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An AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL in Jacksonville, Florida? You bet! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only Jacksonville AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL that gets you inside an actual Jacksonville recording studio as an audio student extern, working alongside the pros as you learn mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, trance, drum and bass, techno and more), post production audio and electronic DJ. Make no mistake, the smartest way to break into the recording industry in Jacksonville is to start inside a Jacksonville recording studio as an extern.  That’s where we come in.

You could easily spend upwards of 50 thousand dollars to go to an audio engineering trade school, or you could spend a fraction of that amount and go to AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL in a real recording studio. The choice is clear! Make the smart move: get on the inside track and get connected as you get educated. Our audio recording school is the smartest, most cost efficient program available.

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Situated on the northeast coast of Florida, the city of Jacksonville is home to over a million people. Although not as well known for its music scene as L.A. or Nashville, Jacksonville actually has a strong, vibrant music community that has been influential in shaping the musical landscape, starting as a hotspot for southern rock in the 1970s, and later spawning national hip-hop, modern rock and punk acts. Among the many nationally-known bands and artists hailing from this area are southern rock bands Lynyrd Skynrd, Allman Brothers Band, Molly Hatchett and .38 Special; hip-hop acts 95 South and Quad City DJs; nu-metal band Limp Bizkit; and modern rock acts Shinedown and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, just to name a few. Jacksonville’s musical heritage didn’t start with southern rock, either; before that time there was 1950s teen idol Pat Boone, and before that–none other than Ray Charles.

Jacksonville’s musical influence continues today, as numerous live venues and recording studios serve the music scene here. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Jacksonville holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.



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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 School

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 Engineering School

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 School and Beat Making

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 Engineer School

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 School with Logic Pro

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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 Production School

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 School

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.

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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 Audio School

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.

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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.

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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.

Our Alternative to Audio Schools in Jacksonville

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.

Meet our Mentors

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

Bo Davis Jacksonville Engineer

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Bo Davis Jacksonville Engineer

Background

Sonic Recording was built from the ground up in 1989 by Bo Davis. The studio has always maintained an old school approach with an MCI JH 2″ 24-track recorder and Sound Workshop 34C analog console. Complementing the analog approach is a collection of top of the line, industry standard microphones from Neumann, Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Royer, beyerdynamic and more. We’ve also got mastering quality A/D D/A convertors as part of our top-of-the-line Pro Tools HD rig.

Our analog tape and Pro Tools HD has connected the best of the old and the new technology while providing industry standard tools to compete in today’s marketplace. Getting all that great sound into Pro Tools is done with multiple Lynx Aurora convertors and mic pre’s from API, Universal Audio and our vintage analog console. Our collection of plugins includes companies such as Universal Audio, Waves, SPL, Plugin Alliance, Antares, Steven Slate Digital and much more.

The facility is a stand-alone building custom designed recording studio and covers over 2000 square feet. Advanced sound treatment includes non-parallel walls and ceilings plus quadratic residue diffusers in the back of the control room using a LEDE (live-end, dead-end) design. The main tracking room has wood floors and wall treatment and is the largest in SWFL. Drums sound incredible in this space and all tracking areas have tall, angled ceilings, even our adjoining isolation rooms. Even the lounge has a great sound for tracking!

Services: Albums, EP’s, singles, demos; tracking, analog or digital; mixing; overdubs; song production, composition, co-writing, arranging and programming; instrument instruction; audio consulting; and graphics. We can work with whole bands or singer/songwriters. If you don’t have the whole band we can supply top session players for just about any genre. Say you have guitars and vocals recorded at your home studio but don’t have the room or mics to record drums, we can help. We can handle files from Pro Tools, Garage Band, Sonar or any DAW that supports the OMF file format. Got the tracking done but need a great mix? We can help with that too.

We have established relationships with designers who can develop your artwork, CD cover art and any other typesetting you need. We also know a select group of videographers as well as equipment rentals when you’re ready to make a video from your music.

You can follow some of our current projects on our Facebook page. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions there as well!

From our Cape Coral location, we serve musicians in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Marco Island, Estero, Bonita Springs and all the rest of Southwest Florida. We’re only minutes from US 41 and I-75 and are close to shopping, restaurants and lodging. Coming in from out of town? It’s hard to beat the weather here in sunny Southwest Florida.

