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Who uses Ableton?

If you’re a person who makes music you know that Digital Audio Workstations aka DAWs are essential to your work. There’s almost no way to create music today without them. You build your beats, songs, and projects in a digital space. Sure you might play a few analog instruments, but ... Read More

Who uses Ableton?

Common Software Programs in the Recording Studio

The music industry can seem impenetrable from the outside. It can appear opaque and difficult to understand. Where do you start? Where do you find out how to get your foot in the door? How do you approach building a career for yourself when you don’t even have your skillset ... Read More

Common Software Programs in the Recording Studio

Finding the Right Mentor: A Guide

In training to become an audio engineer or music producer, one key to having a successful career is making connections. In creative industries, it’s all about who you know. It’s all about who knows what you can do and who knows what skills you have. This might seem like an ... Read More

Finding the Right Mentor: A Guide

Pros and Cons of Recording School

If you’re considering becoming an audio engineer or recording engineer, you’re probably thinking about attending university for audio engineering. Enrolling in recording school is a definite path forward. It’s absolutely something that a lot of people who end up working in the industry do. However, it’s also understandable that you ... Read More

Choosing Among the Best Audio Engineering Schools-A Guide

No doubt about it—there is a lot of confusing information about there when it comes to audio engineering schools. Not only are there plenty of differing reviews and opinions, but obviously each school claims to be the best one. How do you make sense of it all and make an ... Read More

Choosing Among the Best Audio Engineering Schools-A Guide

Recording Connection Provides Real-World Training

You’ve probably noticed by now that the Recording Connection’s approach to training you as an audio engineer or music producer is a little different than most other programs. We skip the classroom completely, and place all our students for real-world training in recording studios. Some might wonder why this is so ... Read More

Do I Need an Audio Engineering Degree?

Music is becoming more democratized by the day. Home recording setups, audition, pro tools, and a myriad of other programs are allowing people from all walks of life to have access to the formerly illusive world of audio recording and music production. However, there’s still the question of do you ... Read More

The Problem With Audio Engineering Schools

If you’re dreaming of becoming a music producer or recording engineer, you might be scoping out different audio engineering schools to figure out where to get your education. If so, you’re likely to find quite a few different options. Depending on where you live, you’ll find anything from full-blown ... Read More

How to Get Audio Engineering Certification

Are you lost? Looking for direction? Looking for a way into the music industry? Have you been daydreaming of working in music studios and recording music since you were a kid? Well, there’s only one solution: You need to become an audio engineer. There are several easy ways to get ... Read More

Recording Connection Audio Engineering School: Direct Access to the Music Industry

The primary difference between the Recording Connection audio engineering school alternative and other audio programs is where the training actually takes place. While most audio engineering schools set up their own training facilities in on-campus classrooms and studios, the Recording Connection offers its students direct access to the music industry ... Read More

Do You Need Audio Engineering Scholarships?

With every passing day, it feels like the costs associated with going to school go up. Every class gets more and more expensive. If you’re aiming to study music production that begs the question how do you pay for it? How do you afford to go to school to pursue ... Read More

The Critical Flaw of Audio Engineering Schools: A History

Before there were any audio engineering schools, people learned the skills of recording and audio production by much more practical methods. In those days, if you wanted to learn to be an audio engineer or a music producer, if you wanted to learn the skills of recording, mixing, editing ... Read More

How the Best Audio Engineering Schools Can Still Fail You

Perhaps you’re looking for the best audio engineering schools in preparation for a career as an audio engineer or music producer. It makes sense on the outside: if you want to be the best at something, you go to the best school—right? However, before you commit to spend all ... Read More

Top 10 Things to Look For in Audio Engineering School

The music industry is a robust and vibrant place. It’s filled with interesting people doing weird things. It’s a place where creativity and invention reign supreme. It’s a career path that many desire but few pursue with enough gusto and verve to be truly successful. But that’s why you’re here, ... Read More

A Balanced Perspective on Recording Schools

If you want to be trained in audio production and music recording in order to become a producer or engineer, the different kinds of recording schools out there can be confusing. They range from full-blown degree programs at colleges and universities to short-term certificate programs at trade schools, and can ... Read More

Will Recording School Improve My Chances for Success?

Are you looking for a good recording school to prepare you for a career in professional audio? If so, you might be wondering whether going to recording school will improve your chances for success as an audio engineer or music producer. Surprisingly, the answer is no. Attending a recording ... Read More

How Recording Schools Fail to Help Their Students

If you’re thinking of a career in professional audio, before you decide among a number of recording schools, there are some common-sense things you should know about recording education and how it relates to the music industry. Contrary to conventional wisdom, going to a “good” recording school does not ... Read More

Is Music School Right for You?

The music industry can be a cutthroat place. People looking to make a name for themselves, get a leg up, and find their way into a very lucrative career path. Some people are able to accomplish this by putting their music projects online and attracting an audience. Some people have ... Read More

Why You Need to Learn Pro Tools

If you are planning to be an audio engineer or music producer in today’s music industry, it is absolutely essential that you learn Pro Tools. With the advent of digital recording, Pro Tools has become the industry standard, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a recording studio that ... Read More

The Best Way to Learn to Record Music

The externships/externships offered at the Recording Connection put you in a unique position to focus on the aspects of the music industry that interest you the most. If you want to be a recording engineer, what do you suppose is the best way to learn to record music? The answer might ... Read More

The Critical Flaw with Recording Schools

It would seem that for aspiring recording engineers, recording artists and music producers, the most likely place to get an education would be one of the many recording schools available. Given the common mentality that the best way to learn a skill is to go to school for it, ... Read More

