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

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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 Colorado Springs 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:

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 and various traditional colleges and universities. But the music industry is anything but traditional, so the Recording Connection audio engineering and music production programs reflect that.

Along with an academic facilitator, you’ll work with a mentor to set a schedule, build a curriculum, and customize the experience to enhance your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. You’ll work one-on-one with PRO MUSIC PRODUCER from inside a PROFESSIONAL COLORADO SPRINGS RECORDING STUDIO.

Certainly, there are some professions where a little bit of classroom time is necessary – but working in the music business isn’t one of them. Instead of reading how to set up a studio for a session, help do it in person. Instead of watching YouTube tutorials about digital audio workstations, get hands-on experience and direct, one-on-one instruction on the latest software. Instead of listening to someone talk about being in a studio, work side-by-side in the recording studio with someone who does it for a living.

We have to admit, it’s a pretty sweet way to learn about the industry. But now is not the time to be taking pictures and posting to social media (although there is a time and place for that). Now is the time to roll up those sleeves and get to work. Remember – this is a professional studio. Your mentor, their clients, and other studio employees are working. You should be too. Both in the studio and in your “free” time.

Because if you’re serious about making a career in the music industry, you’ll need to bring everything you have. No matter if you’ve already produced a couple of tracks on your own or can’t tell an A sharp from a B flat, Recording Connection is designed to give you a foundation that you can build on for the rest of your life. Are you ready to amplify your life?

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

One of the more happening cities in the nation, Denver offers a lot in terms of learning audio engineering and music production. However, it may be a bit too far for a daily commute. But you don’t have to drive more than an hour to get a fully immersive audio engineering and music production education. In some cases, you may not even have to leave your home. Covid-19 taught us all how to quarantine in place. Recording Connection has been offering remote learning for a couple of decades now. Although the Colorado Springs Recording Connection has everything an aspiring engineer or producer would want, sometimes life throws us a curveball. But there’s more to the story than just social distancing. With more than 250 locations around the U.S., remote learning gives you unmatched access to our world-class educational opportunities. Want to learn from a particular producer in L.A., New York, or Chicago? Now you can without having to worry about uprooting your life.

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Higher Education Music and Audio Production Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

At the Colorado Springs Recording Connection, you’ll get the education you need, build a portfolio you can share, and develop a brand that you’ll cultivate as long as you’re in the industry. But first, you’ll have to become part of the industry. You’ve been given the insider’s look at the music business, now it’s time for a seat at the table. While we can’t guarantee you’ll find work after one of our programs, we can give you the next best thing. From day one, and every day after that, you’ll get the opportunity to impress potential employers and clients that may pay you for your services down the road. Think of it as a six or nine-month interview, the music you make as your resume, and the people you work with as possible references. At least you won’t have to show up in a suit and tie - unless you want to. But you will have to show up ready to work. It’s important to know what you’re doing of course, but who you know can be just as valuable in the music industry. The connections you make in the present can help you find work in the future. We feel these types of opportunities just aren’t available in other educational settings. Our hardest-working students have gone on to work at the recording studios they learned in, while others have found work at other studios based on their mentor’s recommendations. Other students have been hired by clients they worked with during the program, or even opened their own studios after they graduated. As we said, we can’t promise you’ll have a job waiting for you at the end of the program. But if you put in the time and effort, act responsibly, and really put in the work, it’s not out of the realm of possibility. We’ve put thousands of graduates into the industry workforce - why not join their ranks?

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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5022 Hackamore Court
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 394-3170

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