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Aaron R. Reppert Jacksonville Mentor

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Aaron R. Reppert Jacksonville Mentor

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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 Jacksonville Mentor

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Rick Carson Jacksonville Mentor

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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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XLNT Sound Jacksonville Powerhouse mentors Parker Ament and Danny Ferrare

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XLNT Sound Jacksonville Powerhouse mentors Parker Ament and Danny Ferrare

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Danny Ferrare of XLNT SoundPowerhouse mentors Parker Ament and Danny Ferrare of XLNT Studios (Timbaland, Borgore, Brillz, Dan Farber, Kelly Price, Larrance Dopson of 1500 or Nothin) are the ultimate example of agile, entrepreneurial music producers who’ve got their fingers on the pulse of what’s going on in electronic music production right now. The XLNT team are host of the popular YouTube web series XLNTSOUND, a must watch for those looking to capture today’s hottest sounds via plugins and specific production techniques.

Despite their easy going vibe they expect students to be receptive to learning and to take on a
“fly on the wall” posture when artists are in session in the studio. Parker says, “The first rule is: you don’t say anything unless somebody asks you. And even when they ask you, you should keep it short and sweet. You can’t kind of go on tangents, because then that might drive the session in a certain way.” In order to absorb the information that’s coming your way, he suggests “Take notes, if that’s your thing, or sit as close as you can to the screen, out of the way of the client and engineer, while really watching. Because, with every little note or trick, you’re going to be learning something new every second. Even if you think that you know everything, there’s going to be something that you didn’t know when you’re watching us or a particular engineer.”

Parker AmentSo what do Parker and Danny look for in the Recording Connection students they train? It usually comes down to one word—passion.

“Right when they walk through the door, we can see who is passionate about what they’re doing. Even if they’re shy, we can sense the passion. And I feel like that is the most important thing. If somebody is socially awkward or they don’t really know what to say during the interview or something like that, we don’t base any of that on what we’re looking for. We’re looking for passion, we’re looking for dedication, and we’re looking for somebody that is going to create their own path. So if somebody has the opportunity to extern with us, we want them to make their own path with the opportunities that we’re showing them.”

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Timbaland
Borgore
Brillz
Dan Farber
Kelly Price

Jason Phelps Jacksonville Mentor

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Jason Phelps Jacksonville Mentor

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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 Jacksonville Mentor

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Ross Vanderslice Jacksonville Mentor

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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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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

Lucas Abend Jacksonville Studio 369 co-founder Lucas Abend in Los Angeles.

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Lucas Abend Jacksonville Studio 369 co-founder Lucas Abend in Los Angeles.

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Lucas AbendAs a music producer, studio co-founder, DJ and mentor, Lucas Abend of Studio 369 (Snoop Dogg, Krewella, Sony Music) is the consummate example of the artist producer who’s constantly pushing the boundaries, breaking outdated rules and modalities and bringing the future into the now. That being said, Lucas doesn’t sustain himself on hype. Rather, he believes deeply in the importance and value of art, music making, and creative expression.

As a believer in creative expression, Lucas focuses on putting Recording Connection students’ own music and creativity at the center of the training every chance he gets. Their desire to make their own music unique helps keep them charged up for the challenges they can encounter while they learn the DAW (Pro Tools, Ableton).

“Part of it is having the challenge inspire you to keep working…That’s probably my most direct way that I’m mentoring, is helping the students find a creative workflow that works for them so that they have that motivation to spend 15 hours a week [learning]. That’s not easy. It takes some effort to spend that kind of time but once they’re spending [it], you see them get so much better. They improve so drastically that that’s kind of what makes it all worth it, is to see them improve and start to feel like, ‘Hey, actually at first when we first started I didn’t know what 4/4 meant!’”

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Snoop Dogg
Krewella
Sony Music

David Hughes, Shine On Studio Jacksonville Mentor

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David Hughes, Shine On Studio Jacksonville Mentor

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David Hughes, Shine On Studio

Although there are many differences between four-year universities and The Recording Connection – such as cost, length of a program, and availability, it’s the one-on-one relationship between you and your mentor that could be the most important distinction.

Sitting in a traditional school setting, students all tend to learn the same thing, usually by listening to the teacher or professor lecture from the head of the class. With Recording Connection, you’re training with a professional music producer and/or audio engineer, a mentor  who shapes the education around you.

For David Hughes, of Shine On Studio in San Francisco, developing the strengths of his externs and helping them develop in accordance with their interests and talents is what matters most.

