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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 Details
Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Extern under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.Advanced Audio Details
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 / Beat Making Details
Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by externing under a touring audio engineer. Recording Connection for Live Music program is geared for those who want to get inside of the music industry and tour the world.Live Sound Details
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 Details
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.Ableton Electronic Music Details
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 Production workshop, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.Music Producing Details
The Recording Connection Live DJ workshop pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. Want an insider’s perspective? Get the ultimate all-access pass to music-performance business knowhow. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.Live DJ Details
Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. Learn the real ins-and-outs of music business from inside the industry in Recording Connection for Music Business workshop. Are you the next music mogul?Music Business Details
Learn Post Audio while externing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, the Recording Connection for Post Production for Film and TV workshop is for you.Post Production for Film and TV Details
Collaborate with music producers and learn from some of the most qualified professionals in the industry like those who’ve crafted records for U2, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Hole, Nirvana, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more. The Recording Connection Learn from Legends workshop is for graduates of the Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program and is currently an invite-only workshop.Learn from Legends Details
Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified in Recording Connection’s Audio Certification workshop, you are showing over 5,000 producers and engineers worldwide that you have what it takes to work for them as both and an assistant engineer and an engineer/producer.Audio Certification Details
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From production to engineering to hip-hop and Ableton, our mentor-based programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of ordinary audio schools and programs. Work directly with an accomplished industry professional at a fully-equipped recording studio.
Recording Connection’s unique mentor-style education is far more cost-effective than trade schools or traditional colleges and on average, requires less financing (based on national averages). Compare the true costs of education.
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Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:
With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.
Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and Ableton Live.
Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.
Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.
We get it. This isn’t your normal four-year college or trade school program. We’re different, even innovative and you need to understand more before you apply. Here’s how you can get more info:
Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?
Che Da Vinci
DJ Head Debiase
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Hall Of Ruin
Jive The Universal
Joe & Box
One Man Bandit
Ben Elliott has recorded, mixed and produced artists for over 25 years. As co-owner of Showplace Studios, Ben possesses one of the largest collections of vintage and analog gear, in the world. He is known for his expertise in diverse musical genres, having recorded classic artists such as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards (for whom, among other projects, he recorded and mixed “You Win Again” featured on Timeless, the Grammy-winning all-star tribute to Hank Williams).Ben has also recorded and/or mixed albums for Leslie West and Mountain, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Savoy Brown, Jack Bruce and many other rock artists. In the blues genre he was associate producer and engineer on the Hubert Sumlin’s Grammy Award nominated record About Them Shoes featuring legends James Cotton, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Paul Oscher and Bob Margolin of Muddy Waters’ band, as well as Levon Helm of The Band. Additionally, Ben has worked with jazz artists including Al Caiola, Sonny Fortune, Louis Hayes, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Bill Easley and has mixed a series of Live at the Blue Note albums. He has also worked on tracks with Rock, Latin and R&B artists including Steve Miller, Billy F. Gibbons, Nokie Edwards, Warren Haynes, José Feliciano, Luther Vandross, Ben E. King and Bernard Purdie, and contemporary bands such as Clutch, the Henry Rollins Band and Robert Randolph. Throughout the years, Ben has gained experience from working with top producer/engineers such as Rob Fraboni, Eddie Kramer, Andy Wallace, Jason Corsaro and Joe Barresi. As co-owner of Showplace Music Productions, Ben is currently producing/directing multiple projects, including Lou Pallo’s star-studded recording and documentary tribute to guitar innovator and inventor, Les Paul, plus a unique collaboration of Italian guitar giants, titled Jersey Guitar Mafia.Request an Invitation
Taking the Stage
Bad Girls Club
Make a Wish Foundation
Bob Sinclair,Marshmello,Steve Aoki,Robin Schulz,Borgeous,Nicku Romero,DJ Chuckie,WandW
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
Mary J Blige
Mary J Blige
Welcome to your best opportunity to break into the music industry in Allentown, New Jersey. The RECORDING CONNECTION is the audio engineering school alternative that gets you in the door of a real Allentown recording studio, where you will work as an apprentice (extern) while training with a real producer/engineer for a career in your choice of music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), club DJ and post production audio. In Allentown, NJ, your best bet for launching a career as a music producer or audio engineer is to apprentice/extern in a real recording studio—and that’s where we place you, from day one.
