This is your Jacksonville Classroom

Real studio eduation. Real studio connections.

An Immersive
Audio Education

From production to engineering to hip-hop and Ableton, our mentor-based programs avoid the unnecessary costs and unrelated requirements of typical schools. Work directly with accomplished engineers, producers, and music industry veterans at one of our fully-equipped local studios across the country.

Programs

Looking to land a career as a Music Producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private sessions from a professional music producer.

Music Producing Details

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice under a legendary Audio Engineer in the studio. Learn in the trenches and on the job to take your dream to the professional level.

Audio Engineering Details

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. Take your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Ableton Electronic Music 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. 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 apprenticing (externing) under a touring Audio Engineer. If you goal is to get inside the music industry and tour the world, this recording program is for you.

Live Sound Details

Our Live DJ Apprentice Program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. It's the ultimate all-access pass to the music-performance business. Get schooled in one-on-one lessons from a working, touring DJ.

Live DJ Details

Turn your passion and ear for music into a career by understanding the world of managers, agents, royalties, copyrights, 360 deals and more. ou can't get more inside music business access than this course. Become a music Mogul.

Music Business Details

Learn Post Audio while apprenticing under a Post Production Specialist in their recording studio. If working on movie, TV and video game soundtracks sounds like an incredible career, this course is for you.

Post Production for Film and TV Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice under a legendary audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry. Take your existing skills to the next level while building connections.

Advanced Audio Details

Collaborate with legendary music producers and learn from the most qualified professionals in the industry, 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.

Learn from Legends Details

Learn Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools. Apprentice under a legendary electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio. 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

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified 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

View All Programs

Jacksonville

Recording Connection Audio Institute

Our "Near Me" Jacksonville Studio Locations

  • Regency
  • Arlington
  • Baymeadows
  • Ortega
  • Five Points
  • Harborview
  • Picketville
  • Biltmore
  • Paxon
  • Woodstock
  • Lincoln Villas
  • Parkside
  • Mandarin
  • Southside
  • Bryceville
  • Neptune Beach
  • Nocatee
  • Westside
  • Crawford
  • Callahan
  • Atlantic Beach
  • Mayport
  • Franklintown
  • Amelia City
Schedule a Tour
Schedule a Tour

Visit a Studio
In Jacksonville

Get started with a tour of one of our Florida studios. Or call us for more information at 800-755-7597

About Our Audio School 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, Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Meet our Faculty

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

Bo Davis Jacksonville Engineer

Read Profile

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.

Request an Invitation

Kevin Sharpe Jacksonville Producer / Engineer

Read Profile

Kevin Sharpe Jacksonville Producer / Engineer

Background

Kevin Sharpe is an Emmy Award winning producer, engineer, and keyboardist. He has produced, recorded or mixed many fine artists. Click here to see a list of credits.

Kevin began recording at the age of 15 years old with a 4 track Teac reel to real, a Yamaha mixer, Moog synth and a broken drum machine. Soon he was recording local bands and the neighbors dog. After years of making noise and honing his recording skills he opened a small studio in Troy, Michigan. twenty five years and a couple of thousand bands later, he still gets chills while mixing a great song.

As a producer, Kevin is 100 percent committed to doing whats best for the song, while preserving the unique chemistry of the preforming artist or band. By making the recording process work for the music, the artists vision shines through to the finished product. After all it is always about the music!

Kevin attended Oakland University before studying music at Rochester College. After completing his education, he has taken several courses at The Berklee College of Music.

Articles

Graylyn “Gino” Claiborne gets hired by his mentor’s studio after graduating!Aver

Request an Invitation

Artists

Critical Bill
My BedBugs
Coven
David Shelby
Avery Sharpe
Mazinga
Blue Snaggletooth
Tiles

Leland Kracher Jacksonville Audio Engineer / Music Producer

Read Profile

Leland Kracher Jacksonville Audio Engineer / Music Producer

Background

Leland Kracher is a classically trained musician, audio engineer and music producer based in Dallas, TX.

