Recording Connection audio school alternative is now enrolling students for our DJ and Electronic Music Producing Programs
The Recording Connection Live DJ with Ableton Live program teaches aspiring audio enthusiasts and music makers what it takes to be a Live DJ on the festival circuit—giving you the skills needed for creating, arranging and performing your sets.
Electronic Dance Music is the backbone of the live DJ. As a part of the Live DJ program, you will learn the principles of the genre in order to create amazing live experiences for an array of live music audiences and settings.
The Recording Connection gives you the knowledge, experience, understanding, and connections it takes to create your own Live DJ presence. Equipped with these tools, you can be ready to follow your own path toward an intense and rewarding career!
If you want to launch your career as a DJ consider choosing a school or program that will help you connect to the music industry without forcing you into huge amounts of debt. With our on-the-job training approach, we believe the Recording Connection is the place to start your career as a real working DJ.
LEARN THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE: DIGITAL AUDIO WORKSTATIONS
A Live DJ’s best friend, the digital audio workstation (DAW) has become a staple for many electronic musicians. Depending on the processing speed and storage of your laptop, it’s like having a sound studio in your computer bag. Pre-loaded with instruments, sample packs, and the ability to store and arrange your files, a Live DJ should never leave home without their DAW.
While the first DAWs had been around for a decade prior, they didn’t become commercially viable until the home computer revolution took place in the late 80s. Finally, computers had the speed and storage to bring DAWs to the masses. As the computing market kept improving, so did the DAWs.
No matter if you’re a PC or a Mac person, there are apps and software for every platform and skill level. Free DAWs will give you a basic understanding of how a DAW operates, from learning the standard DJ controllers and setting up simple hip hop tracks. More advanced software will allow you to record mixes, produce transitions between songs, and develop a complete DJ set.
For the Recording Connection Live DJ Program, you will be given a copy of Ableton Live 10. This is industry-standard DJ software used by international stars like Skrillex and Deadmau5. They’re using it when producing music, so you definitely want to consider Ableton your go-to.
OUR PROGRAM PUTS YOU IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ACTION
But there’s more to becoming a Live DJ than just having the right gear. You also need to know how to use it. And that’s where the Recording Connection comes in. By working one-on-one with an experienced DJ inside of a real-world studio, our externs learn more than beat matching, sound design, and mixing techniques.
Recording Connection shows you the technical skills to become a DJ but our programs are so much more than just that! By working alongside an expert in an established studio, you’ll learn all of the things you can’t get from a book. How to work with artists, how to set up a studio that works best for you, and just how much hard work it takes to build a solid music library.
And if you intend to make a career out of being a Live DJ, you’ll need to work at it A LOT! More than spending hours on the weekend, playing songs you created for your friends, our externs learn music theory, how to use social media to market themselves, and even creating a stage persona. Because when the crowd sees you having a great time on the DJ booth, they’ll do the same on the dance floor.