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From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, externing 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 Details

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.

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Sign up now for a personal virtual or in-person tour of a Tennessee studio and meet a professional music producer or audio engineer who will be your private teacher.
This is your first step to becoming a beat maker, DJ, rapper, electronic composer, audio engineer, or music producer. Call us for more information at (800) 755-7597

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Our Alternative to Audio Schools in Knoxville

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/or Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Total Cost

Program Tuition
Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production 12,750
Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production 12,750

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Students & Mentors

Recording Connection mentor Ryan Conway on Who He Hires, Having Effective Songwriting & Pre-Production Sessions, and More!

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Recording Connection graduate Ramy Morales Goes 5x Platinum, Signs with Sony/ATV!

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Recording Connection grad Roland Rodas on Going Lean in Mixing & Mastering.

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Recording Connection mentor Jony Mansilla on Being a Business & an Artist, Constantly Creating & more.

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Recording Connection student Miley Knox Places 2 Beats with Wu-Tang Affiliate!

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How Zach Eaton Got Audio Skills & Got Hired at Premier Recording Studio in One Year

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Recording Connection mentor Aaron R. Reppert on Dolby Atmos, Finding Your Passion in Audio & more!

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Roman Molino Dunn on Creating Soundtracks, Being an In-Demand Producer & Music Mentorship

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Music Scene in Knoxville


Looking for a great Knoxville music school alternative where you can learn audio engineering and music production? The Recording Connection, a program area of The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers programs that get you training as an extern inside of professional recording studios. Our music school alternative gets you in the door of an actual Knoxville recording studio, working as an audio student extern while you learn
audio engineering and music production, or mixing, or perfect your already existing audio and music production skills in the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

We use a blended education model to help our extern students grow their understanding of audio engineering and music production practices and technology. Students complete coursework in their eBooks and reading and various assignments, quizzes, and tests are completed via the eBook and Student Portal on the students own time and a location of their choosing, such as at home, in a cafe, or elsewhere. Once online lessons are completed for that particular week, a student then goes into their externship location i.e. the recording studio to receive direct, one-on-one instruction with their mentor. Hence, theories, practices, and other information is often first delivered to students in the eBook text materials, then gone over and discussed in detail during the in-studio lesson. With our approach you can start building the audio or music career you want to have in Knoxville, Tennessee. Get your foot in the door when you become an extern in a Knoxville recording studio and learn the ins-and-outs of audio with our recording school alternative, the RECORDING CONNECTION, we get your foot in the door.

A typical music engineering trade school or music college can cost from 20-50 thousand dollars. For far less money you can go to our music school alternative inside of a real recording studio. Play it smart. Learn directly from the pros in a real-world environment, making vital industry contacts along the way. We believe our music school alternative is the cost efficient and time concious way to learn music production and audio engineering.

To APPLY for our Knoxville Music School alternative, click here.

Located near the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, the city of Knoxville is home to about 184,000 people. Although not as high-profile as Nashville as far as the music industry goes, Knoxville’s musical heritage is both rich and ongoing. Not only has Knoxville been a long-time hub for ‘roots’ music such as country, bluegrass and folk, but today it also nurtures an active modern music scene with genres that include alternative rock, punk, hip-hop and metal. Plenty of well-known musicians and bands have ties to the Knoxville area, including country legends Homer & Jethro, Chet Atkins and Kenny Chesney; Brian Bell (guitarist for rock band Weezer); Brent Smith (frontman for rock band Shinedown); deathcore band Whitechapel; and American Idol contestant Didi Benami, just to name a few.

To accommodate the ongoing needs of the Knoxville music scene, a number of quality recording studios make their home here. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Knoxville holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.

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