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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 Jacksonville studio?

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The Jacksonville, FL Recording Connection

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.

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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The RECORDING CONNECTION can get you close to the action in the Jacksonville music scene in ways that other AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLs can't.  Our secret is the mentor-apprentice (extern) approach; rather than put you in a sterile classroom environment, we place you right in the recording studio under the personal tutelage of a working audio pro.  You'll get valuable hands-on training during real recording projects, making important industry contacts along the way. Enroll today, and discover why over 70% of our graduates go on to permanent industry employment.  You could be next!


Why do you recommend the RC over other more traditional audio schools?

Phil Green, Jacksonville Recording Connection MentorI recommend the Recording Connection over other schools for a few reasons. The main reason is that it’s one-on-one, not a classroom of 30 or more students. I believe this one-on-one situation helps in a better understanding of the theory we teach. Another reason is that the student is in an actual working studio around paying clients in the real world. The interaction between client and engineer is a crucial part of the recording process,s and for a student to witness this first hand is extremely important. Another reason is the “hands on” aspect. Students are not only reading and learning theory, but actually putting their hands on working studio equipment.

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.

Diploma mills? A piece of paper does not make someone a better engineer. Usually the first job in a studio is an internship, most of the time unpaid. This is where someone with a four year degree and someone with a certificate start out on the same level. It’s up the individual to show off their skills, their real world professionalism, and their engineering skills in the studio environment. I feel the RC student would have an advantage from being around more real world sessions.

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).

One on one. This is a huge advantage for the RC student. It enables the mentor to focus on certain subject matter the individual student is having trouble with. If an individual is having trouble with a lesson I like to go over that lesson until he or she understands it, not move on to something new, something that can only happen in a one on one situation.

How do you feel about the new curriculum?

The new curriculum. The new e book is revolutionary. The ability to read, watch embedded video, and take part in exercises in the digital realm is truly awe inspiring.

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?

Advice: Do some research on other audio engineering schools. What’s the cost? What are past alumni saying? Where are they working? The RC is a fraction of the price of traditional schools but with the benefit of an individualized one on one training in a working real world studio.

Phil Green’s Credits

Little Wayne
Tara Lynn Ramsey
Major Minors
Duece City
The Skits
Yung Stater

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Jacksonville, FL 32256
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