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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.Get Started

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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 Orange County studio?

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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 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 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.

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!

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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.

Audio and Music Programs Available Learn from an Industry Professional in a Real Recording Studio.

Ableton Electronic Music Production

24-Week and 36-Week Programs Available

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.

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Hip Hop & Beat Making

24 Weeks

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.

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Logic Pro Electronic Music Production

20 Weeks

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.

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Music Producing

20 Weeks

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 Producing program, you’ll learn in private sessions with a professional producer who can show you the ins-and-outs of this dynamic career.

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Audio Engineering & Music Production

20 Weeks

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.

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Orange County Recording Connection Audio Institute

950 E Orangethorpe Ave
Anaheim, CA 92028
(657) 208-2420

Orange County Recording Connection Audio Institute

2800 S Main Street Ste I
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(657) 229-4940

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