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Meet Your Faculty

John Davis, 1988 Entertainment

John Davis, 1988 Entertainment

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John Davis, 1988 Entertainment

Credits Include:Bassnectar, Active Sun, Fallstar, Cait Ford (The Voice & American Idol) Capture The Flag and Sleepy
...and more!

Southern Eagle Music Group

Southern Eagle Music Group

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Southern Eagle Music Group

Credits Include:Big Boi
...and more!

Madison Records/The Oates Music

Madison Records/The Oates Music

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Madison Records/The Oates Music

Credits Include:Justin Bieber, Blackberry Smoke, Collective Soul
...and more!

Writer’s Room Recording Studio

Writer’s Room Recording Studio

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Writer’s Room Recording Studio

Credits Include:Ludacris, Patti Labelle, Anita Baker
...and more!

35th Street Studios Chicago, IL

35th Street Studios Chicago, IL

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35th Street Studios Chicago, IL

Credits Include:The Who, Crunchy Black, The Rolling Stones, Yolanda Adams, Cheap Trick, Kanye West. 
...and more!

Andy Shoemaker, Rax Trax Recording

Andy Shoemaker, Rax Trax Recording

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Andy Shoemaker, Rax Trax Recording

Credits Include:Mac Miller, Chance the Rapper, Sammy Adams, Ice Cube, Jurassic 5, Los Lonely Boys, Smashing Pumpkins
...and more!

Joe “Dante” Delfino, Miller Street Studios

Joe “Dante” Delfino, Miller Street Studios

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Joe “Dante” Delfino, Miller Street Studios

Credits Include:Wu-Tang Clan, Lecrae, Vic Mensa, Ta’Rhonda Jones
...and more!

G.W. Childs

G.W. Childs

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G.W. Childs

Credits Include:LucasArts, Star Wars: Battlefront, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords
...and more!

Blue Room Productions, Conrad Osipowicz

Blue Room Productions, Conrad Osipowicz

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Blue Room Productions, Conrad Osipowicz

Credits Include:Regina Spektor, Dave Matthews Band, The Pixies, Dropkick Murphys
...and more!

The Root Studio, Mark Moreau

The Root Studio, Mark Moreau

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The Root Studio, Mark Moreau

Credits Include:Ziggy Marley, Madonna, Roger Waters, Rage Against the Machine
...and more!

David Hughes, Shine On Studio

David Hughes, Shine On Studio

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David Hughes, Shine On Studio

Credits Include:Mars Volta, Rich Eagle
...and more!

Ross Vanderslice

Ross Vanderslice

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Ross Vanderslice

Credits Include:Nelly, Black Eyed Peas, Jaden Smith, Sade, Panic! at the Disco, Waka Flocka, Tech N9ne, Ludacris, Travis Barker, Son Volt, Chuck Berry, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Fantasia, The Game, Jurassic 5, Ja Rule, David Banner, Jive Records, Universal Records, Interscope, Rocafella Records, RCA Records, Motown, Def Jam, Yelawolf, Hopsin, Rittz, Lil Jon, Murphy Lee, Chingy, Capitol Records, Bad Boy Entertainment, Atlantic Records

...and more!

Lucas Abend

Lucas Abend

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Lucas Abend

Studio 369 co-founder Lucas Abend in Los Angeles.
 
Credits Include:Snoop Dogg, Krewella, Sony Music
...and more!

Jason Phelps

Jason Phelps

XLNT Sound

XLNT Sound

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XLNT Sound

Powerhouse mentors Parker Ament and Danny Ferrare
 
Credits Include:Timbaland, Borgore, Brillz, Dan Farber, Kelly Price
...and more!

Rick Carson

Rick Carson

Aaron R. Reppert

Aaron R. Reppert

Joey Heier

Joey Heier

Bernard Johnson

Bernard Johnson

Steve Catizone, Infinite Recording

Steve Catizone, Infinite Recording

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Steve Catizone, Infinite Recording

Credits Include:Black Eyed Peas, Charli XCX, U2, Justin Bieber, Wyclef Jean, Disney, M-Audio
...and more!

Zack Phillips

Zack Phillips

Shane Anderson

Shane Anderson

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Shane Anderson

Producer
 
Credits Include:MTV, Spike TV, Oxygen, E-Networks, BET, The Kardashians, The Fosters, Taking the Stage, Washington Heights, Bad Girls Club, Disney, Make a Wish Foundation, The Truth, Michael Lynche, Mark Ballas, Stephanie Scott, Spun, Alex Mauricio, Amara Jean, AJ Green, Slo-L, CRBL, Missy Crissy, Simplu, Grasu XXL, Maria Cozette
...and more!

Donny Baker

Donny Baker

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Donny Baker

Donny Baker of ES Audio in Los Angeles
 
Credits Include:Madonna, Chick Corea, Aerosmith, Herbie Hancock
...and more!

DJ Axenzo

DJ Axenzo

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DJ Axenzo

Live DJ
 
Credits Include:Bob Sinclair,Marshmello,Steve Aoki,Robin Schulz,Borgeous,Nicku Romero,DJ Chuckie,WandW
...and more!“I’m trying to create something that every time people listen to my tracks they’ll know it’s me. That’s my focus right now. I’m working on it every day.”

Luis Pacheco

Luis Pacheco

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Luis Pacheco

Mixing / Recording Engineer
 
Credits Include:Jon Bellion, Lloyd, Corey Taylor, Rainman (Dim mak), EA Sports, Jason DeRulo, 2 Chainz
...and more!

Leland Kracher

Leland Kracher

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Leland Kracher

Audio Engineer / Music Producer
 

Josh Denhardt

Josh Denhardt

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Josh Denhardt

Music Producer
 
Credits Include: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, CO Fall 2017
...and more!

Kevin Sharpe

Kevin Sharpe

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Kevin Sharpe

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:Critical Bill, My BedBugs, Coven, David Shelby, Avery Sharpe, Mazinga, Blue Snaggletooth, Tiles
...and more!

Gregory Hainer

Gregory Hainer

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Gregory Hainer

Post Production
 
Credits Include: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
...and more!

