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Music Scene in Los Angeles

Recording Connection is:
audio education upgraded for the 21st century
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Los Angeles, California is the second largest city in America, with a city population of nearly 4 million people, and anchoring a sprawling metro area of nearly 18 million. Besides being the undisputed heart of the film industry, Los Angeles is also one of the world’s largest hubs of the music and recording industry.

Not limited to one particular style, Los Angeles has been on the cusp of nearly every emerging popular genre, from classic rock to thrash metal, punk rock, glam rock, alternative, EDM, and hip-hop, the list of noteworthy bands and artists coming out of Los Angeles is nearly endless. Serj Tankian, lead singer of System of a Down is from LA, as is Zac de la Rocha and Rage Against The Machine, Tool, and A Perfect Circle. Classic metal heavyweights like Motley Crue and Metallica call L.A. home as does The Eagles and Stevie Nicks.

EDM heavyweights are sure to play our many music festivals while natives Borgeous, Krystina Sky, AC Slater, and 3Teeth keep it real. In hip-hop, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Dr. Dre, Jay Rock, Cypress Hill, YG, Ice Cube, Ice-T, N.W.A. Warren G, and the late Nipsey Hussle all hail from Los Angeles.

Basically, all of the major music labels have offices here, and hundreds of state-of-the-art recording studios accommodate the needs of the thousands of local acts, as well as those of national and international recording stars who make L.A. their destination. With such a vast array of musicians and genres, Los Angeles recording studios work hard to differentiate themselves and to expertly cater to and anticipate their clients needs and wants.

Want to learn about music production in a real-world Los Angeles recording studio? Want to learn how to use Ableton, the state-of-the-art equipment used to produce a plethora of hip-hop beats and sonically rich electronic music? Want to get what it takes to become an audio engineer in Los Angeles – the frontlines of the music industry- or anywhere else in the world?

Then apply to Recording Connection today. We’ll place you in a working Los Angeles studio alongside an established mentor for intense one-on-one mentoring. With programs and workshops in audio engineering and music production, Ableton, hip-hop and beat-making, electronic music production, Live Sound and more, you can get inside of a professional L.A. recording studio and receive direct, one-on-one lessons that are radically different from anything you can get in a classroom setting or in a conventional college setting.

Many of our student externs graduate with in-the-industry jobs waiting for them after finishing our curriculum and graduating. Oftentimes they get hired at the very same studio where they trained or through one of the connections they made in the studio. But mind you, the students who succeed are determined to make the most of the access and opportunity provided by Recording Connection. They eat, breathe, and live music, and are proactive about making themselves an asset to the professionals they encounter and work with.

Are you ready to get immersed in the Los Angeles music production scene? Ready to learn from experienced professionals how to make hip hop and electronic music on cutting-edge software like Ableton? Ready to rock your world?

Hit us up. We’ll put you in position to thrive. The rest is up to you.



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Certificate Programs

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.

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Workshops

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.

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Recording Connection is:
audio education upgraded for the 21st century
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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 ordinary audio schools and programs. Work directly with an accomplished industry professional at a fully-equipped recording studio.

Tuition
Comparison

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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Affordable Music Producing School Tuition
$12,200 Tuition
$0* Loan Interest

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School

$44,000 Tuition
$61,000 Loan Interest

2-Year
Junior College

$22,000 Tuition
$20,500 Loan Interest

4-Year
Traditional College

$88,000 Tuition
$122,000 Loan Interest

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About Our Audio School Alternative in Los Angeles

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:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Four Ways to Take the Next Step

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Meet our Mentors

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

Gregory Hainer Los Angeles Post Production

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Gregory Hainer Los Angeles 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 externs 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

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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 Los Angeles Producer / Engineer

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Josh Monroy Los Angeles Producer / Engineer

Background

Recording Connection mentor Josh “Igloo” 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, Monroy has worked with everyone from Justin Bieber to Quincy Jones, to The Notorious B.I.G.

Monroy is looking for the same kind of commitment from his externs. Whether it’s during the Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production program or using Ableton to lay down hip hop or electronic music tracks, Monroy is looking for inspiration, originality, and dedication.

