantage: Recording Connection.



*For students of the in-studio, blended education programs. Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry and for that reason, they need to have high quality and oftentimes, the latest gear and software on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. That means you'll have hands-on access to professional equipment and software.

Many 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, with Stay Connected Job Assistance we will actively help you find employment for up to a full year after you graduate.

We actually help you become employable. Advantage: Recording Connection



How are we different? Recording Connection doesn’t send you into a classroom. We connect you directly with a successful audio professional inside of a working recording studio. Whether you train in-person as an extern, or choose to learn via remote one-on-one lessons with a pro, with us you’re learning the real day-to-day techniques, secrets, tricks and shortcuts used by today’s industry pros.

With most schools you study in a classroom and get taught by a teacher, not a working pro. With the Recording Connection you train with a pro who’s in the business now. Advantage: Recording Connection.



We understand: you want to be a working artist in the music business. We have workshops and programs in producing, recording, and distributing music. With us, you can learn how 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



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 DAWS like Pro Tools, Ableton, Reason, Logic, Native Instruments and more. One great way to learn to use these tools is through one-on-one instructional training lessons. 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.



*For students of the in-studio, blended education programs. 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 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 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.

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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 maybe even work with some of your favorite bands, and who even have Gold records and Grammy Awards. In the music industry, a Gold record or hitting Platinum speaks volumes to industry people.

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 build connections with people in the music business. The Recording Connection offers you the opportunity to learn and do just that. You get to spend time training and building relationships in a recording studio while you learn from a professional audio engineer or music producer.

Genuine endorsements from some of the biggest names 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 can make connections. 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. Whether you’re connecting in-person or via remote one-on-one lessons, with us you’re connecting with those on the inside.

Audio school graduates can 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 or her.

Private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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We’re called the Recording Connection for a reason. Since the beginning, we’ve always known that offering our students the opportunity to make industry connections means a lot. Why? Because music industry connections often play an important role in getting work as a producer or engineer. Without connections, you're just another faceless job applicant. As you progress through our audio program, 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 and assistance is so successful.

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-extern method of education places each student in a private 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 many of our students and graduates do so well out in the real world.

Learn to forge your own success in a changing industry. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Every week we ask our students to review how they are progressing with our program.

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Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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