Helping audiophiles grow into audio engineers, music producers, beatmakers, and artists isn’t something that can be done with a cookie cutter approach. Furthermore, the music business has something for everyone—many just need to find out what that something really is.

“The students I mentor at the studio are all extremely talented and gifted in many different ways,” Hughes says. “I’m seeing them mature and develop to a point where I help them focus on their strengths. I’m trying to push them in those directions, ‘That’s what you should be doing; that’s your strength.’ It’s never going to be cut and dry what you should do. It’s good to try a few different things to see where your strengths rise up.”

“Some students are good at composing. Some are good at mixing. Others are actually just good at networking. So, not everybody is cut out to sit behind the board and push buttons. A few of the students are really good at socializing and making a personal connection to people. They know how to go out and get people energized and excited about music and concerts. So I try to encourage them to focus on being out at shows and to network as they go to events.”

Understanding your strengths is what makes Hughes and other Recording Connection mentors such an important resource when working towards a career in the music industry. The technical aspects, such as learning digital audio workstations or how to properly set mics, will come in time. It’s your innate talents that can’t be taught—but we can teach you how to use them.

Opportunities in San Francisco

No matter how talented you are, success in the music business is driven as much by who you know as it is with what you know. Hughes keeps in touch regularly with his music connections and past student externs, many who have opened their own studios and launched successful music careers. He can trace much of that success back to the networking events he holds every month.

“We try to promote an audio engineer meeting once a month…That’s a big thing, to have something available for the students that are trying to come up in the industry. You can’t really succeed in this industry on your own. You do need to rely a little bit on other engineers to help you develop in the industry.

“In some situations, they might be your competitors,” Hughes continues, “But I don’t really think of them that way because everybody has their strengths and weaknesses in audio production. I have made it possible for some of the students to come and join us at these meetings and network with other engineers or music professionals in the area. This is a big door that has opened for them and I think that they are definitely taking advantage of the opportunity.”

Opportunity. That’s how Recording Connection Audio Engineering and Music Production program differs greatly from traditional schools. By working in professional, real-world studios, you could be working with an up-and-coming local band one week, international stars the next. How you take advantage of those opportunities can help determine how far you go in the music business.

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Mars Volta
Rich Eagle

Blue Room Productions, Conrad Osipowicz Jacksonville Mentor

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Blue Room Productions, Conrad Osipowicz Jacksonville Mentor

Background

Recording Connection programs are designed to put you in the middle of the action so you can soak up as much experience and information as possible. With Conrad Osipowicz, you’ll be paired with a mentor that has been in the industry for years, both in the recording studio and out.

As an audio engineer, he’s worked with The Dave Matthews Band, Dropkick Murphys, Regina Spektor, and the Pixies. He also has experience working with live audio for a large Boston radio station and helping companies test new products for music production.

“I guess I’ve always been more on the technical side of the music industry,” Osipowicz says. “I was always interested in computers and technology. I produce, too. It’s not that I exclusively engineer. I’ll produce with full bands and indie rock bands and up and coming artists here in the DC area, but I was definitely more inclined on the technical side of operations.”

Starting from the Ground Up

Although many of our externs have some experience before coming to the Recording Connection Audio Engineering & Music Production Program, it certainly isn’t a requirement. Our mentors utilize our industry-oriented curriculum to help students build a solid foundation around what the industry is looking for now, not 10 years ago. Osipowicz knows a little something about building from the ground up.

“It started as an empty room, and I slowly added equipment and software…A vocal booth from eBay, at one point the whisper room booth, a piece at a time. Just kind of recording a couple of sessions for two or three weeks and then buying a new mic on eBay. And then recording another week or two and buying a new plug-in online. Just kind of piecing together whatever I could.

The studio is honestly one of the top studios in the area…I’ve got at this point some of the best mics, best preamps, best vintage compressors. Some really unique items that you might not find at any other studio on the East Coast.”

Hands-on Experience

The most important thing is getting your hands dirty. Even with just a laptop and the right digital audio workstation, externs can start putting what they learn into practice. That’s why Osipoicz feels learning in a professional studio—not a classroom—gives people the best chance to really learn the craft.

“I am a firm believer that practicing and learning in the studio in a hands-on manner will always yield a more informed and experienced studio engineer than someone who simply learns via lectures, YouTube tutorials, discussion forums, etc…. For that reason, I often encourage my students during their lessons to record a friend’s band, or an individual singer-songwriter who might play acoustic guitar and sing, or play piano and sing.