With high caliber music making and engineering skills in both Pro Tools and Ableton, Kracher has built a diverse career doing everything from recording local Dallas musicians and bands, to producing EDM artists and others, many whose songs are heard on the airwaves today.

With success on multiple fronts, including that of his own band MOJO, this seasoned Ableton instructor and versatile music entrepreneur is passionate and dedicated to helping his students achieve their goals for achieving satisfying, rewarding careers in the Dallas music scene and beyond.

Request an Invitation

Josh Denhardt Jacksonville Music Producer

Read Profile

Josh Denhardt Jacksonville Music Producer

Background

Josh Denhardt is a music producer, audio engineer, and instructor based in Denver, Colorado. A longtime EDM DJ for more than 10 years, Josh decided to follow his passion for music and changed course from college dropout and self-described “ski bum” to being a highly sought after musical powerhouse with a skillset that ranges from live sound and recording to producing and mixing for numerous well-known musical acts and artists including a recently completed project with Grammy nominated P. J. Olsson of the Alan Parsons Project.

As an Ableton and Pro Tools mentor with a hands-on approach, Josh Denhardt takes tremendous pride in helping various artists and aspiring music producers build their studio chops, musicianship, and professional know-how.

Request an Invitation

Artists

RRFC Graduate
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

Luis Pacheco Jacksonville Mixing / Recording Engineer

Read Profile

Luis Pacheco Jacksonville Mixing / Recording Engineer

Background

Luis Pacheco is a mixing, recording, and audio engineer based in Las Vegas, Nevada who has worked with a wide range of artists from within the world of EDM and beyond, including, Rain Man (signed on Dim Mak), Jon Bellion, and Jason Derulo.

Also a highly experienced educator in various DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) including Pro Tools and Ableton, Pacheco is a consummate believer in the power of experimentation, hard work, and having a positive and professional mindset. A kinesthetic learner himself, he believes in empowering his students to “learn by doing” and even messing up from time to time.

An opportunity-seeking, productive mindset, having solid communication skills, and knowing how to work with fellow artists and music producers are just a few of the abilities Pacheco works to engrain in his students. Recent graduates have gone on to launch careers in Los Angeles and in famous venues.

Articles

Luis Pacheco on the Sanctity of the Creative Bubble

Request an Invitation

Artists

Jon Bellion
Lloyd
Corey Taylor
Rainman (Dim mak)
EA Sports
Jason DeRulo
2 Chainz

Gregory Hainer Jacksonville Post Production

Read Profile

Gregory Hainer Jacksonville Post Production

Background

Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer is an interesting case. Usually our Recording mentors work primarily in the music industry but Gregory has made a successful career for himself in music as well as film, television, and video game entertainment as a music composer, voice over specialist, Sound FX designer and mixer on numerous projects including: Plants vs. Zombies 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Guild Wars 2, Prince of Egypt, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, We Were Soldiers, Dishonored, Black Hawk Down, and many more.

Gregory does most of his work from Scorpio Sound, his boutique studio located in the Hollywood Hills. His unique skills-set, talent, and setup enables him to do work larger audio studios can’t. “From a client’s perspective, I own the studio, so there is no middle management overhead to worry about because the owner/operator is also the creative head. This means I have the freedom to choose to spend a little more time with my clients in order to get things perfect versus having to be out of a studio by a specific time.” Specialty might as well be Gregory’s middle name. “I get quite a few calls for the most unusual or difficult to design stuff that many in-house teams can’t quite seem to pull off convincingly, such as creating sounds for creatures, magic spells, sci-fi effects, light sabers and the like. But I will also get the occasional call to do the less-fun direct stuff like cleaning up poorly recorded production audio from a film, or digging out inaudible archival dialogue from excessive background noise.”

