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Hip Hop & Beat Making

Learn what separates the real deal from the wannabe. Take your beat making/hip hop game to a whole other level by apprenticing (externing) on the inside with a major Hip Hop Producer in their recording studio.

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Program

Welcome to your new office: the production studio!

The Recording Connection Hip Hop Production program prepares aspiring audio enthusiasts and music makers for careers in the music industry as hip hop producers by learning the same tools, concepts, equipment, and techniques the pros use. Through one-on-one, hands-on lessons, an accomplished producer teaches you the principles of the hip hop genre along with beat making, arranging and sampling.

Hip hop is arguably the most popular form of music today but it’s influence has undoubtably made it’s way across the spectrum of today’s popular music from country to indie. As a hip hop producer, your goal is to draw upon your influences and use the tools at your disposal to create music that is the soundtrack to the culture. Whether you considered yourself just a beat maker or a talented lyricist what you will learn in this program will provide you the foundation to create new music to influence the world!

The Recording Connection gives you the knowledge, experience, and understanding to create professional quality hip hop music. Equipped with these tools, you are empowered to follow your own path toward an intense yet rewarding career!

In the
Studio

As part of Recording Connection’s fully-immersive Hip Hop program, you’ll receive private in-person tutoring in a real recording studio or music production room plus remote tutoring from an established music creator.  Students may attend part-time or full time and are expected to put in 10-40 hours per week depending on their schedule.

The structured course curriculum includes 20 sections and covers all of the following:

 

Building Relationships

With music producers, artists, audio engineers, A&R, record labels.

 

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Logic Pro X.

 

Making Music

Arranging, beat making, sampling, genre specifics, basic harmony/melody.

 

Hardware and Equipment

Analog and digital consoles, outboard compressors, preamps and FX processors, microphones.

Hip Hop / Beat Making
Curriculum

Hip hop is an integral part of American pop culture, making waves in fashion, television, movies, retail sales, and literature. As such, it is a multi-billion dollar industry. The music is a multi-genre, multi-cultural experience that draws artists of other genres into its vortex. But hip hop’s beginnings were downright humble and anything but omnipotent. We look at the history of this now-powerful, iconic genre, starting with hip hop’s progenitors, through to its meteoric rise to dominance.

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Josh Monroy Producer / Engineer

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Josh Monroy Producer / Engineer

Background

Recording Connection mentor Josh Monroy is proof-positive that getting in and showing your commitment to the craft, day-in and day-out, can launch your career to unprecedented heights. With more than a decade in the music industry, Josh “Igloo” Monroy has worked with everyone from Justin Bieber to Quincy Jones, to The Notorious B.I.G. The seasoned engineer/composer/producer is also known for his longtime work with iconic artist Ludacris. An Atlanta native, Josh recently answered the call to come out to Los Angeles and is now co-owner of Studio 1 Zero. His most recent success includes the work he’s done on JoJo’s critically-acclaimed album Mad Love, which includes three tracks recorded, produced, and co-written by the multifaceted music professional.

Articles

RC mentor Josh Monroy Talks How He Got Hired by Ludacris and Doing JoJo’s “Mad Love”

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Ira Parker Producer / Engineer

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Ira Parker Producer / Engineer

Background

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 and many others. As a Recording Connection mentor, Ira is passionate about training up new talent and always looks for opportunities to push his students to expand their skills.

Articles

NUGGETS OF TRUTH: Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker on pushing the limits
Wes Hagy: From Mechanical Engineering to Audio Engineering

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Artists

Zaytoven Beats
Jadakiss
Royce da 5'9
Chevy Woods
Rocko
Joe Budden
Dj ESudd (2Chainz DJ)
prod. Dame Grease
prod Billionaire Boy Scout
Crime Mob's Diamond
Travis Porter
Treach
Marcus Cooper (Pleasure P)
DMX
prod Buckwild
Slim of 112
CTE's Blood Raw
Universal Records
Cash Money Records
Bad Bo
Kane Beatz
Wiz Khalifa
Nicki Minaj
Kevin Gates
Kid Ink
Travie McCoy
and Rich Homie Quan (Amongst many more)

Scott Lee Studio Manager

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Scott Lee Studio Manager

Background

In 1996, Scotty became Production Manager for the powerhouse production team, The Characters. It was during this time that Scott worked on numerous Platinum and Gold albums, including releases by SWV, Johnny Gill, Tyrese, B2K, Brian McKnight, Petey Pablo, and Faith Evans. Scotty has been lending his expertise in Studio and Production Management at Engine Room Audio since 2006.