Josh Monroy

Josh Monroy

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Josh Monroy

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:IGLOO began his career in Atlanta GA as an engineer, where he worked with Elton John, Shinedown, and eventually met Ludacris. He soon took over as head engineer of The LudaPlex, Ludacris' private production studio in Atlanta, where he continued to earn many platinum and gold certified records such as Justin Bieber's "Baby", as well as a Grammy for Rap Album of the Year with Ludacris himself. He signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and relocated to LA since 2010. His recent hit song with Walla - "101" has 30 million streams on Spotify alone, and has been featured on NFL Sunday Night Football, Apple Support hold music, and Starbuck's own Spotify playlist. He produced the title track of JoJo's 2016 Mad Love on Atlantic Records, which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 200. He's had music featured on ABC's hit TV series Black Box, JC Penny's, Arizona Jeans, The Simpson's, Acura, and Harley Davidson. He's currently developing new projects for release in 2018 and is on the lookout for new and interesting artists.
...and more!

Ira Parker

Ira Parker

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Ira Parker

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include: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)
...and more!“I’m always providing information to and for someone and explaining it…It’s just a good feeling knowing that you can get that light bulb to go on in somebody’s head. This program should be for everybody: songwriter, artist, producer, engineer, whichever one you want to be…The biggest advantage is you’re working with the recording studio…instead of paying a very, very large amount, and maybe not acquire the attention that is needed…you’re doing all three at one time, you’re learning, then you’re learning hands-on, then you’re taking a quiz, and then you get to come in and watch it happen realistically every week. The only real way to learn is to be around it enough.”

“The really cool thing about students like Wes [Hagy]: Wes is curious. His curiosity leads to doors. Sometimes, it makes me scratch my head like, ‘I never thought about that.’ When he gets it, he gets it, and it’s so cool. The fact is he got it by working with me and working with the Recording Connection, and because I push him a little bit harder, then he starts pushing back, and I like that…Sometimes, I get new ideas because of guys like him. I’ve got Spence [Green], I’ve got Demario [Rushing], Chris Wedlock finished the master’s program. These guys are…totally enthused. They make it worth the reason to be in this business in the first place because you know you’re doing something that’s making a difference.”

Jeramy Roberts

Jeramy Roberts

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Jeramy Roberts

Producer / Label Founder
 
“After 20 years, I’ve developed hundreds of these tactics,” says Jeramy. “The more of them you learn, the more effective you can be. And if you have the mindset that you want to help yourself to help other people, then it just enriches the scene.

“Each one of these little milestones is a very important learning step,” he adds. “By the time I’m done with these kids, they will have done pretty much everything that there is to do.”

Mehul Tolia

Mehul Tolia

Misha Kachkachishvili

Misha Kachkachishvili

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Misha Kachkachishvili

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Kendrick Lamar, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Dr. John, David Crosby, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Jackson, Elvis Costello, Rickie Jones, Irma Thomas, Van Morrison, Mary J Blige, Common, Janelle Monae, Mary J Blige, Solange Knowles, Sean Combs, Young Jeezy, Lil Boosie, Ana Popovic, Metric, Kim Burrell, John Legend, Rebirth, Juvenile
...and more!

Scott Lee

Scott Lee

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Scott Lee

Studio Manager
 
Credits Include:Trey Songz, 50 Cent, SWV, Johnny Gill, Tyrese, B2K, Brian McKnight, Petey Pablo, Faith Evans.
...and more!

Dustin Burdette

Dustin Burdette

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Dustin Burdette

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Killah Priest

Vast Aire

...and more!

Brad Zwieg

Brad Zwieg

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Brad Zwieg

Engineer / Producer
 

Mark Christensen

Mark Christensen

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Mark Christensen

Mastering Engineer
 
Credits Include:They Might Be Giants, Mr.Probz, OK GO, The Killers, 98 Degrees, Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, Trey Songz, Tony Braxton, 50 Cent, The Rooks, Blue Woods, Ryan Leslie, Talib Kweli, The Killers, Dr. Dre
...and more!

Soul Haven – John Terrell

Soul Haven – John Terrell

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Soul Haven – John Terrell

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Lost Element, A$AP Ferg
...and more!

Tim Bassett

Tim Bassett

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Tim Bassett

Engineer / Producer
 

Danny Patino

Danny Patino

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Danny Patino

Producer / Manager
 

Ric Web

Ric Web

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Ric Web

Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner
 
Credits Include: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
...and more!“Nearly all my students of the past few years have been hip-hop, rap or EDM,” says Ric. “Until recently, Nashville was a country town but then we get all these artists here cutting country records, then I find out they’re not country artists at all. And I ask them, ‘Why are you cutting a country record if you’re not a country artist?’ And they’re like, ‘This is Nashville. That’s what you’re supposed to do in Nashville.’ I tell them, ‘No, you’ve got to do what’s in your heart.’”

Brett Nolan

Brett Nolan

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Brett Nolan

Composer/Producer/Engineer
 
Credits Include:Machine Head, Sugarcult, K'naan, Blake Lewis, Lindsey Stirling
...and more!

Scarlet War

Scarlet War

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Scarlet War

Producer / Songwriter / Rapper
 
Credits Include:Monster Headphones, TyDolla$ign, Jordan Newt, Jay Sangz
...and more!

Dave DeCristo

Dave DeCristo

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Dave DeCristo

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Dam-Funk, Master Blaster, Alpenglow, NYIKO, Cam Will
...and more!

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

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Chris Smith

Engineer
 

Tim Burton

Tim Burton

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Tim Burton

Engineer / Producer / Musician
 
Credits Include:Danny Elfman, Mike Higham, Matthew Margeson, Warner Brothers
...and more!

Isaac Meek

Isaac Meek

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Isaac Meek

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Kendrick Lamar

Macklemore


...and more!

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

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Bruce Smith

Engineer / Producer
 

Andrew Pulley

Andrew Pulley

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Andrew Pulley

Engineer / Producer
 

Robert Mercier

Robert Mercier

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Robert Mercier

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Anaal Nathrakh, Iron Age
...and more!

Greg White

Greg White

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Greg White

Engineer / Producer
 
"I learned two important things at S.M.A.R.T. Productions, there is always a way to get the job done right. No matter what breaks or what happens you can always get the job done right. No excuses! The second thing is I had to learn how to run a business and make money. The only way I could see to do that is to make our clients successful. If they were successful they would keep coming back."

Fred Vail

Fred Vail

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Fred Vail

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Johnny Cash, Isaac Hayes, John Denver, Keith Urban, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys, The Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Lee Atwater, Olivia-Newton John, Eric Clapton, John Travolta, Jimmy Dean, Ronnie McDowell, Earl Thomas Conley, George Clinton
...and more!

