Miami

Recording Connection Audio Institute

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 typical schools. Work directly with accomplished engineers, producers, and music industry veterans at one of our fully-equipped local studios across the country.

About Our Audio School in Miami

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, Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Programs

Looking to land a career as a Music Producer? Our insider access is your opportunity to make lasting hookups to launch your career as a music producer. Learn in private sessions from a professional music producer.

Music Producing Details

From the basics of listening and microphone placement to Pro Tools and mastering, apprentice under a legendary Audio Engineer in the studio. Learn in the trenches and on the job to take your dream to the professional level.

Audio Engineering Details

Capture the music in your head with our hands-on Ableton Live curriculum featuring private training from noted EDM DJs and producers. Take your music to the professional level and get your sound in front of the decision makers at major EDM labels.

Ableton Electronic Music 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. 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. If you goal is to get inside the music industry and tour the world, this recording program is for you.

Live Sound Details

Our Live DJ Apprentice Program pairs you with a working, touring DJ, who’ll tutor you on what it takes to succeed on the world’s biggest stages. It's the ultimate all-access pass to the music-performance business. 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. ou can't get more inside music business access than this course. Become a 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, this course is for you.

Post Production for Film and TV Details

Learn advanced audio techniques in overdubbing, mixdown and mastering. Apprentice under a legendary audio engineer/music producer/mixer while gaining an insider's access to the music industry. Take your existing skills to the next level while building connections.

Advanced Audio Details

Collaborate with legendary music producers and learn from the most qualified professionals in the industry, 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.

Learn from Legends Details

Learn Ableton, Logic or Pro Tools. Apprentice under a legendary electronic music composer, dance music producer, or touring DJ in their studio. 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

Fast track your career with certification credentials in Pro Tools. By getting yourself tested and certified 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

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Music Scene in Miami

Your MIAMI, FLORIDA RECORDING SCHOOL

While there are several Miami Recording Schools from which to choose, there is only one that gets you working inside an actual Miami recording studio as an audio student apprentice (extern), working with the pros while you learn mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (trip hop, techno, house, trance and more), electronic DJ and post production audio. The smartest way to break into the recording industry in Miami, FL is to start inside a Miami recording studio as an apprentice–and that’s where the RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.

Don’t make the mistake of spending 20-50 thousand dollars to learn the recording arts in a college or recording trade school, when for a fraction of that amount you can go to recording school in a real recording studio. Be smart, get on the inside track, and make vital industry contacts while learning in a real-world environment. Hands down, our recording school is the smartest, most cost efficient program on the market today.

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While Miami, Florida is largely known for its gorgeous beaches and ocean views that draw vacationers from around the globe, it is also home to a very solid and influential music scene.  While a diversity of genres is represented, Miami’s largest contribution to the musical climate is in various forms of dance music, nurtured in part by Latin and Caribbean ethnic influences. Miami was a hotspot for disco in the 1970s, spurred on by local acts K.C. and the Sunshine Band and Gordon MacRae, then later by the Cuban rhythms of Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine. (U.K. band The BeeGees also migrated here.) Hip-hop, freestyle, reggae, electro and Miami Bass all have roots here, as well as modern rock forms like ska, punk and metal, and even indie and folk. Other well-known musicians and acts with ties to Miami include Ricky Martin, Flo-Rida, Jon Secada, Expose, Cat Power, and Deborah Harry of Blondie, just to name a few.

Miami’s highly active music scene includes plenty of live venues and recording studios, providing plenty of opportunities for aspiring audio engineers and music producers. If you long for a career in one of these areas, Miami is an excellent choice for you–and the RECORDING CONNECTION can get you close to the action in ways other recording schools can’t match.

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Meet our Faculty

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

Bo Davis Miami Engineer

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Bo Davis Miami Engineer

Background

Sonic Recording was built from the ground up in 1989 by Bo Davis. The studio has always maintained an old school approach with an MCI JH 2″ 24-track recorder and Sound Workshop 34C analog console. Complementing the analog approach is a collection of top of the line, industry standard microphones from Neumann, Shure, AKG, Sennheiser, Royer, beyerdynamic and more. We’ve also got mastering quality A/D D/A convertors as part of our top-of-the-line Pro Tools HD rig.

