Category: Hip Hop & Beat Making Program

How do I Make Drum and Bass Music

Like many forms of electronic dance music, the drum and bass genre formed in United Kingdom underground clubs, the genesis coming from Jamaican reggae and breakbeats first heard in the U.S. in the late...

Spotlight On… Star Student Richard Sedden Jr.

Recent graduate of Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production, Richard Sedden Jr. had long time mentor Joey Heier (Crystal Clear Recording Studio) blown away the first time he heard him play: “In...

How to make electronic music with Ableton Live

As digital audio workstations (DAWs) have become more accessible over the last two decades, the creation of new electronic dance music has exploded. Needing a computer with enough power to run the software, anybody...

Recording Connection in Boston

How to produce beats

Being able to “keep the beat” has been an age-old requirement in the music industry. Thanks to hip hop, rap, and electronic music, that background sound has been brought to the forefront. Today, beats...

How Do I Make a Living in Music?

When you are passionate about something and figure out a way to make a living from it, life can be a beautiful thing. Years ago, up and comers dreamed of being the next big...

Jamaal Taylor aka Cy Kosis

How to be a Beat Maker

Featured image is of Jamaal Taylor, Recording Connection graduate and beatmaker, live sound engineer, and composer who recently placed two original songs in a Blumhouse Productions film. The popularity and meteoric rise of rap...

audio engineer Josh Monroy Los Angeles

Music Producer Josh Monroy’s Tips for Being Productive in Studio with Your Clients

Josh “iGLOo” Monroy started his music career in Atlanta where he worked with artists Elton John, Shinedown, Justin Bieber, OutKast, The Notorious B.I.G. and helmed the post of head engineer of The LudaPlex, Ludacris’...

Recording Connection mentor advice

Mentor Michael Cancel on Staying Agile as an Engineer and Business Owner

With six engineers working at Mixed Wave Labs, Michael Cancel’s recording studio, located in Chicago, IL, the hardworking audio engineer is busy doing what he loves—making music and teaching tomorrow’s audio engineers and producers...