The Recording Connection
Externship Denver

Not like any other school:
We. Hit. Different.
 
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.

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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 Denver 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:

They say those that can, do. Those that can’t, teach. But Recording Connection mentors do both! We partner with PRO MUSIC PRODUCERS for our Denver audio engineering schools, which means you’ll be working with industry insiders from day one. You’ll learn in the DENVER AUDIO RECORDING STUDIOS they work in, use the gear they use, and work with the artists they work with.

The ivy-covered walls of a well-known university may have decades-old name recognition, but the talent our Denver audio engineer educators work with are making hits in the music business TODAY. Doesn’t it make sense to learn in a real-world studio with a professional DENVER MUSIC PRODUCER instead of some stuffy classroom?

At the end of our DENVER AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION PROGRAMS, you’ll have a portfolio of finished work, the experience of working in a live recording studio, and connections not normally available to you in a classroom setting. And the Recording Connection does it all at a fraction of the cost and in less than a year!



How are we different than other music 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!


Endorsed By

Tim Palmer   (U2, Ozzy, The Cure)  
Warren G.   (Legendary Rapper)  
Hans Zimmer   (The Lion King, Inception)  
Ryan Hewitt   (Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers)  
Adam Moseley   (Rush, Wolfmother)  
Common   (Legendary Hip Hop Artist)  
F. Reid Shippen   (Newsboys, Toby Keith)  
Warren Huart   (The Fray, Disturbed)  
Steve Catizone   (U2, Justin Bieber)  
Joey Heier   (B.o.B., Christina Aguilera)  
XLNT Sound   (Timbaland, Borgore)  
Ricky Rich   (Travis Scott, Kevin Gates)  
Ira Parker   (Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross)  
Kevin McCloskey   (DaBaby, Dreamville)  
Donny Baker   (Madonna, Aerosmith)  
Billy Flores   (Eminem, Black Eyed Peas)  
Mark Christensen   (50 Cent, Trey Songz)  
Steve Sundholm   (Lil' Wayne, Ke$ha)  
Rick Rooney   (Diana Ross, Joe Cocker)  
Mike Johnson   (Justin Timberlake, John Legend)  
Yudu Gray, Jr.   (Talib Kweli, Ginuwine)  
Jesse O' Brien   (Matisyahu, Mumford & Sons)  
Zack Phillips   (The Game, Jessie Ware)  
Ryan Greene   (Megadeth, NOFX)  
Dave Pensado   (Michael Jackson, Beyoncé)  
Larry King   (Legendary Broadcaster)  

Close to Home Or in your Home
 
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future as a Music Industry Pro

Whether you live in Capitol Hill or the Highlands, LoDo or Washington Park, there is a Recording Connection near you. And while there are many DENVER CO AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS to choose from, we offer something unique, especially during times of quarantines and social-distancing.

Remote learning from Recording Connection is nothing new. We’ve spent decades perfecting the curriculum to allow externs to follow our programs and workshops anywhere they have a fast enough computer and dependable internet connection. After all, the music keeps playing—even during a worldwide pandemic.

Even when studios are running on all cylinders, the convenience of learning remotely is just one more way we put our students first. We understand that life moves pretty fast—with work, family commitments, and other day-to-day pressures on your time. Luckily, MUSIC PRODUCTION IN DENVER isn’t your normal nine to five job. In the studio or in your home, we’ll work around your schedule.

Does A Career As A Music Professional Sound Too Good To Be True?  
It isn’t. You are too good not to be true to your dreams. Amplify Your Life Today. Get Started Now.

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We have a high job placement rate.

 

Other students learn in classrooms...

OUR students learn in:

 

REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios


 

Where jobs get filled.

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.
To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.



We're here to help.

We have a
high job placement rate.

Find Out Why

Other students learn in classrooms...


OUR students learn in the same places where jobs get filled.

 

REAL Film Production Companies

REAL Radio Stations

REAL Recording Studios

When jobs become available, our students are often the first to know and get hired.

Long story short:

Our way just makes sense.

Our mentors want to hire people like you.

Afterall, if they’ve trained you themselves,
they know what you’re capable of.

