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Amplify your life by breaking into your dream career in audio or music with our unique 1-on-1 mentorship programs. Available in-person or online.Get Started

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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 Mankato studio?

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Looking for a great audio engineering School in Mankato, Minnesota? Look no further than the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only audio engineering school that hooks you up as an audio student extern inside an actual Mankato recording studio, working alongside the pros as you learn audio engineering, mixing, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, drum and bass, techno, jungle and more), club DJ and post production audio. In Mankato, the best way to launch a career in audio engineering and recording is by externing in one of Mankato’s recording studios–and we’re the ones who can get your foot in the door.

Reality check: a typical audio engineering trade school can cost anywhere from 20-50 thousand dollars, plus relocation.  By contrast, with our revolutionary program, you can go to audio engineering school in a real recording studio in Mankato for a fraction of that amount. The choice is clear! Make the smart move–get on the inside track, and get a quality education in a real-world environment. No one does it better, or more cost-effectively, than our audio engineering school alternative.

To APPLY for our Mankato Audio Engineering School, click here.

Located in southern Minnesota, the college town of Mankato is home to roughly 36,000 people. Though at first glance it might seem an unlikely place to learn audio engineering, Mankato is actually home to a vibrant and diverse music scene, largely centered around the Minnesota State University area. In fact, Rolling Stone Magazine recently ranked Mankato as one of the top 50 college towns in America because of its active music community, with numerous local acts playing around town in genres ranging from acoustic to jazz to indie rock, and with numerous big-name acts making regular tour stops at the university campus.

To accommodate the abundance of musical activity in the Mankato area, several recording studios make their home here–and with the RECORDING CONNECTION‘s help, one of these studios can literally become your classroom. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, there is plenty to keep you busy here in Mankato.

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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Our distinct advantage over other audio engineering schools is our mentor-apprentice (extern) approach, in which we bypass the sterile classroom setting by putting you where the real action is. Your personal instructor is an actual working industry professional who trains you one-on-one during real recording projects, thereby giving you access to the real industry in ways other schools can't match. Many of our graduates find industry employment, usually through contacts they made while going through our program.  Why wait?  Enroll in our Mankato audio engineering school today, and let us get you started on the path to a rewarding career in audio.

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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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