“I do two-hour drills with my externs where they have two hours to make a track, and there has to be a full-on song, or music bed for a song anyway,” Monroy said. “That means intro, verse, chorus, the whole nine yards, Not just an 8-bar loop that’s looped over and over again for three minutes. I don’t want to hear that.”

The seasoned engineer/composer/producer is also known for his longtime work with iconic artist Ludacris. The ability to work with a wide range of acts – and create something extraordinary – is what makes someone a sought-after studio engineer.

“They walk in the room and there’s no expectation, and then they leave six to eight hours later, and there’s this whole freaking song made, and it’s special,” Monroy said. “It’s about them and it’s encompassing their influences and what they love. It’s not just this generic track…That’s what I show my externs, is how to get inside someone’s head in a short period of time [and] use your time wisely so that the artist walks away satisfied.”

Articles

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

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Artists

IGLOO began his career in Atlanta GA as an engineer
where he worked with Elton John
Shinedown
and eventually met Ludacris. He soon took over as head engineer of The LudaPlex
Ludacris' private production studio in Atlanta
where he continued to earn many platinum and gold certified records such as Justin Bieber's "Baby"
as well as a Grammy for Rap Album of the Year with Ludacris himself. He signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing and relocated to LA since 2010. His recent hit song with Walla - "101" has 30 million streams on Spotify alone
and has been featured on NFL Sunday Night Football
Apple Support hold music
and Starbuck's own Spotify playlist. He produced the title track of JoJo's 2016 Mad Love on Atlantic Records
which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Hot 200. He's had music featured on ABC's hit TV series Black Box
JC Penny's
Arizona Jeans
The Simpson's
Acura
and Harley Davidson. He's currently developing new projects for release in 2018 and is on the lookout for new and interesting artists.

Asaf Fulks Los Angeles Producer

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Asaf Fulks Los Angeles Producer

Background

Asaf Fulks is a record artist, songwriter, music producer, sound engineer, videographer, graphic designer, educator, author, inventor and founder of OC Recording in 2005. He discovered his passion for music production during his college years. While studying Computer Science and Economics at Denison University in Ohio, he also spent time recording and producing in his dorm room. After graduating in 2004, he moved to his family in Hollywood and eventually relocated to Orange County to work for a book publisher. His boss recognized his passion for music and encouraged him to set up a studio in his unused office space. With minimal gear and few contacts Asaf set up shop and The OC Recording Company opened its doors in 2005. [^]

Articles

Recording Connection Grads find work at The OC Recording Company Inc!

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Artists

Kendrick Lamar
C-Nice
Young Keno
The Dirty Heads
My Hero
Common Kings
Tenelle
Adam Sander's Chuck and Larry
ESPN
Fox TV
JBL
Bad Girls Club
The Franchise

Israel Lliteras Los Angeles Mentor

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Israel Lliteras Los Angeles Mentor

Background

Israel Lliteras is a Los Angeles native and graduate of the LA Film School. Israel has been around the art and film industry his entire life. He began his career as an artist, successfully selling his works of art throughout the United States. With his artistic skills, he delved into the world of motion pictures. There, he found his passion for creating art on a timeless canvas such as film. Israel has worked on several projects in a variety of rolls and departments. By experiencing first hand the many key rolls that a production encompasses, Israel has a true understanding of the big picture.

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Larry Goetz Los Angeles Engineer

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Larry Goetz Los Angeles Engineer

Artists

Katy Perry
Ke$ha
One Direction
Weezer
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
3OH3
All Time Low
Big Time Rush
Mike Posner
Pixie Lott
All Star Weekend
David Archuleta
David Cook
Chord Overstreet
Bowling for Soup
Breathe Carolina
The Pussycat Dolls
Lauren Bennett
Alejandro Escovedo
John Cale
The Maine
Forever The Sickest Kids
A Rocket To The Moon
Emily Osment
Julian Casablancas
Rivers Cuomo
Soulfly
Cavalera Conspiracy
OTEP
HIM
Dommin
The Used
Alexndra Burke
Best Coast
Cady Groves
This Providence
Monty RI
Axis Of Awesome
Edgar Winter
Sarah Evans
Maia Sharp
Edwin McCain
The Ready Set
Buzz Feiten
Albert Lee
Guitar Shorty

Tim Palmer Los Angeles Producer / Engineer / Mixer

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Tim Palmer Los Angeles Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Background

Tim is one of alternative rock’s most recognized and respected names. Originally from England, then L.A., and now based in Austin, Texas Tim is a “household name” among famous musicians and record executives. His platinum credits speak for themselves: as a record producer, engineer and mixer Tim’s credits include David Bowie, Tin Machine, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Tears for Fears and U2.

