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If you’re looking for an industry-competitive Norwalk Recording School, look no further. We’re the RECORDING CONNECTION, the only recording school that hooks you up as an audio student extern inside an actual Norwalk recording studio, learning the arts of mixing, audio engineering, music production, live audio, electronic music-and its many sub-genres (dub step, drum and bass, techno, jungle and more), electronic DJ and post production audio from your own personal mentor. In Norwalk, CT, there’s no better way to launch a career in the music business than by externing inside a Norwalk recording studio–and no better recording school than the RECORDING CONNECTION to get your foot in the door.

Why spend upwards of 20-50 thousand dollars to go to a recording school at a traditional trade school or college, when for a fraction of that amount you could go to recording school inside a real recording studio? Get on the inside track, learn from the pros, and make vital industry connections while learning in a real-world environment. Our recording school alternative is the smartest, most cost efficient program you will find anywhere.

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The city of Norwalk is located in southern Connecticut along the northern coast of Long Island Sound, serving as home to about 85,000 people. Although not a place many people readily associate with the music business in general, Norwalk is part of the greater New York City metropolitan area, and is in close range to all the incredible musical activity going on in and near the NYC area. Live music in a wide range of genres can be heard regularly in music venues throughout the area, with both local and major acts frequenting the music scene. Notable musicians with ties to Norwalk include big band legend Artie Shaw, jazz great Horace Silver, and Kill Hannah lead vocalist Mat Devine, among others.

A number of quality recording studios make their home in the Norwalk area to accommodate the ongoing needs of the music community. If your dream is to be a recording engineer, music producer, sound designer or live audio tech, but prefer the suburbs to the craziness of NYC, Norwalk provides a great alternative by offering plenty of learning opportunities while remaining close to the larger music scene.



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Certificate 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

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.

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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.

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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.

Our Alternative to Audio Schools in Norwalk

Our fully-immersive curriculum covers all of the following:

Building Relationships

With artists, audio engineers, studio management, record labels, clients.

Audio Software

Pro Tools, Reason, Logic, and Ableton Live.

Making Music

Composition, arranging, mixing, recording.

Hardware and Equipment

Analog consoles, signal processing and compressors, microphone placement.

Meet our Mentors

Why learn from teachers when you can learn from industry giants?

Steve Addabbo Norwalk Engineer / Producer

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Steve Addabbo Norwalk Engineer / Producer

Background

In October 1988 the studio opened on Shelter Island, two hours east of NYC. Producer/ engineer Steve Addabbo purchased all of the equipment from a well respected east side studio that was closing and set up the studio in the basement of his home. The timing was perfect, Steve had just had a huge success with Suzanne Vega’s “Solitude Standing” album and Shawn Colvin had just been signed to Columbia records. Steve and the studio began working on Colvin’s debut album, “Steady On”(a Grammy Winner), Eric Andersen’s classic, “Ghosts Upon the Road” and other major label and indy projects.

Now in its 27th year of operation, the studio continues to be a vital part of the New York recording and mixing scene.

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Artists

Jeff Buckley
Bob Dylan
The Staple Singers
Bob Dylan
Bobby McFerrin
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Chiara Civello
Brokeback Mountain - Rufus Wainwright/Teddy Thompson Verve
Sonya Kitchell
Sonya Kitchell
Paula Cole
Donna Lewis
Lilith Fair: Vols. 1 2 and 3 Dar Williams
Darden Smith
Jason Miles
Suzanne Vega
Shawn Colvin
Skeleton Key
Deadicated: Grateful Dead Tribute
Once Blue
Bleecker Street Greenwich Village in the 60's
Suzzy Roche
Louden Wainwright III
Patty Larkin
Agents of Good Roots
Homer Erotic
Babe The Blue Ox
Lori Carson
Lullabye Baxter Trio
Gov't Mule
Galatic: Summer Sessions
Stretch Princess
Will Downing
Jane Olivor
Citizen Cope
Love Seed Mama Jump: Plump/Artemis Brian Kennedy: Sony Ireland
Demolition String Band
Julia Douglass
Jodi Shaw
Bethany Wild
Freddy Cole
Laura Wolfe

Jean Augustin Norwalk Engineer / Producer

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Jean Augustin Norwalk Engineer / Producer

Background

Session40 is a rare breed of recording studio in Stamford CT. With over 15 years of experience in the music recording and producing industry, we hold the highest standards to ensure every project is handled to industry standards. We are the premier destination for hip hop R&B, producers, engineers, managers, and independent artists who are looking for top notch service and quality for a reasonable price.

