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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 Albany studio?

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An alternative to recording school in Albany, New York? Certainly! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only Albany recording school alternative that gets you working as an audio student extern (extern) inside an actual Albany recording studio, working directly with the pros as you learn music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trip hop, techno, house, trance and more), club DJ and post production audio. In Albany, New York, there’s no better way to launch a career in recording than by externing (externing) in an Albany recording studio–and no better school or trade school alternative than the RECORDING CONNECTION to get your foot in the door.

Why spend upwards of 50 thousand dollars to go to a conventional recording trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you could go to recording school in a real recording studio? Play it smart–get on the inside track, and get your education in a real-world environment.  Our recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient way to learn audio engineering and music production.

To APPLY for our Albany recording school alternative, click here.

Albany is the state capital of New York, hosting a population of nearly 100,000 people. Although not typically thought of as a music business hub, Albany serves a central crossroads between several major cities, making it a popular tour stop for many touring acts who play regularly at venues such as the TU Center, The Egg and The Palace Theatre. Additionally, Albany is home to its own local music scene, with bands and artists playing regularly at venues around town.

A number of recording studios make their home in Albany, accommodating the various recording needs of the music community. If you’re looking at a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Albany holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.

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 RECORDING CONNECTION advantage over ordinary recording schools is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, which gets you close to the action in ways other recording schools can't. Rather than place you in a sterile classroom environment, we put you in the heart of the industry activity, in a real recording studio, to be trained one-on-one by a working industry professional. As you get valuable hands-on training, you'll also make important industry connections that usually lead to future work.  In fact, over 70% of our graduates go on to permanent jobs in the recording industry. Why wait? Enroll in our Albany recording school alternative today, and you could be next!

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"I feel like my relationship with my mentor has continued to progress, and it was already very good to start with at the very beginning of the program, as we got along pretty well from the first lesson we had. I am always very respectful when I work with him and the other externs (apprentices) at the studio, and I take my time there seriously because I know that both our schedules are hectic and our time is precious. Making the most out of my visits while trying to be lighthearted and have fun is my main goal when I go in. It has been quite the experience so far, and I am thankful to be getting some real hands-on action in the studio!"
-- Ryan Pesa, Fleischmanns, New York

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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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You’ve got to put in your effort. You have to show the studio you’re actually going to show up, you’re going to be there, you’re going to work hard, and you know your stuff.
- Recording Connection grad Jake Kiyokane, Los Angeles, CA
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