Our analog tape and Pro Tools HD has connected the best of the old and the new technology while providing industry standard tools to compete in today’s marketplace. Getting all that great sound into Pro Tools is done with multiple Lynx Aurora convertors and mic pre’s from API, Universal Audio and our vintage analog console. Our collection of plugins includes companies such as Universal Audio, Waves, SPL, Plugin Alliance, Antares, Steven Slate Digital and much more.

The facility is a stand-alone building custom designed recording studio and covers over 2000 square feet. Advanced sound treatment includes non-parallel walls and ceilings plus quadratic residue diffusers in the back of the control room using a LEDE (live-end, dead-end) design. The main tracking room has wood floors and wall treatment and is the largest in SWFL. Drums sound incredible in this space and all tracking areas have tall, angled ceilings, even our adjoining isolation rooms. Even the lounge has a great sound for tracking!

Services: Albums, EP’s, singles, demos; tracking, analog or digital; mixing; overdubs; song production, composition, co-writing, arranging and programming; instrument instruction; audio consulting; and graphics. We can work with whole bands or singer/songwriters. If you don’t have the whole band we can supply top session players for just about any genre. Say you have guitars and vocals recorded at your home studio but don’t have the room or mics to record drums, we can help. We can handle files from Pro Tools, Garage Band, Sonar or any DAW that supports the OMF file format. Got the tracking done but need a great mix? We can help with that too.

We have established relationships with designers who can develop your artwork, CD cover art and any other typesetting you need. We also know a select group of videographers as well as equipment rentals when you’re ready to make a video from your music.

You can follow some of our current projects on our Facebook page. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions there as well!

From our Cape Coral location, we serve musicians in Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Port Charlotte, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Sanibel, Captiva, Pine Island, Marco Island, Estero, Bonita Springs and all the rest of Southwest Florida. We’re only minutes from US 41 and I-75 and are close to shopping, restaurants and lodging. Coming in from out of town? It’s hard to beat the weather here in sunny Southwest Florida.

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Richie Beretta Miami Mentor

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Richie Beretta Miami Mentor

Background

Sevensound’s Chief Engineer, Richie Beretta is a multi-faceted musician, internationally known writer/producer and educator. With over 15 years of studio experience, there isn’t many styles or genres that he is a stranger to. He grew up in New York City with a love for punk and reggae but has written, mixed, and produced almost every genre from Metal to J-pop. He has also worked for some of the biggest names in music like Beyoncé and Major Lazer.

Richie is just as passionate about sharing his love of how music is made as he is about making it.  In 2013 he began cultivating the talent of future engineers and hit makers at the world’s leading electronic audio institute, Dubspot. Since then he also started and coordinates possibly one of the first and only live mixing tutorials on Twitch.tv.

SEVENSOUND is a production company founded by producer and New York City native, Richie Beretta. Built with his own two hands he created a full service production house that is an affordable alternative to the “big facility” experience for both independent and major label artists.

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Artists

Beyonce
BOYSLASHFRIEND
Diplo
Kerwin DuBois
System 32
Tigarah
Twin Twin

Steve Wright Miami Engineer

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Steve Wright Miami Engineer

Background

Built in 1990, WrightWay Studios has been a staple of the Mid – Atlantic music scene and a destination for national recording artists since it’s inception. The Studio has an impressive client list including artists ranging from Rihanna, Dru Hill, Bibi Bourelly, Dawn (Danity Kane) and Ryan Leslie to Slipknot, U.N.K.L.E and Bosnian Rainbows (Mars Volta), Misery Index, Evan Taubenfeld (Avril Lavigne), Steel Pulse and Celebration, to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Hezekiah Walker and many more. WrightWay prides itself in its ability to deliver the highest quality projects for artists in any genre. WrightWay has worked with artists from every Major Label including Warner Brothers, EMI, Sony, BMG and Universal and most of their subsidiary labels in addition to most of the region’s budding talent.

