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Make or record any form of popular or avant-garde music. Learn Pro Tools in a real studio.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Basic Electronics, Signal Routing
- Dynamics, Equalization, Effects Processing
- Analog and Digital Audio
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

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A Top Detroit Studio

Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private apprenticeship sessions from a professional music producer.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Basic Electronics, Signal Routing
- Dynamics, Equalization, Effects Processing
- Analog and Digital Audio
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

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A Top Detroit Studio

Prepare for a career as a front-of-house engineer by apprenticing 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.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Microphone design, Sound Systems
- Dynamics Range, Headroom, Harmonic Distortion
- Input and Output Impedance, Indoor / Outdoor Sound
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

Your Classroom:

A Top Detroit Studio

Now that you have been educated and trained in audio, you must show the industry that you have the necessary credentials. The best way to do this is to become certified. The Recording Connection Certification Programs in Pro Tools™ do just that.

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- 2 or hours of preparation with an award-winning Audio Engineer and Music Producer via Skype.
- Written / Practical Exams
- Certification Award
- Custom logo for your resume
- Elevated Job Placement Status, and More!

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A Top Detroit Studio

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You can't get more inside music business access than this course. Gain an understanding the world of agents, managers, labels, royalties, 360 deals, copyrights, concert riders and more.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- A&R, Marketing, Publicity and Promotion
- Record Labels - Sales, Legal & Business Affairs
- Music Publishing and Compensation
- Artist, Producer, & Songwriter Management
- And much more.

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A Top Detroit Studio

Apprentice under the legends of the music industry who have made the greatest music of all time. We offer private access to the recording-industry leaders who’ve crafted records for U2, Frank Sinatra, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Hole, Nirvana, Sam Cooke, Ozzy Osbourne and hundreds more.

Tuition: Just $9800
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- Learn what you want from the BEST in the business.
- Audio Engineering and Music Producing
- Music Business, A&R, Publishing
- Advanced Audio
- And much more.

Your Classroom:

A Top Detroit Studio

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Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private apprenticeship sessions from a professional music producer.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Basic Electronics, Signal Routing
- Dynamics, Equalization, Effects Processing
- Analog and Digital Audio
- Pro Tools Software, and more.

Your Classroom:

A Top Detroit Studio

Learn what separates the real-deals from the wannabes.strong> Take your beat-making and hip hop music to the biggest stage by apprenticing (externing) on the inside with a major Hip Hop Producer in their recording studio.

Tuition: Just $9800
Curriculum Covers

- Sound & Hearing, Acoustics, Monitoring
- Music Fundamentals, Songwriting, Elements of Style
- Sequencing, MIDI, History of 808s
- EQ, Dynamic Processing, Effects, Mixing / Mastering
- Music Publishing
- Logic Pro software, and much more.

Your Classroom:

A Top Detroit Studio

Featuring Hands-On Ableton Live or Logic Pro Training with Private Instruction from noted EDM producers and DJs.

Tuition: Starts at $3500
Curriculum Covers

- Ableton Live Fundamentals
- MIDI, Comppsition and Instrumentation, Finalizing
- Sound Design and Audio Processing
- Editing, Mixing
- Advanced Techniques, Instrument and Effect Racks, Drum Racks
- LIVE with Ableton Live
- Arranging, Advanced Vocals, Advanced Mixing/Mastering

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A Top Detroit Studio

Detroit / Michigan

Recording Connection
Audio School


Your DETROIT, MICHIGAN RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

Congratulations–you’ve just found the most innovative Detroit Recording School option available! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only recording school that gets you working as an audio student apprentice (extern) inside an actual Detroit recording studio, working alongside the pros as you learn mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), electronic DJ and post production audio. Hands down, the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Detroit is to start inside a Detroit recording studio as an apprentice (extern). We’re the school that gets your foot in the door.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording trade school when you can spend far less money and go to recording school in a real recording studio. Make the smart choice–get on the inside track, and get your audio education in a real-world environment. Our recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.

To APPLY for our Detroit Recording School, click here.

Nicknamed “The Motor City” for its automobile manufacturing, Detroit is the largest city in the state of Michigan. Perhaps best known in music circles for Motown Records (which in the 1960s produced the distinctive R&B/soul sound known the world over as simply “Motown”), Detroit has been a consistent musical influence in a variety of genres, including rock, rap, hip-hop, blues, jazz, hardcore, punk, techno and others. The list of notable bands and musicians with Detroit connections (past and present) is long and varied, and includes such names as Aretha Franklin, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Ted Nugent, Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Madonna, Eminem, The White Stripes, Insane Clown Posse, Sufjan Stevens and many others.

