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Orange County / California

Recording Connection
Audio School


You have a choice among numerous audio engineering schools in the Orange County area, but the RECORDING CONNECTION can place you as a student audio apprentice (extern) in a real Orange County recording studio, where you will work directly with the pros as you learn 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), post production audio and DJing. If you want to break into the music industry as a producer or engineer, one of the best ways to do it is to apprentice (extern) in an Orange County recording studio. We’re the school that gets your foot in the door.

You don’t need to spend 50 thousand dollars or more to get your education; you can go to AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOOL in a real recording studio for far less. Play it smart–get on the inside track, and learn directly from the pros. Our music recording school offers one of the most effective and affordable ways to get a quality education in music production.

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Orange County, California, home to around 3 million people on its own, is part of the greater Los Angeles metro area, hosting a population of nearly 13 million people. Thus, not only does Orange County host its own active music scene and culture, but it is also part of the extremely active LA music scene, arguably the busiest music industry center on the planet. You’d be hard pressed to find a major label artist who has not recorded in LA-area recording studios, including some in Orange County. If you dream of becoming a music producer or audio engineer in the music industry, Orange County recording studios can offer a plethora of real-world opportunities for you to learn the ropes–and the RECORDING CONNECTION can connect you to those opportunities in ways no other audio school can.

The secret to our success is our innovative mentor-apprentice (extern) approach. Forget the traditional classroom environment–you won't find it in our program. Instead, we place you inside an actual Orange County recording studio, where you'll be trained one-on-one by a seasoned audio engineer or music producer, someone who knows the industry inside and out. As you gain valuable real-world experience by working on real recording projects, you'll also have the opportunity to make vital industry connections with professionals who come to record in the studio. Our results speak for themselves: the vast majority of our students go on to lucrative positions in the music recording industry, and many get hired even before they graduate! You owe it to yourself to see what our Orange County audio engineering school can do for your career.

Study any of the
following audio courses
with us in and around Orange County

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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Audio School
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Locations of our Orange County area campuses

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The Orange County, California Recording Connection Audio School Advantage


Hundreds of Locations Worldwide.

We’ve got locations everywhere, throughout the U.S. the U.K., Canada and Australia. Almost anywhere you want to go to school, we can make it happen. Orange County is one of our busiest locations. The Recording Connection would love to help you advance your career through higher training in the audio engineering arts.

Hundreds of locations. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Our Low Tuition Keeps You Out of Debt.

Do you want to be $100,000 in debt by the time you leave school? Of course you don't, and we don’t want you to be, either. We keep our tuition low because we keep our school lean and mean. We’re focused on you and only you. Not 100 other students. Just you.

Affordable tuition, no hidden fees. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Go To Class In a Real Recording Studio.

You’ll be learning in a real recording studio, not in a stale classroom. You’ll be apprenticing on-the-job, learning in a real-world environment everything there is to know about the business and the industry that you’re entering.

Advantage: Recording Connection.


Learn One-on-One.

You’ll be instructed by a mentor, one-on-one in a real recording studio. Ask anyone who works in this business, and they'll tell you this is one of the best ways to learn.

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


Our Mentors Are Top Industry Pros.

Our mentors are successful. It’s not bragging. They are. They work with famous people, and they’ve made important things. It's common for our mentors to have Gold and Platinum records hanging on their walls. If you’re into anyone from 50 Cent to Lady Gaga to My Chemical Romance, you’ll be impressed with the artists our mentors have worked with.

Learn from true industry professionals with real accolades. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Job Placement Assistance Program.

We offer 12 months of active job placement to anyone who doesn't get immediately hired after attending our school.

We don't just give you a cold-call lead list when you graduate. We help you find work. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Industry Pros Recommend Us.

We’re awesome. Lots of industry pros know it. And that’s why lots of pros talk about us and recommend us. It really is that simple.

Endorsed by some of the best in the business. Advantage: Recording Connection.


From the Jump, You’re On the Inside.

From the initial seconds of being inside a real recording studio, you’re going to sense a shift. You’ll be on the inside. You won’t have to worry about how you’re going to break in. You’re just going to be working to prove yourself. You’ll be awesome, don’t worry.

You're on the inside from day one. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Free Tutoring.

Are you worried about our course work? Don’t be. We have tutoring. It’s free and unlimited.

Unlimited free tutoring. Advantage: Recording Connection.


Connections, Connections, Connections.

Connections are everything in this business. Connections can mean the difference between going hungry and being successful. You’ll be working in a real studio and making lots of industry connections. That’s the dream, isn’t it?

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

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