Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection mentor

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Music Scene in Edison

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Your Edison, NJ Audio School

An industry-competitive recording school in Edison, NJ? Certainly! The RECORDING CONNECTION is the only school that places you as a working student audio extern inside an actual Edison recording studio, where you’ll learn the ins and outs of music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trance, trip hop, house music, acid house and more), electronic DJ, post production audio and more by one-on-one instruction from a seasoned professional. Make no mistake–the best way to launch an audio career in Edison is to extern in an Edison recording studio. We’re the school that makes that happen.

Why spend tens of thousands of dollars to attend an audio engineering course in a college or trade school somewhere, when we can train you in a real recording studio for far less money? Get on the inside track, and get connected to the music industry by learning the ropes from inside it. Our recording school alternative is by far the smartest, most cost efficient audio training program on the market today.

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Located in east-central New Jersey, Edison Township (better known as simply “Edison”) is home to about 100,000 people. Known for its green spaces, low crime rate and overall small-town feel, Edison is regularly ranked among America’s most livable small cities. While not particularly known as a music industry hub, Edison plays a role in the larger New Jersey music scene, with local bands and artists playing regularly in venues around the area. Edison serves as headquarters to the Central New Jersey Musicians Union, and is also within driving distance of the major music industry hub of New York City, providing a best-of-both-worlds situation for aspiring music producers and audio engineers who prefer the small-town vibe to the chaos of the big city. Notable musicians hailing from Edison include Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan and trumpeter Al Chez, who plays on The Late Show with David Letterman.



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Certificate 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 Details

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 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 in our Recording Connection for Hip Hop & Beat Making program. 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 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 Details

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 Details

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.

Ableton Electronic Music Details

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 Producing Details

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 Details

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.

Live DJ Details

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 for Film and TV Details

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 Certification Details

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Recording Connection is:
audio education upgraded for the 21st century
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Our "Near Me" Edison Campus Locations

Learn in a recording studio in or near Edison.

  • Dogwood
  • Evergreen
  • Raritan Manor
  • Potters
  • Valentine
  • Nixon Park
  • Bonhamtown
  • Lahiere
  • Potters
  • Pumptown
  • Riverview
  • North Edison
  • Center Place
  • Stelton
  • Menlo Park Terrace
  • Metuchen
  • Woodbridge Township
  • South Plainfield
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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 ordinary audio schools and programs. Work directly with an accomplished industry professional at a fully-equipped recording studio.

Tuition
Comparison

Recording Connection’s unique mentor-style education is far more cost-effective than trade schools or traditional colleges and on average, requires less financing (based on national averages). Compare the true costs of education.

 

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Affordable Music Producing School Tuition
$12,200 Tuition
$0* Loan Interest

Trade
School

$44,000 Tuition
$61,000 Loan Interest

2-Year
Junior College

$22,000 Tuition
$20,500 Loan Interest

4-Year
Traditional College

$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

Average Accrued Interest Charges
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About Our Audio School Alternative in Edison

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, and Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Four Ways to Take the Next Step

We get it. This isn’t your normal four-year college requiring coursework not associated with your area of interest. We are a post-secondary institution or trade school that's different in its approach. Here's how you can get more info:


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Meet our Mentors

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

Brian Crowe Edison Engineer / Producer

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Brian Crowe Edison Engineer / Producer

Background

The End is a one-of-a-kind recording studio located waterfront and ,parkfront in Brooklyn, New York. We are full-service offering recording, mixing, mastering and writing/production space.

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Artists

Vera Lynn
Monogold
Liam Finn
King 810
Coastgaard
Mexican Institute of Sound / Toy Selectah
Yeasayer
Clams Casinon

Steve Addabbo Edison Engineer / Producer

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Steve Addabbo Edison Engineer / Producer

Background

In October 1988 the studio opened on Shelter Island, two hours east of NYC. Producer/ engineer Steve Addabbo purchased all of the equipment from a well respected east side studio that was closing and set up the studio in the basement of his home. The timing was perfect, Steve had just had a huge success with Suzanne Vega’s “Solitude Standing” album and Shawn Colvin had just been signed to Columbia records. Steve and the studio began working on Colvin’s debut album, “Steady On”(a Grammy Winner), Eric Andersen’s classic, “Ghosts Upon the Road” and other major label and indy projects.