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Artists

Trey Songz
50 Cent
SWV
Johnny Gill
Tyrese
B2K
Brian McKnight
Petey Pablo
Faith Evans.

Rahki Producer

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Rahki Producer

Background

Columbus Smith III, better known by his stage name Rahki (sometimes Rahk or Rahki Beats), is an American record producer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. He is known for his work with mentor DJ Khalil and acts such as Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Currensy, Evidence, Schoolboy Q, 50 Cent, Domo Genesis, Lecrae, Aloe Blacc, and more.

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Artists

Kendrick Lamar
Eminem
The Game
50 Cent
Ab-Soul
Mac Miller

Detail Producer

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Detail Producer

Background

Noel “Detail” Fisher has been behind the scenes crafting the biggest hits for Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jennifer Lopez and more. Producing songs like the Grammy Award winning hit, “Drunk in Love” as well as, “7/11” for Beyonce’. Are just mere pieces of the eclectic producer of Detail+Music Studio whom gave us the heart felt “How to Love” by Lil Wayne, and the melodic “We Dem Boys” by Wiz Khalifa.

He connected regions through Drake’s “305 to My City”, and sent good vibes through the globe on Lil Wayne’s “No Worries”. These sonic historic landmarks established Detail as an artist who can do more than just create a hot beat. His songwriting and hookcraft abilities have helped him emerge as one of the biggest and most well-rounded talents in hip-hop today.

Detail was first known for being a co-executive on Ray J’s Raydiation, which was his first major contributions on an album. However, times have changed for the Detroit, MI native, “When you’re in Detroit there’s nothin’ to do. There’s no opportunity” Detail explains.

“All of the record labels left, and it’s just been a desert. All I could do was ,sing, play the piano and write. I came up from that era of just tapping into all genres of music. It’s not different than having a house and pulling in the person that does the air conditioner and the person that does the plumbing;’ that’s what I’m doing with my music. It’s a household and I’m connecting with the best people to make that happen.”

With production in the works for Big Sean and more, Detail is slated to not only be one of the most talked about names in music, but will be defining the sound of our modern generation.

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Artists

Beyoncé
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Drake
Jennifer Lopez
Ray J
Akon
Wiz Khalifa
Flo Rida

Ric Web Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner

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Ric Web Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner

Artists

Taylor Swift
Alan Jackson
Trace Atkins
Neal McCoy
Mel Torme'
George Shearing
Dolly Parton
Kenny Rodgers
Vanilla Ice
Lulu Roman
Buddy Miles
Tina Turner
The Imperials
Salt N Pepa
Sylvia
Al "TNT" Bragg
Johnny Taylor
Phil Keaggy
Dr Hook
Brownsville Station
South Street Studios
SplashMatter
Blue Desert Records
World Music League
Latin CMA
Willie Makkit Productions
Paradigm Records
Macumazon Publishing

Scarlet War Producer / Songwriter / Rapper

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Scarlet War Producer / Songwriter / Rapper

Background

Scarlet War is a rapper, music producer, song writer, and actor. Along with being the president of NxtUp Media, Scarlet War teamed up with business partner Jay Sangz to form Sky9 Productions and the two have been hard at work crafting sounds for some of the industries hottest talent. Scarlet War has been featured in numerous magazines & publications and his current record “Twerkin It” is being played across the country on such stations as 103.3 FM WGIV Charlotte, 99.5 FM Milwaukee, 91.3 FM KPVU Houston, K-100 Radio Atlanta, 94.3 FM & 102.5 FM KDUC High Desert, CA and also has his a video “Bet Big Win Big” being featured in Shiekh Shoe Stores Nation Wide.

