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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School CincinnatiNot like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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Amplify your life by breaking into your dream career in audio or music with our unique 1-on-1 mentorship programs. Available in-person or online.Get Started

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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 Cincinnati studio?

On Location, Or Remote.

Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

We hit different and here is why:

We’ve all been in the classroom setting, right? Waking up way too early, taking classes you don’t really want, and trying to get your questions answered along with several other students. For traditional careers—like accounting—you need those hours in the classroom. The music business, however, is anything but traditional.

Recording Connection was created to give those interested in making a career in the music industry what we feel is a REAL education in the audio engineering and music production field. How real? We place you inside a PROFESSIONAL RECORDING STUDIO, give you one-on-one learning with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER, and the chance to work with real artists.

Our mentors are making the music you’re probably listening to today, working on the most up-to-date consoles, digital audio workstations, and other gear to remain on the cutting edge of the industry. You’ll be learning from the inside of the music business, not just reading about it.

Of course, we are an educational institution. So there are still assignments, tests, and exams. As far as we’re concerned, that’s where the similarities end. Instead of making you take classes you couldn’t care less about at 8 a.m., you’ll work with an Academic Facilitator to create your curriculum and your schedule.

It gets better. Our programs are completed in six or nine months and our tuition is one-tenth what “name” four-year universities can charge. Why go into six-figures of debt if you don’t have to? Why turn your life upside down for the next four years?

Why not start gaining the experience you need today? In less than a year, you could be starting your professional career. After a year at a university, you’ll be a sophomore. What makes more sense? The decision is yours, but we happen to think it’s a pretty easy decision.

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!


Recording Connection is Audio Education Upgraded for 2021.
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Close to Home or In Your Home
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Professional

For more than 30 years, we’ve been making our Audio Engineer and Music Production Programs accessible to people throughout the United States. We have more than 250 locations, including Cincinnati. Even if you live in Avondale, The Banks, or Covington, you’re never too far away from a Recording Connection mentored externship location. However, we understand that sometimes life can get in the way of even the shortest commutes. As the events of 2020 proved, even the shortest commutes can be cut short by self quarantines and personal distancing. But we have the infrastructure in place to make sure you’ll always have access to your mentor and to learning in a direct, one-on-one manner. For decades we’ve been offering remote learning, allowing externs to “virtually” be in the studio no matter what life throws their way. Live 50 miles outside the city limits? Why waste a couple of hours of drive time when you could be getting the same education from your home? All you really need is a strong enough computer and reliable internet. Do we have a mentor in Los Angeles, New York, or Nashville whom you really want to learn from? We can make it happen thanks to today’s technology. We’ve made the road to jump-starting your career that much shorter - literally. You don’t need to move across the country to work with an audio engineer or music producer you really admire. With our remote learning, we’ll bring them to you!

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Audio and Music Production Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

THE CINCINNATI RECORDING CONNECTION is designed to give you a foundation in audio engineering and music production, hip hop and beat-making, and mixing and mastering. As an artist, you can take what you’ve learned to improve your music, creating professional tracks as you pursue your career in front of a mic. If you’re more interested in the other side of the glass, we offer a chance to meet future employers, co-workers, and clients. Every day you’re in the studio, it’s a new chance to impress your mentor, artists coming in for a session, and other audio engineers and music producers. These weekly, sometimes daily, opportunities just aren’t available in a classroom setting. Remember, you’ll be learning about the industry from inside a PROFESSIONAL CINCINNATI RECORDING STUDIO. This isn’t a hobby for them - this is real life. And it could be your life. But it all depends on how much work you put into it. Showing up late, playing on your phone, or rolling your eyes every time your mentor asks you to do something just isn’t going to get it done. Our most successful graduates find work in their mentor’s studio, other studios, and even go on to open their own studios. One graduate, Morning Estrada, even toured Europe as Aminé’s audio engineer. Another grad, Ramy Morales, has made beats for songs which have gone platinum five times over (and counting). But think they were checking Instagram while they were supposed to be learning in the studio? Think again! Don’t get us wrong - social media is a powerful way to build your brand. But there’s a better time to post updates than in the middle of a session with a client who could be paying you in the very near future. We give you the opportunities to make the connections so vital in the music industry. But it’s up to you to make the most of those opportunities.

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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Recording Connection is Audio Education Upgraded for 2021.
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Here's what Former Cincinnati Students have to Say About Recording Connection

Working with a pro works for me because it gives me the ability to ask real questions to someone who has real experience and can give good honest insight. Most people spend hours on Google and YouTube looking for answers only to get mixed up by other peo...

Bo Hibbs in Blanchester, Ohio

Recording connection was a great opportunity for me to avoid losing out on a lot of things as far as my time and finances. I have grown a lot with become a engineer due to the hands on and ebook was a great way for me to learn and do things at my own pac...

Zareiha Hughes in Cincinnati, Ohio

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