Now in its 27th year of operation, the studio continues to be a vital part of the New York recording and mixing scene.

Articles

RC Graduate Michael Gevaza starts label Electric Giant!

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Artists

Jeff Buckley
Bob Dylan
The Staple Singers
Bob Dylan
Bobby McFerrin
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Chiara Civello
Brokeback Mountain - Rufus Wainwright/Teddy Thompson Verve
Sonya Kitchell
Sonya Kitchell
Paula Cole
Donna Lewis
Lilith Fair: Vols. 1 2 and 3 Dar Williams
Darden Smith
Jason Miles
Suzanne Vega
Shawn Colvin
Skeleton Key
Deadicated: Grateful Dead Tribute
Once Blue
Bleecker Street Greenwich Village in the 60's
Suzzy Roche
Louden Wainwright III
Patty Larkin
Agents of Good Roots
Homer Erotic
Babe The Blue Ox
Lori Carson
Lullabye Baxter Trio
Gov't Mule
Galatic: Summer Sessions
Stretch Princess
Will Downing
Jane Olivor
Citizen Cope
Love Seed Mama Jump: Plump/Artemis Brian Kennedy: Sony Ireland
Demolition String Band
Julia Douglass
Jodi Shaw
Bethany Wild
Freddy Cole
Laura Wolfe

Mike Hemberger Edison Engineer / Producer

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Mike Hemberger Edison Engineer / Producer

Background

My name is Mike Hemberger, also known as Jive The Universal or JiveDig. I was born and bred in NJ and have spent over a decade in various roles throughout the music scene. I began my music career as a teenager playing guitar, bass, singing and playing in several bands, all the while pushing myself as a solo hip-hop artist. I went to a local college and earned a degree in Music Theory and Music Technology. Right out of school I purchased Pro Tools, a Mac and a bunch of studio gear. I haven’t looked back since.

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Artists

A-Lox
AR
Athene
Bandit
Borys Blacksmith
Brenadette Francis
Che Da Vinci
D.Roc
DJ Head Debiase
DJ Insizion
Donny Goines
Duma
Flow
G'd Up Clique
Giovanni Keys
Hall Of Ruin
Hyphen One
Ian J
Icy
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Jae Krew
James Aris
Jive The Universal
Joe & Box
JR Writer
Just Bizarre
KaiAre
Kajmir Royale
Matt Clark
Mazik Beats
MCMF
MJ Gigs
Nucci Reyo
One Man Bandit
Plan B
Ruin
Ryan Sko
Shameless Plug
Soufboi
Spa
The Aphilliates
themindofdre
The Weeknd
X-Phaze
Yung Dred

Ben Elliot Edison Engineer / Producer

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Ben Elliot Edison Engineer / Producer

Background

Ben Elliott has recorded, mixed and produced artists for over 25 years. As co-owner of Showplace Studios, Ben possesses one of the largest collections of vintage and analog gear, in the world. He is known for his expertise in diverse musical genres, having recorded classic artists such as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards (for whom, among other projects, he recorded and mixed “You Win Again” featured on Timeless, the Grammy-winning all-star tribute to Hank Williams).Ben has also recorded and/or mixed albums for Leslie West and Mountain, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Savoy Brown, Jack Bruce and many other rock artists. In the blues genre he was associate producer and engineer on the Hubert Sumlin’s Grammy Award nominated record About Them Shoes featuring legends James Cotton, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Paul Oscher and Bob Margolin of Muddy Waters’ band, as well as Levon Helm of The Band. Additionally, Ben has worked with jazz artists including Al Caiola, Sonny Fortune, Louis Hayes, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Bill Easley and has mixed a series of Live at the Blue Note albums. He has also worked on tracks with Rock, Latin and R&B artists including Steve Miller, Billy F. Gibbons, Nokie Edwards, Warren Haynes, José Feliciano, Luther Vandross, Ben E. King and Bernard Purdie, and contemporary bands such as Clutch, the Henry Rollins Band and Robert Randolph. Throughout the years, Ben has gained experience from working with top producer/engineers such as Rob Fraboni, Eddie Kramer, Andy Wallace, Jason Corsaro and Joe Barresi.
As co-owner of Showplace Music Productions, Ben is currently producing/directing multiple projects, including Lou Pallo’s star-studded recording and documentary tribute to guitar innovator and inventor, Les Paul, plus a unique collaboration of Italian guitar giants, titled Jersey Guitar Mafia.