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Artists

Monster Headphones
TyDolla$ign
Jordan Newt
Jay Sangz

Isaac Meek Engineer / Producer

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Isaac Meek Engineer / Producer

Background

Owner and founder of Undercaste Studios, has been producing, engineering and playing music for the majority of his life. With years of dedication and schooling, he has given life to a “diamond in the rough” recording studio focused on hip hop/rap and surrounding music genres. His approach to the studio as an engineer/producer is dedicated to improving and preparing the artist for the music industry. He believes an artist should have a life changing experience at Undercaste and be welcomed into it’s large family. Attention to detail and experience has made his artist development and final mixdown sought out by many recording artists. His business instinct and creativity insures future growth for Undercaste.

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Artists

Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore

Mike Hemberger Engineer / Producer

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Mike Hemberger Engineer / Producer

Background

My name is Mike Hemberger, also known as Jive The Universal or JiveDig. I was born and bred in NJ and have spent over a decade in various roles throughout the music scene. I began my music career as a teenager playing guitar, bass, singing and playing in several bands, all the while pushing myself as a solo hip-hop artist. I went to a local college and earned a degree in Music Theory and Music Technology. Right out of school I purchased Pro Tools, a Mac and a bunch of studio gear. I haven’t looked back since.

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Artists

A-Lox
AR
Athene
Bandit
Borys Blacksmith
Brenadette Francis
Che Da Vinci
D.Roc
DJ Head Debiase
DJ Insizion
Donny Goines
Duma
Flow
G'd Up Clique
Giovanni Keys
Hall Of Ruin
Hyphen One
Ian J
Icy
[email protected]
Jae Krew
James Aris
Jive The Universal
Joe & Box
JR Writer
Just Bizarre
KaiAre
Kajmir Royale
Matt Clark
Mazik Beats
MCMF
MJ Gigs
Nucci Reyo
One Man Bandit
Plan B
Ruin
Ryan Sko
Shameless Plug
Soufboi
Spa
The Aphilliates
themindofdre
The Weeknd
X-Phaze
Yung Dred

Aaron Mancina Engineer / Producer

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Aaron Mancina Engineer / Producer

Background

I am owner founder of WiseGuy Records, Audio Engineer / Producer

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Pete deBoer Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner

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Pete deBoer Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner

Background

Award Winning Recording Engineer, Record Producer, Recording Studio Owner Pete deBoer is dedicated to bringing artistry and technology together to create the ultimate recording experience for his clients.

A Musician from the age of 6, Pete moved to New York City in 1998 to attend the Institute of Audio Research. Pete started his career working at several prominent NYC recording studios (The Magic Shop, Electric Lady, The Hit Factory, Avatar, Sear Sound, etc.). He learned hands-on from some of the best producers and engineers in the business including mentor Ron Saint Germain (Tool, Soundgarden, 311, Jimi Hendrix, Creed, Whitney Houston, Mick Jagger)

Over 20 years experience and a masters understanding of analog and digital recording technology have led to an eclectic catalogue of credits spanning across all genres. Pete deBoer is an expert in his field and pursues excellence in whatever part he plays in the creative process of music production, engineering and mixing.

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Artists

Norah Jones
Living Colour
Default
Brand New
Crash Test Dummies
Rufus Wainright
Glen Hansard
Creed
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars
Scott Stapp
Q-Tip
DMC (including performances by Elliot Easton
Joey Kramer and Josh Todd)
The Exit
Ollabelle
Biohazard
Kim Taylor
Morningwood

Doug Boulware Producer

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Doug Boulware Producer

Background

After working in some of the biggest studios in Los Angeles, under some of the biggest names in music, Doug Boulware partnered with visionary Jason Ries to bring you The Abstract LA. Doug’s start in music began as a child vocalist in music theater. His influences range from the big band and jazz present in the household to Motown and oldies his mother insisted on! Doug’s obsession for music took a more contemporary turn in his formidable years in the early electronic music scene in LA. Doug has been an underground house music DJ since the 90’s which led to him to his true passion, music production and songwriting. The Abstract LA represents the culmination of a lifelong dream based of a lifelong love of music!