Charles Godfrey

Charles Godfrey

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Charles Godfrey

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads, Cannibal Corpse, Mudvayne, Old 97's, Sinkane, Has Mar Superstar, Barb Wire Dolls, Deal Vally, Swans, Of Montreal, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gogol Bordello, Smith Westerns, Hanson
...and more!

Steve Sundholm

Steve Sundholm

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Steve Sundholm

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Dr. Luke

Teddy Riley

Carrie Underwood

Ryan Tedder (One Republic)

Chris Daughtry

Madonna

Joe Perry

Jet

Buckcherry

Dann Huff

Mark Bright

Randy Jackson

Robbie Robertson

Mikal Blue

Ke$ha

‘Lil Wayne

Mack Maine

Green Day

Johnny K

Hall & Oates

Good Charlotte

Cee-Lo Green

Joe Bonamasa

Lady Antebellum

Kevin Rudolf
...and more!

Brian Crowe

Brian Crowe

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Brian Crowe

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include: Vera Lynn, Monogold, Liam Finn, King 810, Coastgaard, Mexican Institute of Sound / Toy Selectah, Yeasayer, Clams Casinon
...and more!

Steve Addabbo

Steve Addabbo

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Steve Addabbo

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, The Staple Singers, Bob Dylan , Bobby McFerrin, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chiara Civello, Brokeback Mountain - Rufus Wainwright/Teddy Thompson Verve, Sonya Kitchell, Sonya Kitchell, Paula Cole, Donna Lewis, Lilith Fair: Vols. 1 2 and 3 Dar Williams, Darden Smith, Jason Miles, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, Skeleton Key, Deadicated: Grateful Dead Tribute, Once Blue, Bleecker Street Greenwich Village in the 60's, Suzzy Roche, Louden Wainwright III, Patty Larkin, Agents of Good Roots, Homer Erotic, Babe The Blue Ox, Lori Carson, Lullabye Baxter Trio, Gov't Mule, Galatic: Summer Sessions, Stretch Princess, Will Downing, Jane Olivor, Citizen Cope, Love Seed Mama Jump: Plump/Artemis Brian Kennedy: Sony Ireland, Demolition String Band, Julia Douglass, Jodi Shaw, Bethany Wild, Freddy Cole, Laura Wolfe
...and more!

Danny Rose

Danny Rose

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Danny Rose

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Duck Down Records, Fool’s Gold Records, Sean C & LV, Young M.A, Grace Sewell, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Steady Sun, Plain Dog, Pablo Reyes, Rizumik, ¡VAMANOS!, M.A.Y.O.R., Noble Kids
...and more!

Bobby Ferrari

Bobby Ferrari

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Bobby Ferrari

Engineer / Producer
 
“To make the most of the Recording Connection, do the work outside. We can show you the studio, we can show you routing, we can get you through the tests but if you don’t apply it, if you don’t make mistakes, if you’re not willing to get out in the world on your own, even if you’re just going to record vocals in your house with friends or do guitars, just doing anything just to be doing it so you can go through the trials and tribulations and make mistakes, that’s the best thing you can do. If you don’t apply the craft, you’re never going to get any good at it.”

Talbot Snow

Talbot Snow

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Talbot Snow

Engineer / Producer
 

Mike Hemberger

Mike Hemberger

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Mike Hemberger

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include: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


...and more!

Bob Fowler

Bob Fowler

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Bob Fowler

Recording Engineer
 

Ben Elliot

Ben Elliot

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Ben Elliot

Engineer / Producer
 

Brian Coombes

Brian Coombes

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Brian Coombes

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Pristan Omand, Pat & the Hats, Rachel Vogelzang, Dusty Gray Band, Will Kindler, Steve Blunt, Tan Vampires, Joe Mazzari, Brooks Young Band, Adam Ezra Group, Aldous Collins
...and more!

Aaron Mancina

Aaron Mancina

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Aaron Mancina

Engineer / Producer
 

Brent Latin

Brent Latin

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Brent Latin

Engineer / Producer
 

Terry Withrow

Terry Withrow

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Terry Withrow

Engineer / Producer / Musician
 
Credits Include:Westlake, Hydrogen, Given Hatred, Dwight Whitley, Phillip Dain Powell, Larry Whitt, Larry Pancake, Haulin Dust, Mojo King, Bridget Reynolds, Shalah, Lindsey Caudill
...and more!

Justin Mantooth

Justin Mantooth

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Justin Mantooth

Engineer / Studio Manager
 
Credits Include:Radkey, Bummer, Hyborian, Sharp Weapons, Maps for Travelers, Godmaker, Family, DORIS, The Conquerors, Katy Guillen and The Girls, The Whiffs, Tougies, Rev Gusto, Mommas Boy, ​The Cave Girls, Instant Karma, Leering Heathens, Under The Big Oak Tree, Walking Oceans, 34, The Runaway Sons, Keef Mountain, Blue Healer, Orphans of Doom, Eddie Delahunt, Moire, The Leo Project, Its Over!, Cherokee Rock Rifle, The Last Glacier , Children of the Feather, Bearing Torches, Stella and the Fire, ​The Last Glacier, Mother Brother, Mr. Barnacle, Constantine Maroulis, Luther Russell, Grandfather, Redlight Cinema, Herzog Rising, Auternus, The Post, Brother Joscephus, Love Bullet, National Fire Theory, Steal the Sun, Amari, Nassau Chainsaw
...and more!

Pat Pulver

Pat Pulver

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Pat Pulver

Producer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:HighDef Records, Black Ensemble Theater, Sony Music, Insurgance Records, Relativity, CBS Records, Barracuda, Teddy Richards, The Black Mollys, Eric Carr Kiss, Supermint, Jackie Wilson, Donnie Vie
...and more!

Vance Hornbuckle

Vance Hornbuckle

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Vance Hornbuckle

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Waka Flaka, Yo Gotti, Trae The Truth, Animul House, Solar Sound Radio, Nappy Roots, Aleon Craft, Mike Jones, Bizarre of D12, Chasity Hardman, Vida Guarra, Ice Mizzle, Darksyde Empire, Too Short, Arrested Development, ABC Family, Disney, Lade, Blue, Anthony David
...and more!

