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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 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.Advanced Audio 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 in our Recording Connection for Hip Hop & Beat Making program. 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 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 Details
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 Details
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.Ableton Electronic Music Details
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 Producing Details
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 Details
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.Live DJ Details
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 for Film and TV Details
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.Learn from Legends Details
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.Audio Certification Details
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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.
Recording Connection’s unique mentor-style education is far more cost-effective than trade schools or traditional colleges and on average, requires less financing (based on national averages). Compare the true costs of education.
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While there are numerous Los Angeles AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS from which to choose, only the Los Angeles RECORDING CONNECTION lets you get your education inside an actual working Los Angeles recording studio, where you will learn your choice of mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (video game music, acid house, dub fusion, electronica and more), post production audio and club DJ. One of the smartest ways to break into the recording industry in Los Angeles, CA is from inside a Los Angeles recording studio as an extern (apprentice). We get you into the heart of the action.
You don't have to spend 20-50 thousand dollars to study audio recording at a college or audio engineering; for a fraction of that amount, you can go to AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL in a real recording studio. Learn directly from the pros, and get connected while you get educated. Our audio recording school alternative can put you in the heart of the action, affordably and effectively.
Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:
With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.
Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and Ableton Live.
Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.
Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.
We get it. This isn’t your normal four-year college requiring coursework not associated with your area of interest. We are a post-secondary institution or trade school that's different in its approach. Here's how you can get more info:
Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Plants vs. Zombies
Guild Wars 2
Black Hark Down
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Cosmic Clash
The 5th Demention
Dead Island 2
Guild Wars 2
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Justice League Heroes
The Dirty Heads
Adam Sander's Chuck and Larry
Bad Girls Club
All Time Low
Big Time Rush
All Star Weekend
Bowling for Soup
The Pussycat Dolls
Forever The Sickest Kids
A Rocket To The Moon
Axis Of Awesome
The Ready Set
Deep Blue Something
Goo Goo Dolls
Better Than Ezra
The Psychedelic Furs
Gene Loves Jezebel
Tears for Fears
The Mission UK
Mother Love Bone
The Doobie Brothers
The X Factor
Better Than Ezra
Stills & Nash
The training is already paying off for Coke, particularly in the form of several music placements on commercials for major companies like Kia and Gillette! He enjoys the challenge of expanding into different genres as different directors ask for different types of material. “Usually they ask for a certain type of style,” he says, “and to be able to do that and give them that and then see it go to screen and have the picture cut through it, it's a really cool experience.”
From an early age, Coke Youngblood dreamed of forging a career in music in the thriving Los Angeles scene. Now, thanks to the Recording Connection and his own passion, he's working to make that dream come true, and he couldn't be happier.
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With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.
Some certificate programs may not be available in AZ and TN. Please consult our school catalogs for more information.
Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s programs for one simple reason: they know our immersive hands-on method works.
Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones
Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5
Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.
Learn audio from the producers and engineers that have worked with Skrillex.
Kendrick Lamar’s Producer is a mentor for the Recording Connection
An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students
Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor
Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.
Hans Zimmer endorses the Recording Connection’s mentor-extern learning approach.
Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.
John Mayer’s audio engineer is a teacher for Recording Connection
Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher
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6300 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #640
Los Angeles, CA 90048
1746 Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91201
517 Commercial Street
Glendale, CA 91203
1350 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
215 W 5th St Suite 305
Los Angeles, CA 90013
2855 S. Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
111 W. 7th Street - PH. 1
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Mo-Sa 09:00 - 18:00
We’ve got audio engineering locations all across the United States. Some of our most prestigious and most acclaimed schools are in California. We’ve got audio engineering schools in Redding, Chino, Sacramento, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Santa Ana, and Orange County. Without a doubt, our most highly requested audio engineering school alternative is Los Angeles.
Hundreds of locations. Advantage: 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.
Our curriculum is simple. We get you in a real recording studio with a mentor who will guide you through every aspect of your new chosen profession. You’ll be learning while you’re working. You’ll be getting used to the high paced velocity of the music industry, and you’ll be making connections. Learning, working, making connections, and going to school, all in one fell swoop. That’s how we do it.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
You’ll be learning one on one from a mentor in a real recording studio. You’ll be learning the ways of the genre in which you’ve chosen to work. If you’re into gospel or metal or punk, new wave, EDM, country, hip-hop, R & B or polka, we have a studio that will teach you the ways of the industry. We also offer courses in composing music for film/TV and video games, DJing and producing. Literally anything that you could want to learn about in the world of music, we’re there to help you.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our mentors are extremely successful. We only partner with the best because these are the people who can teach our students what the business is really like. We want our students to learn from the best in the busienss. That’s why we partner with the producers and engineers behind Lady Gaga, Dre, Jay Z, The Rolling Stones, Nine Inch Nails, and 50 Cent.
Learn from true industry professionals. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We have an employment placement program that will help you find and keep a job after you graduate from our school. What ordinary school will help you find a job for up to 12 months after you graduate? None.
We don't just give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. We help you find work. Advantage: Recording Connection.
There's a reason we have endorsements from more so many music industry professionals. We put our students first by putting them in the heart of the industry, and we give them opportunities to break into the business that they could never get in a classroom.
Endorsed by some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Breaking into the audio engineering world can be difficult. Often it’s the most complicated season of your career. Many people struggle for years and years attempting to find a first big break. Well, in our program, you’ll be starting from the inside from the moment you enroll in our program. That’s what makes the Recording Connection great.
Get on the inside track. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We offer tutoring to every single one of our students. We want to make sure that you’re absolutely capable of performing the audio engineering tasks that you’ve been assigned. We want you to be flawless when it comes to recording, mixing and producing.
Private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Connections are everything in a creative industry. They mean the difference between having a career and being forced to work a day job. The fact that the Recording Connection gives you access to individuals from all walks of the industry says a lot. We want you to have every opportunity possible. That’s why we give you unprecedented opportunities to connect with your fellow music industry professionals.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.