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Bob Fowler Edison Recording Engineer

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Bob Fowler Edison Recording Engineer

Background

SSR Recording Studio is a state of the art, multi-track facility located near Smithville, New Jersey. SSR is owned and operated by Bob Fowler and is where Fowler and Branca record their music. In addition to utilizing the latest music software and instrument plug-ins, the studio boasts a collection of rare and highly prized microphones. With an enclosed drum room, tracking room, and nicely sized control room, SSR is capable of accommodating full band sessions.

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Joey Heier Edison Mentor

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Joey Heier Edison Mentor

Background

Learn from Recording Connection mentor Joey Heier or one of our mentors in the New Brunswick area.

Audio engineer and studio owner Joey Heier has been in the business of making music for decades. With a client list that includes names like Christina Aguilera, B.o.B., Jill Scott, and Dru Hill, Joey knows what it takes to work in music. Furthermore, he has a zeal for sharing his passion for audio with newcomers.

So much so, that he’s gotten the nickname “Uncle Joey” from our students. He maintains contact with literally dozens of our graduates, many of whom have gone on to build great careers in the music industry.

We recently asked Joey Heier why he loves mentoring for Recording Connection. Here’s what he said:

“It’s a tremendous passion for me. I enjoy doing this so much. I have a style that I believe in. I talk with my students about a textbook answer that they’re probably going to forget immediately, and then give them an ‘Uncle Joe’ definition that’s two or three words that they’re going to remember immediately. Then they’re going to understand what the textbook definition is by hearing it in a simpler fashion.

“I have great kids that come in and really, really want to do this… I have an outstanding job, and there’s no reason why I shouldn’t do it with a smile. And that doesn’t happen with every kid, naturally—it really depends if they want to do it. But if they want to do it, I am so honored to have the opportunity to teach, and I think that’s why it works well for me.”

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NUGGETS OF TRUTH: Recording Connection mentor Joey (“Uncle Joe”) Heier talks about the importance of hands-on training and his passion for teaching

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Aaron R. Reppert Edison Mentor

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Aaron R. Reppert Edison Mentor

Background

Learn from Recording Connection mentor Aaron R. Reppert or one of our mentors in the greater St. Louis area.

Originally founded in 2000 by Recording Connection mentor Aaron R. Reppert, TravSonic Sound & Media has grown a lot since its early, humble beginnings. TravSonic Mobile, established in 2009, caters to a number of high profile clients in music, technology, the arts, and the corporate world. The thriving company offers a range of remote recording technologies and services for seminar, concerts, festivals, and events.

Today, TravSonic Sound & Media is an award-winning, full-service media production company serving clients from its Nashville and Overland offices.

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Rick Carson Edison Mentor

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Rick Carson Edison Mentor

Background

Learn from Recording Connection mentor Rick Carson or one of our mentors in the greater Lincoln area.

Recording Connection mentor engineer/producer Rick Carson has a passion for teaching today’s rising talents in the world of audio. Designed by famous recording studio designer, Rod Gervais, his studio features three control rooms, world-class equipment, and has the distinction of having Nebraska’s only large format SSL mixing console.

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A Day in the Life of Our Students
A Day in the Life of Our Students

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Parker Ament and Danny Howard Edison Mentor

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Parker Ament and Danny Howard Edison Mentor

Background

Learn from Recording Connection mentors Parker Ament and Danny Howard or one of our mentors in the greater LA area.

Recording Connection mentors Parker Ament and Danny Howard are up to the minute music producers, audio engineers, and entrepreneurs who know how to navigate the music industry in the 21st Century. Besides working with artists like Omarion, Todrick Hall, and Lauren Chase, they create great sound design tutorials on their popular YouTube channel.

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Jason Phelps Edison Mentor

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Jason Phelps Edison Mentor

Background

Recording Connection mentor Jason Phelps is an audio engineer, producer, and musician who’s been involved in music all his life. He’s downright passionate about recording, producing, and teaching the next generation of music industry professionals. He expects the externs he trains to bring their A-game, and to listen and learn in a proactive manner.