Chad Zuchegno

Chad Zuchegno

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Chad Zuchegno

Audio Engineer
 

Bo Davis

Bo Davis

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Bo Davis

Engineer
 

Jean Augustin

Jean Augustin

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Jean Augustin

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:R&B, Rock, Hip Hop/Rap, Pop, Country, Jazz, Vocalists/A Capella, Alternative, Kompa, Zouk, Gospel Music
...and more!

Pete deBoer

Pete deBoer

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Pete deBoer

Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner
 
Credits Include: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
...and more!

Bill Davidow

Bill Davidow

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Bill Davidow

Engineer / Producer
 

Josquin Des Pres

Josquin Des Pres

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Josquin Des Pres

Producer, Composer
 
Credits Include:Slightly Stoopid, Jack Johnson, Tech N9ne, The Gipsy Kings, Carly Smithson, and Ricky Skaggs, Bernie Taupin (Elton John’s lyricist), TV Networks (Catfish, The Seven, When I Was Seventeen, Cribs, Pimp My Ride, Teen Mom, True Life, 10 on Top etc.) Warner Bros, CBS, Viacom, VH1, ABC, BET, CNN, NBC, HGTV, TBS, OWN, Bravo, Food Network, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, History Channel, Travel Channel, KPBS, TLC, CW Network, Time Warner, Universal Music, EMI, Sony, Ellen DeGeneres, Tyra Banks, George Lopez Show, Anderson Cooper, TMZ, Extra, American Chopper, Pawn Stars, Deadliest Catch etc. MasterSource, PremiumBeat, Big Fish Audio,
...and more!“We take our jobs very seriously. We even have a dress code, for apprentices too. Basically, we have all these rules to follow, how you behave around an artist, how you behave around celebrities, because we do have celebrities coming through. And it’s a great environment…They must understand and love today’s music and also be very good on computers…So basically, people skills, technical skills, and some understanding of music are important.”

Michael Vail Blum

Michael Vail Blum

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Michael Vail Blum

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Joan Baez, Pieces of a Dream, Rebbie Jackson, Suicidal Tendencies, James Hood, Fred Schneider, Low Pop Suicide, Darren Housholder, Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, Alphonse Mouzon, H.E.A.T., Japanther, AJ Croce, Jimmy Demers, Nicole Gordon, Led Zepagain, Norman Brown, Roger Daltrey
...and more!“I love it when students are really there to put in the extra time, to do something that they want to learn, and it makes me want to show them stuff…If they’re just here putting in time so they can walk away or if they just want to meet a famous artist, that’s kind of hollow for me. I really want the guy who wants to stay with me until 3am, working on a mix because they really love it, even if they’re not mixing, even if they’re just assisting or just helping. And many times I’ll just get up and say, ‘Hey, you finish it.’ And then they can really try their skills at it. I’ve got a couple of guys that went through the program, actually, that are here at the studio now, and they’re great and they’re dedicated. And that’s how I was when I started. I’d sleep on the floor just to be in the control room, and I think that that’s an essential part of it because you want to learn it…My students, I tell them right off the bat, ‘Hey, if you want to put in the hours and you want to come in everyday, you want to stay until midnight, you can do that. It’s up to you how much you get out of it.’ I wish I had that kind of program growing up. I had to force my way in somehow.

I think it’s a great program…I actually love teaching people that want to know what it’s taken me thirty years to learn. And I think other mentors probably feel the same way…It’s a great starting point to really sort of get an understanding of what to do and how to do it. But after that, then it’s important to focus on developing your own style, your own career. You can’t just sit back and wait for it to happen, because it doesn’t unless you do it.”


Doug Boulware

Doug Boulware

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Doug Boulware

Producer
 
Credits Include: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
...and more!

Bruce Tambling

Bruce Tambling

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Bruce Tambling

Composer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Composer: 20th Century Fox, New World Pictures, PBS, CNN, NBC, HBO, NASA, Apple Computer, Nissan, BMW
...and more!

Ben Rosett

Ben Rosett

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Ben Rosett

Producer
 

Omer Saar

Omer Saar

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Omer Saar

Engineer / Producer / DJ
 
Credits Include:Method Man

Mos Def

...and more!

Bud Martin

Bud Martin

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Bud Martin

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Bad Company, Myke Sanchez, Cerrisa McQueen, Ginny Howard, Abandon Dead Movie, Paris,
...and more!

Dennis Gould

Dennis Gould

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Dennis Gould

Voiceover / Post Production
 

Don Mosley

Don Mosley

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Don Mosley

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Roy Orbison, Sam Dees, Fredrick Knight, Blind Boys of Alabama, Rubben Studdard, Candi Staton, Lady Smith Black Mambozo (from South Africa), Roscoe Robinson, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Blackwood Brothers, Jake Hess, JoJo Benson, Peggy Scott, Rozetta Johnson, Dorthy Love Coates
...and more!

Gary Jenkins

Gary Jenkins

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Gary Jenkins

Engineer / Producer
 

Justin Hachat

Justin Hachat

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Justin Hachat

DJ / Producer
 
Credits Include:Mihai Sebastian, Justin David, Above & Beyond, Mimo & Kalam, Helios (software)
...and more!"Run everything from top to bottom. Advertising, Marketing, A&R, Accounting, Project Concepts, Produce, Edit, Mastering, Content Supervision, Social Media, Artist Management, Oversee outside contract work. Always look for talented help."

Asaf Fulks

Asaf Fulks

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Asaf Fulks

Producer
 
Credits Include:Kendrick Lamar, C-Nice, Young Keno, The Dirty Heads, My Hero, Common Kings, Tenelle, Adam Sander's Chuck and Larry, ESPN, Fox TV, JBL, Bad Girls Club, The Franchise
...and more!

Steve Wright

Steve Wright

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Steve Wright

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Mos Def, Rihanna, Dru Hill, Bibi Bourelly, Dawn (Danity Kane) and Ryan Leslie to Slipknot, U.N.K.L.E and Bosnian Rainbows (Mars Volta), Misery Index, Evan Taubenfeld (Avril Lavigne), Steel Pulse and Celebration, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Hezekiah Walker, Blaqstarr/M.I.A., Lake Trout, Slipknot, Mambo Sauce, Lonnie Liston Smith, Dying Fetus, Fertile Ground, SR71, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack
...and more!

