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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 program, 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
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 program. Are you the next music mogul?Music Business Details
The Recording Connection Live DJ program 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
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
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 requiring coursework not associated with your area of interest. We are a post-secondary institution or trade school that's different in its approach. Here's how you can get more info:
Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?
Blind Boys of Alabama
Lady Smith Black Mambozo (from South Africa)
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Dorthy Love Coates
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
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 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-extern 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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4000 Eagle Point Corporate Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242
3625 Fifth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35222
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Mo-Sa 11:00 - 20:00
Well, to be honest, we’ve got locations everywhere. We’re in most states across the U.S., we’re in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. We’re not bragging, we’re just letting you know that we’re the recording school for aspiring audio technicians with externship locations around the world. And just like the title of the subsection would suggest, we’ve got a school alternative in Birmingham, which means there’s no moving costs for you, and no new job search. You can continue your everyday life and pursue your dream of becoming an audio engineer simultaneously.
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 best gear and software programs 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.
Many schools have gear that's second or third generation. Don't get stuck in their generation gap. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our program is simple. We pair you, the up-and-coming recording engineering genius, with a mentor, an established pro who knows exactly what you need to learn to become successful. You learn one-on-one with your mentor, wherever you live—in your case, Birmingham. You’ll work in a real recording studio, and you’ll learn your trade from a master. No ordinary recording or audio engineering school can replicate this experience.
Class is in-studio. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’re going to be learning to make music like a samurai. You’re going to learn in the studio, honing your craft with personal mentoring from someone who knows the industry backwards and forwards. You’re going to be alternating from one-on-one learning sessions to assisting your mentor in servicing clients. You’ll be in the industry and learning the ropes simultaneously.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We only work with the best. It’s just as simple as that. Alabama has amazingly talented recording engineers, producers, and recording artists located within its borders. Our mentor screening process is an arduous and lengthy ordeal; you don’t get to become a Recording Connection mentor without some serious credentials. Needless to say, many of these people have Gold Records on their walls.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our mentors produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
The Recording Connection wants you to succeed. This school was designed to assist you in achieving your dreams and to help you break into the industry. At the end of our program, we offer a full twelve months of Job Placement Assistance. By hook or by crook, we’re going to help you get your foot in the door.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our programs work, plain and simple. If it didn’t work, then thousands of professional engineers, producers, and recording artists wouldn’t recommend us. It’s not rocket science: to get a job in the industry you need to have connections in the industry. We give you the experience and the contacts within the industry for you to succeed.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’re going to be operating with a huge advantage. You’re going into the "breaking into the business" game with a massive leg up. You’re already inside. Literally, you’re starting from the inside of a recording studio and gaining enough experience and contacts for someone to hire you. How amazingly simple is that? It’s a massive advantage that cannot be overstated.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
The Recording Connection offers a completely no-cost tutoring serviceto all of its Birmingham, Alabama students. Actually, that’s not completely true—we offer the tutoring service to anyone enrolled in our program, anywhere. You'll never have to struggle along with parts of the curriculum you don't understand. With us, you can have all the tutoring you’d ever want.
Tutoring is included. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connections, connections, connections. They are the name of the game and they're the number one thing that will ensure your employment stability as you go forward. Our programs offer you more connections to turn into solid relationships than conventional music and audio school do. With us, you’ll being working in a real recording studio, operating side by side with your mentor, your co-workers, and your mentor’s client list. You’ll be meeting and greeting people from all over Alabama and the world. You’ll be interacting with numerous people who could employ you, or who could recommend you for employment. The connections that you make in the Recording Connection can stay with you’re your entire career.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.