Monthly Archive: February 2016

Frenchie Smith audio engineer producer

Recording Connection mentor Frenchie Smith on his Journey to Success & Opening Doors for Others

The story of Grammy-nominated producer/engineer and Recording Connection mentor Chris “Frenchie” Smith is in many ways the ultimate lesson in what can go right in the music industry—from the unique way he got into...

Recording Connection student Esther Friesen Expands her Engineering Skills

How does a small-town West Texas girl with no prior studio experience go from playing guitar in church to tracking sessions in a pro-level recording studio? For Recording Connection student Esther Friesen, it was...

Recording Connection mentor Thom Flowers is All About the Music

A long-time music industry veteran, Recording Connection mentor Thom Flowers cut his teeth on the West Coast rock and punk scenes, eventually landing in Santa Barbara, where he worked with bands like Sugarcult, Mad...

Recording Connection mentor Taylor Franklyn on DJing, the EDM scene & How Students Can get Ahead

Recording Connection mentor Taylor Franklyn is a great example of what it looks like to diversify in the music business. After establishing himself as a club/touring DJ, he expanded his skills into audio production,...

Recording Connection grad Tim Schumann gets the keys to the studio!

Recording Connection grad Tim Schumann recalls the time his mentor, music industry veteran Josquin des Pres, first handed him the keys to the recording studio—an instant he refers to as his “proudest moment”: “Getting...