Category: Audio Certification – Workshop

Recording Connection mentor David Mikeal on the nature of the industry and what engineers MUST know (besides the gear)

A true music industry veteran with decades of experience, David Mikeal toured for years with several major label bands before becoming an in-demand producer and engineer. These days, David operates StudioLive USA in Orlando,...

Recording Connection mentor Donny Baker on What it Takes to Make It

Donny Baker of ES Audio in Glendale, CA, has been a Recording Connection mentor for the past 15 years. Prior to that, he was a live sound engineer who toured with some very big...

Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker talks Pushing the Limits

A true music industry veteran, Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker is the owner and chief producer/engineer for Maximus Music Records, one of the top recording studios in Charlotte, NC, serving clients like Jadakiss, DMX...

Recording Connection mentor Paul Broussard says Make Hiring You Worth It

RRFC: How did you end up journeying into becoming an audio engineer and producer? Paul Broussard: It went from drummer, to audio engineer, to producer…Obviously I’m still an engineer and a drummer. But lately,...

Recording Connection graduate Marcus Charles brings his Musical Ideas to Life

“I’ve always loved music,” says Recording Connection graduate Marcus Charles. “I think I was in seventh grade. I took this digital music course that was offered by my middle school and ever since then,...

Life lessons from Recording Connection grad-turned mentor Matt Collett

The career of Recording Connection student-turned-mentor Matt Collett is a great lesson in passion, dedication and perseverance. From his early days as a Recording Connection student in Atlanta, Georgia, he eventually returned to his...

Recording Connection mentor Charles Godfrey looks for the Hunger in his Students

Situated on 2300 acres amidst a series of pecan orchards just outside El Paso, Texas, the world-renowned Sonic Ranch prides itself as the largest recording studio in the world. Not only does the sprawling...

Recording Connection mentor Chad Zuchegno on Becoming at ‘Fixture’ in the Studio

Spend a few minutes talking with Recording Connection mentor Chad Zuchegno, and it’s quickly apparent that 15 years in the business hasn’t curbed his passion for music. “Everyday I wake up, I’m like, ‘Thank...

Recording Connection mentor Donny Baker: Helping Students Find Where They Belong

From a certain point of view, Recording Connection mentor Donny Baker is the least likely person you might expect to be a successful music industry pro. For one thing, coming from a family of...

Recording Connection graduate Paul Raymond turns Externship into Full-Time Job

When it comes to his opinion on classroom education, Recording Connection graduate Paul Raymond pulls no punches. “I hated school,” he admits. “I went to first grade at a public school, and then I...