Our current recording and production repertoire includes the following music genres: R&B, Rock, Hip Hop/Rap, Pop, Country, Jazz, Vocalists/A Capella, Alternative, Kompa, Zouk, Gospel Music

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Artists

R&B
Rock
Hip Hop/Rap
Pop
Country
Jazz
Vocalists/A Capella
Alternative
Kompa
Zouk
Gospel Music

Bernard Johnson Norwalk Mentor

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Bernard Johnson Norwalk Mentor

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Learn from Recording Connection mentor Bernard Johnson or one of our mentors in the greater San Diego area.

Bernard Johnson didn’t follow the usual path to becoming a Recording Connection mentor in El Cajon, Ca. He discovered a love of mass media as a 14-year-old, entering a certification program to find out how it all came together.

After finishing the program, he began co-producing a top-ten music show in Detroit and received an award for exemplary airwave checks from the Michigan Broadcast Association. Then his career took a turn: Johnson entered the military.

After a 20-year career in the military, often leading departments with 90 people, Johnson returned to what he loved as a teenager, earning a masters in audio production. While the military can be quite regimented, Johnson was attracted to the freeform method of instruction that Recording Connection offered students. As he knows better than most, the standard course isn’t always the best course.

“When I saw (Recording Connection) model, I was like, ‘Wow, this is it. I love it.’” Johnson said. “And it allows students to have the opportunity not to feel cemented to something like, ‘This is what you need to do, this is the direction and the route you need to do it.’”

The Recording Connection Program gives you access to a professional engineer, fully-functioning studio, and hands-on education, it could also earn you a career. The Noize Factory is a perfect example of that: Johnson hired one of his former students (Efrain Matias) as a staff engineer.

But you have to work for it. Recording Connection students must be willing to put in the time, effort, and focus to get the most out of it. Johnson expects nothing less.

“I do want to say commitment, passion, perseverance, and finishing until the end,” Johnson said. “They’re not just doing something for money or just doing it ‘just because.’ They’re literally passionate about it.”

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Madison Records/The Oates Music Norwalk Mentor

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Madison Records/The Oates Music Norwalk Mentor

Background

For Wyatt Oates, it doesn’t matter if you already know a digital audio workstation inside and out, or if you’ve worked with multiple bands, or even cut a few demo tracks before. As a mentor, the technical side of making music, building a brand, and working on a portfolio will all come in time.

It’s the little things that show Oates everything he needs to know about a new Recording Connection intern. How an extern holds themself in the studio, how they interact with others, just their overall demeanor.

“The very first thing would be being on time,” Oates said. “The next thing I’m going to notice is attitude. And then it’s just walking through what they’re trying to do, try to get a feel for them.”

And when it’s time to get to work, how do the externs act? Even a technical genius on the gear needs more than being a technical genius on the gear. Local, regional, or national acts don’t want to work with a robot, they want to work with someone who makes them sound better. Who can feel the music and make the needed adjustments.

When an artist is in the studio, this is the time for the extern to take a step back and watch the professionals at work. Learn when (and why!) they push, pull, or just sit back when the artist gets in a groove. Although this is a fully immersive, hands-on learning experience, there are times when it’s best to observe.

“A good, safe starting point is being a fly on the wall, and don’t interject your opinions into what the producer is doing, for example,” Oates said. “It’s just bad form. Don’t solicit people right off the bat if you have your own music, your own productions. Treat them like normal people.

“Obviously, introduce yourself,” Oates continued. “And if they seem like a hand-shakable person, shake their hand or whatever the proper greeting is in that culture, and don’t overdo it. You should sit either at the console or back of the room, you know, leaving the sweet spot, so to speak, for the producer, engineer, artists. And just hanging out and paying attention.”

But Oates also believes you need to make yourself useful. Once you’ve learned the DAW and other technical aspects, you’ll begin to sit in on some sessions. Until then, learn to follow the cues your clients give you.

“Trying to be as proactive and predict the needs of the artist, producer, and engineer as much as possible,” Oates said. “So if you hear that somebody is coughing and is obviously thirsty, then offer to run and get them a water, and go do it.”

Take advantage of the opportunities

Stay alert during the process – the entire process. You never know when the chance to sit down and get to work will present itself. Getting the opportunity to put into practice what you’ve been learning is one of the most important parts of any Recording Connection program.

“I’ve seen a few people fall into the trap of putting their headphones on and just rocking out to some music while they’re in session,” Oates said. “You lose a lot of opportunities to be proactive and to really help the session along. I guess how I’d sum it up is, help the session along. During a recording session, do everything within your power to help the session along.”

