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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 Charlotte studio?

On Location, Or Remote.

We hit different and here is why:

When The RECORDING CONNECTION AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS were created, we want to give our students a totally immersive recording studio environment. Four-year universities or trade schools weren’t equipped to give the kind of hands-on, real-world, one-on-one experience we felt provided a better learning experience.

Almost three decades later, our audio production programs and workshops can be found in more than 200 locations around the country – including an AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE, NC. You will be placed inside a professional audio recording studio alongside a mentor who will teach you music theory, live sound, how to work with artists, and more.

The Recording Connection curriculum is based on what the music industry is looking for now, not a recycled syllabus. Learning how to work on the latest digital audio workstations (Ableton Live, Pro Logic, or Pro Tools), how to get the most out of your clients, and even the business side of how to run a recording studio.

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

Although it’s the largest city in North Carolina, you’re never too far away from taking music production or sound design cues from an industry insider. Even though the Covid-19 pandemic made remote learning a necessity, Recording Connection has been perfecting the virtual process for years. You may live just a mile or two away from us. But how would you like to be even closer? You will still receive the world-class education you need to pursue your music career, just in a way that protects both you and our mentors.

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Music and Audio Engineering Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

When it comes to audio engineering schools in Charlotte, there are many to choose from. But we feel we offer what no other institution can: Opportunity. The opportunity to learn from heavy hitters on the music scene, to gain experience while you learn, and the opportunity to build your brand and your portfolio. But Charlotte is a big city, and just like in L.A., N.Y., or any other metro area, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. From day one, you’ll start to make those connections. Working with audio engineers in the studio, learning post-production, and even meeting with other music producers traveling with national and international acts. What will you do with these opportunities? The CHARLOTTE NC RECORDING CONNECTION PROGRAM will show you how to make the most of them. Instead of being on the outside, learn the industry from the inside. A university may have name recognition, but after four years, all they offer is a degree. With us, you could be networking with future colleagues within the first week. 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 Charlotte Students have to Say About Recording Connection

GREATEST INVESTMENT EVER. i thought my only option was to go to an $80,000 university but i am so grateful that i found RRFC which is so much more affordable. Getting in front of REAL clients and REAL situations taught me more than i ever expected. i was a little skeptical about taking an online course but having a mentor dedicate their time to you one on one is more than what i would have gotten in class room. what really pushes this school above others is that you also get an academic facilitator, basically an online mentor. i loved my academic facilitator(ALEX SOLIS) he helped me a lot. he made me feel like i was his only student. he would help me with my personal music to help fix and understand things that i was not too clear on and he did not rest until i was confident to move on. with the combination of my academic facilitator(ALEX SOLIS) and my studio mentor(Ir Parker and Chris Hancock) i had access to all the information i needed to be the best i can be. before starting the course i had no idea what i wanted to do but now i have a clearer vision for my future. im glad i chose RRFC. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL

Malik Franklin in Charlotte, North Carolina

Discovering the Recording Radio Film Connection has been life changing. A year before I began the audio engineering program, I was teaching myself how to make beats on GarageBand, but I wanted to transition into more professional DAWs like Pro Tools and Logic. When I began the program, the Recording Connection assigned me to an outstanding mentor and Academic Facilitator, Alex S., who has patiently guided me through the academics of the program while also teaching me how to master my skills in Pro Tools and Logic. I have learned so much already and am excited that I still have even more to learn in this program. Thank you RRFC!

Jasmine Nethels in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte Recording Connection Audio Institute

547 Griffith Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
(704) 625-0275

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