Your CHICAGO, IL RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE
While there are several recording and audio programs in Chicago from which to choose, only one Chicago Recording School gets you inside an actual Chicago recording studio, where you will train as a studio student apprentice (extern) while you learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, drum and bass, techno, jungle and more), club DJ and post production audio. Make no mistake: the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Chicago, IL is by apprenticing inside a Chicago recording studio–and that’s where the RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.
Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording program at a college trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you can study recording inside a real recording studio. Play it smart, get on the inside track, learn directly from the pros, and get your education in a real-world environment. Our RECORDING SCHOOL alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.
Chicago, Illinois is the third largest city in America, with an urban population of nearly 3 million and a surrounding metro area of over 9 million. Besides being known for its commerce and manufacturing, Chicago’s contribution to America’s musical history runs very deep, being a hotspot for blues, jazz and Dixieland music in the early 20th century, then a hub for folk music in the 1960s, then the birthplace of House Music in the 80s, and continuing today as a major player in the rock and hip-hop scenes. The list of noteworthy bands and artists with Chicago roots is long, and includes such names as Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley, Nat King Cole, Benny Goodman, Herbie Hancock, Ted Nugent, Kanye West, Liz Phair, Styx, Smashing Pumpkins, and of course the namesake band Chicago–just to name a few.
With such a broad and diverse music scene, Chicago is also home to quite a few live music venues and quality recording studios, offering plenty of learning opportunities for aspiring recording engineers, music producers, live audio engineers and the like.
READ WHAT A WORKING AUDIO ENGINEER AND MUSIC PRODUCER SAYS ABOUT OUR CHICAGO AUDIO SCHOOL
Why do you recommend the RC over other more traditional audio schools?
The main point about the program is you get your foot in the door from day one. Period. In other audio engineering programs or schools, you don’t step foot in a real facility until you graduate, so you have no “real” experience. With the Recording Connection, you get real world experience in a real studio! No sitting in classrooms, with teachers who are not in the field full time, on a daily basis, you are learning from people in the industry today!
Many professionals these days don’t recommend traditional audio schools anymore because they say have become diploma mills more interested in enrollment money than actually advancing the art of recording and producing? Please tell us your comments.
I agree with this 100%. If you look at the employment rate of graduates from traditional audio schools, it is a lot lower than that of the Recording Connection, due to the fact that you don’t get “on the job” training in those institutions. They are mainly concerned with profits, rather than the advancement of recording and producing.
The mentor-apprentice (extern) method of education taught by you at the RC is the original way up and coming engineers learned, from a mentor. What are your thoughts in our method of education (one on one inside a real studio).
All the great engineers of the past decades have learned from mentoring. They put in the time in the studio learning, watching, and practicing with their mentors. If you have someone mentoring you, you have a greater chance at learning your craft, instead of having to figure it out on your own, or being stuck in a classroom.
How do you feel about the new curriculum?
The new RC curriculum is amazing!!! It truly highlights all the essentials of what you need to know and learn to be a successful audio engineer or producer. It really keeps the apprentices engaged in learning and activities even when they are not in the studio.
If you had one or two pieces of advice for applicants to the RC what would you tell them about our program and its benefits?
When choosing an audio school, to me, there are 2 main things to consider, hands on learning, and the teacher. With RC, you get 1 on 1, hands on experience in a real studio. That right there should be enough to make your decision a lot easier. You are also being mentored by a professional in the industry, today, who is up to date with the current trends and software and hardware. If you are serious about a career in audio engineering and production, this program is hands down the best way to go, and you won’t have to worry about paying student loans for the next 30 years!!!!
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