Hands down, it’s Hands-On For The Win

“I’ve always loved the (mentor) model,” Oates said. “I came up through it myself. That’s how I learned engineering, producing, songwriting, all of that. So anytime I got a chance to help an intern or an assistant engineer up under me along the way, I always did.

“So when I found out about the Recording Connection and one of the guys called me from there to see if I would be interested in mentoring, I jumped on it,” Oates continued. “One of the things that I thought was really cool about the Recording Connection was the fact that they focus on that model. I’m just a fan of it because it works. The real-world experience is always better than classroom experience for these kinds of careers.”

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Artists

Justin Bieber
Blackberry Smoke
Collective Soul

Joey Heier Norwalk Mentor

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Joey Heier Norwalk Mentor

Background

Learn from Recording Connection mentor Joey Heier or one of our mentors in the New Brunswick area.

Audio engineer and studio owner Joey Heier has been in the business of making music for decades. With a client list that includes names like Christina Aguilera, B.o.B., Jill Scott, and Dru Hill, Joey knows what it takes to work in music. Furthermore, he has a zeal for sharing his passion for audio with newcomers.

So much so, that he’s gotten the nickname “Uncle Joey” from our students. He maintains contact with literally dozens of our graduates, many of whom have gone on to build great careers in the music industry.

We recently asked Joey Heier why he loves mentoring for Recording Connection. Here’s what he said:

“It’s a tremendous passion for me. I enjoy doing this so much. I have a style that I believe in. I talk with my students about a textbook answer that they’re probably going to forget immediately, and then give them an ‘Uncle Joe’ definition that’s two or three words that they’re going to remember immediately. Then they’re going to understand what the textbook definition is by hearing it in a simpler fashion.

“I have great kids that come in and really, really want to do this… I have an outstanding job, and there’s no reason why I shouldn’t do it with a smile. And that doesn’t happen with every kid, naturally—it really depends if they want to do it. But if they want to do it, I am so honored to have the opportunity to teach, and I think that’s why it works well for me.”

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Southern Eagle Music Group Norwalk Mentor

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Southern Eagle Music Group Norwalk Mentor

Background

RENEGADE EL REY, an audio engineer/producer with Stankonia Studios, the legendary studio started by Outkast, has been a Recording Connection mentor for a few years now. He has hired past externs and regularly keeps in touch with other students who are busy making a name for themselves in the business.

Like many of our mentors, he is more interested in working with externs that have the drive and determination to succeed rather than any particular technical skill. Digital Audio Workstations can be taught – having the right attitude can’t.

Making yourself necessary during the Audio Engineering and Music Production Program is a great way to get in the good graces of your mentor. Yes, you’re there to learn, and your mentors are there to teach. But they’re also there to work.

By taking cues from the mentor, and the artists they work with, you’ll learn more about the industry than you will from almost any book. When RENEGADE EL REY was coming up, he made himself necessary in the studio. Engineers, producers, and studio chiefs remember that.

“As far as the actual, physical work that was done, I made myself valuable,” RENEGADE EL REY SAID. “And that was one thing that my professors always told us was to always make yourselves valuable, make people want to need you for whatever the case may be, and that’s exactly what I did.”

The Recording Connection offers one thing most traditional universities or trade schools just can’t: Opportunity. By making yourself available, your mentor, other staff, and their clients will remember you as the one they can rely on for anything.

“I learned how to do several things, and that was just something that I always did,” RENEGADE EL REY said. “I don’t write my rhymes, my lyrics, but I keep pens and pencils, just different things that people need. So whenever they need something, they think to call you. I just made myself that guy, and it just took off from there.”

Make Your Own Name

That’s how he made his connections and earned his shot at Stankonia. But it’s more than just making sure everybody else has what they need. The Recording Connection program wants to help you get what you need: a job making music in the industry.

We can give you the tools, but you have to put in the work. Both in the studio with your mentor and on your own. If you wait for things to happen for you, you’ll be waiting a long time.

“Oh yeah, definitely,” RENEGADE EL REY said. “I’ve always been the type to look ahead and try to say, ‘Okay, what’s going on next and where do I need to be?’ Because things don’t happen overnight. I’m always trying to reach out to the type of people that I need to reach out to ahead of time. You’ve got to get the ball rolling one way or the other.”

The Recording Connection will place you in a one-on-one situation with music producers like RENEGADE EL REY, but what you do during that time will determine how far you go in the industry. Our most successful graduates go on to find work in the studios where they externed, other studios, and even starting their own studios.