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Artists

Robert Plant
David Bowie
Ozzy Osbourne
Pearl Jam
U2
Faith Hill
Deep Blue Something
The Cure
Catherine Wheel
Goo Goo Dolls
Better Than Ezra
The Psychedelic Furs
Bon Jovi
H.I.M.
Gene Loves Jezebel
Tears for Fears
Texas
Switchfoot
Jason Mraz
Blue October
David Cook
The Mission UK
Mother Love Bone
Cutting Crew

Rahki Los Angeles Producer

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Rahki Los Angeles Producer

Background

Columbus Smith III, better known by his stage name Rahki (sometimes Rahk or Rahki Beats), is an American record producer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. He is known for his work with mentor DJ Khalil and acts such as Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Currensy, Evidence, Schoolboy Q, 50 Cent, Domo Genesis, Lecrae, Aloe Blacc, and more.

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Artists

Kendrick Lamar
Eminem
The Game
50 Cent
Ab-Soul
Mac Miller

Ross Hogarth Los Angeles Producer / Engineer / Mixer

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Ross Hogarth Los Angeles Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Background

Ross Hogarth is a man of many talents. He’s an award winning producer, mixer, and engineer. He’s been the main man behind the control board for such artists as The Doobie Brothers, John Mellencamp, R.E.M., Sick Puppies, and Van Halen.

Ross is one of the Learn from Legends mentors at the Recording Connection. He works with advanced or graduated students to further their abilities. He’s given numerous externs their first big break. He’s one of the mentors in Los Angeles that put the students first. When you’ve been around as long as Ross has you’ve seen people come and go. You’ve seen trends die and fades fade. You know that the only way to really be successful is to follow your passion and create the work that you want to create.

This is something that gets lost in the hubbub and doldrums of Los Angeles. People are always chasing the almighty dollar. But Ross knows that the real success lies in following your passion.

When one of the Recording Connection students works with Ross they’re going to be gaining a wealth of knowledge, make valuable connections within the industry, and learn the ways of a master craftsman.

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Artists

Van Halen
Ziggy Marley
Keb’ Mo’
John Mellencamp
Motley Crue
Jewel
REM
Melissa Etheridge
The Doobie Brothers
Stephen Bruton

Detail Los Angeles Producer

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Detail Los Angeles Producer

Background

Noel “Detail” Fisher has been behind the scenes crafting the biggest hits for Beyonce, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jennifer Lopez and more. Producing songs like the Grammy Award winning hit, “Drunk in Love” as well as, “7/11” for Beyonce’. Are just mere pieces of the eclectic producer of Detail+Music Studio whom gave us the heart felt “How to Love” by Lil Wayne, and the melodic “We Dem Boys” by Wiz Khalifa.

He connected regions through Drake’s “305 to My City”, and sent good vibes through the globe on Lil Wayne’s “No Worries”. These sonic historic landmarks established Detail as an artist who can do more than just create a hot beat. His songwriting and hookcraft abilities have helped him emerge as one of the biggest and most well-rounded talents in hip-hop today.

Detail was first known for being a co-executive on Ray J’s Raydiation, which was his first major contributions on an album. However, times have changed for the Detroit, MI native, “When you’re in Detroit there’s nothin’ to do. There’s no opportunity” Detail explains.

“All of the record labels left, and it’s just been a desert. All I could do was ,sing, play the piano and write. I came up from that era of just tapping into all genres of music. It’s not different than having a house and pulling in the person that does the air conditioner and the person that does the plumbing;’ that’s what I’m doing with my music. It’s a household and I’m connecting with the best people to make that happen.”

With production in the works for Big Sean and more, Detail is slated to not only be one of the most talked about names in music, but will be defining the sound of our modern generation.

