This is your Colorado Springs Classroom

Real studio eduation. Real studio connections.

An Immersive
Audio Education

From production to engineering to hip-hop and Ableton, our mentor-based programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of typical schools. Work directly with accomplished engineers, producers, and music industry veterans at one of our fully-equipped local studios across the country.

Programs

Looking to land a career as a Music Producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private sessions from a professional music producer.

Music Producing Details

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice under a legendary Audio Engineer in the studio. Learn in the trenches and on the job to take your dream to the professional level.

Audio Engineering Details

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. Take your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Ableton Electronic Music Details

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. Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.

Hip Hop / Beat Making Details

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by apprenticing (externing) under a touring Audio Engineer. If you goal is to get inside the music industry and tour the world, this recording program is for you.

Live Sound Details

Our Live DJ Apprentice Program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. It's the ultimate all-access pass to the music-performance business. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

Live DJ Details

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. ou can't get more inside music business access than this course. Become a music Mogul.

Music Business Details

Learn Post Audio while apprenticing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, this course is for you.

Post Production for Film and TV Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice under a legendary audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry. Take your existing skills to the next level while building connections.

Advanced Audio Details

Collaborate with legendary music producers and learn from the most qualified professionals in the industry, 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.

Learn from Legends Details

Learn Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools. Apprentice under a legendary electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio. 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 Details

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified 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 Certification Details

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Colorado Springs

Recording Connection Audio Institute

Our "Near Me" Colorado Springs Studio Locations

  • Briargate
  • Rockrimmon
  • Broadmoor
  • Knob Hill
  • Mesa
  • Cheyenne Hills
  • Ivywild
  • Falcon Estates
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Norwood
  • Peregrene
  • Old Colorado City
  • Southborough
  • Spring Creek
  • Holland Park
  • Mountain Shadows
  • Cimarron Hills
  • Gleneagle
  • Manitou Springs
  • Fort Carson
  • Monument
  • Eastonville
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Get started with a tour of one of our Colorado studios. Or call us for more information at 800-755-7597

About Our Audio School in Colorado Springs

Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Meet our Faculty

Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?

Josh Denhardt Colorado Springs Music Producer

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Josh Denhardt Colorado Springs Music Producer

Background

Josh Denhardt is a music producer, audio engineer, and instructor based in Denver, Colorado. A longtime EDM DJ for more than 10 years, Josh decided to follow his passion for music and changed course from college dropout and self-described “ski bum” to being a highly sought after musical powerhouse with a skillset that ranges from live sound and recording to producing and mixing for numerous well-known musical acts and artists including a recently completed project with Grammy nominated P. J. Olsson of the Alan Parsons Project.

As an Ableton and Pro Tools mentor with a hands-on approach, Josh Denhardt takes tremendous pride in helping various artists and aspiring music producers build their studio chops, musicianship, and professional know-how.

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Artists

RRFC Graduate
DJ of 10+ years
First solo EDM LP to be released end of August 2017
Produced “The Chase ft BX” to be released end of August 2017
Working with grammy nominated Engineer PJ Olsson of Alan Parsons Project at new destination studio Eagle Wind Sound in Winter Park
CO Fall 2017

Pete deBoer Colorado Springs Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner

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Pete deBoer Colorado Springs Engineer / Producer / Studio Owner

Background

Award Winning Recording Engineer, Record Producer, Recording Studio Owner Pete deBoer is dedicated to bringing artistry and technology together to create the ultimate recording experience for his clients.

A Musician from the age of 6, Pete moved to New York City in 1998 to attend the Institute of Audio Research. Pete started his career working at several prominent NYC recording studios (The Magic Shop, Electric Lady, The Hit Factory, Avatar, Sear Sound, etc.). He learned hands-on from some of the best producers and engineers in the business including mentor Ron Saint Germain (Tool, Soundgarden, 311, Jimi Hendrix, Creed, Whitney Houston, Mick Jagger)

Over 20 years experience and a masters understanding of analog and digital recording technology have led to an eclectic catalogue of credits spanning across all genres. Pete deBoer is an expert in his field and pursues excellence in whatever part he plays in the creative process of music production, engineering and mixing.

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Artists

Norah Jones
Living Colour
Default
Brand New
Crash Test Dummies
Rufus Wainright
Glen Hansard
Creed
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars
Scott Stapp
Q-Tip
DMC (including performances by Elliot Easton
Joey Kramer and Josh Todd)
The Exit
Ollabelle
Biohazard
Kim Taylor
Morningwood

Gregory Hainer Colorado Springs Post Production

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Gregory Hainer Colorado Springs Post Production

Background

Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer is an interesting case. Usually our Recording mentors work primarily in the music industry but Gregory has made a successful career for himself in music as well as film, television, and video game entertainment as a music composer, voice over specialist, Sound FX designer and mixer on numerous projects including: Plants vs. Zombies 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Guild Wars 2, Prince of Egypt, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, We Were Soldiers, Dishonored, Black Hawk Down, and many more.

