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From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice (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. Apprentice (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 apprenticing (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 apprentice (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 workshop, 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
The Recording Connection Live DJ workshop 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
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 workshop. Are you the next music mogul?Music Business Details
Learn Post Audio while apprenticing 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
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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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 or trade school program. We’re different, even innovative and you need to understand more before you apply. Here’s how you can get more info:
Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?
Taking the Stage
Bad Girls Club
Make a Wish Foundation
Bob Sinclair,Marshmello,Steve Aoki,Robin Schulz,Borgeous,Nicku Romero,DJ Chuckie,WandW
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
Mary J Blige
Mary J Blige
Recording Connection mentor Mark Christensen
Engine Room Audio completes work on 50 Cent, Trey Songz albums!
From Newcastle, Australia to New York, New York, Darren Fewins Gets Going!
Mark Christensen of Engine Room Audio NYC talks Student Success rates with Brian Kraft
They Might Be Giants
Boyz II Men
Recording Connection graduate Sebastian Lefeld, who currently works full-time at Big Wall and the Miami Studio City District in Miami, Florida, looks back on his apprenticeship. "Even though you have a mentor and everything, 90 percent of what you learn is up to you," he says. "I really like that, because that's how the real world is. Nobody is going to hand you anything."
Apparently, not only did Sebastian learn the ins and outs of recording and producing from his mentor, Dave Mikeal at StudioLive USA in Orlando, FL—he also learned the importance of a strong work ethic and taking the initiative. Those lessons served him well when he decided to try his hand in the Miami music scene shortly after graduating. Within 6 months, he had landed a full-time engineering gig, and has had the opportunity to work with big names like Ricky Martin, rising star Shawn Mendes, and even the iconic Carlos Santana!
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With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.
Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s audio 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-apprentice 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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200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2790
Miami, FL 33131
Email: [email protected]
Hours: Mo-Sa 12:00 - 21:00
The Recording Connection has audio mixing and music production school locations all over the world. We also have convenient locations scattered throughout the U.S. In Florida, we have Miami, Jacksonville, Ft Myers and Panama City, just to name a few.
The other guys don't come close. 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 youâ€™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.
There are no classrooms in our program; there are only real recording studios. You’ll learn everything about the business of recording and music production while working in a real studio. Yes, that is correct. We put you in a real studio where you’ll be working and learning the ropes.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
We pair you with a mentor who knows exactly how to achieve your goals, because he or she has lived them. We pair you with someone who is doing exactly what you’re attempting to do, and that person teaches you one-on-one.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our mentors are the best. We don’t settle for anything less. We’re proud of our program, and we want our students to get the best training from our mentors. The only way to ensure quality on both fronts is to hire mentors that are amazing. So that’s what we do. Suffice it to say that Gold and Platinum Records are common in our mentors' studios.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Unlike other schools, our job placement assistance is not mere lip service. Our program offers a job placement service for any students who are not immediately hired after graduation. We do so for an entire year. We’re dedicated to your success.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We are awesome. Pros know it. That’s why they always talk about us. They recommend us because we do school the way they would do it if they had a school. The pros in this industry know the best way to learn this business is to apprentice (extern) on-the-job—and that's exactly how our program is structured.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our program lets you skip the step of "banging on the doors," because we put you inside the industry at the jump. From the very beginning of our program, you’ll be working in a real studio, and you’ll be picking up the insider's modus operandi. This is something that can’t be taught. It has to be instinctively picked up.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We have a private tutoring service. You’re welcome to try it if any of your assignments are giving you even minor issues.
Unlimited private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You can't advance in this business without connections, and you can't make those connections in a classroom. With our on-the-job apprenticeship (externship), you’ll be making connections left and right. You’ll be learning everything about the industry and about your craft. You’ll be proving yourself to the pros, and making the connections that will one day make your career.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.