Understanding Technology and Music

Technology and music have affected each other a great deal, and changes and improvements in technology have changed many things about how music is made, recorded, and distributed. Not only has the format of music changed from vinyl albums to magnetic tapes to Compact Discs, but the way that ... Read More

Tips for Finding Financial Aid through Private Programs

Getting an education can be pricey. It seems like it shouldn’t be, but it is. People go into massive amounts of debt every day in order to attempt to gain the education they need to pursue the career they have their heart set on. However, going into hundreds of thousands of ... Read More

Places to Look for Scholarships

The music industry is a fast-growing and very lucrative field. Every year it sees countless individuals jumpstarting exciting careers working as producers, audio engineers, mastering engineers, and studio musicians. It’s a vast ecosystem that has a virtual cornucopia of opportunities to offer the would-be professionals of tomorrow. That being said, you ... Read More

Overview of School Fee Waivers

When thinking about financial aid for colleges or career training schools, most people think of grants, scholarships, or student loans. One form of financial aid that is often overlooked is fee waivers. Most programs have added fees in addition to tuition, which might include application fees, lab fees, or book ... Read More

Importance of Hardware in a Recording School

The hardware you use in recording school is very important. The technology you use when you’re learning your craft will inform how you think about creating music in the future. It will dictate the style and tone of the work you’re going to produce. It will also, potentially, inform how ... Read More

Getting a Job After Recording School

  Getting a job after recording school may be difficult, because few recording companies value a degree. Unfortunately, the music business is one where a formal education does not matter, you have to use all of your skills and resources to find alternative ways to make it in the ... Read More

Finding Work after Recording School

When it comes to finding work after recording school, you may find the process to be quite daunting or potentially overwhelming. This is a fairly natural feeling, and one that you will have to learn to move past and begin finding the path that will lead you to your ... Read More

Understanding Different College Degrees in Music

The music industry can sometimes seem like a labyrinthian network of infinite possibilities. When you’re first starting out it can be very intimidating to pick a path forward. It’s hard to know who to collaborate with, which projects you should do for money or exposure, and where, or if, you ... Read More

Things To Look For in a Recording Studio

If you’re a band or musical artist looking to record a demo, EP or full-length album your choice in recording studio is going to impact the finished product more than you realize. Different studios specialize in different things, and they feature engineers and producers who have skills in very particular ... Read More

Taking Charge of Your Recording Education

Whether you go to a conventional audio engineering school, or whether you go through an externship program like the Recording Connection, one thing is certain when it comes to your recording education: you only get out of it what you put into it. Even when we put you in a ... Read More

Taking Charge of Your Recording Education

What does an Audio Engineer do?

Music is an artform that’s as ethereal as it is omnipresent in our culture. For people not involved directly in the production and creation of music it’s something that can appear mysterious and impenetrable. But there are multiple roles within the music production ecosystem. The most common of which is ... Read More

What does an Audio Engineer do?

What is a Studio Musician

Studio musicians have existed since the beginning of the music industry. Also sometimes referred to as session musicians or session players, they’re a hired hand musicians who play the instruments on various albums or compositions of other artists. It boils down to being basically a musician or vocalist who makes ... Read More

What is a Studio Musician

What Does a Recording Engineer Do?

Recording engineers, like record producers are involved in the recording, editing and mixing of live audio. Many recording industry hopefuls have grandiose dreams of becoming the next record producing mogul, the next Kanye or DJ Khaled. But what most people don’t consider is that no one starts at the top. They ... Read More

What Does a Recording Engineer Do?

What Does a Concert Audio Technician Do?

The recording industry, and the music industry in general, is much larger than anyone likes to admit. Most people think of the music industry as just musicians, bands, and maybe producers. However, in reality, there are a myriad of jobs that exist outside of those listed above. People who fill ... Read More

What Does a Concert Audio Technician Do?

Learning to be a Studio Engineer

Making a career for yourself in a creative industry can be a daunting and intimidating challenge. Where do you start? How do you get your foot in the door? These are common concerns for young would-be professionals. The music industry is a perfect example of all of these concerns. There’s ... Read More

Learning to be a Studio Engineer

Analog or Digital: What Is the Difference?

Music, like all other art forms, is a process-oriented medium. The way you arrive at the end product determines the feeling and artifice of the end product. If you are playing a song on a real piano it’s going to feel very different than a digital keyboard. The way a ... Read More

Analog or Digital: What Is the Difference?

Choosing the Right Microphone

When you’re staring out in the music industry there are a myriad of questions that you’ll have to answer. These questions might seem self explanatory, and simple, but in reality they can dictate a lot about both the individual job you’re on and the trajectory of your career. Making these ... Read More

Choosing the Right Microphone

Audio for Film (Sound Effects)

Audio for film can also be referred to as sound effects. In the context of motion pictures and television, sound effects refers to an entire hierarchy of sound elements, whose production encompass many different disciplines, including: Hard sound effects are common sounds that appear on screen, such as door slams, ... Read More

Audio for Film (Sound Effects)

Recording Schools Examined

If you are interested in a career in the recording industry, then there are a number of different types of recording schools you can choose from. Some Recording Schools will offer you the chance to work with a professional in the recording industry and learn on the job, while others ... Read More

Recording Schools Examined

Finding a Recording Career Mentor

  Having a recording career mentor is very important, because a mentor can teach you all of the insider information about working in the recording career you need to know – unlike in college.    The problem is that college no longer provides the best possible education and training ... Read More

Finding a Recording Career Mentor

Is College Really Worth It?

There’s no doubt about it: making a decision about attending college can be a real conundrum. On one hand, there’s a lot of pressure. Many people assume college is the only way to get a good job. There’s this assumed knowledge that a degree is the only thing keeping you ... Read More

Is College Really Worth It?

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