Rob Ruccia

Rob Ruccia

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Rob Ruccia

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Cameron Esposito, Nonpoint, Stu, Levi Kreis, Madina Lake, Dexter, No1, Somatic, Arabesque Music Ensemble, Terri Carroll, Robert Irving III, Shooting Blanks, Street Brats, The Euphoric, Soulio, Las Guitarras de Espana, Gayle Ritt, Caviar, Ivory Wire, Peter Lerner, Dead Space Age
...and more!

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson

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Scott Ferguson

Producer
 

Dave Mikeal

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Dave Mikeal

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:NBC, Universal Music, Flock of Seagulls, Don Henley, Stanley Lynch, Audible, Interscope Records, Sony, Andrew Lane, Clear Channel, A&M Records, CBS Records, Foghat, Discovery Channel
...and more!

Devon Kirkpatrick

Devon Kirkpatrick

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Devon Kirkpatrick

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Kane & Abel, The Williams Brothers, Thomas Jackson, C-Murder, Da Bricklayaz, Clyde Cotton Band, Aaliyah, Soulscript, Lil' Boosie, Mystikal, Backstreet Boys, Lauryn Hill, Timbaland, Chris Potter, Joe Pesci, Marilyn Manson, Janice Marshall Coates
...and more!

Matt Young

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Matt Young

Audio Engineer
 
Credits Include:Paramore, Katy Perry, Gym Class Heroes, Killswitch Engage, Thrice, The Living Legends, and Everclear
...and more!

Tony Ricci

Tony Ricci

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Tony Ricci

Producer
 
Credits Include:Kari Tieger, Godless Rising, Necrosis, Godspeed, Shryne
...and more!

Sharrief Thomas

Sharrief Thomas

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Sharrief Thomas

Songwriter / Producer
 
Credits Include:Snoop Dogg, AMG/Universal, Water Music Publishing
...and more!“When you are taking a class and you’re working with people in the industry, don’t be afraid to collect information from other engineers, their numbers, their email. And don’t be afraid to hit them up on social media. Stay connected with them because you just had the chance to be around them. By staying connected to them, and if you end up doing something that’s really good, they’re going to be able to see it…Don’t be afraid to get connected, but you’ve got to know the right points, when to do it and when not to do it.”

Chris Steinmetz

Chris Steinmetz

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Chris Steinmetz

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Kiss, Alice in Chains Jay-Z , Black Eyed Peas , Smashing Pumpkins, Kanye West, Disturbed, Suicidal Tendencies, Jimmy Buffet, Feist, Andrea Boccelli, Queen Latifah, Styx, Lupe Fiasco, Young Jeezy, Miles DavisTwista, Lil’ Jon, Usher, Tori Amos, Mavis Staples, E-Dub, Jin, Do or Die, Rod Stewart, Common, The Cult, Koko Taylor, Koko Taylor, Faster Pussycat, Lovehammers, 311Madonna, R. Kelly, Limp Bizkit, Alacranes Musical, NAS, Verve Pipe, Crucial Conflict, Fantasia, Keith Washington, B.B. King, Honeymoon Suite, Albert Collins, White Lion, Paul Simon, Sones De Mexico, Crowded House
...and more!

Russell Wolff

Russell Wolff

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Russell Wolff

Producer
 
Credits Include:Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Michelle Branch, Little Big Town, James Wolpert / NBC's The Voice, Lilly Winwood
...and more!

Lionel Pedro

Lionel Pedro

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Lionel Pedro

Credits Include:Ginger Grey, White Van, Low Orbit, Amity Beach, High Top Society, Frank Turner, The Gravity Within, Spitfist, TheCounterPoint, Paul Price, AntiTrust Division, Johnny Rourke
...and more!

Israel Lliteras

Israel Lliteras

Larry Goetz

Larry Goetz

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Larry Goetz

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Katy Perry, Ke$ha, One Direction, Weezer, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, 3OH3, All Time Low, Big Time Rush, Mike Posner, Pixie Lott, All Star Weekend, David Archuleta, David Cook, Chord Overstreet, Bowling for Soup, Breathe Carolina, The Pussycat Dolls, Lauren Bennett, Alejandro Escovedo, John Cale, The Maine, Forever The Sickest Kids, A Rocket To The Moon, Emily Osment, Julian Casablancas, Rivers Cuomo, Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy, OTEP, HIM, Dommin, The Used, Alexndra Burke, Best Coast, Cady Groves, This Providence, Monty RI, Axis Of Awesome, Edgar Winter, Sarah Evans, Maia Sharp, Edwin McCain, The Ready Set, Buzz Feiten, Albert Lee, Guitar Shorty
...and more!

Brian Boland

Brian Boland

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Brian Boland

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:Timbaland, Macy Gray, Rihanna, Y.G., Mary J. Blige, DJ Mustard, Big Krit, Sha Money XL, The Prism Saxophone Quartet, So Percussion, The Partch Ensemble, Joe Lavano, Sunny Murray, Sonic Liberation Front, American Babies, Lee Smith, Global Illage, Butch Ballard, Sam Dockery, Odean Pope, Marshall Allen, Lee Smith, Jamey Haddad,Bakithi Kumalo, Jo Lawry, Jack St.Clair big band
...and more!

James Salone

James Salone

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James Salone

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:Jarekus Singleton, The Mississippi Mass Choir, New Jerusalem Mass Choir, Stephen Johnson, Benjamin Cone III
...and more!"I think the main benefit of this program is that you get hands on experience and you are able to actually see what being a musician requires as far as how to treat people and how to be on time and how to conduct yourself in a field position. You don’t always get that in a classroom. With this program you get both of them, so you get the academic aspect of it, you go through the lessons and you’re also able to hang out at the studio and just learn what you learn."

Matt Stein

Matt Stein

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Matt Stein

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Method Man & Redman, DMX, Trey Songz, Jason Mraz, Brand Nubian,
Sly & Robbie, Buju Banton, Bill Laswell, Bootsy Collins, Disco Biscuits,
Blondie, Jungle Brothers
...and more!

Harley Fine

Harley Fine

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Harley Fine

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:Black Mesa, The Bramblemen, Pete Minda, Maureen Russell, Laminated Menu, Inwood Jones, Ken Master, Matt Gibbons and the Elevators
...and more!

Tom Rowan

Tom Rowan

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Tom Rowan

Audio Engineer
 
Credits Include:Bahama Mamas, Big Sean, Brian Lynch, Heads Up Entertainment, Ja Rule, Joey Ramone, American Express, Backyard Records, Dreamworks Records,
...and more!

