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
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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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Top Recording Engineers, Famous Music Producers, Heavyweight Industry Figures
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Your Bakersfield, California
Recording School Alternative
The Bakersfield Recording Connection
You’ve just come across one of the most innovative Bakersfield Recording Schools available: the Bakersfield RECORDING CONNECTION! We’re the recording school that gets you inside an actual Bakersfield recording studio, where you will train as a studio student apprentice (extern) and learn your choice of mixing, audio engineering, 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. In Bakersfield, California, there’s no smarter way to launch a career in audio engineering and music production than to start inside a Bakersfield recording studio as an apprentice–and that’s where we come in.
You don’t have to spend 20-50 thousand dollars on your recording education: we can get you into recording school in a real recording studio for a fraction of that amount. Make the smart move: get your education directly from working professionals, on the inside track, in a real-world environment. Our audio recording school gets you into the heart of the action, efficiently and affordably.
Musically speaking, Bakersfield, California doesn’t have the same high profile as Los Angeles, its neighbor to the south. However, Bakersfield definitely has a rich musical heritage of its own. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, the city was a hub for country-western music, creating its own answer to the Nashville scene by spawning the legendary Bakersfield Sound, pioneered by local country greats Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. More recently, Bakersfield was influential in the emergence of modern rock genres such as alternative metal and nu-metal, spearheaded by bands like Korn.
Today, while the Bakersfield Sound can still be heard in venues around town, Bakersfield hosts a wide diversity of genres, including rock, alternative and punk, and is home to a burgeoning underground music scene, as well. Numerous live music venues and recording studios around town accommodate the needs of this vibrant music scene. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Bakersfield provides an excellent alternative to relocating to the craziness of Los Angeles or Nashville.
With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, the RECORDING CONNECTION is in a unique position to help fulfill your dreams of a career in the recording industry. Our revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach pairs you with a working audio professional, putting you close to the action where you can make connections and prove yourself. Enroll in our Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield, California Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
The Recording Connection audio engineering school has locations everywhere, because we operate inside real recording studios around the world—throughout the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia. Regardless of where you live, we’ve got locations there. Bakersfield, California? Yep. Redding? Chino? Eureka? Yes, we do!
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Stay Out of Debt With Low Tuition.
We don't believe in charging excessive tutition rates that force students to take on huge amounts of debt. We're taking a stand and holding our tuition rates down so that our students don't have to take out massive student loans to try and attend.
Low tuition rates, no add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Your Classroom Will Be The Recording Studio.
You’ll be learning the ins and the out of the industry from someone who’s already been there and done it. You’ll also be learning in a real recording studio. You’ll be honing your craft and leaning how the industry works at the same time.
Your mentor will teach you one on one. You’ll be learning everything your mentor knows, and you’ll learn it in a private setting. There’s nothing you won’t be able to ask, and you can spend as much time on a topic as you need in order to grasp it. You’ll be the only student, learning at your own pace.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our Mentors Have Lots Of Gold Records.
To make sure you get a top-shelf education, we’ve partnered with some of the biggest names in the industry. We’ve partnered with the producers of Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Kanye and countless others. That’s how awesome our mentors are.
Learn from true industry professionals. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Job Placement Assistance Program.
Our sound mixing school offers a completely free job placement program, after graduation. We want you to find work in the industry, and we’re willing and able to help you.
We don't just give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. We help you find work. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Industry Pros Recommend Us.
The Recording Connection is recommended by many industry vets. Celebrities like Russell Simmons and David Lynch endorse us, along with many others.
Endorsed by some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.
From Day One, You’re On The Inside.
One of the greatest aspects of our program is that you’re on the inside from beginning to end. You’re in the studio. You’re proving yourself. People in positions of power are witnessing your ability and drive.
Get on the inside track. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our audio mixing school also offers completely free tutoring. If you’re having an issue, it’s not a problem. We have someone who can and will help you.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
The Recording Connection is set up to enable you to make connections within the industry. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. You need to make connections with people who can hire you. And in our program, you will.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.