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 Birmingham
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
Watch how we teach audio through our mentor apprentice method of education. Learn more about the pros from whom you will learn professional recording techniques, where our courses are taught, what professional audio engineers and music producers think about our programs, and more.
Your Birmingham, Alabama
Recording School Alternative
Your Birmingham, Alabama Recording School
Looking for a great Birmingham audio engineering school? Look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only school that gets you inside an actual Birmingham recording studio, where you will work as a recording studio apprentice (extern) while you learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (electronica, dub fusion, acid house, jungle and more), electronic DJ and post production audio. Make no mistake, the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Birmingham is to start inside a Birmingham recording studio as an apprentice–and that’s where the RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.
Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to an audio engineering trade school when you can spend far less money and go to audio engineering school in a real recording studio. Be smart, learn from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our audio recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.
Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, hosting a greater metro population of over 1 million people and serving as one of the major industrial and business hubs of the southern states. The city is also home to a vibrant music scene, and while it has largely influenced the blues, jazz and country genres, other styles are well-represented in the area. Among the long line of bands and artists hailing from Birmingham are country artists Tammy Wynette and Emmylou Harris; rappers Attitude and Gucci Mane; R&B singer Raza; southern metalcore band Maylene & the Sons of Disaster; and American Idol contestants Bo Bice, Diana DeGarmo, Ruben Studdard and Taylor Hicks (the latter two of whom actually won the competition).
Today, Birmingham’s music scene continues to be strong and active, with plenty of venues and recording studios to accommodate bands and artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Birmingham holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.
The secret to the RECORDING CONNECTION's success is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. During our inexpensive, 6-month course, you'll be paired with a working professional in the recording industry who will personally train you on recording and audio projects. Along the way, you'll make important industry contacts that can lead to future work. In fact, over 70 percent of our graduates go on to permanent industry jobs, many times even before they finish our program. Enroll in the Birmingham RECORDING CONNECTION today, and let us get you started!
Success Stories from Students Near Birmingham
Learn all the professional recording equipment in your mentors’ studio.
"My first official session with my mentor in the Recording Connection basically covered all the equipment, as well as the equipment's primary purposes inside of the studio…We went into a lot of detail in regards to each piece of equipment. Another very valuable piece of information that I was given is that, in modern day recording, having as many recording options as possible is and will be the most successful means of recording any band or performer. Because we have more recording options in this day and age than we used to, it allows us to get the best audio recording possible …I learned a lot from this lesson and I have a much better understanding of the actual recording equipment than I had before."
-- Hunter Hansen, Montevallo, Alabama
Learn more than just the average recording engineer while working with your personal mentor provided through the Recording Connection.
"Everything is golden in the Recording Connection. My mentors are GREAT people to be around, as well as work with. They are always trying to help me, even when I was interviewing with them when I first joined the program. I love the company my mentors are with, because it isn't just about recording songs. They also record commercial spots, along with songs, which allows me to learn about broadcasting as well."
-- Evan Osczepinski, Hoover, Alabama
Learn how to record an artist in your mentors control room.
"Today my mentor gave me an introduction into consoles. I came into [the] studio expecting to just go over my reading and leave. However, not only was I not done, but I actually got to track drums for my mentor for the previous session with a jazz guitarist. I was able to set the levels, mic trim, and pretty much recorded the tracks. My mentor told me that it sounded really good and that this was a super confidence booster. I couldn’t help but want to do more!! It was so awesome actually getting to control everything in the control room by myself."
Brandon White, Jacksonville, Alabama
Contact the Birmingham Recording Connection
4000 Eagle Point Corporate Drive
Birmingham, AL 35242
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Mo-Sa 11:00 - 20:00
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 Birmingham, Alabama Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
Learn in Birmingham, Alabama
Well, to be honest, we’ve got locations everywhere. We’re in every state 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 absolute best recording school for aspirating audio technicians in the world. And just like the title of the subsection would suggest, we’ve got a school 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.
Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out Of Debt
We don’t waste money on elaborate recording school campuses, high priced bus stop bench ad campaigns or infomercials at 1:00 a.m. We keep tuition low so you don't have to get buried in debt. We put you to work in a real recording studio with real music industry professionals in Birmingham.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Great Classrooms Inside Real Recording Studios
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 other recording or audio engineering school can replicate this experience.
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.
Our Mentors Have Lots of Gold Records
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 teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Job Placement Assistance Program
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.
The Only School Recommended by Thousands of Pros
Our program works, 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.
From Day One, You're On The Inside
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 free and completely unlimited 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. You can still have all the tutoring you’d ever want.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connections, connections, connections. They are the name of the game, friend. They are the only things that will ensure your employment stability as you go forward. Our program will offer you more connections than you can shake a stick at. 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.