The Recording Connection
Audio Engineering School New Orleans

Not like any other school:
We. Hit. Different.
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.

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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 New Orleans studio?


Not like any other school, this is Audio Education Updated, Reimagined, and Revitalized. Are You Ready to Take Your Place?

We hit different and here is why:

We all know the drill when it comes to “traditional” higher education. No matter what classes you want to take, they make sure you take other classes you don’t care about. Limit the amount of options available to create an enrollment frenzy. Get stuck taking an 8 a.m. class on Monday because that was the only time they offered it.

Maybe that works for “traditional” careers. But working to become an audio engineer or music producer is certainly not traditional. And neither are the programs we offer at Recording Connection. We’ll place you with a NEW ORLEANS PRO MUSIC PRODUCER where you work one-on-one in a real-world setting.

You’ll build a foundation on music theory, how the human ear interacts with sound, and how that sound can be manipulated to your will. How to set up a studio, how to work with clients, and how to make sure you get paid. How to work with the gear, the software, and virtual instruments even if you haven’t played a note of music in your life.

And you’ll do it all from a working New Orleans recording studio, taking cues from a professional NEW ORLEANS MUSIC PRODUCER. You’ll get to choose your schedule, have a hand in building the curriculum, and even which studio you want to learn in. Instead of them telling you what you “need,” YOU CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT.

Did we mention Recording Connection programs last six to nine months for a fraction of the cost of four-year universities? Where would you rather be in four years: Walking on stage to receive a piece of paper or building on the three years of experience you’ve already earned from working in the music industry?

How are we different than other music recording 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!

Endorsed By

Tim Palmer   (U2, Ozzy, The Cure)  
Warren G.   (Legendary Rapper)  
Hans Zimmer   (The Lion King, Inception)  
Ryan Hewitt   (Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers)  
Adam Moseley   (Rush, Wolfmother)  
Common   (Legendary Hip Hop Artist)  
F. Reid Shippen   (Newsboys, Toby Keith)  
Warren Huart   (The Fray, Disturbed)  
Steve Catizone   (U2, Justin Bieber)  
Joey Heier   (B.o.B., Christina Aguilera)  
XLNT Sound   (Timbaland, Borgore)  
Ricky Rich   (Travis Scott, Kevin Gates)  
Ira Parker   (Nipsey Hussle, Rick Ross)  
Kevin McCloskey   (DaBaby, Dreamville)  
Donny Baker   (Madonna, Aerosmith)  
Billy Flores   (Eminem, Black Eyed Peas)  
Mark Christensen   (50 Cent, Trey Songz)  
Steve Sundholm   (Lil' Wayne, Ke$ha)  
Rick Rooney   (Diana Ross, Joe Cocker)  
Mike Johnson   (Justin Timberlake, John Legend)  
Yudu Gray, Jr.   (Talib Kweli, Ginuwine)  
Jesse O' Brien   (Matisyahu, Mumford & Sons)  
Zack Phillips   (The Game, Jessie Ware)  
Ryan Greene   (Megadeth, NOFX)  
Dave Pensado   (Michael Jackson, Beyoncé)  
Larry King   (Legendary Broadcaster)  

Close to Home Or in your Home
10 Miles, 10 Blocks, Or 10 Seconds from Your Future in the Music Business

For three decades, the NEW ORLEANS RECORDING CONNECTION has offered students a unique way to learn how to work in the music industry. The one-on-one time gives mentors a chance to give their externs a true hands-on experience. But what if that experience is interrupted by a worldwide pandemic?

Recording Connection has been perfecting remote learning for close to two decades now, allowing students from around the country to learn from the best, no matter where they are. We outfit them with a digital audio workstation, make sure they have the required resources, from there the mentors and Academic Facilitators (mentor #2 at our headquarters in Los Angeles) do the rest.

It’s a system that became much more prevalent during Covid-19, but has always been an option for our students. Our infrastructure is in place—why wait for some other NEW ORLEANS AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL to play catch up? Start your audio engineering and music production today, right from the safety of your home.

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Immersive Music Programs

Work with the Stars and Amplify

With so many different acts and genres in the Big Easy, finding an AUDIO ENGINEERING AND MUSIC PRODUCTION SCHOOL IN NEW ORLEANS is relatively easy. Or you could spend the time and money to move to another city and attend a “name” university. But even after the move, even after the four years and the six-digit student loans, you could be left with little more than a piece of paper.

NEW ORLEANS RECORDING CONNECTION offers so much more—we provide opportunity. The opportunity to learn the business from the inside, work on the latest gear, to make the connections otherwise unavailable in a classroom setting. At university, you may have a weekly lab. With us, it’s a nine-month lab inside of an actual working studio!

During that time, you’ll have the chance to work with the talent, meet with their engineers, talk to the producers. Consider it a months-long oral exam. And if you ace it, you could have a job waiting for you at the end of the program. Either with your mentor, with another studio, or even as a traveling engineer with a touring band or artist.

It all comes down to you and how much work you put in, how much you learn, and how professionally you act. It’s not going to be handed to you. You’ll have to earn it. But wouldn’t it be nice to get started on your career three years earlier than the “traditional” route?

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New Orleans Music Programs

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 School

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 Engineering School

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 School and Beat Making

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 Engineer School

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 School with Logic Pro

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.

Electronic Music Production School with Ableton

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 Production School

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 School

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.

DJ School

Audio Engineering and Music Workshops

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 Audio School

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 Production Certification

Recording Connection provides affordable, unique education models coupled with mentor-based (externship) programs that can be engaged remotely or in person.

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Contact the New Orleans
Recording Connection Advisor Team

New Orleans Recording Connection Audio Institute

2245 Manhattan Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70058

(504) 521-7455

Email: [email protected]

Our "Near Me" New Orleans Campus Locations
Learn in a Recording Studio in or Near New Orleans.

  • Bywater
  • French Quarter
  • Pines Village
  • 7th Ward
  • Lakeview
  • West End
  • Mid City
  • Algiers Point
  • St. Claude
  • Audubon
  • East Carrollton
  • Hollygrove
  • Gentilly Terrace
  • Bayou St. John
  • Holy Cross
  • Behrman
  • Old Aurora
  • Tulane-Gravier
  • Desire
  • Lower 9th Ward
  • Broadmoor
  • Milan
  • Marlyville-Fontainebleu
  • Metairie

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