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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
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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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.
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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Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:
With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.
Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and Ableton Live.
Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.
Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.
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:
Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?
DJ of 10+ years
First solo EDM LP to be released end of August 2017
Produced “The Chase ft BX” to be released end of August 2017
Working with grammy nominated Engineer PJ Olsson of Alan Parsons Project at new destination studio Eagle Wind Sound in Winter Park
CO Fall 2017
HELLO, I’M ANDREW. I LOVE TAKING MUSICAL DREAMS AND TURNING THEM INTO RECORDED REALITY.I am a producer, arranger, and keyboardist in the greater Salt Lake and Utah Valley areas. I love working with people with big visions. It’s my personal goal to take those visions, and bring them into the real world in creative and practical ways. I’ve been playing keys professionally since I was 16 years old. I picked up production and arrangement before I was 18. I’ve since produced dozens of broadway musicals, albums, music for film and television, and YouTube videos for some of the largest names in the industry. My strength is my versatility. I can visualize completed productions in their infancy. I’m highly proficient in Pro Tools, and can mix, edit, arrange, perform, or guide performers up to and beyond industry standards. If you have a project in need of such vision, give me a holler. I’d be glad to help you out! ME IN 30 SECONDS I began to learn of my creative abilities when I begin playing the piano by ear at the age of 13. At age 16, when I joined into a professional regional touring band, I dove head first into any and every project I could get my hands on, from website design, to music production, to booking. I attended college at Utah Valley University where I studied music and business. When I opened Sapphire Studios in 2010, I produced for several artists, including the venerable Lindsey Stirling, Donny and Marie Osmond and Merrill Osmond. I now produce music and manage the development of software for Right on Cue Services. Today, I live my life to the best of my ability in service of others, not least of which is my beautiful and loving wife. I have a fierce love of the outdoors. I am a mountaineer, hiker, backpacker, marksman, scuba diver, photographer, and musician.Request an Invitation
Crash Test Dummies
George Clinton & the P-Funk All-Stars
DMC (including performances by Elliot Easton
Joey Kramer and Josh Todd)
Taking the Stage
Bad Girls Club
Make a Wish Foundation
Bob Sinclair,Marshmello,Steve Aoki,Robin Schulz,Borgeous,Nicku Romero,DJ Chuckie,WandW
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
If you live in Grand Junction, Colorado and want to go to audio engineering school, the RECORDING CONNECTION is for you! We’re the only audio and music school alternative that puts you inside a real Grand Junction recording studio as a working extern, where you learn from real industry professionals as you train for a career in your choice of music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), club DJ and post production audio. Launch a career in the music industry in Junction, Colorado as an extern inside a real recording studio. The RECORDING CONNECTION is the audio school alternative that puts you there.
Why spend upwards of 50 thousand dollars or more to sit in a college or trade school classroom, when you can go to audio engineering school on-the-job for far less? Get on the inside, track, learn directly from the pros, and make powerful industry connections as you learn the ropes. Our recording school offers one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to get your start in the music industry.
Located just west of the scenic Grand Mesa along Colorado’s western slope, the city of Grand Junction is home around 55,000 people, anchoring a Grand Valley area population of nearly three times that number. Deriving its name from the merging (junction) of the Gunnison and Colorado Rivers, Grand Junction is a crossroads community serving as a main commercial hub for the area of Colorado west of the Continental Divide, as well as a stopping place between Denver and Salt Lake City. While the area’s thriving nearby wineries and peach orchards attract tourists from all over, Grand Junction’s emerging music scene is also drawing a roster great bands and artists, not only with local and regional acts performing in downtown venues, but also with larger acts passing through larger venues like the Avalon Theater.
Keeping step with the active and growing Grand Valley music scene, Grand Junction is home to a number of quality recording studios like Aspen Leaf Recording to service the growing demand for quality recording. If you live in this area and want to break into the music industry, Grand Junction provides plenty of real-world opportunities for you to learn and connect—and the RECORDING CONNECTION can put you in the heart of the action where typical schools cannot.
Our secret is the mentor-extern training approach. Forget about college or trade school classrooms: you won’t find them in our program. Instead, we’ll place you as a working extern in a real recording studio in Grand Junction to be trained one-on-one by one of the area’s top producer/engineers. This not only helps you learn how the music business REALLY works, but it also plugs you into the industry itself, enabling you to make important industry connections that you could never get in a classroom. Over 70 percent of Recording Connection graduates get hired in the music industry, and you could be next! Enroll in our Grand Junction Audio Engineering School alternative today, and let us get you moving on the path to your dreams.
With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.
Some certificate programs may not be available in AZ and TN. Please consult our school catalogs for more information.
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.
Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones
Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5
Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.
Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.
Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection
An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students
Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor
Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.
Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-extern learning approach.
Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.
John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection
Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher
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The Recording Connection has hundreds of locations across the US, Canada, the UK and Australia. This means you can train for an audio engineering career right here in Grand Junction, or nearly anywhere else you choose to live.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: 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 youâ€™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.
With our alternative training approach, you won't spend a single day in a college or trade school classroom—not one. Instead, you'll be learning the ropes inside a real recording studio.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
Who better to teach you music producing and audio engineering than someone who actually works in the business? To make it in this competitive industry, you don't just need a teacher—you need a mentor. That's how our program works—you'll be learning one-on-one from a real audio engineer or music producer.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
No kidding: they're the best. We're not just saying that because we like them: we're saying it because it's a reality. Our mentors are real pros—men and women who work with huge artists like Aerosmith, Lady Gaga, Kanye, Foo Fighters and many others. Many of them have Grammy Awards, and even more have Gold and Platinum records on the walls.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
If we simply teach you the skills of producing and recording without enabling you to establish a career in this business, we haven't done our job. That's why we have a job assistance program that is second to none, designed to work actively with you to find you work for up to a year after you graduate. Bear in mind, though, this is actually more of a safety net: learning in a real recording studio means a great many of our students get hired without our help. But it's there when you need it.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our on-the-job training program is recommended by some of the top movers and shakers in the music industry. We're known as the school that helps you break into the business, because we've geared our program about how the business works!
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
While learning the ropes inside a real recording studio, something remarkable happens: you become one of the pack: an insider. You aren't just some kid hanging around the studio who wants to be a producer—you are someone who is known by name. This alone gives you a huge advantage over the unknown graduates of those ordinary schools who are sending in resumes without any prior introduction. When job openings occur, your foot is already in the door.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We try to make sure no one falls through the cracks. If you fall behind on homework or get stuck, we offer free tutoring whenever you need it.
Unlimited private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Ask anyone in this business and they'll tell you: connections are vital to making it in the music industry. You can be the most talented producer on the planet, but if no one knows you, no one's going to hire you. Perhaps one of the greatest advantages to learning in a real recording studio is that you are spending time in the places where the pros hang out, making lots of connections that can one day help drive your career.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.