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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School Monterey-SalinasNot like any other school: We. Hit. Different.

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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 Monterey-Salinas studio?

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Your MONTEREY-SALINAS, CA MUSIC RECORDING SCHOOL

The RECORDING CONNECTION of MOnterey-Salinas is the music school that gets you inside an actual Monterey-Salinas area recording studio where you will learn as a student extern while you learn your choice of music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, trance, drum and bass, techno and more), post production audio and club DJ. One of the best ways to make a start in the recording industry in the Monterey-Salinas area is by externing in a recording studio in Monterey or Salinas–and that’s where we can put you!

No need to pay upwards of 50 thousand dollars to go to music production trade school when you can spend far less money and go to AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL in a real recording studio? Play it smart–get on the inside track, and learn directly from the pros. Our music recording school is a highly affordable and effective way to start a music industry career.

To APPLY for our Monterey-Salinas Music School, click here.

Monterey, California is located along California’s central coast, while nearby Salinas is situated about 30 minutes inland. Besides being known for sites such as Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf, the Monterey-Salinas area has a rich musical heritage, as well. Monterey hosted the historic Monterey Pop Festival in the late 1960s, the site of Janis Joplin’s first major public appearance and The Who’s American debut (and a predecessor for Woodstock). Monterey also hosts the longest running Jazz Festival in America, as well as an annual Blues Festival. Notable musicians hailing from the Monterey-Salinas area include Frank Zappa, singer/songwriter Jackie Greene, and singer/actress Vanessa Hudgens.

Today, the Monterey-Salinas music scene continues to be active, with plenty of local bands and artists, as well as numerous live venues and recording studios to accommodate them. If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer, live audio engineer or music producer, you’ll find plenty to keep you busy in the Monterey-Salinas area–and the RECORDING CONNECTION can get you close to the action.

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 revolutionary mentor-apprentice (extern) approach is the secret to our success. Rather than place our students in sterile academic environments, we pair them with real working industry professionals for one-on-one training and hands-on experience, working on real recording projects and making vital industry contacts along the way. The fruit of our success is in the students themselves; over 70% of them get permanent industry jobs, often getting hired even before graduating! Let the Monterey-Salinas RECORDING CONNECTION get you started today, and you could be next!

Audio and Music Programs Available Learn from an Industry Professional in a Real Recording Studio.

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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