That way, the artist can act as a guinea pig for the students, but also walk away with a professional well-mixed recording. The student gets to practice on a real recording artist in a real recording studio. Everybody wins.”

That’s what Recording Connection has to offer: Working with an industry insider on the best gear, building a portfolio, and learning how to build a studio the right way. If you’re looking to Amplify Your Life, apply to The Recording Connection today.

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Artists

Regina Spektor
Dave Matthews Band
The Pixies
Dropkick Murphys

The Root Studio, Mark Moreau Jacksonville Mentor

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The Root Studio, Mark Moreau Jacksonville Mentor

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In almost any profession, if you want to be the best, you work with the best. That’s why Recording Connection has secured some of the best audio engineers and music producers from the United States. In Washington, D.C., Mark Moreau is a two-time Grammy winner and has been working in the industry for decades.

Moreau has worked with Madonna, Rage Against The Machine, Roger Waters, and Ziggy Marley, just to name a few. As a mentor with Recording Connection, he passes that experience on to you, both on the technical side and the personal side. But, he’s careful to point out, it’s up to the student to make the most of their time with him:

“The thing that I like to see the most is that they’re just hungry for getting to the next step, and learning more, and absorbing all of that. And I think that’s a great quality and attitude that will help take them far in the long run…

The attitude of somebody who’s really open, ready to learn, eager to absorb the information and to put it into practice in their own work…. Curiosity is a big thing. When I see the students coming in, I love it when they’re full of questions like, ‘What’s that?’ and ‘Why is that going like this?’ and ‘What’s going on there?’…. You see these lightbulbs go off and the next time they come in the following week, their song that they were working on has just taken this huge leap forward.”

We’re Rooting for You

Being a mentor isn’t just a side job at Recording Connection. We are just as interested in your success as you are. Our mentors are chosen because they want to make sure the next generation of audio engineers and music producers come up with learning what the music industry needs.

“That’s neat to see and that’s a great part of being a mentor, too,” Moreau says. “Being able to help them discover those things and take it from the academic part of like, ‘This is what this thing does’ to ‘Here’s how you could actually use it for the type of music that you’re doing’ and ‘Here’s where you could get creative with it.’ That not only makes their productions better, it makes them feel better. Then they learn it on a deeper level than just like, ‘Oh, that’s what that knob does.’”

Fully Immersed from Day One

The Recording Connection Audio Engineering and Music Production Program will place you with a mentor in a professional studio from the start. The recording studio is your classroom, and the curriculum is created by mentors who understand the industry from the inside. However, as we said before, the most successful externs are those that give it both heart and soul.

“One of my (externs) Nick Leupen, is a great example of that,” Moreau says. “He’s a composer/producer in the Recording Connection Ableton Electronic Music Production Program and has an insatiable appetite for learning. He’s not only on it when it comes to the course work and being a great student, but constantly curious about tips I can give him for working with other artists, etiquette with clients, and is always looking at the bigger picture of what he needs to know for his career. That’s a great sign of future success.”

Moreau is here to help Amplify Your Life. Are you ready? Apply today.

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Artists

Ziggy Marley
Madonna
Roger Waters
Rage Against the Machine

G.W. Childs Jacksonville Mentor

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G.W. Childs Jacksonville Mentor

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If you look up the phrase “Renaissance Man,” you’ll probably end up with millions of results for Leonardo da Vinci. Painter of the Mona Lisa, an expert in anatomy and physiology, and noted engineer and inventor, da Vinci would investigate an idea or notion until he became the foremost expert in the field.

But he died more than 450 years before the first digital audio workstations were even conceptualized. So instead, we’ll turn our gaze to our resident Ableton Live expert and one of the most accomplished Recording Connection mentors: G.W. Childs. He literally wrote the book i.e. co-authored our curriculum on the software, as well as the Reason and Creator curricula.  From how to get music from your imagination into your DAW, to making music for video games, to building your own electronic instruments, G.W. Childs knows and has done all of it.

He was a sound designer on Reason as well as a sound designer, composer, and voice editor for video games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords; Star Wars: Battlefront; and LucasArts’ The Force Unleashed. He was also enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he co-founded the band Soil & Eclipse. He was a songwriter, keyboardist, and producer for the electro-industrial group that found extensive airplay throughout North America and Europe in the late 90s.