Will you make yourself available, invaluable, and teachable? That’s what our mentors are looking for. If you’re ready to Amplify Your Life, apply today.

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Artists

Big Boi

Aaron R. Reppert Norwalk Mentor

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Aaron R. Reppert Norwalk Mentor

Background

Learn from Recording Connection mentor Aaron R. Reppert or one of our mentors in the greater St. Louis area.

Originally founded in 2000 by Recording Connection mentor Aaron R. Reppert, TravSonic Sound & Media has grown a lot since its early, humble beginnings. TravSonic Mobile, established in 2009, caters to a number of high profile clients in music, technology, the arts, and the corporate world. The thriving company offers a range of remote recording technologies and services for seminar, concerts, festivals, and events.

Today, TravSonic Sound & Media is an award-winning, full-service media production company serving clients from its Nashville and Overland offices.

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Rick Carson Norwalk Mentor

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Rick Carson Norwalk Mentor

Background

Learn from Recording Connection mentor Rick Carson or one of our mentors in the greater Lincoln area.

Recording Connection mentor engineer/producer Rick Carson has a passion for teaching today’s rising talents in the world of audio. Designed by famous recording studio designer, Rod Gervais, his studio features three control rooms, world-class equipment, and has the distinction of having Nebraska’s only large format SSL mixing console.

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XLNT Sound Norwalk Powerhouse mentors Parker Ament and Danny Ferrare

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XLNT Sound Norwalk Powerhouse mentors Parker Ament and Danny Ferrare

Background

Danny Ferrare of XLNT SoundPowerhouse mentors Parker Ament and Danny Ferrare of XLNT Studios (Timbaland, Borgore, Brillz, Dan Farber, Kelly Price, Larrance Dopson of 1500 or Nothin) are the ultimate example of agile, entrepreneurial music producers who’ve got their fingers on the pulse of what’s going on in electronic music production right now. The XLNT team are host of the popular YouTube web series XLNTSOUND, a must watch for those looking to capture today’s hottest sounds via plugins and specific production techniques.

Despite their easy going vibe they expect students to be receptive to learning and to take on a
“fly on the wall” posture when artists are in session in the studio. Parker says, “The first rule is: you don’t say anything unless somebody asks you. And even when they ask you, you should keep it short and sweet. You can’t kind of go on tangents, because then that might drive the session in a certain way.” In order to absorb the information that’s coming your way, he suggests “Take notes, if that’s your thing, or sit as close as you can to the screen, out of the way of the client and engineer, while really watching. Because, with every little note or trick, you’re going to be learning something new every second. Even if you think that you know everything, there’s going to be something that you didn’t know when you’re watching us or a particular engineer.”

Parker AmentSo what do Parker and Danny look for in the Recording Connection students they train? It usually comes down to one word—passion.

“Right when they walk through the door, we can see who is passionate about what they’re doing. Even if they’re shy, we can sense the passion. And I feel like that is the most important thing. If somebody is socially awkward or they don’t really know what to say during the interview or something like that, we don’t base any of that on what we’re looking for. We’re looking for passion, we’re looking for dedication, and we’re looking for somebody that is going to create their own path. So if somebody has the opportunity to extern with us, we want them to make their own path with the opportunities that we’re showing them.”

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Artists

Timbaland
Borgore
Brillz
Dan Farber
Kelly Price

Jason Phelps Norwalk Mentor

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Jason Phelps Norwalk Mentor

Background

Recording Connection mentor Jason Phelps is an audio engineer, producer, and musician who’s been involved in music all his life. He’s downright passionate about recording, producing, and teaching the next generation of music industry professionals. He expects the externs he trains to bring their A-game, and to listen and learn in a proactive manner.

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Ross Vanderslice Norwalk Mentor

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Ross Vanderslice Norwalk Mentor

Background

Learn from Recording Connection mentor Ross Vanderslice or one of our mentors in the St. Louis area.

An engineer since 2001, Ross Vanderslice has worked with some of the biggest names in the recording industry. The experience he’s gained works perfectly with what we do at Recording Connection: pairing externs with seasoned professionals for invaluable one-on-one time with a mentor.

With multiple studios and state-of-the-art equipment, Vanderslice has worked with several Recording Connection externs. Doing it right is about so much more than having the right gear, software, or equipment. Because of his experience working with internationally-known acts, Vanderslice knows how to work with artists, how to make them feel comfortable and safe within the studio environment.