Gregory does most of his work from Scorpio Sound, his boutique studio located in the Hollywood Hills. His unique skills-set, talent, and setup enables him to do work larger audio studios can’t. “From a client’s perspective, I own the studio, so there is no middle management overhead to worry about because the owner/operator is also the creative head. This means I have the freedom to choose to spend a little more time with my clients in order to get things perfect versus having to be out of a studio by a specific time.” Specialty might as well be Gregory’s middle name. “I get quite a few calls for the most unusual or difficult to design stuff that many in-house teams can’t quite seem to pull off convincingly, such as creating sounds for creatures, magic spells, sci-fi effects, light sabers and the like. But I will also get the occasional call to do the less-fun direct stuff like cleaning up poorly recorded production audio from a film, or digging out inaudible archival dialogue from excessive background noise.”

On top of working in the film, TV, and video game industries Gregory also takes on Recording Connection apprentices and teaches them about both the industry and the craft of audio engineering.

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RC grad Andrew Holscher reports back on his Eddie Kramer Experience
Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer on Vibe and Flow

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Artists

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Fallout 4
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
Toxin
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Pirate101
Dishonored
Lost Souls
Wildstar
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
Jurassic Park
Quake II
Dishonored 2

Kevin Sharpe Colorado Springs Producer / Engineer

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Kevin Sharpe Colorado Springs Producer / Engineer

Background

Kevin Sharpe is an Emmy Award winning producer, engineer, and keyboardist. He has produced, recorded or mixed many fine artists. Click here to see a list of credits.

Kevin began recording at the age of 15 years old with a 4 track Teac reel to real, a Yamaha mixer, Moog synth and a broken drum machine. Soon he was recording local bands and the neighbors dog. After years of making noise and honing his recording skills he opened a small studio in Troy, Michigan. twenty five years and a couple of thousand bands later, he still gets chills while mixing a great song.

As a producer, Kevin is 100 percent committed to doing whats best for the song, while preserving the unique chemistry of the preforming artist or band. By making the recording process work for the music, the artists vision shines through to the finished product. After all it is always about the music!

Kevin attended Oakland University before studying music at Rochester College. After completing his education, he has taken several courses at The Berklee College of Music.

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Graylyn “Gino” Claiborne gets hired by his mentor’s studio after graduating!Aver

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Artists

Critical Bill
My BedBugs
Coven
David Shelby
Avery Sharpe
Mazinga
Blue Snaggletooth
Tiles

Leland Kracher Colorado Springs Audio Engineer / Music Producer

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Leland Kracher Colorado Springs Audio Engineer / Music Producer

Background

Leland Kracher is a classically trained musician, audio engineer and music producer based in Dallas, TX.

With high caliber music making and engineering skills in both Pro Tools and Ableton, Kracher has built a diverse career doing everything from recording local Dallas musicians and bands, to producing EDM artists and others, many whose songs are heard on the airwaves today.

With success on multiple fronts, including that of his own band MOJO, this seasoned Ableton instructor and versatile music entrepreneur is passionate and dedicated to helping his students achieve their goals for achieving satisfying, rewarding careers in the Dallas music scene and beyond.

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Luis Pacheco Colorado Springs Mixing / Recording Engineer

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Luis Pacheco Colorado Springs Mixing / Recording Engineer

Background

Luis Pacheco is a mixing, recording, and audio engineer based in Las Vegas, Nevada who has worked with a wide range of artists from within the world of EDM and beyond, including, Rain Man (signed on Dim Mak), Jon Bellion, and Jason Derulo.

Also a highly experienced educator in various DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Pro Tools and Ableton, Pacheco is a consummate believer in the power of experimentation, hard work, and having a positive and professional mindset. A kinesthetic learner himself, he believes in empowering his students to “learn by doing” and even messing up from time to time.

An opportunity-seeking, productive mindset, having solid communication skills, and knowing how to work with fellow artists and music producers are just a few of the abilities Pacheco works to engrain in his students. Recent graduates have gone on to launch careers in Los Angeles and in famous venues.

