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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 Lafayette studio?

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If you’re looking for a great audio engineering school alternative in Lafayette, Louisiana, you’ve come to the right place! We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, a program area of Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools (RRFC). We innovators who believe in the value and efficacy of getting direct, hands-on training within actual professional, working environments. For more than 30 years, individuals who are serious about building their experience, knowledge, and connections have chosen us for their education and training. Technically, we are a post-secondary institution or trade school but we’re anything but conventional. We believe training with an experienced professional inside a working environment is a stellar way to get going in an array of different careers.

Recording Connection is the innovative alternative to Lafayette audio engineering school that hooks you up as an audio student extern inside an actual Lafayette recording studio, learning directly from the pros as you study 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), post production audio and club DJ. We offer a great way for you to get started in recording and get your foot in the door as a student extern inside a Lafayette recording studio.

Why would you spend up to 50 thousand dollars or more to go an audio engineering trade school somewhere, when you can go to audio engineering school in a real recording studio for a fraction of that amount? Play it smart, get on the inside track, and make vital industry connections while being educated in a real-world environment. Our alternative to conventional audio engineering school is the smart, cost and time efficient program that can get you going in months, not years.

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Located in the heart of Cajun country in southern Louisiana, the city of Lafayette is home to nearly 115,000 people. Although not the first place people think of in relation to the music industry, Lafayette serves as an area hub for nightlife and musical entertainment, with a solid music scene and live venues particularly in the downtown area. Although numerous genres are represented in Lafayette, the local music flavor is understandably heavier on Cajun, zydeco and swamp blues. Notable musicians with ties to the Lafayette area include R&B singer Cupid, country star Sammy Kershaw, singer/songwriter Marc Broussard, and Cajun musicians Michael Doucet and C.C. Adcock, to name a few.

A number of area recording studios accommodate the ongoing needs of Lafayette’s music scene. If you are thinking of becoming a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Lafayette, Louisiana holds plenty of learning opportunities.

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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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 audio engineering. Our distinct advantage is our mentored-externship approach, in which we pair you with a working industry professional who trains you one-on-one during real recording projects–thereby putting you close to the action in ways other audio engineering schools can't. Many of our students get hired in the industry and go on to build great careers, usually through connections they made while going through our program. Enroll in our Lafayette audio engineering school alternative today, and you could be next.

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“This lesson with my mentor was about digital audio, as well as how sound is converted from a representation of sound to a measurement of sound. This lesson at first confused me, as I first read the materials the Recording Connection assigned me prior to my session with my mentor. However, as my mentor and I went over it during our lesson, I really started to understand. My mentor is a great teacher because I can understand most all of what he is telling me right then and there…I'm very happy with where this course is taking me.”
-- Dane Raggio, Lafayette, Louisiana

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Ableton Electronic Music Production

24-Week and 36-Week Programs Available

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.

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Hip Hop & Beat Making

24 Weeks

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.

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Logic Pro Electronic Music Production

20 Weeks

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.

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Music Producing

20 Weeks

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 Producing program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

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Audio Engineering & Music Production

20 Weeks

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.

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