Category: RRF Mentors

San Diego audio engineering

What’s the Difference Between a Music Mentor and a Music Teacher?

It’s something most of us are all too familiar with: Sitting in a classroom, listening to a teacher, professor, or instructor, telling us what we “need” to know. Obviously, that makes a lot of...

Recording Connection student Luis Garcia in studio with artist Son Real and mentor producer Rahki in 2016

How to Find a Music Production Mentor?

More than 30 years ago, RRFC developed learning programs designed specifically for creative industries. We felt the traditional way of learning–attending four-year universities, colleges, or trade schools–wasn’t the best use of time or money...

Recording Connection mentor Lucas Abend on Getting Out of Your Way, Putting the Ego on Ice, and more!

Recording Connection mentor Lucas Abend (Snoop Dogg, Lost Kings, Krewella) is an artist/producer who’s passionate about helping others get the tools, training, and advice they need to make great-sounding music, whether they’re pursuing a...

Audio Engineer Dawsøn with Bennett Higgins at Junxion Sound Recording Studios working at a digital audio workstation

Recording Connection grad & mentor Dawsøn on Working with Kanye West, Recognizing Opportunity, and more!

When Kanye West premiered his lastest album Donda via livestream from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Recording Connection graduate Alejandro Rodriguez-Dawson aka Dawsøn was the engineer capturing Kanye’s performance for all 5.4 million viewers. We recently...

Lessons from the Frontlines… Recording Connection grad & mentor DAWSØN Records Kanye West.

August 5th, 2021, Kanye West live-streams the release of his new album Donda, at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Recording Connection graduate Dawsøn is the engineer there to catch it all. Sometimes it isn’t ready, go,...

Recording Connection mentor Ryan Conway on Who He Hires, Having Effective Songwriting & Pre-Production Sessions, and More!

Recording Connection mentor Ryan Conway (Jadakiss, Ghostface Killah, Bubba Sparxxx) of ConwaySound Production-Recording has been a mentor for more than ten years. We connected with Ryan to get his input on fostering fruitful songwriting...

Recording Connection mentor Jony Mansilla on Being a Business & an Artist, Constantly Creating & more.

Recording Connection mentor Jony Mansilla is both the founder/owner of Jony Studios as well as a busy singer/songwriter who’s consistently producing his own music. We caught up with the entrepreneurial creative to discuss being...

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

Recording Connection mentor Aaron R. Reppert (Disney, MTV, Google) is the founder and creative director of TravSonic Studios, a multifaceted audio production company which does everything from recording artists for musical releases to sound...

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

Steve Catizone of Infinite Recording (Black Eyed Peas, Charli XCX, Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber, Wyclef Jean) has decades of experience producing and engineering artists across the musical spectrum. We recently connected with Steve to...