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Artists

Portugal. The Man
Trinidad James
Atlantic Records
Kendrick Lamaer
A$AP Rocky
TLC
Tboz
Levenbirds
Lazy Ass Specialist
Burgundy Skies
Dej Loaf
Discovery Channel
Scoop DeVille
Huntr
Kenny O'Brien
Frank Ocean
Two Cheers
LL Cool J
Nicki Minaj
Danger Mouse

Omer Saar Engineer / Producer / DJ

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Omer Saar Engineer / Producer / DJ

Background

It has been a lifelong dream of mine to build a studio that attracted and ignited great musicians. A place that offered a Sound & Vibe that couldn’t be found anywhere else and would become responsible for exceptional music and memories.

I started DJ’ing in 1995, shortly after moving to Detroit metro from Orange County, CA. A young skateboard and snowboard punk-rocker that fell in love with hip-hop in a graffiti filled basement in Novi, MI and in the streets of Detroit, Chicago, New York and Philly.

I started making beats in the late 90’s on Pro Tools with my partner in crime, Bill. Before we understood sampling, we used to download one note of an instrument at a time from Limewire, pitch-shift it up and down and write melodies. Considering my love affair with vinyl was already deep in the sheets, getting into sampling records opened me to music I had never explored before. Until today, vinyl is my main gateway to musical education, inspiration and sensation. For the next 7+ years I made beats, collaborated with artists I admired and even managed to put out a single project, THE GREEN ALBUM.

After a few year hiatus, I was introduced to a friend with whom I started producing music with live musicians. Since then, I am more interested in working with the human element and brilliance of great musicians than anything else.

Now, after virtually a lifetime of living and loving music, I am proud to bring all my knowledge, skills, experiences, resources and relationships together in the name of a dream.

So, I cashed out my life savings and went all in. Sound & Vibe Recording Studio is the dream. The music, people and memories being made here already have been a direct reflection of the dream and I’m overwhelmed by the people and opportunities that present themselves virtually every day.

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Artists

Method Man
Mos Def

Gregory Hainer Post Production

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Gregory Hainer Post Production

Background

Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer is an interesting case. Usually our Recording mentors work primarily in the music industry but Gregory has made a successful career for himself in music as well as film, television, and video game entertainment as a music composer, voice over specialist, Sound FX designer and mixer on numerous projects including: Plants vs. Zombies 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Guild Wars 2, Prince of Egypt, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, We Were Soldiers, Dishonored, Black Hawk Down, and many more.

Gregory does most of his work from Scorpio Sound, his boutique studio located in the Hollywood Hills. His unique skills-set, talent, and setup enables him to do work larger audio studios can’t. “From a client’s perspective, I own the studio, so there is no middle management overhead to worry about because the owner/operator is also the creative head. This means I have the freedom to choose to spend a little more time with my clients in order to get things perfect versus having to be out of a studio by a specific time.” Specialty might as well be Gregory’s middle name. “I get quite a few calls for the most unusual or difficult to design stuff that many in-house teams can’t quite seem to pull off convincingly, such as creating sounds for creatures, magic spells, sci-fi effects, light sabers and the like. But I will also get the occasional call to do the less-fun direct stuff like cleaning up poorly recorded production audio from a film, or digging out inaudible archival dialogue from excessive background noise.”

On top of working in the film, TV, and video game industries Gregory also takes on Recording Connection apprentices and teaches them about both the industry and the craft of audio engineering.

Articles

RC grad Andrew Holscher reports back on his Eddie Kramer Experience
Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer on Vibe and Flow

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Artists

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Fallout 4
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
Toxin
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Pirate101
Dishonored
Lost Souls
Wildstar
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
Jurassic Park
Quake II
Dishonored 2

Kevin Sharpe Producer / Engineer

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Kevin Sharpe Producer / Engineer

Background

Kevin Sharpe is an Emmy Award winning producer, engineer, and keyboardist. He has produced, recorded or mixed many fine artists. Click here to see a list of credits.

Kevin began recording at the age of 15 years old with a 4 track Teac reel to real, a Yamaha mixer, Moog synth and a broken drum machine. Soon he was recording local bands and the neighbors dog. After years of making noise and honing his recording skills he opened a small studio in Troy, Michigan. twenty five years and a couple of thousand bands later, he still gets chills while mixing a great song.