Richie Beretta

Richie Beretta

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Richie Beretta

Credits Include:Beyonce, BOYSLASHFRIEND, Diplo, Kerwin DuBois, System 32, Tigarah, Twin Twin,
...and more!

IV Duncan

IV Duncan

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IV Duncan

Recording/Mixing/Mastering Engineer
 
Credits Include:Eminem, Royce Da 5’9″, Rich Homie Quan, Rocko, ASAP Ferg, M-City, Kashdoll, Dej Loaf, Slaughterhouse, WOW Gospel, Karen Clark-Sheard, KEM, Mario Winans, Deelishis, Rick Ross, Interscope, Shady Records, Sony, Warner Bros.
...and more!

Dave Goetter

Dave Goetter

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Dave Goetter

Sound Designer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:NBC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Nate Fowler, The Waiting Kind, Julie Turner, Forever Worthy, Act of Surrender, MacKayla Hunter
...and more!

Gradie O’Neal

Gradie O’Neal

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Gradie O’Neal

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Santana, Bill Withers, Lydia Pence of Cold Blood, Grupo Vennus, Los Aquario, Lillie Knauls, Danni Bell
...and more!

Peter Wolf

Peter Wolf

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Peter Wolf

Producer
 
Credits Include:A&E Network, Brian Clay, Chico and the Hornets, Dying Within, Face Down, Gene Day, Heads Up, Infinite Aggression, Kevin James, L.R.A., Nightmare, Matt Bishop, Mental Radio, Nosedive, Not for Hire, Outlaw, Part DJ Party, Pryme Tyme, Sick Little Monkeys, Something for Tomorrow, Space Hooker, The Bridge, The Neptunes, The Sierra Brothers, Violet Kill
...and more!"I have had many opportunities to work with great talent from all over the globe and have developed many long lasting relationships with many beautiful people. I love the time that I spend with these people and always seek to make our time spent together enjoyable, productive, rewarding, and fulfilling. In so doing I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge and skill in how to work with people in order to get things accomplished."

Brian Boland

Oscar Diaz

Oscar Diaz

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Oscar Diaz

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Dr. Dre, E-40, Gucci Mane, Jay-Z, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, MC Hammer, Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, TLC, Too $hort, Warren G, YG, Waka Flocka, Google, YouTube, Dreamworks, HBO, FOX, Showtime, King of the Hill, Apple Inc., Grand Theft Auto, UC Berkeley
...and more!

Zarven Kara

Zarven Kara

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Zarven Kara

Producer / Engineer
 
"Finding an engineer that you can trust and can develop a good working relationship, can be the difference between a successful career and the end of one."

Geoff Gray

Geoff Gray

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Geoff Gray

Engineer
 
Credits Include:Led Zeppelin

Mindy Jostyn

Larry Alexander

Bill Perry

Chris Lehman

Sonny Sharrock

Chuck Loeb

Brian Tarquin

Randy Brecker

Jock Bartley

Randy Coven

Nelson Rangell

Lincoln Schleiffer

Chris Caffery

Bob Mintzer

Jason Miles

Baron Raymonde

Thomas Jefferson Kaye

Rich Maraday

...and many others.
...and more!

Joey Peters

Joey Peters

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Joey Peters

Producer / Composer
 
Credits Include:Taking Pelham 123

Terminator Salvation

Armored

Bangkok Dangerous

Beowulf

The Brave One

War

Bride Wars

Planet of the Apes

Fast Food Nation

Lost

Victoria’s Secret

Coke

Gillette

Toyota

Haagen-Dazs

Honda

Panasonic

Old Navy

Sony

Nikon

Verizon and Camry.
True Blood

Entourage(HBO)

American Gangster
...and more!

Detail

Detail

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Detail

Producer
 
Credits Include:Beyoncé

Lil Wayne

Nicki Minaj

Drake

Jennifer Lopez

Ray J

Akon

Wiz Khalifa

Flo Rida

...and more!

Jeff Balding

Jeff Balding

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Jeff Balding

Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Don Henley

Megadeth

Brett Eldridge

Jana Kramer

Ashley Monroe

Michael Ray

Chris Janson

Taylor Swift

Kellie Pickler

Keith Urban

LeAnn Rimes

Trace Adkins

Brooks & Dunn

Brad Paisley

Shakira

Trisha Yearwood
...and more!

"I'm interested in mentoring an advanced student who values excellence, honor and integrity. My goal is to have you understand where the "bar" is and walk away with a first hand knowledge of how to effectively interact with A-level artists, managers and labels. To not just capture a career in music but to gain the skill set needed to sustain one"


Jimmy Douglass

Jimmy Douglass

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Jimmy Douglass

Engineer / Producer
 
Credits Include:Timbaland

Snoop Dogg

Bjork

Justin Timberlake

Sean Paul

Kanye West

Ludacris

Al Green

John Legend

Duran Duran

Missy Elliot

Ginuwine

Jay-Z

Aaliyah

Aretha Franklin

Hall & Oates

Roberta Flack

Donny Hathaway

Foreigner

Led Zepellin

AC/DC

The Rolling Stones

Slave

Odyssey

Roxy Music

Gang of Four
...and more!

Gary Wright

Gary Wright

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Gary Wright

Singer / Songwriter
 
Credits Include:George Harrison

Steve Winwood

Salt-N-Pepa

Eminem

Mick Jones (of Foreigner)

Joe Cocker

Busta Rhymes

Joan Osborne

Anastacia
...and more!

Nick Raskulinecz

Nick Raskulinecz

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Nick Raskulinecz

Producer
 
Credits Include:Foo Fighters

Ghost

We As Human

Evanescence

Marilyn Manson

Deftones

Coheed and Cambria

Stone Sour

Trivium

Duff McKagan

Mondo Generator

Danzig

The Exies

Ash, My Ruin

Velvet Revolver

Rush, Mastodon

Shadows Fall

Superdrag

Goatsnake

Fireball Ministry

Rye Coalition

Death Angel

Danko Jones

Apocalyptica

...and more!

EastWest Studios

EastWest Studios

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EastWest Studios

Studio
 
Credits Include:The Red Hot Chili Peppers

Garbage

Muse

AFI

Sum 41

Slayer

Metallica

Rihanna

Frank Ocean

Demi Lovato

Lea Michele

Kelly Rowland

Janelle Monáe

Rage Against the Machine

System of a Down

Audioslave

Jimmy Eat World

Ryan Adams

Natalie Merchant

Michael Jackson

R.E.M.