Articles

Luis Pacheco on the Sanctity of the Creative Bubble

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Artists

Jon Bellion
Lloyd
Corey Taylor
Rainman (Dim mak)
EA Sports
Jason DeRulo
2 Chainz

Josh Monroy Colorado Springs Producer / Engineer

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Josh Monroy Colorado Springs Producer / Engineer

Background

Recording Connection mentor Josh Monroy is proof-positive that getting in and showing your commitment to the craft, day-in and day-out, can launch your career to unprecedented heights. With more than a decade in the music industry, Josh “Igloo” Monroy has worked with everyone from Justin Bieber to Quincy Jones, to The Notorious B.I.G. The seasoned engineer/composer/producer is also known for his longtime work with iconic artist Ludacris. An Atlanta native, Josh recently answered the call to come out to Los Angeles and is now co-owner of Studio 1 Zero. His most recent success includes the work he’s done on JoJo’s critically-acclaimed album Mad Love, which includes three tracks recorded, produced, and co-written by the multifaceted music professional.

Articles

RC mentor Josh Monroy Talks How He Got Hired by Ludacris and Doing JoJo’s “Mad Love”

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Ira Parker Colorado Springs Producer / Engineer

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Ira Parker Colorado Springs Producer / Engineer

Background

A true music industry veteran, Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker is the owner and chief producer/engineer for Maximus Music Records, one of the top recording studios in Charlotte, NC, serving clients like Jadakiss, DMX and many others. As a Recording Connection mentor, Ira is passionate about training up new talent and always looks for opportunities to push his students to expand their skills.

Articles

NUGGETS OF TRUTH: Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker on pushing the limits
Wes Hagy: From Mechanical Engineering to Audio Engineering

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Artists

Zaytoven Beats
Jadakiss
Royce da 5'9
Chevy Woods
Rocko
Joe Budden
Dj ESudd (2Chainz DJ)
prod. Dame Grease
prod Billionaire Boy Scout
Crime Mob's Diamond
Travis Porter
Treach
Marcus Cooper (Pleasure P)
DMX
prod Buckwild
Slim of 112
CTE's Blood Raw
Universal Records
Cash Money Records
Bad Bo
Kane Beatz
Wiz Khalifa
Nicki Minaj
Kevin Gates
Kid Ink
Travie McCoy
and Rich Homie Quan (Amongst many more)

Jeramy Roberts Colorado Springs Producer / Label Founder

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Jeramy Roberts Colorado Springs Producer / Label Founder

Background

Jeramy Roberts is an EDM producer, composer, DJ and Ableton educator located in Austin, Texas. As founder of the Electronic Musician’s Guild, his approach combines the creative and the pragmatic—an ethos that’s dedicated to helping his students get their music out into the digital marketplace and distributed on major platforms.

Jeramy has sold his songs and records in dozens of countries around the world. He has broken the Top 100 spot in numerous international sales charts and even his former students have hit #2 in Amazon’s House Top 100 while training under his direction. A loyal lover of EDM and the great local EDM scene in Austin, Jeramy Roberts is serious about helping today’s most driven and committed newcomers create productive, rewarding careers in music.

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#IZCONNECTED 62 | Jeramy Roberts - How To Monetize Your EDM
Recording Connection mentor Jeramy Roberts talks about the new music industry and creating your own job within it

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Mehul Tolia Colorado Springs Mentor

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Mehul Tolia Colorado Springs Mentor

Misha Kachkachishvili Colorado Springs Engineer

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Misha Kachkachishvili Colorado Springs Engineer

Background

An established audio engineer/producer based in New Orleans, Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili is an industry veteran whose client list includes names like Solange Knowles, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Janelle Monae, Taj Mahal, T-Bone Burnett and many others. A few years ago, he purchased a historic church left decimated by Hurricane Katrina, chose to keep the church’s historic pipe organ donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and converted the space into what is now Esplanade Studios, the largest recording studio in Louisiana (and one of the most prestigious).

Articles

A Day in the Life of Our Student
Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili on working with artists and finding opportunity

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Artists

Kendrick Lamar
Eric Clapton
Willie Nelson
Dr. John
David Crosby
Bonnie Raitt
Joe Jackson
Elvis Costello
Rickie Jones
Irma Thomas
Van Morrison
Mary J Blige
Common
Janelle Monae
Mary J Blige
Solange Knowles
Sean Combs
Young Jeezy
Lil Boosie
Ana Popovic
Metric
Kim Burrell
John Legend
Rebirth
Juvenile

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School News

How Recording Connection grad Michael Shelton Found his Way

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Top Tips on Studio Etiquette

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Recording Connection mentor and Berklee grad Pablo Reynoso on Capturing Good Music

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Orlando Gomez and Robert Macias get Platinum and Gold on Khalid’s “Location”!