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Ross Vanderslice Edison Mentor

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Ross Vanderslice Edison Mentor

Background

Learn from Recording Connection mentor Ross Vanderslice or one of our mentors in the St. Louis area.

An engineer since 2001, Ross Vanderslice has worked with some of the biggest names in the recording industry. The experience he’s gained works perfectly with what we do at Recording Connection: pairing externs with seasoned professionals for invaluable one-on-one time with a mentor.

With multiple studios and state-of-the-art equipment, Vanderslice has worked with several Recording Connection externs. Doing it right is about so much more than having the right gear, software, or equipment. Because of his experience working with internationally-known acts, Vanderslice knows how to work with artists, how to make them feel comfortable and safe within the studio environment.

Here are some of the clients with whom Vanderslice and/or the professional audio engineers at his studio have worked:

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Artists

Nelly
Black Eyed Peas
Jaden Smith
Sade
Panic! at the Disco
Waka Flocka
Tech N9ne
Ludacris
Travis Barker
Son Volt
Chuck Berry
Rick Ross
Lil Wayne
Fantasia
The Game
Jurassic 5
Ja Rule
David Banner
Jive Records
Universal Records
Interscope
Rocafella Records
RCA Records
Motown
Def Jam
Yelawolf
Hopsin
Rittz
Lil Jon
Murphy Lee
Chingy
Capitol Records
Bad Boy Entertainment
Atlantic Records


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Meet Some of Our

Students

How to be Successful in the Music Industry

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Marc Moreau on Wearing Different Hats & Capturing the Sounds in Your Head

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Roundtable with Engineer/Producer Josh Monroy (Ludacris,OutKast, Justin Bieber, JoJo, Walla) of Studio 1 Zero

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Spotlight On… Star Student Richard Sedden Jr.

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Recording Connection graduate Elijah Ibarra hired at Electric Feel Studios in Hollywood.

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I Want to Learn How to Make Music

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Current Real World Success Stories of Audio Engineers.

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How to make music like Getter.

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Spotlight on Edison Engineer / Producer

Brian Crowe

Bio

The End is a one-of-a-kind recording studio located waterfront and ,parkfront in Brooklyn, New York. We are full-service offering recording, mixing, mastering and writing/production space.

Credits

Vera Lynn
Monogold
Liam Finn
King 810
Coastgaard
Mexican Institute of Sound / Toy Selectah
Yeasayer
Clams Casinon

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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 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-extern 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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Edison

Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools is an Audio School Alternative

1

We're Located Everywhere.

There's no need to relocate in order to attend the Recording Connection, because we have locations nearly everywhere. Hundreds of locations, in fact, across three continents. Yes, you can study in Edison and Middlesex County and New Jersey.

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

The Recording Studio Will Be Your Classroom.

You’ll be learning on the job in a real recording studio. You’ll be making your way through the ranks as you learn the ropes.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

Learn One-on-One From a Real Pro

You’ll learn the technical side of audio engineering from an industry professional. This person will serve as your mentor, who will personally guide you through the curriculum while you work with artists on real projects at their studio.

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

5

Our Mentors Are the Best.

You'll be impressed by the credentials of our mentors. We're not talking about college degrees; we're talking about Gold and Platinum records, and some Grammys, as well.

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

6

We'll Help You Find Work.

We offer an an established job placement program for any of our students who need it. If you don't get hired right out of your apprenticeship (externship), we've got your back.

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

7

Most Recommended In the Industry.

We are known as the audio school that industry pros recommend. We're the best at what we do, and the industry has taken notice.

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

8

You'll Be On the Inside.

As an apprentice (extern) in the studio, you’ll be an insider. No banging on the doors trying to get noticed because you'll already be in the door, you'll already be part of the team. This is a huge advantage because being perceived as an insider is half the battle.

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

9

Free Tutoring.

We provide tutoring for all of our students. If you fall behind on your studies, or you're having trouble understanding something, don’t worry. We’ve got tutors that will help you out.

Unlimited private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Connections Are Your Future.

One of the greatest advantages of our program is the ability to connect. You'll be making connections with people from all walks of the industry—connections that will potentially benefit you for your entire career.

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

Recording Connection provides unique, mentor-based programs that are affordable, so you can stay in control of your finances.

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