Iggy Pop

Incubus

Tom Petty

Blink 182

Green Day

Weezer

Madonna

U2

...and more!

Conway Recording

Conway Recording

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Conway Recording

Credits Include:Ariana Grande

Christina Aguilera

Miley Cyrus

Nas

Barbra Streisand

The Roots

Macy Gray

Robin Thicke

Jay-Z

Foo Fighters

Mariah Carey

Justin Timberlake

Katy Perry

Cee Lo Green

Josh Groban

k.d. lang

Limp Bizkit

Mary J. Blige

No Doubt

Flo Rida

Jamie Foxx

Tori Amos

Snoop Dogg

Shakira

U2

Usher

Blink-182

Beck

Lil Wayne

Jewel

Jennifer Hudson

Fergie

The Black Eyed Peas

Carrie Underwood

Better Than Ezra

Dave Matthews Band

Morrissey

Jurassic 5

Metallica

Mos Def

Jennifer Lopez

Evanescence
...and more!

Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle

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Patrick Doyle

Composer
 
Credits Include:Cinderella (2015)

Brave (2012)

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Thor (2011)

Eragon (2006)

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)




...and more!

Michael James

Michael James

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Michael James

Sound Designer
 
Credits Include:New Radicals

Too Much Joy

Hole

L7

Maia Sharp

A.J. Croce

Jane's Addiction

...and more!"The endorsements, the product development, even the seminars and master classes I’ve taught," says Michael, "are a logical extension of what I do in my daily activities in the studio. To my clients in those sectors of the music business, my 'real world' experiences are valuable in their laboratory or classroom settings.

For me, those relationships are critical for two reasons: I contribute to the development of new products which are both practical and creatively stimulating to my recording colleagues and to me; and exercising the technical side of my brain magically broadens my artistic horizons when I'm making records."

Warren Huart

Warren Huart

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Warren Huart

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:The Fray

Korn

Aerosmith

James Blunt

Kris Allen

The X Factor

Howie Day

Better Than Ezra

Augustana

Ashbury

...and more!

The Recording Connection puts students into a real world work place. Students learn first hand what it means to be in a recording session with Producers, Engineers, Musicians and Songwriters, it’s on the job career training! You learn the practical, technical and people skills that cannot be found in any classroom. I highly recommend the Recording Connection.


Matt Linesch

Matt Linesch

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Matt Linesch

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:Fool's Gold

Dave Mason

Edward Sharpe

Aaron Embry

Tété

Van Halen

...and more!

F. Reid Shippen

F. Reid Shippen

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F. Reid Shippen

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Death Cab for Cutie

CeCe Winans

Ingrid Michaelson

Cage the Elephant

Chris Tomlin

Dierks Bentley

India.Arie

Jewel

Adam Lambert

Backstreet Boys

Clay Aiken

Avalon

Eric Benét

Jennifer Knapp

A Fine Frenzy

Jonas Brothers

Marc Broussard

Eric Church

Robert Randolph

Jonny Lang

Flyleaf

Switchfoot

Third Day

MercyMe

Newsboys

Lucy Hale

Chesney

Urban

Sam Hunt

Dierks

Lady A

Ingrid Michaelson

India.Arie

Adele

Steven Tyler

Temptations

Colony House

Matthew Perryman Jones

Lucie Silvas

Brett Eldridge

Jake Owen

...and more!

Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer

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Tim Palmer

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Robert Plant

David Bowie

Ozzy Osbourne

Pearl Jam

U2

Faith Hill

Deep Blue Something

The Cure

Catherine Wheel

Goo Goo Dolls

Better Than Ezra

The Psychedelic Furs

Bon Jovi

H.I.M.

Gene Loves Jezebel

Tears for Fears

Texas

Switchfoot

Jason Mraz

Blue October

David Cook

The Mission UK

Mother Love Bone

Cutting Crew

...and more!

One of the many reasons that I endorse The Recording Connection Audio Institute is because they put you inside a real recording studio to apprentice under a real producer. I am generally not a supporter of many of the 'traditional' audio schools because in my experience they don’t teach the things you really need, and they don’t connect you into the business. The Recording Connection does.


Bob Bullock

Bob Bullock

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Bob Bullock

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:Shania Twain

George Straight

Reb McEntire

George Jones

Loretta Lynn

Glen Campbell

Chick Corea

REO Speedwagon

The Tubes

Crazy Horse

Steely Dan

Waylon Jennings

Kenny Rogers

The Monkees

Keith Urban

Kenny Chesney

...and more!

"My career in the music industry began as an Apprentice working with Master Audio Engineers and Producers. Today I still feel that is the best way to pass on knowledge to new people in this industry!


While I do support Audio Production training in Schools, I believe that Master/Apprentice, one-on-one training is the most effective."


Bil VornDick

Bil VornDick

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Bil VornDick

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:Marty Robbins

Allison Krauss

Mark O’Connor

Béla Fleck

Doc Watson

Jerry Douglas

Ralph Stanley

Rhonda Vincent

Bob Dylan

Charlie Haden

Lynn Anderson

T-Bone Burnett

James Taylor

...and more!

Experience and application is one of the greatest values in learning an art-form…. that’s why I’m part of Recording Connections Master Mentor series.


Vance Powell

Vance Powell

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Vance Powell

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown

The Revivalists

Chris Stapleton

Tinariwen Emmaar

Black Prairie

The Dirty Guv'nahs

Peter Bradley Adams

Bobby Bare, Jr.

The Almost Fear

Insane Clown Posse

Sturgill Simpson

Seasick Steve

Various Artists Iron Man 3

Andrew Stockdale

Moon Taxi

LeAnn Rimes

Kings of Leon

Various Artists The Great Gatsby

Caitlin Rose

Red Fang

North Mississippi Allstars

Jack White

The Whigs

Keb' Mo'

Andrew Osenga Leonard

Andrew Peterson

Buddy Guy

The Kicks

Danger Mouse & Danielle

Chris Thile

Wanda Jackson

Johnny Gimble

The Kicks

The Whigs

The Dead Weather

Karen Elson

Andrew Belle

The White Stripes

Hillsong

Seasick Steve Man

Willie Nelson

Jessica Simpson

Jewel

Alicia Keys

Caedmon's Call

Matt Dusk

Raul Malo

Scott Kempner

Head for the Hills

The Whistles & the Bells

Dirk Powell

Leagues You Belong Here


...and more!