He even led a recent talk about working and learning during the time of a pandemic, leading a Q&A session with noted audio engineers. The session brought in people from around the country hoping to find out how Covid-19 changed the way we look at remote learning.

If you’re looking for one of the most direct ways of starting a career in the music business, Recording Connection will place you in a one-on-one situation with Childs or other industry insiders. You’ll learn how to work with a DAW, how to run a studio, how to work with artists, and even the business side of being an audio engineer or music producer.

“Really take advantage of the lessons,” Childs says. “The more time you put into the course, the more content it’s possible for you to create. That really is building your own brand. So that’s the first thing: the more you put into it, the more that you’ll get back from it.

“I’m not just talking about the education you get,” Childs added. “Literally, what you walk away with is part of your discography now. That’s huge. It’s something that goes on the resume now. So if you have the opportunity to make five song sketches that week that you could use for the entirety of the course, do the five sketches.”

And it will take time, drive, and determination. However, when you enroll in the Recording Connection Audio Engineering and Music Production Program, you’ll have the guidance of experienced mentors like Childs.

“There are certain things that you have to have within a song,” Childs says. “Just the same way there’s certain things you have to have in a haiku, or in a poem, or even in a paragraph, or even in an essay. You got to have an intro, you got to have the meat of it, and you have to have the ending. And that’s just the basic form of it. And everybody wants those parts of it, but how do you do it well?”

Want to find out? Amplify Your Life by applying today.

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Artists

LucasArts
Star Wars: Battlefront
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords


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Bo Davis

Bio

Sonic Recording was built from the ground up in 1989 by Bo Davis. The studio has always maintained an old school approach with an MCI JH 2″ 24-track recorder and Sound Workshop 34C analog console. Complementing the analog approach is a collection of top of the line, industry standard microphones from Neumann, Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Royer, beyerdynamic and more. We’ve also got mastering quality A/D D/A convertors as part of our top-of-the-line Pro Tools HD rig.

Our analog tape and Pro Tools HD has connected the best of the old and the new technology while providing industry standard tools to compete in today’s marketplace. Getting all that great sound into Pro Tools is done with multiple Lynx Aurora convertors and mic pre’s from API, Universal Audio and our vintage analog console. Our collection of plugins includes companies such as Universal Audio, Waves, SPL, Plugin Alliance, Antares, Steven Slate Digital and much more.

The facility is a stand-alone building custom designed recording studio and covers over 2000 square feet. Advanced sound treatment includes non-parallel walls and ceilings plus quadratic residue diffusers in the back of the control room using a LEDE (live-end, dead-end) design. The main tracking room has wood floors and wall treatment and is the largest in SWFL. Drums sound incredible in this space and all tracking areas have tall, angled ceilings, even our adjoining isolation rooms. Even the lounge has a great sound for tracking!

Services: Albums, EP’s, singles, demos; tracking, analog or digital; mixing; overdubs; song production, composition, co-writing, arranging and programming; instrument instruction; audio consulting; and graphics. We can work with whole bands or singer/songwriters. If you don’t have the whole band we can supply top session players for just about any genre. Say you have guitars and vocals recorded at your home studio but don’t have the room or mics to record drums, we can help. We can handle files from Pro Tools, Garage Band, Sonar or any DAW that supports the OMF file format. Got the tracking done but need a great mix? We can help with that too.

We have established relationships with designers who can develop your artwork, CD cover art and any other typesetting you need. We also know a select group of videographers as well as equipment rentals when you’re ready to make a video from your music.

You can follow some of our current projects on our Facebook page. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions there as well!

From our Cape Coral location, we serve musicians in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Marco Island, Estero, Bonita Springs and all the rest of Southwest Florida. We’re only minutes from US 41 and I-75 and are close to shopping, restaurants and lodging. Coming in from out of town? It’s hard to beat the weather here in sunny Southwest Florida.

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8431 Baymeadows Way, Suite 3
Jacksonville, FL 32256

(904) 337-4100


Email: [email protected]

Hours: M-F 9:00AM - 11:00PM

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Our mentors are all successful. They have worked with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Lady Gaga, and many of them have Gold and Platinum Records (and a few Grammys, as well). Needless to say, we pride ourselves on only partnering with the best and the brightest.

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For day one of our sound technician or music production program you’re on the inside. You’re being viewed as someone who is part of the gang. That makes it ten times easier to convince your superiors to hire you. It works. Trust us.

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We offer private tutoring to any student who needs it. We’re always on call to assist you.

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