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The Louisville, KY Recording Connection

If you’re looking for a Louisville music school alternative to learn audio engineering and recording, you’ve come to the right place! We’re Recording Connection, the music school alternative that hooks you up as an audio student extern inside an actual Louisville recording studio, where you will learn your choice of audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, trance, drum and bass, techno and more), electronic DJ and post production audio. Over the past three decades we’ve seen firsthand that the smart, no-nonsense way to break into the recording industry in Louisville is to start inside a Louisville recording studio as an extern. Then, once you’re in, show them what you’re made of.

Sure, you might decide spending upwards of 20 to 50 thousand dollars to go to music recording trade school what you want. Or perhaps you’re hungry to have the college experience, maybe join a fraternity or sorority and live the college life.

With us, you can spend less money on tuition and go to music school in a real recording studio. For individuals who want learn directly from a professional within in a real-world environment, who want to make those industry connections which can prove vital in a career, consider Recording Connection. Our six month long programs are cost-effective and time-efficient. Our alternative to regular music school gets you training on the inside track.

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Louisville, Kentucky–the largest city in the state–is perhaps best known for its horse racing industry, most famously the annual Kentucky Derby.  However, Louisville is also home to a vibrant and active music scene, with a wide diversity of genres and a long list of live music venues. Of particular note is Louisville’s indie-alternative music scene, which has been the catalyst for the annual three-day Forecastle Music Festival held every summer along the Ohio River. Notable musicians and bands hailing from the Louisville area include R&B artist Keke Wyatt, jazz guitarist Jimmy Raney, guitarist David Grissom, singer/actress Telma Hopkins (best known for her vocals in Tony Orlando & Dawn and her comedic role in sitcom Family Matters), singer/songwriter Joan Osborne, rock/soul singer Wilson Picket, and indie-rock bands Love Jones and My Morning Jacket, to name a few.

To accommodate the ongoing needs of this busy music community, several quality recording studios make their home in Louisville. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you’ll find there are plenty of learning opportunities here–and Recording Connection gets you close to the action in ways ordinary music schools can’t. Are you ready?

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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 School

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 Engineering School

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 School and Beat Making

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 Engineer School

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 School with Logic Pro

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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 Production School

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 School

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.

DJ School


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 Audio School

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 Production Certification

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Our "Near Me" Louisville Campus Locations

Learn in a recording studio in or near Louisville.

  • Clifton
  • Crescent Hill
  • Notting Hill
  • Longwood
  • GlenOaks
  • Owl Creek
  • Asbury Park
  • Highlands
  • Polo Fields
  • Persimmon Ridge
  • Germantown
  • Anchorage
  • Hallmark
  • Belknap
  • Russell
  • Hawthorne
  • Park Hill
  • Wyandotte
  • Merriwether
  • St. Matthews
  • Clarksville
  • Shively
  • Georgetown
  • Jeffersontown
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About Our Audio School Alternative in Louisville

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.

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Students & Mentors

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Recording Connection mentor Steve Catizone on Vibe, Hiring Students & Training Tomorrow’s Audio Pros During COVID-19

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Recording Connection graduate Andrew Marshala Overcomes Addiction & Gets Hired at Mentor Studio

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Recording Connection grad Isaac Wolfe Made VP of Legendary Hollywood Recording Studio!

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Mentor Rene Reyes on The Creative, Fluffy Land of Unicorns, Objectivity & What it Really Takes to Be a Professional Music Producer

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Recording Connection mentor Mack Woodward: How I Hired 18 Engineers During COVID-19.

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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 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

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Learn from the Engineer that records Deadmau5

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Taylor Swift

Learn music production from Taylor Swift’s music producer.

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

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Kendrick Lamar

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

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Jack White

An Engineer for Jack White teaches Recording Connection students

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Beyoncé’s Audio Engineer is a Recording Connection Mentor

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Larry King

Larry King endorses the Recording Radio and Film Connection.

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Hans Zimmer

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

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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg’s producers teach our students.

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John Mayer

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

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Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher

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Lots of Locations.

The branches of the Recording Connection i.e. the studios where our students train as externs, are located across the United States, in literally hundreds of cities. We're also found in Canada, the U.K. and Australia. Yes, we have a location in Louisville, Kentucky too.

Why move? Get "in" in your city. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Learn on Actual Studio Gear When You Attend the Recording Connection.

Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry. To survive they need to have the right, high quality gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. Guess what? That means you could get hands-on access to the equipment and gear used to make high-caliber productions.

Ordinary school gear can be second or third generation. Don't get stuck in their generation gap. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Your "Classroom" Will Be the Recording Studio.

As a Recording Connection extern, you’ll be working and learning in a real recording studio.

You’ll be making connections and gaining experience.

Advantage: Recording Connection.


Learn One-on-One.

We pair you with a real, working music producer/audio engineer with years of experience. You’ll be learning the craft of music making from a mentor who’s been in the business and knows how things are done.

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

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Some of Our Mentors Even Have Gold Records.

Many of our students are downright astonished to discover their mentor has Gold or Platinum records adorning their walls. received. Many of our mentors work with some of the biggest names in the business.

Our mentors are in the game, doing it, living it. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Career Services' Job Assistance Program.

When you enroll in the Recording Connection you also receive for a 12-month-long job assistance. If you don't get hired immediately after graduation, we're here to help with one-on-one phone meetings, help at crafting and polishing your resume, and job leads .

We don't leave you out in the cold. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Endorsed by Pros.

We’re the post-secondary institution or audio school alternative so many producers and engineers recommend because they know the value of getting in and learning straight from a pro.

Pros recommend us. Pros mentor for us. Advantage: Recording Connection.


From Day One, You’re on the Inside.

When you become enrolled in our program, you have access and the opportunity of making yourself part of the team. No pounding on the doors, you're already inside them.

The others graduate on the outside, trying to get in. Our students start out on the inside. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Tutoring is Available.

You’ll be eligible for tutoring with one of our talented, knowledgable Academic Facilitators who are here to help you.

Direct tutoring via remote video conferencing. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Connections. It's How Music Gets Made.

The end goal of our programs is to get you a job. We want you to become stable and employed. Having lots of connections is defintely something you want when you're looking to launch your career. Come in with a great attitude, do your assignments, and shake those hands.

Make music industry connections because you're training in-industry. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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