Blake LaGrange graduated in 2009 from Recording Connection under mentor Steve Weatherbee of Golden Track Studio, San Diego. “If you are already doing what you love and you go through the program using the resources at Recording Connection, you can succeed,” Blake said during a visit to Los Angeles Center Studios this week. Blake comes from a place of personal experience, as he currently owns and operates two of his own studios with a focus on EDM music.
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Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)
Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)
Music Producing Program
Hip Hop Producer Program
Live Sound Engineer
Learn from Legends
Logic Electronic Music
Post Production For Film and TV
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The Hartford, CT Recording Connection
Looking for a great place to learn recording and audio engineering in Hartford, Connecticut? Look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only Hartford Recording School that gets you inside an actual Hartford recording studio, where you will study as a recording studio apprentice (extern) and learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub fusion, industrial, house music, trance and more), club DJ and post production audio. In Hartford, the smartest way to launch a career in the recording industry is by apprenticing in a Hartford recording studio–and that’s where we come in.
Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording trade school somewhere, when you can spend far less money and go to recording school in a real recording studio in Hartford. Be smart, learn from the pros, and get connected as you get educated. Our audio recording school is the smartest, most cost efficient program you can find on the market today.
Serving as the state capital of Connecticut, the city of Hartford is home to around 125,000 people, although the surrounding metro area has over 10 times that many. With insurance being its main economic factor, Hartford is often called the Insurance Capital of the World. It is also centrally located to most of Connecticut’s music scene, with bands and artists in genres ranging from classical to jazz to modern rock. Notable musicians with ties to Hartford and surrounding areas include Mark McGrath (lead singer for Sugar Ray), reggae artist Notch, and Toto bandmates Jeff, Steve and Mike Pocaro, to name a few.
Hartford is also home to numerous live venues and recording studios to accommodate the needs of musical artists here. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in Hartford, Connecticut.
With our many professional connections and relationships forged over the years, the RECORDING CONNECTION is in a unique position to help fulfill your dreams of a career in the recording industry. Our secret is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach; rather than place you in a sterile academic learning environment, our recording school places you directly in the studio, where a working audio professional serves as your personal instructor during real-life recording projects. This puts you close to the action in ways other recording schools can’t, thus giving you the opportunity to make valuable industry connections to further your career. Over 70% of our graduates go on to permanent industry positions, often before finishing our program! You owe it to yourself to see what the Hartford RECORDING CONNECTION can do for you!
READ WHAT A WORKING AUDIO ENGINEER AND MUSIC PRODUCER SAYS ABOUT OUR HARTFORD AUDIO SCHOOL
Why do you recommend the RC over other more traditional audio schools?
The Recording Connection has gone through developmental lengths to fine tune a great curriculum and made it far more interesting and fun to learn … In my opinion this apprentice (extern) mentor method is hands down the best way to learn the art of recording and music production … one-on-one with a real pro.
Many professionals these days don’t recommend traditional audio schools anymore because they say have become diploma mills more interested in enrollment money than actually advancing the art of recording and producing? Please tell us your comments.
What could possibly be better than putting a student in a control room one on one with an industry professional at the fraction of the cost of a traditional audio institution? My answer to that … Nothing! And that’s where the real advancement of the art lies.
The mentor-apprentice (extern) method of education taught by you at the RC is the original way up and coming engineers learned from a mentor. What are your thoughts in our method of education (one on one inside a real studio).
I truly believe in this method because I for one know that it works … I was once an apprentice (extern) to the late legendary producer Paul Leka and knew how invaluable it was to me in knowing that I was being taught by not just a professional but by someone who became successful by his methods.
How do you feel about the new curriculum?
The new curriculum is much better refined and offers more detailed information within each lesson.
If you had one or two pieces of advice for applicants to the RC what would you tell them about our program and its benefits?
To be successful in what you love to do, you must find yourself in the company of greatness … Let them lead you, for they know the way.
Edwin Ramos’ Credits
Mary J. Blige
We get our students jobs.
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.
The Hartford, Connecticut Recording Connection Audio School Advantage
The Recording Connection has locations everywhere. We’ve got them all over Connecticut, and all over the world. Whether you want to learn in Hartford, Miami, Atlanta or San Francisco, it doesn’t matter. You’ll be able to select whatever location fits you best.
The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Graduate Debt Free With Low Tuition.
The Recording Connection audio engineering school wants you have the best possible career and the best possible education, without shouldering a huge amount of debt. That’s why we keep our tuition low.
The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Your Classroom Will Be The Recording Studio.
With our program, you’ll be learning in a real recording studio. You’ll be learning the ways of the audio engineer from a grand master. You’ll be learning exactly what you want, exactly how you want it.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
One-on-One Instruction From a Mentor.
In the Recording Connection audio production school, you’ll be learning how to become an audio engineer or technician from a mentor, someone who’s already done it for years. You’ll be learning everything at your pace in a one-on-one setting.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our mentors are awesome. They kick ass. They've worked with the biggest names in music, and many of them have Gold and Platinum Records. Needless to say, they’re dope.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Job Placement Assistance Program.
Are you worried about finding a job? Don’t be. We’ll help you. With up to 12 months of active job placement assistance after graduation.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Thousands of Professional Endorsements.
We’re the only audio technician school that is recommended by industry vets—thousands of them. We rock and everyone knows it.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
From Day One, You’re On The Inside.
What is so unique about the Recording Connection audio production school is that from the beginning, you’re inside. You’re literally on the inside of the recording studio, but you’re also perceived as an insider, which makes advancement much easier.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We have a free tutoring program. None of our students has to fall through the cracks.
Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connections are awesome. They allow you to get into places and jobs that you’d normally not have access to. By learning on-the-job, you’re going to have opportunities from connections that you’ll never be even able to imagine.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.