Here are some of the clients with whom Vanderslice and/or the professional audio engineers at his studio have worked:

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Artists

Nelly
Black Eyed Peas
Jaden Smith
Sade
Panic! at the Disco
Waka Flocka
Tech N9ne
Ludacris
Travis Barker
Son Volt
Chuck Berry
Rick Ross
Lil Wayne
Fantasia
The Game
Jurassic 5
Ja Rule
David Banner
Jive Records
Universal Records
Interscope
Rocafella Records
RCA Records
Motown
Def Jam
Yelawolf
Hopsin
Rittz
Lil Jon
Murphy Lee
Chingy
Capitol Records
Bad Boy Entertainment
Atlantic Records


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Steve Addabbo

Bio

In October 1988 the studio opened on Shelter Island, two hours east of NYC. Producer/ engineer Steve Addabbo purchased all of the equipment from a well respected east side studio that was closing and set up the studio in the basement of his home. The timing was perfect, Steve had just had a huge success with Suzanne Vega’s “Solitude Standing” album and Shawn Colvin had just been signed to Columbia records. Steve and the studio began working on Colvin’s debut album, “Steady On”(a Grammy Winner), Eric Andersen’s classic, “Ghosts Upon the Road” and other major label and indy projects.

Now in its 27th year of operation, the studio continues to be a vital part of the New York recording and mixing scene.

Credits

Jeff Buckley
Bob Dylan
The Staple Singers
Bob Dylan
Bobby McFerrin
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Chiara Civello
Brokeback Mountain - Rufus Wainwright/Teddy Thompson Verve
Sonya Kitchell
Sonya Kitchell
Paula Cole
Donna Lewis
Lilith Fair: Vols. 1 2 and 3 Dar Williams
Darden Smith
Jason Miles
Suzanne Vega
Shawn Colvin
Skeleton Key
Deadicated: Grateful Dead Tribute
Once Blue
Bleecker Street Greenwich Village in the 60's
Suzzy Roche
Louden Wainwright III
Patty Larkin
Agents of Good Roots
Homer Erotic
Babe The Blue Ox
Lori Carson
Lullabye Baxter Trio
Gov't Mule
Galatic: Summer Sessions
Stretch Princess
Will Downing
Jane Olivor
Citizen Cope
Love Seed Mama Jump: Plump/Artemis Brian Kennedy: Sony Ireland
Demolition String Band
Julia Douglass
Jodi Shaw
Bethany Wild
Freddy Cole
Laura Wolfe

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16 Isaacs Street
Norwalk, CT 06850

(203) 663-3735


Email: [email protected]

Norwalk

Recording Radio Film Connection & CASA Schools is an Audio School Alternative

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Locations Galore.

We’ve got locations in every major city across the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Even in Norwalk, CT.

The other guys don't come close. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Learn on the Latest Gear When You Attend the 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 you’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.

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Learn In a Real Recording Studio.

While you’re enrolled in the Recording Connection, you’ll be working in a real recording studio, not in a classroom. You’ll be working, gaining experience, and making connections as you learn on-the-job.

Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Learn One-on-One From a Real Producer/Engineer.

While you’re working in a recording studio, you’ll be paired with a mentor. This mentor, a working music producer or audio engineer, will be selected based upon your expressed interests. You’ll be able to learn one-on-one from someone who is doing exactly what you want to be doing.

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

Student in recording studio
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Gold Records On the Walls.

Our mentors have worked with the biggest names in the business, including Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones and U2. Needless to say, many of our mentors have Gold and Platinum Records. We don’t screw around when it comes to our mentors.

Their teachers listen to the Gold Records our teachers produce. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Job Placement Assistance Program.

We offer a completely free job placement program to anyone who needs it, for up to 12 months after you graduate. You probably won’t, but it’s still there.

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

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Thousands of Professionals Recommend Us.

The Recording Connection is regarded as one of the premier audio engineering schools by many top names in the music business. Industry veterans love us. They constantly talk about how great our program is.

You can count the number of pros who recommend the other guys on one hand. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Get On the Inside Track.

A large component of our students' success is that they are working on the inside from day one. They are perceived as insiders, and thus more likely to be eligible for advancement.

The other guys are on the outside, looking in. Advantage: Recording Connection.

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Free Tutoring.

We offer a completely free tutoring service to anyone who needs it.

Unlimited private tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.

Student in recording studio
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Connections.

Connections are what will enable you to become the rising industry superstar that you’re destined to be. You need to be able to know people in positions of power in order to move up. This is exactly the reason that our recording school exists.

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

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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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