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Nathan Zimmerman finds his path at The Abstract

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From Slump to Success Devin Zorn Goes into High Gear

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RC mentor Joey Paranoia on Ableton and Elemental Creative Urges

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Afropop Ambassador, Recording Connection grad Fredrick Nsiah

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Learn 1 on 1 in These Nearby

Colorado Springs Recording Studios

Music Scene in Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs Recording Connection

Looking for a great Colorado Springs Music School to learn recording and audio engineering? You’ve just found the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only music school that gets you inside an actual Colorado Springs recording studio, where you will learn as a studio student apprentice (extern) while you study your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trance, trip hop, house music, acid house and more), post production audio and electronic DJ. Make no mistake, the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Colorado Springs is to start inside a Colorado Springs recording studio as an apprentice–and that’s where we come in.

Why would you spend 50 thousand dollars or more to go to a music recording trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you could go to music school in a real recording studio? Make the smart choice: learn directly from the pros in a real-world environment, and get connected as you get educated. No one can put you in the center of the action more cost-efficiently than our music recording school. 

To APPLY for our Colorado Springs Music School, click here.

Located in south-central Colorado in the towering shadow of Pike’s Peak, the city of Colorado Springs is home to over 400,000 people, as well as the United States Air Force Academy.  It is also home to a solid local music scene which often shares resources with nearby Denver.  A number of well-known musicians and bands have either come from or have ties to Colorado Springs, including hip-hop artist Black Pegasus, power metal band Jag Panzer, jazz guitarist Johnny Smith, Aerosmith bass guitarist Tom Hamilton, and popular band OneRepublic, to name a few.

Colorado Springs music scene today is sustained with live music venues and local recording studios which accommodate artists’ needs. If you are thinking about a career as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Colorado Springs holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.

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Connections Matter

Learn From Industry Pros

Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s audio programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.

Rolling Stones

Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones

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Deadmau5

Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5

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Taylor Swift

Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.

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Skrillex

Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection

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Jack White

An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor

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Larry King

Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-apprentice learning approach.

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.

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John Mayer

John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection

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U2

Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher

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Get Access,
Get Hired.

With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.

The Colorado Springs

Recording Connection Audio School Advantage

1

Locations Worldwide.

Locations, locations, locations. They’re of the utmost importance. Which is why we have them everywhere. Even right here in Colorado Springs. You don't have to relocate to some other town to attend audio engineering school, because there's one near you.

The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.

2

Learn on the Latest Gear When You Attend the Recording Connection.

Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry. To survive they need to have the latest gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. Guess what? That means you’ll have plenty of hands-on access to the latest and best equipment available.

Most school's gear is second or third generation. Don't get stuck in their generation gap. Advantage: Recording Connection.

3

Learn In a Real Recording Studio, Not In a Classroom.

Classrooms are boring. There, we said it. You certainly can't learn audio engineering very effectively there. In our audio engineering school, you’ll be learning inside a real recording studio. You learn everything there is to know about both the industry and the craft from your mentor.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

Learn One-on-One.

The Recording Connection pairs you with a mentor who is a seasoned producer/engineer. You’ll be learning one on one. You’ll be taking it one day at a time. And you’ll be picking up the skills that you’ll be using for the rest for your life. You’ll be honing your craft.

With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.

5

Gold Records On the Walls.

Our mentors are awesome. We only pair our students with the best people--people who’ve worked with the likes of U2, The Rolling Stones, and Lady Gaga. It's common to walk into one of these studios and see walls plastered with Gold and Platinum Records.

Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.

6

Job Placement Assistance. For Real.

We have a year-long job assistance program that helps you find work if you’re not immediately hired out of our program. We don't want your education to be for nothing; we do everything in our power to plug you into your career.

The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.

7

Thousands Of Pros Endorse Us.

The Recording Connection is amazing. It just is, and professionals know this. They know that you have to make connections, and you have to be on the inside. That’s why so many of them recommend and tout our positive attributes.

You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.

8

From Day One, You’re On The Inside.

From the word go, you’re inside a real recording studio. You’re making your name and gaining experience. No pounding on the doors like other audio school graduates. You're in the door from day one.

The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.

9

Free Tutoring.

Free tutoring for anyone who wants it. It’s as simple as that.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Connections.

Connections are the most important thing to any person in a creative industry. They mean the difference between success and failure. They mean the difference between a long career and a short one. The Recording Connection knows this, and that’s why we put you inside a real recording studio. You'll meet lots of industry pros you'd never meet in a classroom.

Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.


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