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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School AustinNot 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 Austin studio?

On Location, Or Remote.

Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

We hit different and here is why: 

Working in a creative field just isn’t like other “normal” jobs. So The Recording Connection decided that learning about a creative industry couldn’t be done in a “normal” learning environment. After all, Dr. Dre didn’t become the head of a billion-dollar headphone company by sitting in a classroom. He did it by spending time in the recording studio.

That’s what the Recording Connection AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL IN AUSTIN will do for you. You’ll be placed inside a real-world recording studio, working one-on-one with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER, learning the gear, and helping with clients.

You won’t need to carry around eight books or worry about early morning math classes, but there is an e-book you’re expected to read and plenty of work to do on your time. However, the curriculum will be built around your needs, not something that has been rehashed year after year.

The music producing biz can move pretty fast. What was standard operating procedure five years ago may seem archaic today. That’s why we feel working in an actual AUSTIN RECORDING STUDIO now can be worth so much more than sitting in a four-year university classroom.

For much less money, too. Where we really separate ourselves from other institutes of higher learning is the amount of time and money you need. Our programs last from six to nine months and cost a fraction of those “name” schools.

Let’s face it – in the music industry, who you know matters almost as much as what you know. That’s why we feel working with a AUSTIN MUSIC PRODUCER in real-life situations is so much more beneficial than the piece of paper you get after four years at a college.

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!


Close to Home or In Your Home
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Professional

Austin is the counterculture hub of Texas, blending good ol’ boy vibes with tex-mex flavor. New and emerging as well as the tried and true can be heard in the city, so chances are you have a variety of AUSTIN AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL to choose from. However, very few offer the fully immersive environment of the AUSTIN RECORDING CONNECTION. But what happens when a worldwide pandemic closes down those other studios? Does the making of music just stop? Not with the Recording Connection. For decades we’ve been perfecting remote learning for those that can’t get to the studio. It could be transportation issues, family commitments, or even governmental guidelines to keep people safe. So if you can’t make it to the studio of your choice, we’ll bring it to you. All you need is a computer fast enough to handle a digital audio workstation (DAW) and a reliable internet connection. Because even during Covid-19, the world still needs music. With us, we can keep you on track to making that music.

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Music and Audio Engineering Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

Seems like an ideal situation, right? You get to set your schedule, create a program of your choosing, and spend days, weeks, and months of one-on-one time with a music producing professional. The programs last just six to nine months and you won’t go into six figures of debt like you would with a four-year university. There’s one thing all educational institutions should hope you achieve, though: getting a job. With the Recording Connection, you could be “interviewing” for jobs from the start. We say this because from day one, you’ll be showing your mentor if you have the responsibility, the personality, and the tenacity to make it in the business. Many of our students have gone on to work at the recording studios they learned in while others have found work at other studios based on their mentor’s recommendation. Other students have been hired by clients they worked with during the program or even opened their own studios when the program was complete. Do you know what happens when you show your mentors, clients, other engineers, or producers that you know what you’re doing? They’ll call YOU about a job, not the other way around. Build a portfolio, create a brand, and make the most of these opportunities. A university may have name recognition, but after four years, all they offer is a degree. With us, you could already have three years of experience in audio production or as a live sound engineer. What makes more sense?

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

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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Here's what Former Austin Students have to Say About Recording Connection

Doing my training with an actual pro helped shorten the time it would have taken for me on my own. Learning hands-on also played an important role since I was able to try things out immediately on the DAW and to take action rather than just read up on something and have no real experience. The combination of having a mentor to correct and guide me with the hands-on approach helped me develop and understand what it is like to work in a real music industry environment.

Gianmarco Zevallos in Austin, Texas

I had a great time in ATX, and I miss being with my mentor. I am grateful everyday to my investment into this school because I have learned so much. I am not on the map yet, but I am headed back home to SA, TX, and from using my experience from school I have been able to work in small jobs in Austin, that eventually took me to Portland! I have a small investment saved up over this time and plan to open a small independent studio, and make a local label. There is work to be done, but those steps are practical BECAUSE of this school, so thank you.

Jordan Smith in Austin, Texas

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Austin Recording Connection Audio Institute

106 E. Sixth St Ste 900
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 920-0281

Austin Recording Connection Audio Institute

1824 South Interstate Highway 35. Apt 157
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 481-2925

Austin Recording Connection Audio Institute

5400 N Lamar Blvd, Ste 2023
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 298-5360

Austin Recording Connection Audio Institute

407 Baylor St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 298-1940

Austin Recording Connection Audio Institute

9306 Ledgestone Terrace
Austin, TX 78737
(512) 759-8722

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