On top of working in the film, TV, and video game industries Gregory also takes on Recording Connection apprentices and teaches them about both the industry and the craft of audio engineering.

Articles

RC grad Andrew Holscher reports back on his Eddie Kramer Experience
Recording Connection mentor Gregory Hainer on Vibe and Flow

Request an Invitation

Artists

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Fallout 4
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
Toxin
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Pirate101
Dishonored
Lost Souls
Wildstar
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
Jurassic Park
Quake II
Dishonored 2

Josh Monroy Jacksonville Producer / Engineer

Read Profile

Josh Monroy Jacksonville Producer / Engineer

Background

Recording Connection mentor Josh Monroy is proof-positive that getting in and showing your commitment to the craft, day-in and day-out, can launch your career to unprecedented heights. With more than a decade in the music industry, Josh “Igloo” Monroy has worked with everyone from Justin Bieber to Quincy Jones, to The Notorious B.I.G. The seasoned engineer/composer/producer is also known for his longtime work with iconic artist Ludacris. An Atlanta native, Josh recently answered the call to come out to Los Angeles and is now co-owner of Studio 1 Zero. His most recent success includes the work he’s done on JoJo’s critically-acclaimed album Mad Love, which includes three tracks recorded, produced, and co-written by the multifaceted music professional.

Articles

RC mentor Josh Monroy Talks How He Got Hired by Ludacris and Doing JoJo’s “Mad Love”

Request an Invitation

Ira Parker Jacksonville Producer / Engineer

Read Profile

Ira Parker Jacksonville Producer / Engineer

Background

A true music industry veteran, Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker is the owner and chief producer/engineer for Maximus Music Records, one of the top recording studios in Charlotte, NC, serving clients like Jadakiss, DMX and many others. As a Recording Connection mentor, Ira is passionate about training up new talent and always looks for opportunities to push his students to expand their skills.

Articles

NUGGETS OF TRUTH: Recording Connection mentor Ira Parker on pushing the limits
Wes Hagy: From Mechanical Engineering to Audio Engineering

Request an Invitation

Artists

Zaytoven Beats
Jadakiss
Royce da 5'9
Chevy Woods
Rocko
Joe Budden
Dj ESudd (2Chainz DJ)
prod. Dame Grease
prod Billionaire Boy Scout
Crime Mob's Diamond
Travis Porter
Treach
Marcus Cooper (Pleasure P)
DMX
prod Buckwild
Slim of 112
CTE's Blood Raw
Universal Records
Cash Money Records
Bad Bo
Kane Beatz
Wiz Khalifa
Nicki Minaj
Kevin Gates
Kid Ink
Travie McCoy
and Rich Homie Quan (Amongst many more)

Jeramy Roberts Jacksonville Producer / Label Founder

Read Profile

Jeramy Roberts Jacksonville Producer / Label Founder

Background

Jeramy Roberts is an EDM producer, composer, DJ and Ableton educator located in Austin, Texas. As founder of the Electronic Musician’s Guild, his approach combines the creative and the pragmatic—an ethos that’s dedicated to helping his students get their music out into the digital marketplace and distributed on major platforms.

Jeramy has sold his songs and records in dozens of countries around the world. He has broken the Top 100 spot in numerous international sales charts and even his former students have hit #2 in Amazon’s House Top 100 while training under his direction. A loyal lover of EDM and the great local EDM scene in Austin, Jeramy Roberts is serious about helping today’s most driven and committed newcomers create productive, rewarding careers in music.

Articles

#IZCONNECTED 62 | Jeramy Roberts - How To Monetize Your EDM
Recording Connection mentor Jeramy Roberts talks about the new music industry and creating your own job within it

Request an Invitation

Mehul Tolia Jacksonville Mentor

Read Profile

Mehul Tolia Jacksonville Mentor

Misha Kachkachishvili Jacksonville Engineer

Read Profile

Misha Kachkachishvili Jacksonville Engineer

Background

An established audio engineer/producer based in New Orleans, Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili is an industry veteran whose client list includes names like Solange Knowles, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Janelle Monae, Taj Mahal, T-Bone Burnett and many others. A few years ago, he purchased a historic church left decimated by Hurricane Katrina, chose to keep the church’s historic pipe organ donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, and converted the space into what is now Esplanade Studios, the largest recording studio in Louisiana (and one of the most prestigious).

