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From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, externing 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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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.

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Are you willing to go there twice a week for six months?

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*When paid in full, tuition will receive a $2000 reduction, bringing the program’s total tuition of $12,200 to $10,200 not including administrative fees.

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Our Alternative to Audio Schools in Memphis

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/or Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

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Recording Connection for Audio Engineering & Music Production 10,200 12,200
Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production 10,200 12,200

When paid in full, tuition will receive a $2000 reduction, bringing the program's total tuition of $12,200 to $10,200 not including administrative fees, or for the Advanced Ableton Electronic Music Production program, bringing the program's total tuition of $14,200 to $12,200 not including administrative fees.

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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:


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Students

Recording Connection grad Rohan Solomon on Getting Noticed & Getting Hired

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Seva Ball on The Three Rules of Audio and The Virtues of Experimentation

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Recording Connection mentor Kelly Jones on The Relationship Behind the Glass, and More!

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Adam Moseley Talks Early Days at Legendary Trident Studios & more!

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How Collin Jacka Got Hired at Unique Recording Studios

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Recording Connection grad Nate Riley Joins Staff at Mentor’s Studio

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Recording Connection grad Efrain Matias Goes to NAMM, Gets Going in Audio!

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Recording Connection mentor RENEGADE EL REY on Hiring Student, Big Boi Album & Having the Drive

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Your MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE RECORDING SCHOOL ALTERNATIVE

The Recording Connection, a program area of The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers programs that get you training as an extern inside of professional recording studios, working as an audio student extern to learn recording, audio engineering, and mixing. While The Recording Connection isn’t the only choice among Memphis recording schools or training programs, we are the music school alternative that places you inside an externship location and hooks you up as an audio student extern in an actual Memphis recording studio. With us, you work directly with the pros while you learn audio engineering, music production, or mixing, or perfect your already existing audio and music production skills in the Recording Connection for Advanced Audio Engineering & Music Production program.

You do not need to spend 20-50 thousand dollars to go to recording school at a college or to attend an expensive trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you could go to our recording school alternative in a real recording studio. Get on the inside track and get your education inside of a real-world environment. Our recording school alternative offers smart, cost efficient programs that are geared towards training and acquiring skills and knowhow in a direct, commonsense manner.

To APPLY for our Memphis recording school alternative, click here.

Located on the western edge of Tennessee along the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis hosts a greater metro area of over 1.2 million people. Home to an active and vibrant music scene, Memphis’ contribution to the music industry cannot be overstated, being widely accepted as the birthplace both of the blues and rock & roll. The historic Sun Records (where Elvis and Johnny Cash both got their start) still stands at 706 Union Avenue, and live Memphis Blues can still be heard nightly in the venues along Beale Street. Not limited to blues and rock, the Memphis scene has contributed to a wide range of genres: rockabilly, gospel, country, western swing, punk, hip-hop, and R&B all have a presence here. Famous musicians with ties to Memphis (besides Johnny Cash and Elvis) include B.B. King, Al Green, Justin Timberlake, Ike Turner and a host of others.

Today, the Memphis music scene continues to be strong and active with plenty of venues and recording studios to accommodate bands and artists. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, Memphis holds plenty of opportunity for you to learn.

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With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.

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Please enter your info below, and someone from RRFC will contact you:

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Note: If you are serious about learning real-world audio production the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world radio production the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world film production the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Note: If you are serious about learning real-world culinary skills the way we teach it, answer the following questions to expedite your admissions process.

Which of the following do you have experience with?

What large city is closest to where you live? (Or, which city do you live in?)

Are you willing to go there twice a week for six months?

Tuition

How do you plan on paying for your tuition?
*When paid in full, tuition will receive a $2000 reduction, bringing the program’s total tuition of $12,200 to $10,200 not including administrative fees.

Are you a member or veteran of the military?


What are your goals?


Some certificate programs may not be available in AZ and TN. Please consult our school catalogs for more information.

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Memphis

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

1

Learn Audio Engineering in Memphis!

Need to stay in Memphis? You can attend Recording Connection within an externship location i.e. an actual, real recording studio where you complete your externship with your locally-based mentor. No need to leave the city or to change your whole life in order to get started on a new career path. Get training inside the industry so you can get working in music sooner with us.

Learn in-industry in Memphis! Advantage: Recording Connection.

2

Learn on Pro Gear When You Attend the Recording Connection.

Commercial audio studios exist in a highly competitive industry and it's important for them to have the best and oftentimes, the latest gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. That means you will have hands-on access to great, professional grade equipment.

Most school's gear is second or third generation. Don't get stuck in their generation gap. Advantage: Recording Connection.

3

We Take an Immersive Approach.

Encountering practices, techniques, and those coveted 'tricks of the trade' from inside a Memphis recording studio is a more natural, holistic way to learn the craft. Seeing and learning the how's and why's in-tandem enables students to achieve a more integrated understanding of how to get things done in the real world.

Learning hands-on and in-studio just makes more sense.Advantage: Recording Connection.

4

Have Conversations, Not Lectures.

Being able to ask questions and get answers, one-on-one, is different kind of audio education experience. Relating and having actual conversations is a primary facet of our approach. Our extern students prepare for their one-on-one lessons with their mentor via preparatory reading and lessons delivered through our eBook.

Have questions? Just ask your mentor.Advantage: Recording Connection.

5

Learn In a Recording Studio, Not a Classroom.

Memphis has a rich music history which has, quite literally, changed the world. So why not take advantage of that and learn from inside of the Memphis recording business? To us, it just makes sense to learn the music business from inside of the business.

Learn where the music gets made. Advantage: Recording Connection.

6

Job Placement Assistance.

Many of our apprentices are offered jobs in the studios where they completed their externships. The Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers Job Placement Assistance which includes: career planning, resume writing, and practice interviewing sessions upon completion of a program.

Learn how it's done by the pros by training with the pros. Advantage: Recording Connection.

7

Tutoring at No Cost to You.

If you ever find you're stuck on an assignment or project, help is available. Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools offers tutoring to help guide you through our curriculums.

Tutoring to help you grow. Advantage: Recording Connection.

8

Insider Access.

Gaining "insider access" can be one of the biggest hurdles newbies to audio have to overcome when they're getting started in the music industry. With The Recording Connection, you have the opportunity to build that crucial rapport, shake hands, and get your name and face known among the professionals you work with and encounter during your externship.

Show what you've made of. Prove you're a pro in the making and get noticed. Advantage: Recording Connection.

9

Recommended By the Professionals.

There’s a reason why so many professional audio engineers and music producers in the business recommend our programs, they know they work.

We have endorsements from some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Make Connections.

Ask anyone who works day in, day out in the music business, and it's very likely that they will tell you connections are a big part of achieving success. By putting you right into the heat of the action i.e. a real recording studio, our programs enable you to make the professional connections that can payoff and help you jumpstart your music career.

The chance to make actual 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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