WrightWay’s Engineers are far more than just engineers. Each is also a musician, trained as a producer who fully understands what it takes to make a great record. Each Producer/Engineer is committed to delivering the highest quality product for every client. Wright Way’s Producers/Engineers have worked with: Rihanna, Mos Def, Blaqstarr/M.I.A., Lake Trout, Slipknot, Mambo Sauce, Lonnie Liston Smith, Dying Fetus, Fertile Ground, SR71, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

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Artists

Mos Def
Rihanna
Dru Hill
Bibi Bourelly
Dawn (Danity Kane) and Ryan Leslie to Slipknot
U.N.K.L.E and Bosnian Rainbows (Mars Volta)
Misery Index
Evan Taubenfeld (Avril Lavigne)
Steel Pulse and Celebration
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Hezekiah Walker
Blaqstarr/M.I.A.
Lake Trout
Slipknot
Mambo Sauce
Lonnie Liston Smith
Dying Fetus
Fertile Ground
SR71
Jimmie’s Chicken Shack

Harley Fine Miami Producer / Engineer

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Harley Fine Miami Producer / Engineer

Background

“I operate a recording studio, record, produce and mix records for clients, write songs and get song placements on nationally distributed compilations. Record voice overs and edit video.” – Harley Fine

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Artists

Black Mesa
The Bramblemen
Pete Minda
Maureen Russell
Laminated Menu
Inwood Jones
Ken Master
Matt Gibbons and the Elevators

Asaf Fulks Miami Producer

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Asaf Fulks Miami 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. [^]

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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

James Salone Miami Producer / Engineer

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James Salone Miami Producer / Engineer

Background

Salone Studio is a quality recording studio located in Jackson, Mississippi. We have engineers who record,mix,and master. If you need a great creative environment and perfection at a great price, Salone Studio is the place for you. Our staff is eager to work hard to meet your needs. We are the “go to” recording studio for musicians and producers who need a prestigious product.

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Artists

Jarekus Singleton
The Mississippi Mass Choir
New Jerusalem Mass Choir
Stephen Johnson
Benjamin Cone III

Ryan Hewitt Miami Producer / Engineer / Mixer

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Ryan Hewitt Miami Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Background

Ryan Hewitt is a Grammy winning engineer, mixer and producer with a credit list spanning all popular genres of music for such notable artists as The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers, blink-182, The Dixie Chicks, needtobreathe, Flogging Molly and Jamie Cullum.

Relocating from Los Angeles to Nashville in early 2015, Ryan took residence at House of Blues Studios in Berry Hill and jumped into a non-stop string of records. In between mixing albums for The Avett Brothers, Third Eye Blind, Sean McConnell, and Harry Connick, Jr., Ryan produced and mixed up-and-coming Georgia rockers, Crass Mammoth, Knoxville troubadours, The Black Lillies and Nashville mods Elle Macho. He spent last summer recording and mixing The Lumineers’ #1 album Cleopatra with producer Simone Felice in upstate New York and has since recorded and mixed several more songs for film soundtracks.

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Artists

Lady Gaga
Angus & Julia Stone
Harry Connick
Jr.
Sheryl Crow
The Avett Brothers
Joe Cocker
Matchbox 20
Oslo
blink-182
Gloriana
The Roots
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Raphael Saadiq
Tom Morello
Flogging Molly
Barbra Streisand
Tom Petty
Bob Dylan
Luther Vandross
Jimmy Buffett
Blue Oyster Cult

Israel Lliteras Miami Mentor

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Israel Lliteras Miami 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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Lionel Pedro Miami Mentor

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Lionel Pedro Miami Mentor

Background

Lionel is a great guy to work with… known for making the session as memorable as the final tracks. He has a critical ear and a dedication to detail that makes clients feel every aspect of their project will receive the same attention from start to finish.

