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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School Abilene-SweetwaterNot like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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Amplify your life by breaking into your dream career in audio or music with our unique 1-on-1 mentorship programs. Available in-person or online.Get Started

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Why learn audio or music production from an instructor on a campus when you can learn from a pro in his or her Abilene-Sweetwater studio?

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A recording school in the Abilene-Sweetwater area? Believe it! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, a program area of Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools (RRFC). We are a post-secondary institution or trade school and we’re anything but typical in our approach. We provide an industry-oriented innovative recording school alternative that places you inside an actual Abilene-Sweetwater area recording studio, where you will work as an audio student extern and learn music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trip hop, techno, house, trance and more), post production audio and club DJ. In the Abilene-Sweetwater area of Texas, a great way to launch an audio career is by externing in a recording studio in Abilene or Sweetwater.  We’re the ones who can get your foot in the door.

Why spend upwards of 20-50 thousand dollars (plus relocation) to go to recording school at a college or trade school somewhere, when you can spend far less money and go to our recording school alternative in a real recording studio in the Abilene-Sweetwater area? Learn straight from the pros. Get connected as you get educated. Our recording school alternative is the smart and cost efficient program on the market today.

To APPLY for our Abilene-Sweetwater recording school alternative, click here.

Located along a 42-mile stretch of Interstate-20 in west-central Texas, the towns of Abilene and Sweetwater together are home to nearly 150,000 people. Although this area isn’t one that people usually associate with the music business in general, the Abilene-Sweetwater area hosts its own music scene, fueled in part by the presence of several area colleges. Local bands and musicians can regularly be found playing in live music venues such as The Lucky Mule Saloon, Desperados, and Monk’s Coffee, in genres that include rock, folk, country and Tejano. Notable musicians with ties to the Abilene-Sweetwater area include Larry Gatlin, Lee Roy Parnell and Jessica Simpson.

To accommodate the needs of the music community, a number of recording studios make their home in the Abilene-Sweetwater area. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, but prefer a smaller-town feel to the craziness of the big city, the Abilene-Sweetwater area offers a pleasant alternative.

How are we different than other professional audio engineering schools?

We took that old stale classroom concept, rebuilt and upgraded it by putting your classroom in a professional recording studio.Then we emptied out all the other students and left only YOU and YOUR TEACHER (yay for one-on-one learning!) who happens to be a pro music producer (with killer credits) to train you privately (at your pace, full time, part time, nights or weekends available).

Your hands-on learn-by-doing experience starts here!

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The secret to the RECORDING CONNECTION's success is our mentor-externship approach, in which we pair you with a working industry professional who serves as your personal instructor during real recording projects. Never mind the sterile classroom environment–you won't find it in our program. Instead, we educate you in the real world, allowing you to make important industry connections for the future. Many graduates go on to permanent work in the recording industry. You could be next! Enroll in our Abilene-Sweetwater Recording School alternative today, and discover what we can do for your career.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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