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Stay Close to Home. Why leave your family and friends if you don’t have to, or, take a walk on the wild side and move to your favorite city or town?

But you won’t have to move across the country to do it. We want to make our audio engineering and music production programs as accessible as possible. Why should you have to travel hundreds, or even thousands, of miles to sit in a classroom? With more than 250 locations throughout the US and Canada, you’re never too far from a Recording Connection mentor and their studio.

And even if you are, we still have you covered. While so many other institutions scrambled during the pandemic, Recording Connection has been offering remote learning for decades. We understand you have a life and commitments that may keep you from being mobile. Our "virtual" studios were made specifically for you.

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While it seems like a no-brainer, sometimes people overlook the added costs of relocation and living expenses when going to school. These costs can have a significant impact on the price of your education.

Another problem with relocating is that you will most likely have to quit your current job and try to find a new job where your school is located, along with just about every other student who’s enrolled there. We’re not saying this can’t be done but in today’s economy it’s a lot harder than it used to be. Besides–if your goal is to work in the music business as an audio engineer, music producer, or live sound technician or any number of related careers, why would you want to waste your time finding a new day job in a new city with a higher cost of living than where you are right now? Let Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools (RRFC) bring the school to you via Recording Connection’s mentored externship approach to training in audio engineering, music production,  live sound, and more!

It’s true that New York and Los Angeles are the hubs of the music business in the United States but that does not mean you cannot get a decent audio education, and a job in a recording studio, right where you live. Our suggestion: attend a Recording Connection externship location in your city or town first. Gain experience and connections, and then consider moving to New York or Los Angeles if you so choose. However, considering that our audio program places you in a recording studio where music gets made, you might never need to leave your home city. Already know the basics but want to learn more? See Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production.

Who Are Music Production Programs designed for?

  • Electronic Music Creators
  • Live DJs
  • Hip Hop Artists
  • Beat Makers
  • Music Moguls (Music Producer, Distributor or Record Label)

Who Are Audio Engineering Programs designed for?

  • Audio Engineers
  • Mix Engineers
  • Master Engineers
  • Live Concert Sound Engineers
  • Recording Studio Owners

With Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production you don’t have to decide right now whether you’re more interested or talented in being more on the audio engineering or music production side of things. In fact, a great deal of today’s working professionals do both. With us you can get your foot in the door and discover your strengths and curiosities as you delve deeper into recording and making music sound great.

Because our audio engineering/music production externship locations are located in professional recording studios in many major cities and towns in the United States and Canada, and because your classroom is in that recording studio– with our program, you could now learn audio engineering in Los Angeles, learn music producing in New York, learn audio engineering in Philadelphia, music recording in Nashville, audio engineering in Miami, music recording in Austin, music producing in Chicago, or audio engineering in Vancouver. You get the point.

While you’re considering whether to attend the Recording Connection in your home city, or plan on making the move to New York or Los Angeles, take a moment and see what our students/externs have to say about what we do. In as little as six months, you’ll learn the ins and outs of audio engineering and music producing. You’ll have the opportunity to train as an extern to a professional audio engineer or music producer who can teach you the skills that often aren’t found in most textbooks or classrooms.

With Recording Connection, you can schedule your externship training to work with your schedule and complete the eBook coursework on your own. Can’t stand your current job? Bored with your life? Do you dream of creating great sounds from behind the mixing board? Learn right where music gets made with Recording Connection.

Something that’s often overlooked in determining the cost of education is relocation, rooming, and board charges. Recording Connection makes it possible to eliminate those costs by providing you a “working classroom” in a recording studio located within commuting distance from where you live. In addition, through Recording Connection’s “flex scheduling” it’s often possible to fit your working classroom time around your current job schedule. Expenses for relocation, room and board are no longer a factor and you can keep earning money from your current job while you learn.

Our teachers are not career classroom instructors. Instead, they are actual mentors who are working every day in the real world of music production and who are making money in the music business. We believe mentors make great teachers of real-world practices, techniques, and vital people skills.  If the focus of your education is to get employment, learning from a professional while training within the industry is a viable alternative to audio education. Additionally, by learning in a recording studio, you can also get exposed to a multitude of industry contacts– clients, music producers, record executives, agencies—people who are well situated to potentially help you get a job in the industry. Your externship enables you to connect with a working music professional while you train. Doing well and showing your level of drive and determination is up to you.

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Audio and Music Programs Available Learn from an Industry Professional in a Real Recording Studio.

Artist & Producer in Ableton Live

22 Weeks

Learn to harness your own innate creativity and bring the music of your imagination into the world in Recording Connection for Artist & Producer in Ableton Live. Unleash the power of automation, sampling, instrumentation, mixing, vocal editing, and remixing while you ground yourself in music theory and song structure. Grow your artistry while you learn to work with seasoned industry pros, navigate the studio environment, and build a production map for your future knowing where you want to go and what it takes to get there.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

Ableton Electronic Music Production

24-Week and 36-Week Programs Available

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. In the Recording Connection for Ableton Electronic Music Production program, learn how to elevate your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision-makers at major EDM labels.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

Hip Hop & Beat Making

24 Weeks

Take your beat making and hip hop knowledge to the professional level by learning from a major Hip Hop Producer in his or her studio in our Recording Connection for Hip Hop & Beat Making program. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.

Hip Hop School and Beat Making

Logic Pro Electronic Music Production

20 Weeks

Learn Logic Pro as you extern under a professional electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio in our Recording Connection for Logic Pro Electronic Music Production program. Gain insider access to the electronic music scene. You tell us your favorite genres of electronic music, and we will help you produce that type of music.

Electronic Music Production School with Logic Pro

Music Producing

20 Weeks

Looking to build a career as a music producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups that can help you get started at producing today’s music. In our Recording Connection for Music Producing program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

Music Production School

Audio Engineering & Music Production

20 Weeks

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, extern with a professional audio engineer in the studio, learn in the trenches and on-the-job. Take your dreams to the professional level in our Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

Audio Engineering School

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