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Artists

Beyoncé
Lil Wayne
Nicki Minaj
Drake
Jennifer Lopez
Ray J
Akon
Wiz Khalifa
Flo Rida

Warren Huart Los Angeles Producer / Engineer / Mixer

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Warren Huart Los Angeles Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Background

Warren Huart is a well-known songwriter, audio engineer, music producer and mixer who has produced, mixed and/or engineered on recordings for The Fray, Korn, Better than Ezra, James Blunt, Matisyahu, and Howie Day to name a few. Warren also has extensive Film and TV credits including Inglorious Basterds, Transformers 2, MTV’s The Hills, Lost, Scrubs, and Grey’s Anatomy. Warren also co-owns a recording studio in Los Angeles, CA.

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Artists

The Fray
Korn
Aerosmith
James Blunt
Kris Allen
The X Factor
Howie Day
Better Than Ezra
Augustana
Ashbury

Niko Bolas & Al Schmitt Los Angeles Producers / Engineers

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Niko Bolas & Al Schmitt Los Angeles Producers / Engineers

Background

Niko Bolas is known as a “vibe oriented” producer/engineer in music studios and in forays with hi-tech companies. He has recorded and produced music and technology since starting at the famous Record One Studio in 1979.

In music, he’s cut with a wide spectrum…



Classic Artists – Neil Young (The Volume Dealers), Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Keith Richards, Herb Alpert, KISS, Steve Perry…

Contemporary Artists – John Mayer, Los Lonely Boys, LeAnn Rimes, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, The Mavericks…



Emerging Artists – RACES, The Vim Dicta, Incan Abraham…

Film work spans “The Breakfast Club”, “Singles”, Scorcese’s “Lightning In A Bottle”, and Beyonce’s “Cadillac Records”.

In ’89 Niko co-founded Fakespace Music, and at computer graphics conference SIGGRAPH ’95 in Los Angeles, débuted two new patented music technologies in Virtual Reality.

In ’98 he co-founded internet radio company Sonicbox, and as President/CEO, successfully raised venture capital, and integrated Sonicbox technologies with several consumer products (Acer, Panasonic, Phillips). In 2000 the company was re-named iM Networks and in 2001 merged with Japan’s software giant Softbank.

Niko moved to Nashville in 2006, and set up a room at the amazing Blackbird Studios. He bought George Jone’s former house where he could fire up his secret passion, Bird Watching, which he did every free chance he got, along with his pet, Shovelhead.

In late 2010, Niko moved back to Los Angeles, where he promptly set up a the now infamous Surf Shack mix room in the Capitol Records tower…

Niko is also technical advisor to the Microsoft Surface (multi-touch computing) project in Los Angeles.

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Artists

Circle Jerks
Neil Young
Fionna Apple
Steve Perry
James Taylor
Billy Joel
Kiss
Bonnie Raitt
Barbra Streisand
Crosby
Stills & Nash
Toto
Melissa Etheridge
Spinal Tap
Mary's Danish
The Commitments
Bette Midler
Don Henley
Teena Marie


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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 externs and teaches them about both the industry and the craft of audio engineering.

Credits

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

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

School News

Coke Youngblood heeds the call of Los Angeles

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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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.

Rolling Stones

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Deadmau5

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Taylor Swift

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Jack White

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Beyoncé

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Larry King

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Hans Zimmer

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6300 Wilshire Blvd. Suite #640
Los Angeles, CA 90048

(323) 329-9610

1746 Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91201

(213) 328-0834

517 Commercial Street
Glendale, CA 91203

(213) 328-0844

1350 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

(424) 277-0210

215 W 5th St Suite 305
Los Angeles, CA 90013

(424) 277-0271

2855 S. Robertson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

(213) 374-0125

111 W. 7th Street - PH. 1
Los Angeles, CA 90014

(213) 218-3720


Email: [email protected]

Hours: Mo-Sa 09:00 - 18:00

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Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools is an Audio School Alternative

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You Can Attend Our School Almost Anywhere

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.

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

Learn In The Real World.

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.

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Study On-the-Job.

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.

5

No One Has More Experience Than Our Mentors.

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.

6

We’ll Help You Find Work.

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.

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Our Audio School Alternative Comes Highly Recommended.

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.

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From Day One, You’re On the Inside.

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.

9

Tutoring Is Included at No Cost to You.

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.

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Connecting With Everyone.

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.

Recording Connection provides unique, mentor-based programs that are affordable, so you can stay in control of your finances.

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