Today, Detroit’s music scene continues to be strong and active, with plenty of venues and recording studios to accommodate bands and artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Detroit holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.

The RECORDING CONNECTION advantage is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach.  Rather than placing you in a sterile classroom environment, we pair you with a working industry professional who trains you one-on-one during real recording projects. We get you close to the action in ways other recording schools can't, enabling you to make vital industry connections along the way. Over 70 percent of our students get hired in the recording industry, usually through contacts they made while working through our program. You could be next! Enroll in our Detroit Recording School today, and let us get you started on the road to your dreams.



Study any of the
following audio courses
with us in and around Detroit

Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.

Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)

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Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)

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Music Producing Program

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Hip Hop Producer Program

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Audio Certification

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Live Sound Engineer

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Logic Electronic Music

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Post Production For Film and TV

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We get our students jobs.

72%

Of Our Graduates Get

Jobs in the Music Business

Our outstanding job placement rate is no accident. We are able to achieve this high mark because our graduates have trained inside a working recording studio. This gives our students excellent hands-on skills, real-world job experience, and the industry connections and references that just aren’t available on a school campus. Additionally, we have a very proactive Stay Connected Job Assistance Program that serves as our graduates’ advocate in the job market for up to a year after course completion. When we say we’re connected with the music business, we mean it.

Read our student success stories.

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Many of the legendary producers
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Top Recording Engineers, Famous Music Producers, Heavyweight Industry Figures

Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt

RECORDING
CONNECTION
$9,800
%
TRADE
SCHOOL
$22,000 + $20,500*
%
2-YEAR
JR. COLLEGE
$44,000 + $61,000*
%
4-YEAR TRADITIONAL COLLEGE$88,000 + $122,000*
*Average Accrued Interest Charges

Sources: Sallie Mae student loan calculator - Nerd Wallet - Best Value Schools - Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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One On One Training From Industry Pros. Low Tuition – Convenient Locations To You. There is absolutely no obligation or application fee, and we will not share your information with anyone. We take your privacy seriously

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Audio School
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Watch how we teach audio through our mentor apprentice method of education. Learn more about the pros from whom you will learn professional recording techniques, where our courses are taught, what professional audio engineers and music producers think about our programs, and more.

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Your Detroit, Michigan
Recording School Alternative

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

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Locations of our Detroit area campuses

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The Detroit, Michigan Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


1

Learn In Detroit, Or Anywhere Else.

In Detroit, Michigan, the only real option for higher audio engineering education is the Recording Connection. We’ve also got audio engineering schools all over the country and the world.

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

2

Tuition Should Be Affordable.

We’ve got a cheap tuition and an affordable pay structure. Don’t worry about money. Our audio school is about making sure that any Detroit individual who wants to go into audio engineering can do it without getting buried by debt.

The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.

3

Real-World Training in a Recording Studio.

Forget about classrooms. You’ll be working in a recording studio in Detroit. You’ll be thrown into the deep end and asked to swim. In this business, there's no better way to learn.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

Be Paired With a Mentor for One-on-One Training.

While you’re apprenticing in the studio, you’ll be learning one-on-one from a Detroit mentor. This person knows the industry backwards and forwards, and his/her knowledge and skill will blow your mind.

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

5

Our Mentors Are the Best.

Our mentors are the best and brightest in the industry. They’re the people who’ve produced music for the likes of Madonna and the Rolling Stones. Literally.

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

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6

A Job Is Your End Goal.

After you graduate, we’ll work with you for an entire year to help you find a job.

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

7

The Audio School Most Recommended By the Pros.

Our audio engineering school is amazing. Almost everyone in the industry says so. They know we're absolute best place to start if you’re trying to break into the industry.

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

8

Insider Knowledge and Position.

As an apprentice (extern), you’ll be working towards a permanent position at a recording studio. If you’re already on the inside of a recording studio, don't you think getting that job is going to be much easier? Because it will be.

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

9

Free Tutoring For Students.

We offer free tutoringto anyone in our program who needs help. Nervous about your study habits? Stuck on your homework? We've got your back.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Lots of Industry Connections.

Connections are key to having a future in this business, and there's no way to make those connections while stuck in some classroom. With our on-the-job approach, you’ll be making connections with lots of music industry professionals who can one day help advance your career.

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


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