Steve Marcantonio

Steve Marcantonio

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Steve Marcantonio

Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Taylor Swift Band

Hank Williams Jr.

Cheap Trick

Doobie Bros

Thomas Rhett

Billy Currington

Steven Tyler

Reba McEntire

Vince Gill

...and more!

"I believe mentoring someone in the audio field is the best way to go. Especially from those who experienced the music business from the 70s. There are many details that you can't learn at any school. You need to learn that from pros who have been making records for years: those of us who are passionate about making great sounding records. I also think a mentoring program lasts longer than any school in that you can always reach out to your mentor. I plan to stay in touch with any and all of my students. Very thrilled and excited to do this!"


Carmen Rizzo

Carmen Rizzo

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Carmen Rizzo

Producer / Remixer
 
Credits Include:Coldplay

Alanis Morissette

Dido

AR Rahman

Ryuichi Sakamoto
...and more!

Michael Wagener

Michael Wagener

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Michael Wagener

Credits Include:Ozzy Osbourne

Metallica

Motley Crue

Skid Row

Alice Cooper

Queen

White Lion

Extreme

Dokken

...and more!

Producing and engineering audio is a very complex topic. The best choice for an in depth education is a one-on-one personal mentorship with an experienced industry professional, who can concentrate on the specific needs of one student, instead of a more general approach with a whole class.


Adam Moseley

Adam Moseley

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Adam Moseley

Producer / Engineer
 
Credits Include:Lucybell

Galliano

A. J. Croce

Abandoned Pools

Roxette

Maxi Priest

April Wine

John Cale

Kazumi Watanabe

...and more!

Rahki

Rahki

X

Rahki

Producer
 
Credits Include:Kendrick Lamar

Eminem

The Game

50 Cent

Ab-Soul

Mac Miller
...and more!

John Greenham

John Greenham

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John Greenham

Mastering Engineer
 
Credits Include:Jennifer Lopez

Katy Perry

Ice Cube

Capital Cities

Omar Sosa

Aesop Rock

Dirty Ghosts

Queensryche

Tess Henley

Bad Suns

Alika & Nueva Alianza

Kimya Dawson

Mindless Behavior

Tito Gonzalez

Cobalt Cranes

Sistema Bomb

Young & Sick

Jessie Bridges

The Mantles

The Aislers Set

Annalisa Tornfelt
...and more!

“You’ve got to get behind the artist’s music and their vision. You’ve got to love it and feel passionately about it, otherwise, it just won’t work out very well. Ultimately, you’ve got to allow it (the song) to speak directly to the audience and get all the technical stuff out of the way.”


Niko Bolas & Al Schmitt

Niko Bolas & Al Schmitt

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Niko Bolas & Al Schmitt

Producers / Engineers
 
Credits Include:Circle Jerks

Neil Young

Fionna Apple

Steve Perry

James Taylor

Billy Joel

Kiss

Bonnie Raitt

Barbra Streisand

Crosby, Stills & Nash

Toto

Melissa Etheridge

Spinal Tap

Mary's Danish

The Commitments

Bette Midler

Don Henley

Teena Marie

...and more!

Ryan Hewitt

Ryan Hewitt

X

Ryan Hewitt

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Lady Gaga

Angus & Julia Stone

Harry Connick, Jr.

Sheryl Crow

The Avett Brothers

Joe Cocker

Matchbox 20

Oslo

blink-182

Gloriana

The Roots

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Raphael Saadiq

Tom Morello

Flogging Molly

Barbra Streisand

Tom Petty

Bob Dylan

Luther Vandross

Jimmy Buffett

Blue Oyster Cult

...and more!

I owe my knowledge, work ethic, aesthetic and career to the wonderful mentors that I’ve been fortunate to work with over the years. Working interactively with a professional that you admire is clearly the best way to learn the art of recording and all the skills that are peripheral to the actual work. That experience can set you up for success far better than a typical recording school.


Rafa Sardina

Rafa Sardina

X

Rafa Sardina

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Elvis Costello & The Roots

Michael Jackson

Celine Dion

Mariah Carey

Shakira

Dr. Dre

Dru Hill

Susan Boyle

Beyonce

Stevie Wonder

Clare Fisher Big Band

Macy Gray

Alejandro Sanz

Lady Gaga

Calle 13

Harry Connick Jr.

D’Angelo

Michael Buble

Placido Domingo

...and more!

Mentorship is of essence in the present climate of our industry. I strongly believe in it as I am the result of such help throughout my career!


Ross Hogarth

Ross Hogarth

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Ross Hogarth

Producer / Engineer / Mixer
 
Credits Include:Van Halen

Ziggy Marley

Keb’ Mo’

John Mellencamp

Motley Crue

Jewel

REM

Melissa Etheridge

The Doobie Brothers

Stephen Bruton

...and more!

Without exception, the value of one-on-one, hands-on experience cannot be out done. This is why I support mentorship and being taught hands on from the people that know. It is also as important to understand people skills as well as the technical and without a person to guide you through this very tricky area, I think the road to a successful career is a long and hard one.”



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Learning the art of music recording and music producing is not like learning math and science. Audio recording is both creative and technical, and so, it requires a different approach to learning. That’s where we come in. We are the audio school alternative that has taken a sledgehammer to the outdated way of learning audio and music production as it’s taught in most trade schools and universities. We don’t believe in classrooms, we believe in learning in real recording studios. While we deeply respect professors and teachers at colleges and universities, we do things differently. Our students are learning from professional audio engineers. Why? Because we believe it’s an effective way to learn audio engineering and music producing.

As a creative person, you need someone who can give you one on one attention and hands on learning; someone who can also show you the ropes and help you on your career path; someone who can connect you. Why not choose to go with a mentor in a real recording studio, who’s probably worked with artists you know about, maybe even with the biggest bands in the world. There’s probably a mentor who’s ready, right now, to act as your private teacher, your guide to getting going in your career.

No ordinary school offers you the opportunity to learn from an audio engineer or music producer in so many cities throughout the United States of America and beyond. Further, not only are you learning from these seasoned mentors in their recording studios,  you’re learning from them one on one in private sessions which can be customized to suit your musical tastes, dreams, and desires.


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