Why spend up to 50 thousand dollars (and sometimes more) to learn audio engineering in some classroom, when you can get trained more effectively in a real recording studio for far less money? Play it smart: learn on-the-job directly from the pros, and make important industry connections while you get your education. No one trains you for a music industry career more effectively or affordably than our music production school alternative.
Don’t underestimate the small borough of Allentown, NJ. While home to just under 2000 people, it’s one of the most centrally located towns you could hope for when it comes to breaking into a music industry career. Situated just 20 minutes east of Trenton, this community known for its antique shops and quaint restaurants is actually within an hour’s drive of two of the world’s biggest music industry hubs—namely, New York City and Philadelphia. This gives Allentown the unique advantage of maintaining its historic, small-town vibe while offering convenience to two of the biggest music scenes on the planet. It’s like living with the best of three worlds.
What does this mean for you? Simply put, if you want to establish yourself in a career as a music producer or audio engineer, but you prefer the quietness of the small town to the chaos of the big city, you couldn’t ask for a better location than Allentown, NJ—and by training you in a real recording studio, the RECORDING CONNECTION can get you closer to the action than any ordinary audio school can.
Our advantage is our mentor-apprentice training approach. We don’t believe in classrooms because audio engineering is a hands-on art form—so instead, we place you as a working apprentice (extern) in a real recording studio in the Allentown area, where you’ll be trained one-on-one by a seasoned working audio professional. Not only does this approach help you learn the ropes more accurately, quickly and effectively, but it also puts you in contact with lots of other industry professionals who can one day hire you. Our results speak for themselves: over 70 percent of our graduates go on to work in the music industry! You owe it to yourself to find out what our Allentown Audio Engineering School alternative can do for your career.
With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.
Some certificate programs may not be available in AZ and TN. Please consult our school catalogs for more information.
Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s audio programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.
Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones
Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5
Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.
Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.
Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection
An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students
Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor
Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.
Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-apprentice learning approach.
Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.
John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection
Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher
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The Recording Connection is known for its locations—we've got hundreds of them, on three continents! Yes, even right here in Allentown, NJ. There's no need to relocate to a big city to attend our program—although if you want to relocate, we can train you pretty much wherever you like!
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry. To survive they need to have the latest gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. Guess what? That means youâ€™ll have plenty of hands-on access to the latest and best equipment available.
Most school's gear is second or third generation. Don't get stuck in their generation gap. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You read that right: no classrooms in our program. Not one. From the first day of your training to your last, you'll be learning the ropes of audio engineering and music production in an actual, real recording studio.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
If we don't teach you in a classroom, but in a real recording studio—who is your teacher? You guessed it: your "teacher" is an actual working professional producer or engineer, someone with years of experience and real album credits. But this person is actually more than a teacher: he/she becomes your mentor, someone who shows you the secrets of the business one-on-one.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
When we say our mentors are the best, we're not just bragging on them because we like them. They really ARE the best in the industry. They're the people who work with known bands and artists—names like Aerosmith, Kanye, Missy Elliot, Lady Gaga, and hundreds of others you've heard of. Grammy Awards and Platinum records are common in our mentors' studios.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
If there's no job at the other end of an education, what was the point of the education? That's why we don't stop with just your training. We also offer a job assistance program that actively helps you find work for up to a year after graduation.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Industry pros love us. They really do. We've been recommended by some of biggest names in the business, because our program is specifically geared toward helping you break into the industry. In short—they know our program works, because WE know how the industry works!
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Let's face it: insider status is difficult to come by, especially in this business. The people who are known are the people who get the gigs. This is the biggest hurdle any recording school graduate has to face, because nobody knows you at first. Thankfully, our on-the-job program makes it easy to overcome this obstacle. From your very first day of training, you're actually in the door. You have the chance to build relationships and earn insider status at the start of your training, not at the end of it. (You can imagine the advantage this gives you when job openings occur.)
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
This one's simple enough: if you get stuck on an assignment or need help with your studies, we offer free and unlimited tutoring. We'll make sure you understand the material.
Unlimited private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
No two ways about it: connections are vital to success in the music industry. Connections are critical to getting jobs. Did we mention that connections are important? You can't make industry connections sitting in some classroom: you can only make them by being in the places where those connections are. Music industry pros are in the recording studios, and that's where we put you. It's simple logic, really.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.