Elevated Audio and Music Production Programs
Work with the Stars and Amplify
We feel the Recording Connection offers so much more than four-year universities or trade schools, from shorter program lengths, lower enrollment costs, and more time working in a professional setting. But one thing we know we do as well - or even better - than anyone else can’t be measured in dollars or by the calendar.
It should come as no surprise that the music industry is dominated by who you know as much as what you know. By working alongside a professional audio engineer or music producer, you’ve already made your first contact in the business. As your mentor brings in more clients, and you begin to start working with these clients, you’ll begin to make more contacts of your own.
These are opportunities you just can’t get in a university classroom. Your professor may bring in the guest speaker, but more than likely they’re there to give a lecture, not work on a bassline. At Recording Connection, the mentor, their clients, and you are there to work. While being a good listener is important, showing what you can do is that much more impressive.
What makes more sense to you?
These opportunities will determine just how far you will take what Recording Connection has given you. Are you determined, attentive, thoughtful, and responsible? Or do you spend your time in the studio hanging back and texting your pals? If this is just a hobby for you, we’d just as soon you didn’t waste the time of our mentors. They’re here to work - if that’s not your thing, Recording Connection probably isn’t for you.
However, if you want to build a portfolio, create your brand, have the chance to work with a wide range of musical genres (and personalities!), we’re here to welcome you with open arms. What do successful Recording Connection graduates look like? They are often hired on by the mentors they worked with, hired on at other studios based on a good recommendation, or even start their own studios upon the completion of the program.
In some cases, they’ve been hired in the middle of a program and taken on a months-long tour because their skills were so elevated. But they did that themselves. What will you do with your opportunities?
Birmingham Music Programs
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 School
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 Engineering School
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 School and Beat Making
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 Engineer School
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 School with Logic Pro
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.Electronic Music Production School with Ableton
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 Production School
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 School
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.DJ School
Engaging Audio Production and Music Workshops
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 Audio School
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 Production Certification