As a producer, Kevin is 100 percent committed to doing whats best for the song, while preserving the unique chemistry of the preforming artist or band. By making the recording process work for the music, the artists vision shines through to the finished product. After all it is always about the music!

Kevin attended Oakland University before studying music at Rochester College. After completing his education, he has taken several courses at The Berklee College of Music.

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Artists

Critical Bill
My BedBugs
Coven
David Shelby
Avery Sharpe
Mazinga
Blue Snaggletooth
Tiles

Leland Kracher Audio Engineer / Music Producer

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Leland Kracher Audio Engineer / Music Producer

Background

Leland Kracher is a classically trained musician, audio engineer and music producer based in Dallas, TX.

With high caliber music making and engineering skills in both Pro Tools and Ableton, Kracher has built a diverse career doing everything from recording local Dallas musicians and bands, to producing EDM artists and others, many whose songs are heard on the airwaves today.

With success on multiple fronts, including that of his own band MOJO, this seasoned Ableton instructor and versatile music entrepreneur is passionate and dedicated to helping his students achieve their goals for achieving satisfying, rewarding careers in the Dallas music scene and beyond.

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Josh Denhardt Music Producer

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Josh Denhardt Music Producer

Background

Josh Denhardt is a music producer, audio engineer, and instructor based in Denver, Colorado. A longtime EDM DJ for more than 10 years, Josh decided to follow his passion for music and changed course from college dropout and self-described “ski bum” to being a highly sought after musical powerhouse with a skillset that ranges from live sound and recording to producing and mixing for numerous well-known musical acts and artists including a recently completed project with Grammy nominated P. J. Olsson of the Alan Parsons Project.

As an Ableton and Pro Tools mentor with a hands-on approach, Josh Denhardt takes tremendous pride in helping various artists and aspiring music producers build their studio chops, musicianship, and professional know-how.

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Artists

RRFC Graduate
DJ of 10+ years
First solo EDM LP to be released end of August 2017
Produced “The Chase ft BX” to be released end of August 2017
Working with grammy nominated Engineer PJ Olsson of Alan Parsons Project at new destination studio Eagle Wind Sound in Winter Park
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Luis Pacheco Mixing / Recording Engineer

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Luis Pacheco Mixing / Recording Engineer

Background

Luis Pacheco is a mixing, recording, and audio engineer based in Las Vegas, Nevada who has worked with a wide range of artists from within the world of EDM and beyond, including, Rain Man (signed on Dim Mak), Jon Bellion, and Jason Derulo.

Also a highly experienced educator in various DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Pro Tools and Ableton, Pacheco is a consummate believer in the power of experimentation, hard work, and having a positive and professional mindset. A kinesthetic learner himself, he believes in empowering his students to “learn by doing” and even messing up from time to time.

An opportunity-seeking, productive mindset, having solid communication skills, and knowing how to work with fellow artists and music producers are just a few of the abilities Pacheco works to engrain in his students. Recent graduates have gone on to launch careers in Los Angeles and in famous venues.

Articles

Luis Pacheco on the Sanctity of the Creative Bubble

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Artists

Jon Bellion
Lloyd
Corey Taylor
Rainman (Dim mak)
EA Sports
Jason DeRulo
2 Chainz

Jeramy Roberts Producer / Label Founder

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Jeramy Roberts Producer / Label Founder

Background

Jeramy Roberts is an EDM producer, composer, DJ and Ableton educator located in Austin, Texas. As founder of the Electronic Musician’s Guild, his approach combines the creative and the pragmatic—an ethos that’s dedicated to helping his students get their music out into the digital marketplace and distributed on major platforms.

Jeramy has sold his songs and records in dozens of countries around the world. He has broken the Top 100 spot in numerous international sales charts and even his former students have hit #2 in Amazon’s House Top 100 while training under his direction. A loyal lover of EDM and the great local EDM scene in Austin, Jeramy Roberts is serious about helping today’s most driven and committed newcomers create productive, rewarding careers in music.

