Blake LaGrange graduated in 2009 from Recording Connection under mentor Steve Weatherbee of Golden Track Studio, San Diego. “If you are already doing what you love and you go through the program using the resources at Recording Connection, you can succeed,” Blake said during a visit to Los Angeles Center Studios this week. Blake comes from a place of personal experience, as he currently owns and operates two of his own studios with a focus on EDM music.
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following audio courses
with us in and around Athens
Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.
Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)
Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)
Music Producing Program
Hip Hop Producer Program
Live Sound Engineer
Learn from Legends
Logic Electronic Music
Post Production For Film and TV
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Your Athens, Georgia
Recording School Alternative
The Athens, Georgia Recording Connection
Looking for a good recording school in Athens, Georgia? You’ve just found one of the smartest options available: the RECORDING CONNECTION! We’re the only recording school that gets you inside an actual Athens recording studio, where you will work as an audio student apprentice (extern) and learn audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), post production audio and club DJ. The best way to launch a career in audio engineering in Athens is by apprenticing in an Athens recording studio. That’s where we come in.
Why spend up to 50 thousand dollars or more to go to a recording trade school, when you could learn in a real recording school for a fraction of that amount? Play it smart–get on the inside track, and learn directly from the pros in a real-world environment. Our audio recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.
Located in northeast Georgia, the town of Athens is home to about 100,000 people. Despite its relatively small size, this town has a very active and influential music scene (largely related to the presence of the University of Georgia campus), and has been a major player in the evolution of New Wave, alternative and indie rock in America during the past few decades. R.E.M., The B-52s, Matthew Sweet, Vic Chestnutt, Drive-By Truckers and Widespread Panic are just a few of the notable bands and artists that have come from this area. Country, bluegrass and even hip-hop also have a significant presence in Athens.
Much of the live music activity in Athens centers in its downtown area in venues such as the famous 40 Watt Club and the Georgia Theatre. Several annual festivals also celebrate the musical culture of the area, including Athfest, Athens Popfest and the North Georgia Folk Festival.
A number of recording studios and several independent record labels are located in and around Athens to accommodate the continuing needs of this vibrant music community. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in Athens–and the RECORDING CONNECTION can get you close to the action in ways other recording schools can’t match.
The secret to our success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we bypass the sterile classroom environment by placing you with a working audio professional who trains you in a real studio, giving you hands-on experience during real recording sessions and audio projects. Along the way, you'll make important industry contacts that almost always lead to future employment. Enroll in our Athens Recording School today, and discover why over 70 percent of our graduates get hired!
We get our students jobs.
Of Our Graduates Get
Jobs in the Music Business
Our outstanding job placement rate is no accident. We are able to achieve this high mark because our graduates have trained inside a working recording studio. This gives our students excellent hands-on skills, real-world job experience, and the industry connections and references that just aren’t available on a school campus. Additionally, we have a very proactive Stay Connected Job Assistance Program that serves as our graduates’ advocate in the job market for up to a year after course completion. When we say we’re connected with the music business, we mean it.Read our student success stories.
The Athens, Georgia Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
We've Got Locations Worldwide.
Are you looking to go to school to become a record producer? Don’t want to move to another town? No problem. The Recording Connection is located in Athens, Georgia. In fact, we've got hundreds of locations across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and even Australia. We can train you near where you live.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Pay Less Tuition, Graduate Debt Free.
Are you worried about high tuition costs plunging you deep into debt? Don’t. The Recording Connection keeps its tuition low and affordable. That way, you can graduate with little or no debt, and put your attention on your career where it belongs.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
With the Athens, Georgia Recording Connection, you'll be studying in a real recording studio, not in a classroom. You’ll be learning on-the-job, making your name, gaining experience and proving that you’re a worthy employee all at once.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’ll be learning the craft of music production from someone who’s already been there and done it. You’ll be learning from a pro who has spent years and years perfecting their craft.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Gold and Platinum Records.
You’ll be impressed by the quality of our mentors. They’re the best that the industry has to offer. They’re the brightest and most famous producers and engineers in the industry, real pros who have worked with artists like Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, U2, Kanye West and many, many others. Not surprisingly, it's common to see Gold and Platinum Records on our mentors' studio walls.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Job Placement Assistance.
If you don't get hired right out of our program, don't fret. You’ll also be eligible for a completely free job placement program, should you need it, for up to a year after a graduate.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Thousands of Industry Pros Recommend Us.
Our school is impressive. Everyone notices. Even jaded pros. They love what we do for one simple reason: it works. Our audio engineering school gets people in the door and on to bigger and better things.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
From Day One, You’re On The Inside.
Most audio school students spend their first days after graduation pounding on industry doors trying to get noticed. Not our students; they're in the door from the beginning. You’ll be flabbergasted at the treatment you receive. Everyone will view you as a co-worker. You won't need to prove that you deserve to be there. You just need to prove that you deserve to stay.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Free, Unlimited Tutoring.
We have a completely free tutoring program that will be available to you, if you need it.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connections are what keep creative people in business. You’ll be working and learning in a real studio, but you’ll also be making connections with EVERYONE that you meet. These will be people that can one day help you advance.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.