The Recording Connection
Audio Engineering School New York

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 York studio?


Our audio engineering classes hit different and here is why:

We offer an educational experience unmatched by any four-year university or trade school. Instead of a professor telling you about music production, we have audio professionals show you. By putting you in a one-on-one situation with a professional New York audio engineer or music producer, you’ll help run the recording studio – not just read about it. That means you get real-world experience from inside a NYC audio engineering school.

By placing you with a mentor on his home turf – or remotely if you prefer – you’ll see how to operate in a real-world studio. From setting the mics to working with artists to running the board, this is THE EXPERIENCE you just can’t get in a traditional classroom. You’ll build your confidence, your brand, and your portfolio while the college kids are still working on their prerequisites!

Our NY Audio Engineering School mentors work with worldwide hitmakers, giving you networking opportunities just not available in standard schools. That’s why we believe this is the best way to learn about the music industry – from INSIDE the music industry.

Advanced instruction. Less time, less expensive, more opportunities. Get connected in one of the largest music business hubs in the world: New York. This isn’t a classroom, this is life. Your life.

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!

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 as a Music Industry Professional

No matter where you live in the Five Boroughs, Recording Connection will pair you with an audio engineering mentor in New York - or L.A., Chicago, or Miami. Although we’ve been offering remote learning for years, the “new normal” of today means we can pair you with a mentor anywhere in the city, the state, or the country! In person or in the cloud, you’ll get the same learning experience.

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Enlightened Music Programs

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Although there are several NYC AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOLS too choose from, how many drop you inside a professional studio from the start. This isn’t a field trip - this is the real world. The New York RECORDING CONNECTION mentor programs will show you audio engineering, music production, mixing, mastering, and even the business side of the industry. Working on a side project? Our students learn everything they need to produce beats, work in a live setting, and create the music heard in the local clubs and streaming devices around the world.

But you know the deal. In New York, it’s not what you know, it’s who you know. With the Recording Connection NEW YORK AUDIO ENGINEER SCHOOL, you’ll be in the know. Will you take advantage of the opportunities you’ll be given? Learn how to move around the studio, how to work with an artist, and how to make your own connections.

What makes more sense? Earning a University Degree in four years or starting your career in nine months? We’ll let you answer that question on your own.

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New York 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

Immersive Audio Production 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 York
Recording Connection Advisor Team

New York Recording Connection Audio Institute

1330 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 23A
New York, NY 10019

(917) 580-6750

Brooklyn Recording Connection Audio Institute

268 Meserole Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206

(347) 770-1950

New York Recording Connection Audio Institute

42 Broadway 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10004

(917) 768-2780

New York Recording Connection Audio Institute

311 W 34TH Street
New York, NY 10001

(332) 877-0686

New York Recording Connection Audio Institute

602 E. 14th Street
New York, NY 10009

(347) 338-3055

Brooklyn Recording Connection Audio Institute

178 Hope Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

(347) 305-5375

Long Island City Recording Connection Audio Institute

10-10 44th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

(347) 396-1003

New York Recording Connection Audio Institute

352 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10001

(917) 580-6424

New York Recording Connection Audio Institute

139 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038

(646) 381-2710

Brooklyn Recording Connection Audio Institute

119 Ingraham Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237

(413) 217-0341

Email: [email protected]