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Recording Connection Audio Institute is now enrolling students for our Hip Hop Music Production and Beat Making School

Ask Yourself

+ Do you dream of a career as a Hip-Hop Music Producer, Beat Maker, Songwriter or Audio Engineer?
+ Have you already made beats, or do you want to learn how to make beats, that blow people away?
+ Are you are a rapper or free style author of rhymes and want to learn how to create your own music to go along with them?
+ Are you already creating your own music but aspire to take it to the professional level?
+ Are you are a serious young man or woman who is ready to work hard to achieve your dreams?

DO ANY OF THE 5 DESCRIPTIONS ABOVE FIT YOU? HAVE WE STRUCK A CHORD WITH YOU AND YOUR DREAMS?

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THIS LIFE AND MAKE IT SOMETHING SPECIAL FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY? ARE YOU COURAGEOUS ENOUGH TO GO FOR YOUR DREAM OF MAKING IT AS A HIP-HOP MUSIC MOGUL?

DO YOU HAVE THE PASSION TO BE A WARRIOR LIKE DIDDY, RUSSELL SIMMONS, COMMON, DRE, EMINEM, TIMBALAND, ALEX DA KID, THE RZA, LAURYN HILL and JAY Z? Are you ready to make smart choices for your career?

LOOK, LET’S BE REAL AND TELL YOU RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Your career as a hip-hop producer or artist can be ruined if you get into serious debt while trying to afford tuition. Many students are falling into the snare of dream-killing debt. It is so bad that Rolling Stone Magazine just wrote a huge article on the college loan scandal; check it out here.

Making the right choice for your career in hip-hop starts with you making smart choices about your education. We believe that you shouldn’t have to spend $25,000 or more on an education that puts them you in a classroom. That’s why we place you as an apprentice (extern) with a music professional who is making his/her living in the music business.

TO BECOME AN ARTIST, YOU NEED FEEDBACK FROM INDUSTRY PROS.

The Recording Connection Audio School is the audio apprenticeship (externship) program that can break you into the business like no other school. Seriously.

The Recording Connection is a school for the 21st Century. We put you in the music business instead of a college classroom. That’s right–we put you inside the music business, and that is where you go to school.

Read on to learn more, but only if you are truly serious about beating out your competition for a career in hip-hop:

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GET EDUCATED ABOUT THE RECORDING CONNECTION:

Your career as a hip-hop mogul starts here. Take some time to read this information carefully:

The Recording Connection is the world-renowned audio school that trains you inside a real recording studio. The Recording Connection is backed by over 300 hip-hop music producers who believe in our on-the-job training approach.

LEARN FROM INDUSTRY PROS

Instead of training you inside crowded classrooms and charge you BIG MONEY, we take a more modern approach to learning. We train you for less money in a recording studio. A LOT LESS MONEY.

WHY DO WE USE REAL RECORDING STUDIOS? BECAUSE AS FAR AS WE KNOW, CLASSROOMS HAVE PRODUCED AND RECORDED ZERO HIT RECORDS. RECORDING STUDIOS HAVE PRODUCED AND RECORDED ALMOST ALL OF THEM.

Be more than just a student–be a student apprentice (extern) inside a hip-hop studio. One of the best ways to learn hip-hop production is to study under a real hip-hop producer.

You can come to our program for anywhere from 6 months to 2 years depending on where you are at in your career. Whether you are a beginner, in the middle or advanced, we believe you'll agree the Recording Connection’s very unique approach to learning hip-hop is a smart choice for your career. But you won’t know unless you APPLY for FREE and talk to one of Admissions Counselors.

Let’s not mince words: we believe we can save you time and money here by placing you in a real recording studio. Many industry pros agree, which is exactly why we have so many hip-hop legends producers teaching for us and endorsing us. They wouldn’t partner with us if we didn’t have the goods.

You have now learned something about us, and we want to hear all about you. We want to help you take your career to the professional level. We want to break you into the business, and we are the school that can do just that.

Don’t trust us, see for yourself……Apply below and get started; your life is waiting…..

 

Coursework is delivered via distance education and completed at a location determined by the student. Apprenticeship (Externship) locations can be up to 60 miles away from the student’s address. The apprenticeship (externship) mentor will work with each student on structuring a specific schedule, the student agrees that he/she will be available to meet with the mentor for a minimum of two sessions per week.”