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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.Audio Engineering Details
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.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 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 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 program, 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
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 program. Are you the next music mogul?Music Business Details
The Recording Connection Live DJ program 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
Learn Post Audio while externing 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
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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 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:
Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?
Blind Boys of Alabama
Lady Smith Black Mambozo (from South Africa)
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Dorthy Love Coates
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
With the right experience and connections, you can jumpstart your career in the music industry.
Some certificate programs may not be available in AZ and TN. Please consult our school catalogs for more information.
Professionals in the music business—including famous producers and audio engineers who’ve worked on the music that inspires you—endorse Recording Connection’s 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-extern 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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The Recording Connection is a globally operating audio engineering school alternative with locations in the U.K., Australia, and Canada, as well as all across the United States. We have locations in Muscle Shoals, Mobile and Birmingham, as well as Huntsville and Selma, Alabama.
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 best, and often, the latest gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. Guess what? That means you'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.
Do you want to go to school while you work? Not like night school or school in-between working, but literally learning on-the-job? Well, our programs put you to work learning the art of audio mixing in a real recording studio. We pair you with a mentor who teaches you about the craft while you work in the recording studio. You’ll be learning about the craft of audio engineering while simultaneously learning about the business of the recording industry.
Learn while you train hands-on. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Your mentor will be an industry veteran who is currently doing exactly what you want to do. If you want to be a hip-hop producer, then we’ll pair you with an established hip-hop producer. Country? You got it. And so on and so forth. You’re going to be learning to do exactly what you want to end up doing in the audio and music business. You'll be an extern (apprentice), taught by a master.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
It's common for our mentors to have walls filled with Gold and Platinum records. You’ll probably stare when you first walk in, but don’t worry, everybody stares. Our mentors are awesome. It’s just that simple. They rock. We have kick ass mentors so that our students can get a kick ass education.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Our Recording Connection programs have the overarching goal of getting you work. If you don’t immediately get hired once you graduate, we’ll help you find a job with Job Assistance for an entire year afterward.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We’re recommended by thousands of industry professionals because we’re awesome. Our program works, our mentors are dope, and we have real Job Assistance and are geared towards getting you working in the real world of music and audio. That’s why thousands of pros recommend us.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
For most audio school students and graduates, the biggest challenge is getting "in the door" of the music industry. Most jobs in this business go to insiders. With the Recording Connection, this hurdle is taken care of from the beginning: since we train you in a real recording studio, you become an insider when you walk in the door. You’re part of the team. There’s no outsider mentality to overcome—just the chance to get to work and show what you’re capable of. It's like walking into the game with the deck stacked in your favor.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Just in case you’re not clear on something that your mentor taught you, you can take part in our tutoring service at no additional cost to you. If you’re having trouble mixing, or mastering, or exporting, or even recording, we’ll be there. We’ll help you. And we’ll take as much time as it takes for you to learn everything you need to succeed.
Private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
In any creative field connections are your life blood. They keep you alive and working. They pay your rent. That’s why they’re the center of our program. We want you to connect with as many people as you can. We want you to make as many memorable connections within the industry as possible. That’s the purpose of our program. You’re going to have access to your mentor, your co-workers, and your mentor’s client list. You have the opportunity to meet the people who can become great industry contacts.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.