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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?
Mexican Institute of Sound / Toy Selectah
The Staple Singers
Brokeback Mountain - Rufus Wainwright/Teddy Thompson Verve
Lilith Fair: Vols. 1 2 and 3 Dar Williams
Deadicated: Grateful Dead Tribute
Bleecker Street Greenwich Village in the 60's
Louden Wainwright III
Agents of Good Roots
Babe The Blue Ox
Lullabye Baxter Trio
Galatic: Summer Sessions
Love Seed Mama Jump: Plump/Artemis Brian Kennedy: Sony Ireland
Demolition String Band
Che Da Vinci
DJ Head Debiase
G'd Up Clique
Hall Of Ruin
Jive The Universal
Joe & Box
One Man Bandit
Ben Elliott has recorded, mixed and produced artists for over 25 years. As co-owner of Showplace Studios, Ben possesses one of the largest collections of vintage and analog gear, in the world. He is known for his expertise in diverse musical genres, having recorded classic artists such as Eric Clapton and Keith Richards (for whom, among other projects, he recorded and mixed “You Win Again” featured on Timeless, the Grammy-winning all-star tribute to Hank Williams).Ben has also recorded and/or mixed albums for Leslie West and Mountain, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Savoy Brown, Jack Bruce and many other rock artists. In the blues genre he was associate producer and engineer on the Hubert Sumlin’s Grammy Award nominated record About Them Shoes featuring legends James Cotton, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Paul Oscher and Bob Margolin of Muddy Waters’ band, as well as Levon Helm of The Band. Additionally, Ben has worked with jazz artists including Al Caiola, Sonny Fortune, Louis Hayes, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Bill Easley and has mixed a series of Live at the Blue Note albums. He has also worked on tracks with Rock, Latin and R&B artists including Steve Miller, Billy F. Gibbons, Nokie Edwards, Warren Haynes, José Feliciano, Luther Vandross, Ben E. King and Bernard Purdie, and contemporary bands such as Clutch, the Henry Rollins Band and Robert Randolph. Throughout the years, Ben has gained experience from working with top producer/engineers such as Rob Fraboni, Eddie Kramer, Andy Wallace, Jason Corsaro and Joe Barresi. As co-owner of Showplace Music Productions, Ben is currently producing/directing multiple projects, including Lou Pallo’s star-studded recording and documentary tribute to guitar innovator and inventor, Les Paul, plus a unique collaboration of Italian guitar giants, titled Jersey Guitar Mafia.Request an Invitation
Maps for Travelers
Katy Guillen and The Girls
The Cave Girls
Under The Big Oak Tree
The Runaway Sons
Orphans of Doom
The Leo Project
Cherokee Rock Rifle
The Last Glacier
Children of the Feather
Stella and the Fire
The Last Glacier
National Fire Theory
Steal the Sun
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
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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If you think New Jersey isn't a great place to learn audio engineering, think again. There's no need to relocate somewhere else to learn the music industry, because the Recording Connection has the ability to give you a quality education right where you live. We've got hundreds of locations throughout the U.S. and across three continents.
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 latest gear on hand. With the Recording Connection, you will be learning at just such a studio. Guess what? That means youâ€™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.
Want to work in a recording studio? Want to meet tons of interesting people and further your education? Well, that’s exactly what we do. We'll set you up at a professional recording studio in your area, where you will apprentice (extern) and study the curriculum as you work in real studio sessions.
Advantage: Recording Connection.
As an apprentice (extern) in the studio, you’ll be personally trained by a mentor on how to be an amazing producer and engineering master.
With us, you are always number one. Advantage: Recording Connection.
You'll be amazed by the credentials of our mentors. They're no slouches. They work with some of the biggest names in music, from the Rolling Stones to Kanye to Lady Gaga.
Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.
The Recording Connection understand that you’ll be concerned with gaining employment post-graduation, which is why we have an established job placement program.
The other guys give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. Advantage: Recording Connection.
Thousands of industry pros recommend the Recording Connection as the school for breaking people into the business. We're the best, and the industry takes notice.
You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.
In this business, getting noticed is half the battle. As an in-studio apprentice (extern), this step is easy because you’ll be operating as an insider. This is a massive leg up in an industry that is otherwise very difficult to break into.
The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.
We provide tutoring for all of our students, free of charge. If you fall behind on your studies, or you're having trouble understanding something, don’t sweat it. Our tutors will help you out.
Unlimited private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.
In this industry, making connections is key to your success. We put you in contact with the people who can truly affect your future. You’ll be befriending individuals who will be able to make or break your career. Treating everyone kindly and making sure to follow through on those contacts is an understatement.
Real world music industry connections. Big Advantage: Recording Connection.