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Artists

Ginger Grey
White Van
Low Orbit
Amity Beach
High Top Society
Frank Turner
The Gravity Within
Spitfist
TheCounterPoint
Paul Price
AntiTrust Division
Johnny Rourke

Brian Boland Miami Producer / Engineer

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Brian Boland Miami Producer / Engineer

Background

Brian Boland is a producer/engineer with twenty years of studio experience behind him. Starting out at William Paterson College, he learned the art of recording from exceptional teachers including Bob Both (James Brown). After college, he was lucky enough to start his career at the legendary Greene Street Recording NYC (Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Pete Rock, Dave Matthews, George Benson, Beastie Boys…) His band Elwood, was signed to Palm Pictures in 2000 by Chris Blackwell and had success with their cover of “Sundown” by Gordon Lightfoot reaching the Billboard charts. In 2004, Brian moved to Los Angeles where he began freelancing at various studios in LA, Detroit, Seattle, and Philadelphia. Brian continued his many personal projects working and playing bass with Shadow Rewind, Baby Stone (Sly Stone’s daughter), Dave Krusen (Pearl Jam), and countless others. He also worked at Windmark Recording in Santa Monica, (formerly Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’ Flight Tyme) where he was able to work on many major label writing camps engineering,and assisting some of the worlds top artists and producers in the urban world, including Timbaland, Macy Gray, Rihanna, Y.G., Mary J. Blige, DJ Mustard, Big Krit, Sha Money XL and many more.

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Artists

Timbaland
Macy Gray
Rihanna
Y.G.
Mary J. Blige
DJ Mustard
Big Krit
Sha Money XL
The Prism Saxophone Quartet
So Percussion
The Partch Ensemble
Joe Lavano
Sunny Murray
Sonic Liberation Front
American Babies
Lee Smith
Global Illage
Butch Ballard
Sam Dockery
Odean Pope
Marshall Allen
Lee Smith
Jamey Haddad,Bakithi Kumalo
Jo Lawry
Jack St.Clair big band

Matt Stein Miami Producer / Engineer / Mixer

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Matt Stein Miami Producer / Engineer / Mixer

Background

SWAN7 is a comfortable space to work with someone who’s as in to your music as you are. Whether you just need a place to record or you need a collaborator to help bring your songs to life, SWAN7 is a great place to start. As an engineer/producer with over 20 years of experience working with some of the biggest names in the industry and a former touring musician, I’ve got the skills to help you get you music sounding the way you imagine. I can help with any and all aspects of the process: recording, mixing, arranging and co-writing.

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One on One: A Formula for Success

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Artists

Method Man & Redman
DMX
Trey Songz
Jason Mraz
Brand Nubian
Sly & Robbie
Buju Banton
Bill Laswell
Bootsy Collins
Disco Biscuits
Blondie
Jungle Brothers

“[RRFC is] sending people to some of the most important recording studios, radio stations and film companies in the world…These are legitimate businesses, and those mentors only want people that really want this, want to bleed for it, sweat for it and cry for it.”

Brian Kraft, interviewed by Mix Online Recording Connection Student

Connections Matter

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 audio 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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Deadmau5

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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Skrillex

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

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-apprentice 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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U2

Audio Engineer for U2 is a Recording Connection Teacher

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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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$9,800 Tuition
$0* Loan Interest

Trade
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

Average Accrued Interest Charges
Sources: Sallie Mae student loan calculator - Nerd Wallet - Best Value Schools - Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

School News

Sebastian Lefeld Hits Miami, Works with Shawn Mendes, Santana!

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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Get Access,
Get Hired.

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

Contact the Miami Recording Connection

200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2790
Miami, FL 33131

(786) 358-0930

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Mo-Sa 12:00 - 21:00


The Miami, Florida

Recording Connection Audio School Advantage

1

More Locations Than You Can Imagine.

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.

2

Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt.

Many students that we talk to are skittish about attending higher education due to rapidly increasing tuition costs. Well, that needn’t be a concern when investigating the Recording Connection in Miami. We keep our tuition affordable for just that reason.

The other guys not only cost more, they have lots of add-on charges. Advantage: Recording Connection.

3

Learn In a Real Recording Studio.

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.

4

Learn One-on-One.

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.

5

Gold Records.

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.

6

Actual Job Placement Assistance.

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.

7

Thousands of Professional Endorsements.

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.

8

You Start Out on the Inside.

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.

9

Free Tutoring.

We have a free tutoring service. You’re welcome to try it if any of your assignments are giving you even minor issues.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

10

Connections.

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.