Articles

A Day in the Life of Our Student
Recording Connection mentor Misha Kachkachishvili on working with artists and finding opportunity

Request an Invitation

Artists

Kendrick Lamar
Eric Clapton
Willie Nelson
Dr. John
David Crosby
Bonnie Raitt
Joe Jackson
Elvis Costello
Rickie Jones
Irma Thomas
Van Morrison
Mary J Blige
Common
Janelle Monae
Mary J Blige
Solange Knowles
Sean Combs
Young Jeezy
Lil Boosie
Ana Popovic
Metric
Kim Burrell
John Legend
Rebirth
Juvenile

View Full List

School News

How Recording Connection grad Michael Shelton Found his Way

Learn More

Top Tips on Studio Etiquette

Learn More

Recording Connection mentor and Berklee grad Pablo Reynoso on Capturing Good Music

Learn More

Orlando Gomez and Robert Macias get Platinum and Gold on Khalid’s “Location”!

Learn More

Nathan Zimmerman finds his path at The Abstract

Learn More

From Slump to Success Devin Zorn Goes into High Gear

Learn More

RC mentor Joey Paranoia on Ableton and Elemental Creative Urges

Learn More

Afropop Ambassador, Recording Connection grad Fredrick Nsiah

Learn More

Learn 1 on 1 in These Nearby

Jacksonville Recording Studios

Music Scene in Jacksonville

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 apprentice (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 apprentice (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.

To APPLY for our Jacksonville AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL, click here.

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.

Read More

Apply Now

Connections Matter

Learn From Industry Pros

Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s audio programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.

Rolling Stones

Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones

Learn More

Deadmau5

Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5

Learn More

Taylor Swift

Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.

Learn More

Skrillex

Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.

Learn More

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection

Learn More

Jack White

An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students

Learn More

Beyoncé

Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor

Learn More

Larry King

Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.

Learn More

Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-apprentice learning approach.

Learn More

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.

Learn More

John Mayer

John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection

Learn More

U2

Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher

Learn More

View Full List

x

Apply Now

Get Educated,
Get Access,
Get Hired.

With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.

The Jacksonville

Recording Connection Audio School Advantage

1

Truly Global With Hundreds of Locations.

We’ve got locations all over the world, from the United Kingdom to Australia to here in the United States. We even have a location right here in Jacksonville, Florida.

The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.

2

Learn on the Latest Gear When You Attend the 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 you’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.

3

Your Classroom Is a Real Recording Studio.

You’ll be working in a professional recording studio. You’ll be learning in a real working environment. You’ll be able to learn exactly what it’s like to work IN the industry. You’ll be learning what it’s like to make a living in the industry that you’ve been dreaming about working in your entire life.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

Learn One-on-One.

In our audio mixing school, you’ll be learning from the very best, and in the very best way. You’ll be learning one-on-one from a real producer or engineer. You’ll have everything you need to succeed, right there in front of you.

With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.

5

Our Mentors Have Lots Of Gold Records.

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.

Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.

6

Job Placement Assistance Program.

Our music production school also offers completely free job placement for 12 months after graduation.

The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.

7

Recommended by Thousands of Pros.

Our school is the only recording school that is consistently recommended by pros. They endorse and support us because they know our methods work!

You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.

8

From Day One, You’re On The Inside.

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.

The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.

9

Free Tutoring.

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

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Connections.

Connections are everything in this business; they are what will allow you to pursue the career opportunities that you’ve dreamt of. You’ll be shocked at how many individuals who attend our program rapidly advance due to the connections they make while in our school.

Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.