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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 El Paso 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 the far western corner of Texas just across the Rio Grande from Mexico, El Paso is a border-straddling city of around 600,000 people. Although not widely associated with the music industry in general, El Paso hosts an active music scene, with local bands and musical artists regularly playing gigs in genres including country, rock, blues, and more. There are several EL PASO, TX, AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOLS to choose from, but how many will put you in the middle of the action from start?

The El Paso Recording Connection will match you with a PRO MUSIC PRODUCER, who will mentor you in their PROFESSIONAL RECORDING STUDIO. Our programs are designed to give you extensive one-on-one time with your mentor, learning how the music of today gets made. From running cables and setting up mics to even taking over a session or two (if your mentor deems you ready), you can get a totally immersive experience that’s beyond anything you will find in a university setting.

We realize, of course, that you do have a life. Every student meets with an Academic Facilitator and their mentor to devise a schedule that works for them. Luckily, the music industry doesn’t follow a traditional 9-to-5 schedule. You’ll also have a say in what your curriculum will look like.

You’ll be working in a pro recording studio, with the latest gear, and with actual clients. Fresh new local bands, established regional acts, and maybe even the occasional artist that’s known the world around. But this isn’t the time to get autographs. This is the time to work.

The Recording Connection Audio Engineering & Music Production Program demands that you show up, act responsibly, and put in the work. The efforts you put in for the next six to nine months can go a very long way in determining whether or not you’ll have a job waiting for you at the end of your audio externship training.

After four years at a traditional 4-year university, you’ll get a firm handshake, a GPA, and a diploma. With us, you could have three years of professional experience in audio engineering or music production. And you’ll pay a fraction of the cost. The decision is yours, but we happen to think it’s a pretty easy decision.

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

With more than 250 locations around the U.S. - including El Paso - you’re never too far away from a Recording Connection Audio Engineering and Music Production Program. If you live in Pico Norte, Pendale, or Pebble Hills Park, Capistrano Park, Ysleta, or Las Placitas del Rey, you’re close enough to a Recording Connection. But as 2020 showed us, location doesn’t really matter when social distancing, closures, and self-quarantines are the norm. If other obstacles, such as family commitments or transportation issues, are in your way, you still have access to Recording Connection. For decades, we’ve had an established remote learning platform in place. So if you can’t get to us, we’ll come to you. All you need is a fast enough computer with enough storage space and a reliable internet connection. In the studio or in your home, you’ll receive the same one-on-one attention from your mentor that Recording Connection specializes in. Why move hundreds—or even thousands—of miles away if you don’t have to?

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Professional Audio and Music Production Programs

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We’ve told you how you can save time and money by enrolling with the EL PASO, TX, RECORDING CONNECTION. You’ll have extensive one-on-one time with your mentor, an industry insider, in their real-world recording studio. You will have begun to create your brand and have a portfolio full of professional examples of your work. But it gets better. So much of getting into the music industry is who you know, finding someone to give you your “big break.” Recording Connection will give you your first break on day one. Your mentor is already a professional, running a studio, and working with clients. Every day is a new day to impress them, to show that you have what it takes. Several thousand students have gone on to find work in the industry after their time with Recording Connection. Many find work with their mentors in the studio they externed at. Others move on to other studios based on solid portfolios and good word of mouth. Some students became proficient enough to start landing their own clients and opening their own studios. What are you going to do with your opportunities? If you make yourself irreplaceable during the time with your mentor, how can they let you get away? It means knowing when to make suggestions and when to hang back and let the magic happen. How to work with “the talent,” no matter what kind of music they play. How to prepare yourself for a session, how to set up the mics, and how to bring in your own clients to work. You know - real-life stuff. Even though you’re a student, you’re already laying the groundwork for your future. We can give you the foundation, but the rest is up to you.

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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El Paso Recording Connection Audio Institute

6430 Gateway Blvd East Ste C
El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 257-5980

El Paso Recording Connection Audio Institute

120 West Castellano
El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 257-6850

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