Muscle Shoals / Alabama

Recording Connection
Audio School


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 that hooks you up in an actual Muscle Shoals recording studio, where you will work as a studio apprentice (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 smartest way to break into the recording industry in Muscle Shoals is to start inside a Muscle Shoals recording studio as an apprentice–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.  The choice is clear! Learn directly from the pros, get on the inside track, and get connected while getting your education. Our audio recording school is the smartest, most cost efficient program you can find anywhere.

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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.

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 mentor-apprentice (extern) 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 make some great industry contacts that can lead to permanent jobs; in fact, over 70% of our graduates get hired, often even before finishing our program.  You owe it to yourself to see what the Muscle Shoals RECORDING CONNECTION can do for your career!

Study any of the
following audio courses
with us in and around Muscle Shoals

Study as an apprentice and train for audio careers inside a real recording studio.

Audio Engineering Program (Pro Tools)

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Electronic Music Artist (Ableton)

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Music Producing Program

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Hip Hop Producer Program

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Audio Certification

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Live DJ

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Live Sound Engineer

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Learn from Legends

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Logic Electronic Music

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Post Production For Film and TV

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Music Business

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Advanced Audio

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Pro Tools™

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Logic Pro

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We get our students jobs.


Of Our Graduates Get

Jobs in the Music Business

Our outstanding job placement rate is no accident. We are able to achieve this high mark because our graduates have trained inside a working recording studio. This gives our students excellent hands-on skills, real-world job experience, and the industry connections and references that just aren’t available on a school campus. Additionally, we have a very proactive Stay Connected Job Assistance Program that serves as our graduates’ advocate in the job market for up to a year after course completion. When we say we’re connected with the music business, we mean it.

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Many of the legendary producers
in Muscle Shoals endorse our school. Are you ready?

Top Recording Engineers, Famous Music Producers, Heavyweight Industry Figures

Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt

$22,000 + $20,500*
$44,000 + $61,000*
4-YEAR TRADITIONAL COLLEGE$88,000 + $122,000*
*Average Accrued Interest Charges

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

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One On One Training From Industry Pros. Low Tuition – Convenient Locations To You. There is absolutely no obligation or application fee, and we will not share your information with anyone. We take your privacy seriously

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Recording Connection
Audio School
in Video

Watch how we teach audio through our mentor apprentice method of education. Learn more about the pros from whom you will learn professional recording techniques, where our courses are taught, what professional audio engineers and music producers think about our programs, and more.

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Learn one on one from engineers and producers who have worked with The Rolling Stones

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The Muscle Shoals, Alabama Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


Anywhere You Want To Go To Audio Engineering School, We’ve Got One

The Recording Connection is a globally operating audio engineering school. We have 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.


We’re Not Going to Put You In Debt.

The Recording Connection doesn’t waste time or money erecting massively ornate campuses or dumping money into ad campaigns. We use our money wisely by spending it on you. We put you in a real recording studio so you can study to become a sound technician with an industry veteran. That’s a pretty crazy concept, isn’t it?

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


Learn While You Work, Work While You Learn.

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 program puts you to work learning the art of audio mixing in a real recording studio. We pair you with a mentor who teaches you everything 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.

Advantage: Recording Connection.


Have You Ever Wanted An Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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 apprentice (extern), taught by a master.

With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Our Mentors have Gold Records.

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.

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One On One Training From Industry Pros. Low Tuition – Convenient Locations To You. There is absolutely no obligation or application fee, and we will not share your information with anyone. We take your privacy seriously

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Jobs. We Will Get You Jobs!

Our program has the overarching goal of getting you work. If you don’t immediately get hired once you graduate, we’ll help you find a job for an entire year afterward.

The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Pros Love Us.

We’re recommended by thousands of industry professionals because we’re awesome. Our program works, our mentors are dope, and our job placement percentage is 71%. That’s right out of school. 71% of our graduates walk into a job. 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.


You're An Insider from Day One.

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.


We’ll Help You Succeed With Free Unlimited Tutoring.

Just in case you’re not clear on something that your mentor taught you, you can take part in our completely free and completely unlimited tutoring service. 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.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Who Needs To Fight The Future When You’ve Got Connections?

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. And it works. You’re going to have access to your mentor, your co-workers, and your mentor’s client list. You’re going to be meeting people left and right.

Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.