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The Recording ConnectionAudio Engineering School Muscle ShoalsNot 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 Muscle Shoals studio?

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There might not be a multitude of Muscle Shoals Audio Engineering Schools, but you really only need one: THE RECORDING CONNECTION. Were the only audio engineering school alternative that hooks you up in an actual Muscle Shoals recording studio, where you will work as a studio extern while you learn your choice of music production, audio engineering, mixing, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (video game music, acid house, dub fusion, electronica and more), electronic DJ and post production audio. Make no mistake, the smart way to break into the recording industry in Muscle Shoals is to start inside a Muscle Shoals recording studio as an extern (extern) and that’s where the RECORDING CONNECTION comes in.

You could easily spend 50 thousand dollars or more to go to an audio engineering trade school, or you could go to school in a real recording studio for a fraction of that amount.  With us you get to learn directly from the pros, get on the inside track, and even get connected while getting your education. Our audio recording school alternative is the smart, time-efficient, cost-efficient program for people who want to get going in their careers within a matter of approximately six months.

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Located in northwestern Alabama, the town of Muscle Shoals is small in size, but historically it’s made a huge mark on the music industry. Over the years it has quietly been become one of the best-kept secrets of the industry, a hotspot for great music and home to a large number of pro-level recording studios–including Muscle Shoals Sound Studio and FAME Studio. Many industry greats have come to Muscle Shoals to record because the small-town feel and remote location give them the ability to create with fewer distractions. Just a handful of the big names that have recorded in Muscle Shoals include Lynyrd Skynrd, Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and even recent superstars like Carrie Underwood (who recorded “Before He Cheats” in Muscle Shoals). The area is also known for its successful blending of gospel and country-rock influences, serving as further inspiration for many recording artists.

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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If you are considering a career in audio as a recording engineer or music producer, but would rather avoid the big-city craziness of industry hotspots like Nashville or L.A., you could not pick a better spot than Muscle Shoals in which to learn. With the RECORDING CONNECTION's unique extern (mentor-apprentice) approach, one of these famed recording studios can literally become your classroom as you are paired with a working audio professional who serves as your personal instructor. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to make some great industry contacts that can lead to permanent jobs. You owe it to yourself to see what the Muscle Shoals RECORDING CONNECTION can do for your career!

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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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