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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle CreekNot like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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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.Get Started

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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 Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek studio?

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Congratulations–you’ve just come across the most innovative recording school in the Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only school that gets you inside an actual Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek recording studio, working as an audio student extern as you learn audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trance, trip hop, house music, acid house and more), club DJ and post production audio. In the Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area, the best way to launch a career in audio is by externing in a recording studio in Grand Rapids, Battle Creek or Kalamazoo. That’s where we come in.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording trade school, when for far less money you can attend recording school in a real recording studio. Play it smart, get on the inside track, and learn directly from the pros in a real-world environment. Our recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient way to learn recording and audio engineering.

To APPLY for our Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Recording School, click here.

Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Battle Creek are located in the southwest area of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Although not typically associated with the music industry, the Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area has an active music scene, with local bands and artists playing in a variety of genres in live venues in all three cities. A number of notable musicians and bands have ties to this area, including Del Shannon, Al Green, R&B group DeBarge, Kevin Max, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan, and Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis, to name a few.

A number of recording studios are located in the Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area, accommodating the needs of the music scene here. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, this region holds plenty of learning opportunities for you.

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!

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With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, the RECORDING CONNECTION can get you close to the action in ways other recording studios can't. Our secret is the mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we pair you with a working industry professional who instructs you one-on-one during real recording projects. Along the way, you'll make important industry contacts that usually lead to future jobs. In fact, over 70 percent of our graduates get hired, often by the very studios where we placed them. You could be next! Enroll in our Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Recording School, and discover what we can do for your career.

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“My very first week in the studio was a great first experience for being in a professional environment. I was introduced to the equipment being used in the studio, as well as became more acquainted with the mentor. Within the first 20 minutes, I was able to look at what jobs my mentor was currently working on…I was actually in the studio longer than I was supposed to be. We conversed about our local music scene in Grand Rapids, Michigan and the people in the industry that my mentor had worked with. It was a fantastic first session, and I don’t believe it could have gone any better. I’m very excited and looking forward to my future sessions in the Recording Connection.”
-- Ray Houting, Zeeland, Michigan

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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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