See why we call ourselves Recording Connection.

To find out exact job placement numbers in your area, give us a call.

(800) 755-7597

We're here to help.

Immersive Music Programs


Work with the Stars and Amplify



We choose our Denver mentors using very strict guidelines. First, they have to be good at what they do. Many of our mentors have won multiple Grammy awards and worked with even more Grammy award winners. They have the talent to spare. But they also need a desire to mold the next generation of music producers.

From audio engineers and music producers to beatmakers and Live DJs, our mentors look forward to seeing what you have to offer the music industry. And with the hands-on nature of our programs, you could be showing local, regional, and national acts the talent you bring to the table as well.

This is where we feel Recording Connection provides the most bang for your buck: Connections. If you prove you can do the work, and hold yourself professionally during these sessions, you’ll never know who will come calling for your services. Our most successful students have been hired by other studios to work in-house, while others have been hired to travel with touring acts.

Our students have been hired by their mentors and still more have gone on to open their own shops, start their own labels, or hit the road with artists like Aminé, Beyoncé, and others. But they put in the time, the effort, the blood, and the tears to make that happen for themselves. We’ll give you the foundation, but we can’t guarantee a career. That’s up to you.

If you want to make it you’ll learn the industry from the inside, build a brand, and produce your portfolio. A university may have name recognition but the DALLAS RECORDING CONNECTION PROGRAM gets you training in accord with real, up to the moment practices, with real working pros. We do it in months, too, not several years. All those college and university programs offer is a degree. Just consider what that piece of paper would mean to the pros who do the work, day in and day out. With us, you could already have three years of experience in audio production, as a music producer, live sound engineer or DJ or beatmaker. Just think of how much work you can do and how many credits you can amass in four years. What makes more sense to you?

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Denver Music Programs

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.

Audio Engineering School

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Extern under a professional audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry with the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

Advanced Audio Engineering School

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.

Hip Hop School and Beat Making

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by externing under a touring audio engineer. Recording Connection for Live Music program is geared for those who want to get inside of the music industry and tour the world.

Live Sound Engineer School

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Logic Pro

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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 Production program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

Music Production School

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. Learn the real ins-and-outs of music business from inside the industry in Recording Connection for Music Business program. Are you the next music mogul?

Music Business School

The Recording Connection Live DJ program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. Want an insider’s perspective? Get the ultimate all-access pass to music-performance business knowhow. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

DJ School

Inspiring and Uplifting Music Workshops

Learn Post Audio while externing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, the Recording Connection for Post Production for Film and TV workshop is for you.

Post Production Audio School

Collaborate with music producers and learn from some of the most qualified professionals in the industry like those 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. The Recording Connection Learn from Legends workshop is for graduates of the Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program and is currently an invite-only workshop.

Learn from Legends Details

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified in Recording Connection’s Audio Certification workshop, 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 Production Certification

Our Approach to Education

We are not like other audio or trade schools. We don’t waste your time in classrooms. This is the world of audio. Everything you need to know should be taught in the real world. We are unique, bold, out-of-the-box thinkers; and after over 3 decades service — we have the formula that works:

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
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2nd Mentor: Private Academic Facilitator
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Online, Interactive Curriculum
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Meaningful Industry Connections
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Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)
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A Recipe for
Success!

Private Mentor in Professional Recording Studio
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2nd Mentor: Private Academic Facilitator
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Online, Interactive Curriculum
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Meaningful Industry Connections
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Hands-on Learning in a Recording Studio (Not a College Classroom)
=

A Recipe for
Success!

Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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Still not sure which audio school is right for you? We ask you to check us out in person or over Zoom before you decide. We will arm you with the facts so as you can make the right decision. Given that our interviews are at no charge, you can’t afford not to talk to us.

Real studio education. Real studio connections.

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Contact the Denver
Recording Connection Advisor Team

Denver Audio Externship Location

1600 Broadway Suite 1600
PMB 702969

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 957-3089

Denver Audio Externship Location

3156 West 38th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

(720) 500-3033

Denver Audio Externship Location

1546 W Bryers Ave
Denver, CO 80223

(303) 223-1859


Email: [email protected]